Choosing the right Wi-Fi router can be a challenge with a ton of options but most people will be very happy with a reasonable Wi-Fi 6 setup like the AX1800 TP-Link AX21 which is $75, 25% off (opens in new tab). With 5GHz speeds of up to 1201Mbps, this router can keep up with the majority of internet connections with more than enough speed for 4K streaming and large game downloads. Not only that, but with Wi-Fi 6 support, it's a great companion to a PS5.
The Archer AX21 is a simple router that stays focused on what matters most in a router. Besides its fast wireless connection, it also has four gigabit Ethernet ports around the back, flanked on either side by four adjustable antennas. You can also easily wall-mount your router thanks to some mounting holes on the bottom if you want your setup to be a bit cleaner.
This router can be easily set up in a few minutes with the TP-Link Tether app. Even if you've never set up your own router before, you can follow along with the app on Android or iOS to be up and running in a few minutes. You can also manage your settings in the same app at any time if you find something isn't set up just the way you like.
TP-Link Deco X21
The TP-Link Archer AX21 is a very sensible router with plenty of speed for most people with its AX1800 connection and easy app setup. This router's coverage can also be expanded with mesh extenders if you're not quite sure if you need the extra coverage of a mesh system.
One last trick up the AX21's sleeve is OneMesh. OneMesh is TP-Link's mesh solution for its Archer router line. With a compatible TP-Link extender, you can create a mesh system that your devices will be able to connect to using the same Wi-Fi name and password. Unlike a standard Wi-Fi extender, your device will automatically connect to the best OneMesh access point with no input required.
The Archer AX21 easily earns its spot as one of the best cheap Wi-Fi 6 routers you can buy. Whether you need a quick upgrade to keep up with a new home office or just want to get rid of buffering for 4K movies, this router is a great choice.
If you were looking to save even more money and don't have any need for Wi-Fi 6 speeds, the Archer A7 is a phenomenal value at $50 or 38% off (opens in new tab). This router has a dual-band Wi-Fi 5 connection at AC1750. That breaks down to a maximum of 1300Mbps available to compatible WI-Fi 5 devices though most will be stuck at 867Mbps. Still, that's plenty of speed for most people.
The Archer A7 also supports OneMesh for mesh expansion down the line if you find you need it.
TP-Link Archer A7
The TP-Link Archer A7 is a great value and still has good speeds for a Wi-Fi 5 router. This router can be set up with the Tether app and also supports OneMesh for future expansion.
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.
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