Best Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Routers Android Central 2019

As we get closer to 5G networks on our cell phones, it's essential to have speeds that are faster than that when we are at home. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) has arrived and promises speeds of up to 10Gbps by combining those 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands to provide a better experience. The next cog in the wheel is finding the best Wi-Fi 6-compatible router, and we have found the best ones for you to consider.

Spaceship Speed: Netgear Nighthawk AX8 AX6000 Router

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The NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 router sports speeds up to 6Gbps, along with 160MHz channel support for Gigabit WiFi speeds. The Nighthawk also includes six different Gigabit ports which allow for you to hard-wire in for the fastest speeds.

$280 at Amazon

Coverage everywhere: ASUS AiMesh AX6100 System

Mesh networks are all the rage, and what better way to take advantage than with the ASUS AiMesh AX6100 System. This combination includes two RT-AX92U routers, making it possible for you to intertwine your network so that it covers that entire home. ASUS also includes AiProtection Pro, which is touted as being "commercial-grade" network security to manage your family's usage, while staying protected.

$370 at Amazon

Improved mesh: ARRIS SURFboard mAX Pro Mesh Router

ARRIS has been around for quite awhile, and the company is jumping on the Wi-Fi 6 train with the SURFboard mAX Pro. This mesh Wi-Fi system is compatible with Alexa to enable guest Wi-Fi, and covers up to 3,000 square feet of space in your home.

$337 at Amazon

Next Step: ASUS ROG RT-AX88U Router

In addition to supporting the next-gen Wi-Fi 6 standard, the ASUS RT-Ax88U includes four antennas and 8 LAN ports. This router is also compatible with the ASUS AiMesh Wi-Fi system so that you will get the fastest speeds from anywhere in your home.

$300 at Amazon

For Gamers: ASUS ROG Rapture AX11000 Router

This router may look like something out of a horror movie, but the only thing that you should be scared of is how fast your internet is going. In addition to Wi-Fi 6, the Rapture AX11000 includes RGB lighting to complete your ultimate gaming setup, along with four (4) Gigabit LAN ports.

$380 at Amazon

On a budget: NETGEAR Nighthawk AX4 Router

NETGEAR's Nighthawk AX4 is perfect for those who want to get their toes wet in the world of faster Wi-Fi. The AX4 includes four Gigabit ethernet cables, along with a single USB 3.0 port, and the primary WAN cable port. This router is recommended for small to medium homes and should provide fast Wi-Fi across the board.

$150 at Amazon

Smarter homes: TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 AX6000 Router

If you are looking for a regular router, chances are you've taken a look at some of the offerings from TP-Link. The company has moved into the Wi-Fi 6 era with the AX6000 router. This router includes eight antennas attached to the base which aims to provide a "powerful" Wi-Fi signal throughout your home, without needing additional routers.

$320 at Amazon

Improved mesh: NETGEAR Orbi Whole Home Mesh

You can finally remove all the Wi-Fi dead-zones in your home with a mesh network and, luckily, the Netgear Orbi also takes advantage of Wi-Fi 6. This Mesh System will cover up to 5,000 square feet in the home, along with providing access to up to 60 devices at once without slowing down.

$650 at Amazon

Faster Wi-Fi speeds for all

The unfortunate thing about new technology is that the options are really limited in what Wi-Fi 6 routers you can choose from. However, we've seen a lotof new options as of late, which means the market is better than ever. If you want to get ahead of the curve and future-proof your home, you would be hard-pressed to look past the Netgear Nighthawk AX8 router.

Something else to consider when attempting to keep your home covered in Wi-Fi is a mesh network. That's where the ASUS AiMesh AX6100 System comes into play, as it includes two RT-AX92U routers. This allows you to provide stable Wi-Fi across the whole home while keeping your data protected with the help of AIProtection Pro security updates.

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