Wi-Fi 6E is the latest and greatest tech to keep your internet connection running as fast as possible with the newly available 6GHz spectrum. However, Wi-Fi 6 will deliver plenty of speed at a much more reasonable price for most of us.
Wi-Fi 6 has arrived and promises speeds of up to 10Gbps by combining the 2.4GHz and two 5GHz networks in your home. Here are the best compatible routers to take advantage of the faster speeds and greater Wi-Fi 6 capacity.
Eero finally has a mesh solution fast enough for gigabit connection with the Eero Pro 6. The Eero Pro is still fast enough for most people, but if you need more speed than your older mesh can provide, the Eero Pro 6 is a great choice.
The Asus ZenWiFi ET8 is a fast mesh system with intelligently designed hardware with speed where it makes sense. The software is fast and reliable with great support for future expansion and excellent parental controls.
Wi-Fi 6E takes Wi-Fi 6 technology to the next level with the open spectrum available at 6GHz. With this extra spectrum, these routers can keep speeds high even if you have a lot of neighbors or 5GHZ congestion. Here are the best routers to try today!
The Netgear Nighthawk is one of just a couple of insanely fast Wi-Fi 6E routers with 160MHz support on both the 5GHz and 6GHz bands. Make the most of your fastest wireless devices whether they use Wi-Fi 6 or Wi-fi 6E.
Boosting Wi-Fi coverage in your home's dead zones is simple, thanks to a handful of reliable extenders. If whether you need a ton of speed or just a little extra push in one room, these are some of the best range extenders you can buy right now.
The Netgear R6700AX and the TP-Link AX21 are both AX1800 dual-band Wi-Fi 6 routers under $100 with plenty of features for most people with easy app setup and plenty of speed. The TP-Link includes OneMesh support for coverage expansion but the Netgear comes with better parental controls and security options.
The Eero 6 and the Archer AX50 are excellent routers, but the Archer ends up much cheaper unless you can get away with just a single Eero. While the AX50's speed advantage is great, an Eero mesh could provide more consistent speeds all over the home when properly deployed.
If you're ready to upgrade your wireless network, there are a ton of options to choose from. Wi-Fi 6 pushes speeds higher than ever before, while mesh expansion makes it easy to add coverage where you need it.
The TP-Link Archer AX50 is a faster router with an AX3000 connection than the AX21's AX1800 connection, though most people will never notice the difference in speed. However, the AX50 does come with some other great extras like HomeCare, which makes it a better fit for families.
The TP-Link Deco X68 is a fast router with AX3600 speed and a tri-band connection. The third Wi-Fi band allows the X68 to keep speeds higher than the Deco X20 since it doesn't need to share the 5GHz band between devices and the mesh link.
TP-Link's Deco X20 is one of the cheapest Wi-Fi 6 mesh systems you can get with an AX1800 connection and 5,800-square feet of coverage. However, it still falls short of the Meshforce M7's potential tri-band AX2100 speeds with even greater 6,000-square feet of coverage. With software and expansion, the best one for your home comes down to your specific needs.
The TP-Link Archer AX21 is faster than the Archer AX10 though for most people, the difference speed may go unnoticed. Still when it comes to a home network with a lot of device, especially smart home devices, the extra 2.4GHz speed on the AX21 could go a long way.
Wi-Fi 6 mesh routers take speed to the next level with improved connectivity between the mesh nodes. So whether you need gigabit speeds or just want consistent coverage, there are plenty of options available.
Some routers unify all bands under a single Wi-Fi name and rely on software to steer your device to the proper band. Sometimes, the software gets this wrong and can put your PS5 on a slower connection, but Sony lets you fix the problem.
If you're looking to add support for Wi-Fi 6 to your network without spending a lot on speed and features you don't need; there are more options than ever. For example, TP-Link has the cheapest overall Wi-Fi 6 router and doesn't give up much speed to get there.