A wireless router doesn’t have to be an expensive investment. The models that top the best selling lists offer extravagant speeds and expensive, additional features that some users would find unnecessary. For some consumers, a router just needs to provide Wi-Fi, period.
Tenda announced the availability of the R3, an affordable low-profile router that offers up to 300 Mbps. The F3 contains a Broadcom BCM4708A dual core processor with DDR3 memory, which provides connected devices stable connections for video streaming, large file transfers and other high-bandwidth applications. The rear I/O is minimal, with three 10/100M Ethernet LAN ports and one 10/100M WAN port.
The Tenda F3 router boasts an easy, streamlined setup that the company claimed can be performed within 30 seconds. Once set up, you can manage the F3 from the control panel. The device features bandwidth priority control using IP-based control settings, which allows priority to be assigned to certain devices and applications.
The Tenda F3 router is currently available on Amazon for $24.99.
Update, 3/9/16, 2:45 PT: Updated information on Broadcom processor.