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Black Friday router deals — best sales right now

Black Friday router deals
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If you're in need of better home internet, then take advantage of these Black Friday router deals that just landed. These are the best way to expand or speed up your WiFi connection, except with it being Black Friday, there are lots of deals to let you improve your set-up for less.

The Black Friday deals are in full swing, so the list below flags some rather attractive discounts on routers, Wi-Fi extenders and more. You'll be able to score savings on some of our picks for the  best Wi-Fi routers or best mesh systems

We've been hunting and continue to hunt for the best router bargains, so without further ado, we present the best Black Friday router deals so far. 

Top router and Wi-Fi Black Friday deals

Black Friday router deals — best sales right now

Wi-Fi routers

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TP-Link Archer AX21 router: was $99 now $74 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get an impressive dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router for less with the TP-Link Archer AX21. With speeds of up to 1.8Gbps, this speedy Wi-Fi 6 router can connect more devices, with better performance than any older AC router. Made to handle 4x as many devices, it's a great choice, and Amazon has it for $25 off the regular price.

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Linksys EA1800 Gigabit router: was $149 now $72 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
For solid 802.11AC performance at a great price, we love the Linksys EA8100 dual-band Gigabit router. It may not have the blazing speeds of Wi-Fi 6, but you just need a good connection for browsing the web or streaming shows on your smart TV, this will get the job done with ease.

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Netgear Nighthawk RAX48 Wi-Fi 6 router: was $299 now $149 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Netgear Nighthawk RAX48 is a killer Wi-Fi 6 router that can handle everything from 4K streaming to online gaming, thanks to six streams of data and five Gigabit Ethernet ports on the device. Get it for 50% off in this Best Buy sale.

Gaming routers

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TP-Link Archer AC5400: was $279 now $229 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The best Wi-Fi 5 gaming router we've reviewed is on sale  for $50 off the regular price! It's still our favorite for gamers that want a performance boost without the expense of upgrading to Wi-Fi 6. With tri-band performance, plenty of customization options and impressive coverage, it's a great buy at any price. (NewEgg has the same deal (opens in new tab).)

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TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 gaming router: was $329 now $270 @ Target (opens in new tab)
The TP-Link Archer AX90 is a powerful AX6600 Wi-Fi 6 router, with tri-band wireless, Gigabit connectivity and speeds that will handle gaming with ease. It's a great way to level up your home network, and Target has it for $60 off.

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ASUS GT-AX11000: was $449 now $430 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Get one of our favorite gaming routers for less. The ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is a highly capable Wi-Fi 6 router that's built for low-latency and excellent gaming performance (it will also do great at everything else). With a tri-band design and massive 10.8 Gbps maximum throughput, it's one of the best wireless routers for gamers.

Mesh routers

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Netgear Wi-Fi 6 3-pack: was $249 now $169 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Get a Walmart-exclusive deal on a trio of Netgear Nighthawk AX1500 mesh units, putting Wi-Fi 6 speeds in every corner of the house. With 4,500 square feet of coverage and the ability to handle 4x as many devices as an older 802.11ac model, it's a huge upgrade at a low price.

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TP-Link Deco M5 (3-pack): was $189 now $139 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The sleek looking TP-Link Deco M5 mesh system 3-pack can cover up to 5,500 square feet with solid 802.11ac/Wi-Fi 5 coverage. With easy setup and app-based controls, you can even control router functions with an Amazon Alexa smart speaker.

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Google Wifi Mesh (3-Pack): was $199 now $149 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Get Google's older (but still great) mesh Wi-Fi solution with this awesome 3-pack deal. Google Wifi offers AC1200 performance that can cover 4,500 square feet of home with fast, reliable internet service, and a pair of Ethernet ports on each unit mean that wired devices won't be left out, either.

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TP-Link Deco M9 Plus 2-Pack: was $299 now $177 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
For a mid-sized home, this two-pack of TP-Link Deco M9 Plus tri-band mesh routers is a steal, taking $122 off a great mesh kit. Deliver gigabit speeds to 4,500 square feet of space!

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TP-Link Deco X20 mesh: was $269 now $229 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
One of the best mesh routers you can get is on sale. The TP-Link Deco X20 Wi-Fi 6 mesh system is small and easy to set up, and now it's more affordable than ever. If you want a great way to fill your home with data, the TP-Link Deco X20 is a great way to do it, and Amazon is selling it for $40 off the usual price.

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Google Nest Wi-Fi 3-pack: was $349 now $249 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Editor's Choice deal:
Get the best mesh Wi-Fi system we've reviewed with the Google Nest Wifi 2-pack, now on sale for $90 off at Amazon. In addition to excellent 802.11ac performance and coverage for 4,400 square feet, the Nest Wifi boasts a killer feature – each point has a built-in Google Home smart speaker. (Don't need a 3-pack? Amazon has the 2-pack for $90 off! (opens in new tab))

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Netgear Wi-Fi 6 2-pack: was $449 now $329 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Get the awesome Netgear Orbi AX4200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System for  a sweet discount! This Wi-Fi 6 mesh kit can blanket your home – up to 5,000 square feet – with enough bandwidth for all your devices, multiple 4K or 8K UHD streaming video, music for your Wi-Fi connected speakers, fast online gameplay, smart lights, Wi-Fi security devices and more.

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Netgear Nighthawk Mesh 3-pack: was $499 now $349 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Get Netgear's most affordable Wi-Fi 6 mesh kit for less with the Nighthawk 3-pack. The small devices look great, but they offer even better performance with Wi-Fi 6 speeds that's ideal for homes up to 4,500 square feet. Best Buy is selling it for $150 off.

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Linksys Wi-Fi 6 mesh 3-pack: was $649 now $419 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Linksys Atlas Pro 6 with Velop Intelligent Mesh is a smart Wi-Fi 6 mesh system that offers speedy dual-band performance for everything from gaming to Zoom meetings, with coverage for the whole house. Save $230 in this Best Buy sale.

Wi-Fi Extenders

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Netgear EAX20 Wi-Fi 6 Desktop Extender: was $129 now $79 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
For a coverage-stretching powerhouse, we love the Netgear EAX20 AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Desktop Range Extender. With category-leading speeds and even mesh capability built in, it's worth every penny at full price, but Best Buy has it for $50 off!

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TP-Link RE450 Wi-Fi Extender: was $79 now $59 @ Office Depot (opens in new tab)
Get Gigabit speeds in the farthest room of the house with the TP-Link RE450 Wireless AC1750 Gigabit Range Extender. With speedy dual-band AC speeds and a Gigabit Ethernet port on the unit, it's a great way to stretch your coverage.

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Linksys Max-Stream WiFi 6 Extender: was $129 now $99 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Perfect for stretching the coverage of a Wi-Fi 6 router, the Linksys Max-Stream RE7350 pushes that faster, smoother networking standard out to the rooms that your router can't quite reach. It's a speedy dual-band unit with a compact design that won't hog all the space around an outlet. (If Walmart sells out, you can find the same deal at B&H Photo (opens in new tab).)

Brian Westover is currently Lead Analyst, PCs and Hardware at PCMag. Until recently, however, he was Senior Editor at Tom's Guide, where he led the site's TV coverage for several years, reviewing scores of sets and writing about everything from 8K to HDR to HDMI 2.1. He also put his computing knowledge to good use by reviewing many PCs and Mac devices, and also led our router and home networking coverage. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he wrote for TopTenReviews and PCMag.