Best Plume Alternatives in 2024

Whether you’re looking for faster Wi-Fi or security for your home network, there are a few strong alternatives to Plume to consider. When it comes down to it, Plume is more of a complete home Wi-Fi solution than a simple mesh system, but for many people, it’s a bit more than they really need. Whether you’re just looking for worry-free whole-home Wi-Fi or want the software to keep an eye on your kids’ internet activity, you’ve got choices. We’ve rounded up some of the Plume alternatives so you can get the Wi-Fi coverage you need without wasting a penny on features you don’t.

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For most people, any of the best Wi-Fi 6 mesh systems will provide all of the security they really need, but Plume’s guided buying experience is not to be ignored. Plume bundles in its subscription service with the hardware so all Plume customers get the same premium experience. If you want a comparable feature set with the option to choose whether or not to subscribe, Gryphon should be one of your first considerations. As we saw in our Gryphon AX review, this router has plenty of speed to keep up with a gigabit internet connection and easy-to-use software with great security including some of the best parental controls in the business.

If you’re looking to save, some cash, the ASUS ZenWiFi XD6 is a reasonably-priced mesh with ASUS AIProtections Pro included for free. As we saw in our ZenWifi ET8 review, AiProtection Pro has most of the features included with the subscription services including excellent parental controls. ASUS also makes mesh expansion easy (and cheap) with most of its modern routers being compatible. The ZenWifi XD6 is a good starting point with a speedy AX5400 Wi-Fi 6 connection that should have no trouble keeping up with a gigabit internet connection with an entire family connected.

Samuel Contreras

When Samuel is not writing about networking or 5G at Android Central, he spends most of his time researching computer components and obsessing over what CPU goes into the ultimate Windows 98 computer. It's the Pentium 3.