November 19, 2019 Last updated November 19th, 2019 1,503 Reads share

Top 5 Router Options for Your Home Environment

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Internet routers are an essential component of internet connectivity in today’s world. The advancing era has introduced some amazing router options with built-in processors that can make the entire experience a lot more worthwhile. With services like BeamForming and Wi-Fi 6 on the horizon, manufacturers are actively competing to cater to the masses effectively.

We have compiled a list of some of the best router options available in the market for home use. We will also introduce mesh routers within our list as they offer great convenience while unbinding new modes of connectivity. With that said, let us begin our list!

1. Netgear R6700 Nighthawk AC1750

The Nighthawk series is quite renowned among the gaming community due to the strength and dependability of the routers they offer. This particular router takes the spotlight since it is the least expensive one in their lot of offerings in this series. You get a wide array of benefits expected from the Nighthawk series at a significant price cut. Beamforming is a signature feature that specifically locates and targets various connected devices and this, in turn, avoids any dead zones from forming. The device is powered by a dual-core processor to carry on such tasks. On the downside, the speeds offered with this model range up to 450 + 1300 Mbps that is comparatively less as compared to other models in the series. Nevertheless, the majority of the home environments don’t require anything beyond those speeds so choosing this option would definitely be a safe bet.

2. Google Wi-Fi

The era of traditional routers is rapidly ending. Google Wi-Fi is the epitome of reliability in the new world of connectivity. This wireless mesh router covers the need for multiple wireless extenders that have ended. The working behind the device is quite simple actually: just purchase a specific set of points and place them at certain points to create a zone. Scan the provided QR code and voila, you are connected to the internet. The entire process is seamless and looks chic at the same instance. It wouldn’t be a surprise if we were to observe masses switching to these mesh networks in the near future. Dependable ISP’s and their services can readily be configured over Google Wi-Fi in a matter of minutes. Spectrum naturally stands out as a strong competitor and you can land some awesome deals here

3. TP-Link Archer AX6000

TP-Link has a long-standing reputation in the router industry based on the various dependable options they offer. Archer AX6000 is the flagship model in its series of routers, which has the ability to establish a connection using Wi-Fi 6. Wi-Fi 6 is the latest model of connectivity that is set to release very soon in time. While going with an option like this, you can be sure that you are well equipped to handle the future. The ‘ax’ in the model refers to the upcoming technologies and the compatibility with options like MU-MIMO and OFDMA. The router readily switches devices between the various offered bands whenever an individual band gets too crowded. On top of all this, you can control the function through Alexa and simple voice controls can help you a wide array of modernistic features, which is indeed impressive.

4. Trendnet AC2600 StreamBoost

You wouldn’t hear Trendnet’s s name quite often in the router industry but rest assured they have a number of quality offerings out there that can be put to good use. AC2600 offers MU-MIMO data streaming capabilities that make everything instantaneous. With easy installment features a wide array of management settings, you can alter a wide number of aspects according to your requirement which is quite convenient, to say the least. That being said, the management feature can be a bit overwhelming for new users so there will be a little getting used to. Being a mid-range router option, the file transfer speeds with this device might not be at par with some expensive options where you will hardly need faster speeds during regular home usage.

5. Eero Home Wi-Fi System

This is our second entry from the wireless mesh router segment and we had to include multiple considering how practical and seamless these options are. Eero Wi-Fi system can be readily implemented with your existing router and your current ISP. Connect an Eero into your modem readily offers 1500 square-feet of Wi-Fi range which is quite decent. Multiple devices placed strategically in an environment can help cover large areas as well as killing any dead zones. They also have a dedicated mobile application that allows you to form a working Wi-Fi environment in barely 10 minutes. Though the networking and range elements might not be as good as Google’s Wi-Fi, Eero still deserves recognition as a dependable meshwork option in the market.

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