Best Kodi Router Under $100 The Tenda AC1900 Router Review Setup & Speed Test

Fast routers are expensive and if you want one of the really fast AC1900 routers you can easily pay several hundred dollars but the Tenda AC1900 Dualband Gigabit router is only $69.99

Good: This router is fast. Its fast at any price but at the low price of $69.99 makes it’s speed that much sweeter. As an example of how fast it is I more that doubled my internet speeds on both the 2.4 and 5Ghz bands.

Good: The setup process is quick and easy. The setup process was so simple in fact I didn’t even think I was done. I thought either I had more to do or had missed a step but no the setup was just really that simple.

Good: Tenda has a great app for the mobile phone that lets you manage the setting of the router from your phone including allowing guest access, monitoring connected devices, blocking access of connected devices and maintaining parental controls.

Good: Includes a USB 3 port that can be used to plug in a hard drive and used for various purposes.

Good: A great adjustable antenna array that provides a strong signal throughout multiple rooms.

Good: It looks nice. Looks are not really all that important to many people when it comes to a router and its not even a consideration for me when I am buying one but for some people who have put a lot of effort into their decor the last thing they want is some hideous utilitarian looking box planted in their living room.

Bad: The router only has three usable ethernet ports. There are actually four ports but because one port on all routers this one included are always used to get the internet so that only leaves three usable ports.

Bad: Tenda is pretty much an unknown company to many and some of the big box stores like Best Buy may not carry their routers. I bought mine at my local Micro Center so you can get them in stores.

Conclusion: This is a great router and for the price there is no reason not to try the AC1900 first. If you are looking for the best router for Kodi or if you are a photographer/filmmaker and need fast stable upload speeds then give this router a try. If you are planning on using this as a home router this is a great solution for your home networking needs. If you are a networking professional and need more robust features then you might want to look for a different router but for 99% of us the Tenda AC1900 is everything we need and more.

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Edwin Batiste says:

Thanks Larry! I’ll check that out and let you know how it goes.

LiberalD2 says:

Do you use a VPN? Which VPN provider do you recommend? Thanks for the the review.

Qtap says:

Subbed this is awesome

Evan Eberhardt says:

I have the exact same cable/router combo Netgear N450. I have been cursing Comcast for years about speeds until someone mentioned it might be the router. Went ethernet cable on a laptop and suddenly, yep, 60Mbps. Went back to wifi and it was in the kbps range to 5 Mbps. Oops. My bad. All these years cursing the wrong thing? Effs. Anyway, just ordered the Tenda AC18 and we will see how that goes. Might actually get my money’s worth from Comcast…lol.

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Wolf Hernandez says:

Which vpn for my router do u recommend ?

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Rob B says:

Hello, Larry, well,I will buy this on Amazon because I realized that my ComCast Cisco DPC3941T Gateway Router is Not compatible with my IPVanish service. :-( Plus I “rent” it so I will save some $$ on the long run. I hope this will work with my cable service, too (I have 3 tv’s and 3 X1 boxes).

John Hampton says:

Hey Larry. How important is it too use a vpn with Kodi, assuming one is using it to view movies and such? Do you recommend it?

James Walker says:

Man, you dont mention to what the tenda is connected to. WHich modem?

Wolf Hernandez says:

Greetings , i have a few questions. If I set up my router would I have to pay monthly 69.99 or do i stay with my monthly payment plan and just switch out my old router with my new tenda? Finally the router u used in the vid resulting in 65 mbps was it a tenda AC15 1900 or Tenda AC18 1900? Thank you!

Teched TMG says:

When I connect an Ethernet to mine, it comes up on my computer but won’t connect to internet

Xsscape3 says:

i bought this and the only connection showing is the 2.4, how do i enable to 5G?

Jullian Waringo says:

Which router would you recommend for VPN. Trying to find a nice affordable one.

ptl2007 says:

Will this work with Time Warner?

USMRA 1 says:

Great video. Thanks for taking the time to make it. Would this be a good one for a jailbroke Firestick?

Mr EgRaM says:

hi man .. what is best thiz router or net gear last router think his name is night hwak

Rob B says:

Hi Larry, it really looks good! I am still searching for a reasonably priced IPVanish compatible router… Any suggestion,Larry? Thanks so much in advance!

Big Mac says:

I started out on a dial up connection with a Commodore 64, back when there wasn’t a internet. It was just called a bulletin board service and there were no graphics. Flash and Java had not been imagined (or even Photoshop and After Effects). Then work happened. Now I’m wanting to move into the modern age(ish). I have a old pc, a Fire Tablet, and a PS3 that I would like to go wireless with. My research has made me think dual band is best suited for my location. What is the best router for my limited needs?

c0pyimitati0n says:

Definitely don’t use 5hz for uploading. Have you use the Tenda app?

Two Edged Sword says:

Good job Larry.
I watch so many of these videos that don’t give any of the kind of info I am looking for.
But you did.

patrick bentley says:

nice review of the product but just out of curiosity can u shut off the router feature of your modem and test again not sure if you have any gamers in the house but you may very well be behind a double nat “network address translation” all in one router is setting up one network then the new router is doing the same setting up its own nat can cause some serious latency and even drop you from servers. i ditched my modem/ router combo a few years ago because it was a piece of junk and as my nerdie ways was more then it could handle decided to separate and have a good modem connected to a good router and 24 port smart switch for server administration features as well as setting up a whole home wired solution. anyways keep up the great content and when you get the vpn figured out maybe some more content

wayne khue says:

Hi Larry, why do you have to give your SSID & wifi password to the manufacturer in Asia ? Can they monitor your data ?

Nuttapat Vimolratana says:

Very important XD you wife stop complain about wifi :). Nice review. I think i will grab AC18 :) But come to check this brand from ur review nice

Brian Ucem says:

I’m getting 112 download speeds with the router spectrum provided and here i was wanting a better router.

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