The arrival of Wi-Fi 6 or 802.11ax is very promising. Conferring up to 10 gig speeds and next-gen processors, routers with the inclusion of Wi-Fi 6 are capable of so much more.
Smartphones now come equipped with 5G networks and internet service providers such as Spectrum internet offer near gig speeds on a nationwide level. With so many advancements taking place, now that Wi-Fi 6 has entered the big picture, surely you would need a router to power up high-speed internet only further.
For that reason, we have curated a list of some of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers you can consider buying right away.
TP-Link spearheads into the next generation of routers with Archer AX6000. With the inclusion of Wi-Fi 6, your internet connectivity power won’t dwindle or turn faint when multiple devices are connected. Rather multiple users can stream in 4K, play HD online games and even enjoy online AR/VR experiences to the fullest with no connectivity lag.
What other intricate bits are there about AX6000? The speed is the main concern of these next-gen Wi-Fi 6 routers. The router confers up to 6000 Mbps, 3x faster speeds, than a standard router. Moving further, the technologies incorporated into the router are both OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology that amplifies the number (4x) of the connected devices in a single household. All the avid gamers and habitual streamers can now have a moment to rejoice.
The external antennas of the router allow it to boost wireless signal power to dedicatedly connected devices and don’t hinder performance or speed quality through its beam forming antennas and Range boost features. Lastly, the router comes with Type C and A USB 3.0 ports that give bandwidth-hogging files a quick transfer boost.
Netgear Nighthawk AX8
The futuristic design of Nighthawk AX8 doesn’t limit itself to its beam forming antennas. Netgear is already turning heads with its Wi-Fi 6 routers but AX8 is ideal for gamers, streamers, and standard office internet users altogether. The router is carefully curated to deliver 4x data capacity and OFDMA & MU-MIMO technologies to give a boost to multiple device connectivity and improved speeds.
The aforementioned qualities are integrated into its 1.8GHz quad-core processor. That in turn, allows AX8 to offer gigabit speeds to multiple devices at once. The speeds escalate to up to 6 Gbps, ideal for 4K streaming, gaming, uploading, and video sharing.
The 6 Gigabit ports also play a role in speeding up file transfer speeds and connecting more devices. Nighthawk AX8 also comes with two USB 3.0 ports making them 10x faster than the ol’ USB 2.0 port. Lastly, the OFDMA makes the traffic evenly distributed, unclustered and enhances the network power and capacity.
Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX11000
The beam forming antennas of Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 give the router a futuristic flair but these aren’t only for show. Rather these antennas are meant to amplify wireless speeds for hardcore gamers and standard streamers. Asus deems it to be the world’s first router with 10 Gigabit and a quad-core processor. It also comes with an in-built AiMesh system to provide better wireless coverage for a household.
You even get a front-line network security feature that stops all potential online attacks to your network and maintains network security. Another noteworthy feature is its OFDMA technology that is common for Wi-Fi 6 routers and is responsible for transferring equal data amount to multiple devices with minimum occurrences of lag or high latency.
Moving further, Rapture is also befitting for gamers who constantly complain of prolonging lag. It comes with a triple-level game acceleration feature that is specifically designed to reduce all instances of latency, stabilize ping and stop jittering for good. In turn, gamers can enjoy a seamless gaming experience with or without rush hours on the game server.
Another great Asus find is the RT-AX88U. The company stands tall with some of the notable Wi-Fi 6 powered routers and this specifically does a lot more than offer 6 Gbps speeds. It’s beam forming antennas and standalone 8 LAN ports grant multiple device connectivity without a single jitter. That’s not all. Just like Rapture GT-AX11000, this too supports OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, allowing you to connect 4x devices on a single wireless network.
The router also comes with a built-in security suite called AiProtection Pro that helps you block all incoming security threats and keeps all connected devices safe. In terms of household coverage, the Asus AiMesh system can power-up wireless connectivity in every corner of your home and you won’t be needing an extra wireless range extender for that.
Lastly, RT-AX88U maintains the battery life of each device connected to it. Unlike other routers, this Wi-Fi 6 enabled router can sustain 7x better battery performance and life. It has a Target Wake Time (TWT) feature that makes data transmitting time for every device equal by scheduling dedicated time for the devices.
The 802.11ax routers will set a new standard for the routers to come. But if you are an avid gamer or someone who has many devices to connect in your household, choose any of the aforementioned routers, install one and you are good to go.