Top 15 routers

RECOMMENDED Tenda Nova MW6 Review

Tenda Nova MW6 Review

A great-value three-pack mesh system, which performs well, and is quick and easy to set up

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2 TP-Link Archer C3200 Review

TP-Link Archer C3200 Review

The idea of a private network you can keep to yourself is extremely tempting, and TP-Link has brought this option to a device, undercutting other tri-band routers. It performed well in our tests, particularly at a distance on the 5GHz network, which is exactly where its power needs to be concentrated. It’s not as slick to set up and configure as some of its rivals, but there’s nothing here that would confuse anyone who’s happy to explore their router’s settings.

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RECOMMENDED 3 BT Whole Home Wi Fi Review: Better than a router

BT Whole Home Wi Fi Review: Better than a router

It’s too soon to be sure which of these new systems will prove the best deal but BT is off to a great start at a lower price than Orbi.

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RECOMMENDED 4 TP-Link Archer VR2800 Review

TP-Link Archer VR2800 Review

There's still value in having a high-performance single router, and the VR2800 is the best value around at the moment

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RECOMMENDED 5 TP-Link Deco M5 Review

TP-Link Deco M5 Review

The TP-Link Deco M5 is a worthy competitor to the other mesh-networking routers we’ve reviewed. It’s well priced for three nodes and includes useful network-based antivirus and excellent parental controls.

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RECOMMENDED 6 Zyxel Multy X review

Zyxel Multy X review

The Multy X delivers both lightning fast Wifi and impressively wide coverage for a reasonable price

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RECOMMENDED 7 Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Review

Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Review

Class-leading performance and features largely justify this router’s incredibly high price.

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RECOMMENDED 8 Synology RT2600ac Review: A compelling mix of NAS and router

Synology RT2600ac Review: A compelling mix of NAS and router

Not the fastest or best-value router on test, but the Synology's superb user interface and extra features make it a great all-rounder.

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RECOMMENDED 9 TP-Link TL-PA9020P AV2000 2-port Gigabit EOP kit review
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10 Zyxel Multy X AC3000 Review: X marks the hotspot

Zyxel Multy X AC3000 Review: X marks the hotspot

Despite a few niggles, this different approach to widening your Wi-Fi reception works effectively, and is a good alternative to BT if you need a router

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