Given the fact that more people have adapted the work-from-home culture due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, it’s safe to say that a Wi-Fi router is now more important than ever before. And since we live in an era where Wi-Fi matters, it’s important to get a good and reliable router you can count on. So, whether it’s for work, leisure or the combination of both, here are the 7 Best Wi-Fi Routers For Your Internet Needs.
Never mind the fact that Wi-Fi 7 is set to become the next big thing in the coming future. For now, the Wi-Fi 6 — first introduced in 2019 — is currently the fastest version of Wi-Fi you can get in the market right now. And one of them that has it happens to be the TP-Link Archer AX6000. So, if speed matters a lot to you, this Wi-Fi router powerhouse can reach up to 1148Mbps at 2.4GHz and 4804Mbps at 5GHz for the dual-band wireless setup. But if you prefer a more stable wired connection, they got it covered too with 8 Ethernet ports available.
The Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC4000 boasts a tri-band technology capable of handling multiple devices connected to a wireless network. With six antennas on each side of the router, it can peak up to 750Mbps on 2.4GHz and 1625Mbps on 5GHz. This router also has the benefit of MU-MIMO support, which comes in handy to speed up your network. Those who regularly use Wi-Fi for streaming or gaming will get the most out of it. You can make use of the router’s wired LAN aggregation as well, which merges two Gigabit Ethernet connections for better transfer speed.
Looking for a reliable Wi-Fi 6 router that doesn’t cost a bomb? You might want to check out this affordably-priced TP-Link Archer AX20, featuring the dual-band Wi-Fi 6 technology for speedier Wi-Fi network. The router can peak up to 574Mbps on 2.4Ghz and 1201Mbps on 5GHz. It also comes with four LAN ports, allowing those who prefer a wired connection.
Suitable for those who live in small homes/apartments/condos, this budget-friendly TP-Link Archer A7 boasts a compact form factor. The kind where you can easily set it on a table or bookshelf without taking up too much space. It may lack speed-improving features like MU-MIMO and beamforming. But the router’s peak at 450Mbps on 2.4GHz and 1300Mbps at 5Ghz manages to perform adequately at short distances. For wired connection, TP-Link Archer A7 includes four Gigabit Ethernet ports at the back of the router.
Capping at 450Mbps on 2.4GHz and 1300Mbps on 5GHz, these are some of the highlights you can expect from D-Link DIR-867. Another bright side? It comes equipped with MU-MIMO technology too, allowing you to enjoy faster and better Wi-Fi coverage in your home. For parents with kids, you can make use of the parental control features to filter the web content and block access to certain inappropriate websites. At the back of the router, you have all the usual suspects, including four Gigabit Ethernet ports and one Gigabit WAN port for your wired connection needs. Too bad the router doesn’t include any USB ports. Not really a surprise anyway, since the kind of entry-level price you pay means certain things have to be sacrificed.
Say goodbye to Wi-Fi dead spots with the D-Link DIR-3060. It has an advanced mesh functionality, allowing you to create a seamless mesh network with the help of a Wi-Fi extender. The D-Link DIR-3060 is also built with speed in mind, offering 400Mbps on 2.4GHz and 1733Mbps on 5GHz. And since the router comes equipped with a tri-band technology, you can enjoy an extra 5GHz at 866Mbps — a result that is beneficial for those who connect the network to multiple smart devices. Other than tri-band wireless networks, the D-Link DIR-3060 has four Gigabit LAN ports designed for a faster, wired connection.
Specifically designed for hardcore gamers, this ultimate powerhouse of the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 has everything you need for a gaming router. This includes a speedier Wi-Fi 6 technology, capable of pushing up to 1.2Gbps on 2.4Ghz and 4.8Gbps each on the two 5GHz bands. There are plenty of customisations you can do here, namely setting up the Aura RGB lighting and Game Boost. The latter works by prioritising gaming packets, which in turn, helps to minimise game latency for a better gaming experience. It has the brand’s AiMesh as well, allowing you to eliminate dead spots and troubling Wi-Fi signals. You can make use of this feature to pair with other Wi-Fi routers to create a mesh network — suitable enough for those who live in a larger home.