Skip to content   Skip to footer navigation 
Last updated: 25 February 2019

Whether you've got the NBN or you're still on ADSL, to get fast and reliable connections to all your wireless home-network devices you need a fast wireless router for your home Wi-Fi. We lab test and review models to help you find the best wireless router for you. 

Our buying guide will help you know what features to look for.

Please note: This is a test of wireless routers, not modem-routers (gateways). We test major ISP-supplied basic NBN gateways as well.

Read more

Our test covers dual-band wireless routers and tri-band wireless routers, all of them NBN-ready. 

Our expert testers give every router a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • deliver the best local Wi-Fi speed
  • are the easiest to use
  • have the greatest number of features.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which routers have a built-in modem and support for VoIP, MIMO and guest network. 

Our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top.

Show less

Brand

Expand to view more details.

List of brands we tested in this review.

    Price

    Expand to view more details.

    Price as of February 2019

    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 59 and 566

    Recommended products

    Remove product

    Member only

    This test score is for members only. Join now to unlock our expert results.

    Already a member?

    Guest network

    Expand to view more details.

    Lets you give visitors access to the internet, but not your local network.

      VoIP support

      Expand to view more details.

       VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) lets you attach a phone handset and use a voice-over-internet-provider service to make phone calls over the internet.

        DLNA support

        Expand to view more details.

        Whether the router supports Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) guidelines that make connection to other networked devices and streaming media files across your network easier.

          Tri-band router

          Expand to view more details.

          A router that includes two separate 5GHz wireless networks in addition to a 2.4GHz network.

            Preset parental filters

            Expand to view more details.

            Inbuilt filters that use a managed list to block known malicious and inappropriate sites.

              Included in this review

              Members-only access
              • Overall score
              • Performance score
              • Ease of use score
              • 5GHz 40m range test (MBps)
              • 2.4GHz 40m range test (MBps)
              • 5GHz wall penetration test (MBps)
              • 2.4GHz wall penetration test (MBps)
              • Yearly power cost ($)
              • Recommended
              • Speed (Mbps) 2.4 GHz
              • Speed (MBps) 5 GHz single band
              • Speed (MBps) 5 GHz combined total
              • Speed (MBps) 5 GHz smart switching
              • Speed (MBps) 5 GHz manual switching
              • Maximum claimed speed (Mbps) 2.4+5GHz
              • Antenna placement
              • Mimo support
              • Beamforming support
              • USB drive sharing
              • DLNA support
              • Installation wizard
              • Parental filters URL/keyword
              • Controls for wireless access or internet scheduling
              • Supports 3G/4G via USB dongle (not supplied)
              • Warranty (months)
              • Website
              • Good points
              • Bad points
              • Price
              • Brand
              • Model
              • Tri-band router
              • Wi-Fi type
              • Antennas
              • NBN ready
              • Gigabit ethernet LAN ports
              • USB 2.0 ports
              • USB 3.0 ports
              • WPS support
              • Default Wi-Fi access
              • Preset parental filters
              • Guest network
              • QoS (quality of service) support
              • VPN passthrough
              • Modem built-in
              • VPN client
              • VPN server
              • VoIP support
              • Wall mountable
              • Size (mm, W x D x H)
              • Weight (g)
              • Availability

              Product selected for a detailed comparison

              Clear all
              Join 160 000 members using our independent test results to avoid costly mistakes. Get full access to all our tests and reviews.