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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Where the price is displayed as $0 the modem-router is supplied by an internet service provider (ISP). However, there can be extra costs associated with getting a modem-router from an ISP when signing up to a broadband plan.
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Modem-routers without Wi-Fi connectivity scored worse. These were the Billion BiPAC 8900X, DrayTek Vigor DV130, and Netgear DM200.
Overall DSL score
DSL = internet connectivity. We created a weighting system for DSL performance, based on a download score (60%) and an upload score (40%).
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Overall Wi-Fi score
A combination of router performance on the 5GHz band (60%) and the 2.4GHz band (40%).
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Internet service provider
Any unit that has "No" gigabit ethernet has the much slower 10/100 megabits per second (Mbps).
Best Wi-Fi standard
802.11ac is superior to 802.11n. The latest standard, 802.11ax (AKA Wi-Fi 6), is very new and was not supported by any modem-routers tested.
Included in this review
- CHOICE score
- Overall DSL score
- DSL download score
- DSL upload score
- Overall Wi-Fi score
- 2.4GHz overall score
- 5GHz overall score
- 2.4GHz with interference degredation
- Retailer sourced modem
- Supplied by ISP
- Internet service provider
- Wireless router
- 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
- 5GHz Wi-Fi
- Best Wi-Fi standard
- Stated 2.4GHz Wi-Fi speed
- Stated 5GHz Wi-Fi speed
- Ethernet ports
- Gigabit ethernet
- USB ports
- Parental controls