6 Best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers in 2021

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Introduction

We all know the struggle of constantly dealing with a weak Wi-Fi system. The internet is tasked with providing you entertainment, security, communication, etc. through the devices that you use.  Along with these, the onset of the pandemic has now tasked your Wi-Fi with providing stable internet for work-from-home and online schooling. Thus, there is a growing need to upgrade and improve your Wi-Fi system at home. The best way of dealing with this need is not buying more range extenders, but instead, switching to a Mesh Wi-Fi Router system for your home.

Routers
Routers

Mesh Wi-Fi routers, placed strategically around the home provide you with a stable internet connection in every corner of the house. And now with the new Wi-Fi 6 devices coming into the market, your Mesh Wi-Fi Router system provides you an efficient internet connection even with multiple devices and users at any part of the house. Here is a list of the 6 best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers in 2021, based on the different features that they each specialize in.

#1.  Asus ZenWiFiAX

The Asus Zen WiFi AX is one of the Mesh Wi-Fi Routers in the market, especially for people who like to tinker with settings to improve their network. The Asus Zen Wi-Fi AX system integrates a powerful feature set with wide mesh coverage. It also comes with a free service called AI Protection, which guards against malicious websites, malware, and hacking attempts. Its powerful system supports multiple connected home devices and lets you see exactly what is connected to the network and how each product is performing, along with basic parental control options.

The Asus Zen Wi-Fi AX is priced at around $449.

#2.  ‘TP-Link Deco X20’

TP-Link Deco X20
TP-Link Deco X20

The TP-Link Deco X20 is a three-pack, dual-band router with two extra Ethernet ports on each node. In terms of speed, it does not match up to The Netgear Orbi or the Asus ZenWiFiAX however it is one of the most consistent Mesh Wi-Fi Router. It has good consistency throughout the house, the bandwidth comes down to around 40 Mbps if you move out at a distance of around 20 feet outside the house which still enables you to stream songs on Spotify, browse social media, and log in to video calls. The TP-Link Deco X20 is one of the best-performing Wi-Fi Mesh systems and also has a good design as it gives you a pleasant form and function.

The TP-Link Deco X20 is priced at around $240.

#3.  Netgear Orbi AX6000 6-System

The Netgear Orbi AX6000 6-System is no doubt the fastest Mesh WiFi Router system. It is quite expensive as compared to other Mesh Wi-Fi Routers, but it is certainly worth the price. It runs on the new Wi-Fi 6 technology which uses 5GHz. The top speeds can go up to about 900 Mbps and gives good coverage around the house.  Due to its high performance and speed, it is the favorite for people who like to game or who require high bandwidth at home.

NETGEAR Orbi
NETGEAR Orbi

The Netgear Orbi AX6000 6-System is priced around $700.

#4. ‘Eero Pro 6 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router

The Eero 6 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 is owned by Amazon and is one of the first and the best-value Mesh Wi-Fi Router systems. Since it is designed for a mass target audience it is quite small in size but still meets the needs of households. Owing to its small size it is easy to set up and aesthetically pleasing, and can also be installed anywhere as long as there’s an outlet. However, it is not ideal for high-end gaming consoles, laptops, and computers. However, based on its price and size it is quite efficient and can be used in large homes too as it has good coverage.

The Eero 6 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router is priced at around $230.

#5.  ‘Linksys Velop AX M10’

The Linksys Velop AX M10 is user-friendly as it has the best app interface. The menu is easy to navigate even for a beginner and is designed to simplify common networking tasks. The app allows you easy access to all the devices connected to your Wi-Fi networks and enables you to check the IP Address, MAC Address, the flow of traffic across devices, simply by tapping on a device. With the help of 192.168.1.18, you can avail seamless internet connections. One key feature of this Mesh Wi-Fi Router is that it offers you free parental control that is easy to set up and access. This is in contrast to other Mesh Wi-Fi Routers like the Eero 6 or the Netgear Orbi which require you to pay for extra features like this. The app also allows you to access hard drives or flash drives connected via USB.

The Linksys Velop AX M10 is priced around $400.

#6. ‘Google Nest Mesh Wi-Fi Router System (3-Pack)’

Google Nest WiFi
Google Nest WiFi

The last on the list is the Google Nest Wi-Fi but it is not the least in value. It is the ideal mesh Wi-Fi Router system for Google Assistant-based homes. Google’s Nest Wi-Fi may not be as progressive as other competitors but it has a simple setup and it comes with two nodes that cover as much as 5,400 square feet. It has a simple, stylish design with a great system that’s easy to use. Each node contains a built-in Google Home speaker and Google Assistant. The router and access point nodes can be bought separately.

The Google Nest Mesh Wi-Fi Router System (3-Pack) is priced at around $460.

Now that you have learned about the best Mesh Wi-Fi Router systems in the market, you have a better idea of which one to choose. However, it is important to note that the ideal Mesh Wi-Fi Router differs from person to person. It all depends on different factors like the size of your home, the number of devices you own, or the number of people sharing the network. Another important thing to keep in mind is to compare the different Mesh Wi-Fi Routers based on the same stats. There are different things to keep in mind like price, number of mesh Wi-Fi units, number of bands, Mesh Wi-Fi speed, etc.

Megha can usually be found reading, writing, or watching documentaries, guaranteed to bore her family. She is a techno-freak with interests ranging from cooking to travel. A regular contributor to various web-security blogs, she has earned her Diploma in Network-centric computing. Being a mother has taught her to speak less and write more (coz who listens to moms, right?).