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The Linksys Hydro Pro 6E is a tri-band wireless router that can connect to the newly liberated 6GHz radio band. It delivers good 6GHz throughput, but its 2.4GHz performance is merely adequate.
The Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 router uses the latest Wi-Fi 6E technology, allowing it to transmit on the 6GHz radio band, but it comes with a hefty early adoption fee.
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The D-Link DIR-LX1870 Mesh Router is a mesh-capable Wi-Fi 6 router that delivers solid 2.4GHz performance, but its 5GHz throughput and signal range could be better.
The TP-Link Archer AX50 is an affordable midrange Wi-Fi 6 router that delivers speedy throughput and comes with lifetime malware protection and parental controls.
The Nighthawk RAXE500 Tri-band WiFi takes advantage of the new 6GHz band to offer fast speeds and lower latency. Look for it this quarter for $599.
The TP-Link Archer AX10 (AX1500) is a barebones $80 Wi-Fi 6 router that delivers solid 5GHz performance.
The Linksys MR7350 is an affordable Wi-Fi 6 router that can be used on its own or as a node in a mesh network, but its throughput performance could be better.
The Zyxel Armor G5 is an attractive Wi-Fi 6 router outfitted with top-shelf hardware. It’s a strong performer, but it lacks QoS settings and malware protection.
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The Netgear Nighthawk XR1000 is a Wi-Fi 6 router designed for gaming. It delivers solid throughput and file transfer performance, but it's missing a few features you’ll find on similarly priced models.
Wi-Fi 6 is here, promising faster performance and less bandwidth congestion. But with supported devices becoming widely available, is now the time to upgrade your router?