The Netgear Nighthawk RS700S is easy to set up, offers good speeds and has plenty of configuration options available but this traditional-style Wi-Fi 7 router will set you back quite a bit.
The eero Max 7 provides a set it and forget it approach for a Wi-Fi 7-powered mesh network but lacks many of the customization options of the competition.
Netgear’s Orbi RBE973 delivers blazing fast Wi-Fi 7 speeds with futureproof networking ports but the sticker shock of the three-packs’ price is difficult to stomach.
The TP-Link Archer BE800 is the first traditional Wi-Fi router with Wi-Fi 7 but its unique form factor and LED display truly make it stand out.
The TP-Link Deco BE85 is a future-proof, Wi-Fi 7-equipped mesh Wi-Fi system with plenty of power under the hood.
The Orbi RBK863SB offers improved speed and range at middle distances but is still quite an expensive for a Wi-Fi 6 mesh Wi-Fi system.
The ZTE Miracle AX3000 Pro is an inexpensive Wi-Fi 6 router with a few tricks up its sleeve like NFC for near-instant connections with Android smartphones.
The MSI RadiX AXE6600 is quick to setup and the LED lights on its antennas actually serve a purpose but MSI’s first gaming router struggles at longer distances.
The Asus ROG Rapture GT6 may be one of the first gaming mesh routers but it delivers when it comes to features and speed, almost coming close to Wi-Fi 6E performance despite being a Wi-Fi 6 device.
The TP-Link RE704X is an excellent Wi-Fi extender with great performance that can use 160MHz data channels but it does get quite hot.
The NexusLink Wireless Gaming Bridge extends your internet connection to other devices over Wi-Fi but units connected to the bridge have to be hardwired using an Ethernet cable.
The Tenda A27 is an easy to configure Wi-Fi extender with a lot of customization options and a great warranty.
The Netgear Nighthawk AX8 WiFi Mesh Extender is the largest Wi-Fi extender we’ve tested but it’s also the most powerful and has four gigabit Ethernet ports.
The Linksys RE7310 Wi-Fi extender provides a fast and easy way to eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones but it lacks extra ports and needs to be set up through a browser.
The D-Link Eagle Pro AI E15 is an inexpensive Wi-Fi extender that can push your home Wi-Fi network further but performance was mediocre in our testing.
The Nest Wifi Pro is a sleek and elegant looking mesh Wi-Fi system that’s easy to set up and configure but it falls short on performance and customizability.
The WavLink Halo Base gets a lot right for a budget mesh router but its poor performance and insecure TouchLink feature make it hard to recommend.
The Eero Pro 6 updates Amazon's mesh router with Wi-Fi 6 speeds, efficient performance and quick, convenient setup that gets you online in minutes.
The eero Pro 6e is a breeze to set up and reliable but it isn’t the fastest mesh router out there and falls short on range.
The Vilo VLWF01 includes everything you need to build a mesh network that performs well at mid-range for less than $100.
The Tenda Nova MW6 is a budget mesh Wi-Fi system that’s easy to set up but won’t win any speed tests.
The TP-Link Deco M3 is a budget mesh router that punches above its class even with its hybrid approach to mesh networking.
The MeshForce M3 is a budget mesh router well suited for ranch-style single floor homes but its performance leaves a lot to be desired.
The Asus ZenWifi XP4 allows you to create a fast mesh network or even a hybrid one using its built-in PowerLine technology.
The Reyee RG-E5 is an affordable Wi-Fi 6 router with quite a few tricks up its sleeve including the ability to be part of a mesh network.
The Linksys Hydra Pro 6 is a highly customizable Wi-Fi 6 router in a small package that can also be used to set up a mesh network.
The TP-Link Deco XE75 is a Wi-Fi 6E mesh system that punches well above its weight for the price with built-in security to boot.
The Amplifi Alien is a futuristic mesh router that can show you what’s going on with your Wi-Fi network by glancing at its touchscreen.
Not only is the Norton Core a high-performance router that pumps out the data, but it inspects every data packet entering your network.