Here is the ranking of the best products for the Wi-fi 6 Router category :
ASUS RT-AX82U 5400 Dual Band + Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router: it is the most purchased, earned an average review of 4,6 with 541 reviews
TP-Link Next-Gen Wi-Fi 6 AX1500 Mbps Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Cable Router: silver medal for this product, the average review is from 4,3 with 525 reviews
Linksys MR7350 Dual-Band Mesh WiFi 6 Router (AX1800: third position for this product, with a average review from users 4,1 with 142 reviews
ASUS RT-AX82U 5400 Dual Band + Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Rout...
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ASUS RT-AX82U 5400 Dual Band + Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router, PS5 Compatible, up to 2000 sq ft & 30+ devices, Mobile Game Mode, ASUS AURA RGB, Lifetime Free Internet Security, Mesh Wi-Fi support, gaming port
- New-generation WiFi 6 - Enjoy ultrafast speeds up to 5400 Mbps with the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and 160MHz channels
- Mobile Game Mode - Minimize lag and latency for mobile gaming with just a tap on the ASUS Router app
- Choose your lighting vibe - Feature ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects that you can choose from a variety of lighting effects and customize lighting to align with specific modes.
- ASUS AiMesh support – Create a flexible, seamless whole-home mesh network with AiMesh-compatible routers
- Commercial-grade home network security – Lifetime free ASUS AiProtection Pro, powered by Trend Micro, with WPA3 and advanced Parental Controls to protect your home
ASUS RT-AX82U, a must buy if you are with Virgin Media
So here is just a few words on my experience so far with this router. I've recently had Virgin Internet installed, specifically the 500 meg package which is the fastest download speeds in my area. However the router included with the service is shockingly bad (super hub 3). Yes I was getting 500 meg over wired connection, but even stood 1 meter away from the router I was only getting 140mb download speeds over WiFI even on 5GHz. Heading upstairs I was getting about 90mb on average. After speaking to Virgin and wasting my time I hit the forums. The main suggestion was switch the virgin router to modem mode and buy your own router. After taking that advice and a week of browsing I settled on this one as it was new to the market and had WiFi 6. Well I'm so glad I did, the speed test on the picture I included was over WiFi on my WiFi 6 capable PC. But the PC is actually upstairs so I'm getting 500mb download speeds over WiFi upstairs which is brilliant. On my phone I'm now getting an average of 340mb download speeds up from 120 to 140mb. The download speeds on my Xbox One X are around 450mb up from about 200mb so I have to say just on the download speeds alone I'm happy. The router is feature rich with a plethora of settings to mess around with. If you are on Virgin, can take advantage of WiFi 6 and are looking for a great router with excellent features, a big signal boost and faster speeds then look no further.
Excellent Router. Amazing Wired Performance and good Wireless Performance.
RT-AX82U AX5400 Dual Band WiFi 6 Gaming Router Router arrives boxed with a network cable to connect to a modem, a manual, and a power block. The aerials are fixed so nothing to do there. The power block is very small so I assume the router uses very little power. Oddly the power block is in several pieces and you have to add the correct plug unit for your country. There are two, one is the UK, I suppose the other is European. I have to say that the router is not particularly impressive to look at. It certainly does not look like the money it cost. I refrain from saying “cheap” but yeah, not expensive for sure! It's also ( well at least to me ) surprisingly small and light. But, in a darkened room and the LEDs on it looks amazing! Reminds me of the heads of the machines in War of the World. Creepy stuff! The user interface is good, and if you have had an Asus router before you will be 100% familiar with it. There really isn’t a lot of difference with this router and any other Asus except perhaps for the lack of WTF. A few things are missing, but a few things have been added too, so it's all good. There are tons of features. The router comes with a thick manual, but before you get excited like I did, it’s only two pages long but in hundreds and hundreds of different languages. It looks like an encyclopedia but it’s really not. Typical Asus,there is no documentation and it really leaves you wanting information. Enrolling on their global forum is a must. Setup is automatic. The moment you open a browser it asks you a series of questions. In passing, it works on both wired or wireless. Be ready with some passwords you want to use and any user names and passwords you might need for your ISP. When the router finishes it’s initial setup, write down the address of the router! I didn’t and later found out that it assigns a really unusual number and I couldn’t find the configuration web page again. If that happens you have to manually reset the router ( pin hole on the back - hold for two seconds ) and start again. The performance is very good indeed. You notice right from the start that the configuration pages from the router load in almost instantly. the wireless is not the strongest but it's good for it's price. Lets face it, if you are a gamer then you are using a wired port and the wireless is for not so serious stuff, like grandma's laptop. Wired, the performance is really good. Better than my old router which is the older AC88U. I guess it must come down to the chips inside. My old AC88U had a higher build quality and was a much more impressive machine, yet it's slower. I really, really like the addition of priority devices. That is an extremely welcome addition to the software. This basically allows you to specify anything that you use for playing games and priority will always be given to that device. Automatically the device plugged in to the “game” port gets that priority but you can delete that or add other devices as you wish. Love that! At the moment there is no Merlin for this router, but as yet I haven’t stumbled over any problems. The router runs surprisingly cool. My old AC88U used to get as hot as toast. Nearly a month since I bought it now and it hasn't made any mistakes. It just sits quietly in the corner of the room doing what it is supposed to be doing without error. Do I like it? Yes. I had some doubts about moving to a cheaper router but I have no regrets. It's fantastic value and the wired performance is amazing. It's not short on features and I definitely recommend it. For the price it's incredible.
Significant improvement compared to Virgin Media's SuperHub3
After getting countless wireless connection drops while working from home, I got frustrated and decided to purchase a high-end router. After setting up the ASUS router and using it for more than a week I have no connection issues and the wireless speed improved significantly. I used to get connection drops with the 5GHz network when using the Superhub, even when the router was in the next room, but now I get the full 200Mbps speed with the new router! Also, when using the Superhub my work laptop’s connection seemed to drop often due to using a VPN (not quite sure why) but now I have zero connection drops. For Virgin Media users to set up your new router: type 192.168.0.1 to your browser and switch your Superhub to modem mode. (After you switch to modem mode, you will have to connect to 192.168.100.1 to go back to the Superhub setting). Connect an Ethernet cable to the WLAN port on the Asus router from the Superhub and set up your router. Make sure to reboot your Superhub after your router is set up. I did not do this and my ASUS router was failing to connect to the internet. Highly recommended!
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TP-Link Next-Gen Wi-Fi 6 AX1500 Mbps Gigabit Dual ...
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TP-Link Next-Gen Wi-Fi 6 AX1500 Mbps Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Cable Router, OneMesh Supported, Triple-Core CPU, Ideal for Gaming Xbox/PS4/Steam and 4K, Compatible with Alexa (Archer AX10)
- Wi-Fi 6 Technology—Archer AX10 comes equipped with the latest wireless technology, Wi-Fi 6, for faster speeds, greater capacity, and reduced network congestion.
- Next-Gen 1.5 Gbps Speeds—Archer AX10 dual-band router reaches even faster speeds up to 1.5 Gbps (1201 Mbps on 5 GHz band and 300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz band).
- Connect Dozens of Devices—More simultaneous connections and reduced latency with OFDMA and MU-MIMO.
- Triple-Core CPU—Instant response to all your network activity with a 1.5 GHz triple-core CPU.
- Broader Coverage—4 Antennas and Beamforming technology focus signal towards individual clients for broader coverage.
Worth every penny
Sorted my WiFi issues out replaced the terrible virgin hub 3 which is not fit for purpose and tech support people who are clueless. Excellent coverage throughout the house even 3rd floor with no boosters. No more WiFi dropouts 👌😊
Archer AX10 - Great Upgrade Over ISP Router ! (Yes, I leave the plastic wrap on)
TL;DR: TP-link router good. I do live streaming to Twitch and upload videos you YouTube almost daily and we had a problem with the Virgin Media suplied "Super Hub" (Not much super about it). We had 2 glaring problems: 1) We couldn't upload while someone in the house was streaming due to no bandwidth control. 2) The virgin media router would fall over every 48 hours and it was nearly always when I was live streaming which provided endless frustration! This is the first non-ISP router I have bought in about 10 years and I have to say I wish I did it sooner, you have so much control over your network from seeing which device is using the bandwidth in real time to seeing how much load is placed on the router! Needless to say the router solved my 2 problems listed above AND it also improved latency in the network, when we watched YouTube videos for example there was always a slight buffering and the more gadgets we added onto the network the slower the virgin media hub got. The Archer AX10 has resolved this too which I didn't expect, I guess the tri-core cpu handles requests much more snappily. The WiFi has also noticably increased, we can now sit in the garden and get a good signal where as with the virgin hub we couldn't it was an endless loop of connecting / disconnecting but the TP-link gives a good range so we can be anywhere in the house or garden without any problems. I haven't got a WiFi 6 device yet to test but I am sure it will be fine, just planned that out for the future as WiFi 6 will be deployed on more devices that enter the house hold. The TP-LINK interface when you log into the router is very clean and laid out well, you don't need to really look around to find what you need, it's listed clearly in the menu on both mobile and desktop versions of the browser. Overall, I am pleased with it. It has exceeded my expectations and moving forward I will never go back to an ISP supplied router again as it's glaringly obvious how cut down they are. The TP-Link's control is extremly useful and helps control what's going on within the network.
Brilliant piece of kit, string, fast and reliable connection so far
I thought I’d jump into the WiFi 6 world as my old ‘ac’ class Netgear router was struggling with gaming ‘children’ 4K TV, and multiple smart devices - kept dropping and connection was slow = lots of household moans. So as there seems to be no integrated DSL modem-routers out there in the market, I paired this Archer AX50 with a DrayTek Vigor 130 modem. The modem did the business, passing the internet signal straight to the Archer AX50 with no configuration required. My ISP is BT and the Archer AX50 was then a breeze to set up with them via the Tether app which is very very easy to use. I’d recommend using the ‘Auto Detect’ option though when selecting the internet connection type. I was online again literally in minutes. 24 hours in, I have a strong reliable fast signal with no drop outs. Coverage around the house is also good except in hard to reach places for which I’ve the odd powerline and extender here and there. Very impressed so far and very happy ‘children’ (they are actually in their 20s!)
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Linksys MR7350 Dual-Band Mesh WiFi 6 Router (AX180...
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Linksys MR7350 Dual-Band Mesh WiFi 6 Router (AX1800, Compatible with Velop Whole Home WiFi System, Parental Controls via Linksys App, Works with Alexa)
- Provides next-gen Wi-Fi 6 technology, delivering speeds of up to 1.8 Gbps throughout your home; it has enough bandwidth for 25+ devices*
- Provides fast, reliable Wi-Fi coverage for 4K streaming, gaming, video calls and more
- Ideal for 1-bedroom apartments and single-story homes (up to 1700 sq ft/150 sq m)*; eliminates possible dead zones inside the house
- Works with all UK internet/broadband providers (ISPs) and supplied equipment/routers/modems (such as BT Smart Hub, Virgin Media Hub or Sky Q Hub)
- Powered by Intelligent Mesh Technology, you are always connected to faster and stronger signal
Good performing router
I had opted for this Linksys MR7350 to future proof my setup, after a lot of research and two wrong purchases ( both returned ) I have got it right with this router. I have been using VM Hub3 with mixed results, I only had a drop-in wifi signal in the kitchen and a back bedroom upstairs, so not too bad. I ordered this router on its own to set up and see how many nodes I might have to purchase after, well the answer is I do not need any, I am getting over 200 Mbps in every room in a three-bedroom house, obviously pleased with that. The setup using the app was not as easy for me as I would have liked, but that was me getting frustrated and rushing. I put the Hub3 into Modem mode, but the router could not connect to the internet, so I changed the hub3 back to router mode, unticked both wifi settings to make sure there were no conflicts, later on, saved the settings, and turned it back to Modem mode, reset the Linksys back to factory setting and started again and that did the trick set up the first time of asking. I am very pleased with this router, wifi 6 for the future, at a decent price. I would recommend you do as I did, do not order any nodes until you see how this performs on its own, it could potentially save you a lot of money. Quick update, I prioritised Shield TV, my mobile and a tablet, and I immediately noticed a drop in WiFi speed, so unprioritised them and my Mbps went back to over 200 again so will not be bothering prioritising anything again, just my observation, does not mean that it will have a negative impact on your setup.
A Perfect Improvement when using a Virgin Media Super Hub 3
I'm creating this review specifically for those of us who are in the UK, have a Virgin Media Broadband connection and have recently had an "upgrade" from a Super Hub 2 to a Super Hub 3. When I upgraded to the 350Mbps package, I was sent the Super Hub 3 and in my home, for Wireless connectivity at least, this was a huge backwards step in terms of range and black spots. I bought a standard Wireless expender to try and help out with some of the extremities of the house, but that didn't really work, so I then started looking for a Mesh based router and settled on the Linksys MR7350. The box states that this "covers homes with up to 1-2 Bedrooms" but I think that is based on the larger US homes as in my house, an Edwardian 3 bedroom Terrace with Kitchen extension on the back, I have pretty much full coverage throughout the house. It uses Mesh technology, so you only set up a single SSID, not one for 2.4GHz and another for 5GHz. The router and device negotiate the best signal for where it is located in the house. With this type of technology, even in my Bathroom, which is the absolute opposite side of the house from the router (and through a couple of thick walls) I still get a 40Mbps connection. If you do find you need an extra boost to the extremities of your property, you can add any other Linksys Velop device and it will extend the Mesh and the device will seamlessly connect to the strongest signal. The only strange part of this system is that you CANNOT configure the Router using a Web Browser, you are required to use an Android/IOS phone app, so if you don't have a smart phone, look at something else. (Edit: There is actually a web GUI, but Linksys don't make it easy for you to find) For me at least, it was a great purchase and it's improved the Wifi to such an extent, that I'm removing some of the Powerline adapters that I was using until now.
Virgin Fibre Game Changer
Update: Please be aware this ONLY works with Alexa in the United States. The rest of my original review below still holds true though.... As you can see from my photo the Linksys app itself is very easy to use to pause a connection; you just can’t say “Alexa, pause WiFi for Janes iPad” in the UK. Original Review A Virgin Fibre Hub3, now lying flat on its side in a corner on the carpet. Happily basking in its retirement as a modem. The Linksys MR7350 now sitting gracefully atop said Hub3, shining in WiFi6 Mesh glory! So we’ve had the Fibre M350 package from VM for a while now and broadband speeds were up and down and WiFi connections sketchy and terrible beyond the adjacent rooms. A real bug but never enough to quite do anything about it until the boys grew up enough to have their own tablets and xboxes. And Firesticks. None of which would reliably connect from their rooms. While searching for a solution I am full glad that I found this Linksys router. Step 1: log in to your Hub3 and set it to Modem Only mode. Step 2: connect the Linksys MR7350 to the now modem using the included cable (and correct port). Step 3: download the Linksys app on your phone and go through the easiest WiFi setup ever. Step 4: connect all your devices to your beautiful new WiFi. The router now consistently reports the full 380Mbps from the VM M350 plan which is just over average AND all 14 WiFi connected devices report SpeedTest results of 80-100Mbps throughout the house. Amazing! All the instructions from above you can find on Google. It’s the easiest setup I’ve ever gone through. Obviously all 14 devices aren’t going to get the full 80-100Mbps as the overall fibre connection is 380Mbps but it means it’s available for amazing 4K streaming on all 14 devices, if they could stream 4K..... roll on 8K then!!!!
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