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Last updated: 04 April 2022


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No one wants to be plagued by a weak Wi-Fi signal or black spots at home, particularly when so many of us are working and living at home 24/7. Our tech experts lab test and review home wireless mesh systems to see how well they create a seamless local Wi-Fi network across your home and how easy they are to use.

Thinking of a buying a Wi-Fi extender, router or mesh network? Our wireless mesh networks buying guide will help you know what features to look for.

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Our interactive comparison tool helps you easily find out which mesh network systems give the best performance and have the right features. We also reveal:

  • which mesh network systems give the best performance at close range and at extended distance
  • which models perform better on either band – 2.4GHz or 5GHz
  • the yearly running cost for all the devices we test.

Because relaying the network signal with an extender can slash Wi-Fi performance, we also tell you what speeds, in MBps and in Mbps, the devices can achieve.

Our Recommended list will help you quickly see which wireless mesh network systems come out on top.

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    Price includes all components needed to create a mesh/extended network.

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    Power switch

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    Whether the unit has a physical power switch on the device.

      Ethernet ports

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      The total number of available ethernet ports for connecting wired ethernet devices. This excludes the WAN port, which is used to plug in your existing modem or modem/router.

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      The number of USB ports included for connecting external USB devices. USB ports may be used for physically attaching storage drives or printers for sharing on the network, but it depends on the model, so check the manual, packaging, or product website to confirm for your particular model.

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      • Recommended
      • Yearly running cost
      • Overall score
      • Performance score
      • Ease of use score
      • Speed from origin location (Megabytes per sec)
      • Speed from origin location (Megabits per sec)
      • Speed from extended location 1 (Megabytes per sec)
      • Speed from extended location (Megabits per sec)
      • Maximum link speed (MBps) [2.4GHz/5GHz]
      • Maximum link speed (Mbps) [2.4GHz/5GHz]
      • Extra products required to create mesh/extended network
      • MU-MIMO antenna technology
      • Good points
      • Bad points
      • Tester notes
      • Price
      • Tri-band router
      • Complete Wi-Fi mesh system in a box
      • Products we used to create mesh/extended network
      • Extra nodes can be added
      • Seamless roaming
      • Wi-Fi standards supported (802.11 type)
      • Highest encryption level
      • Ethernet ports
      • Modem required
      • Power switch
      • Parental controls
      • Indicators
      • USB ports


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