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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Price as of July 2020
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The type of support included for the 802.11 Wi-Fi standard - 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) or the newer 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6).
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.
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.
Wi-Fi Protected Set-up (WPS) button is intended to provide a one-button secure connection of the device to your network without needing to manually enter a password or configure it via a web browser or wizard interface. We don't recommend using this method for connecting devices these days due to security concerns.
Long-range throughput (MBps)
Results are in megabytes per second (MBps). Straightline distance test conducted over line-of-sight at a distance of 40m. Fast 5GHz performance is anything over 50MBps and fast 2.4GHz performance is anything over 15MBps; sluggish 5GHz performance is anything under 40MBps and sluggish 2.4GHz performance is anything under 10MBps.
enter value/s in increments of i between 37.6 and 80
Short-range throughput (MBps)
Results are in megabytes per second (MBps). Testing 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands in a best-case short range scenario conducted over line-of-sight at a distance of 4m. Fast 5GHz is anything over 70MBps and fast 2.4GHz is anything over 20MBps; sluggish 5GHz is anything under 40MBps and sluggish 2.4GHz is anything under 15MBps.
enter value/s in increments of i between 61 and 92.6
Wall penetration throughput (MBps)
Results are in megabytes per second (MBps). Signal penetration test through a double-brick wall and a drywall. Testing is done using 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands and the wall penetration throughput is the sum of these tests. As a guide, fast 5GHz performance is considered to be more than 40MBps and sluggish 5GHz performance is under 30MBps; fast 2.4GHz performance is anything over 20MBps and sluggish is anything under 10MBps.
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Included in this review
- Buy now
- Yearly power cost ($)
- Overall score
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Privacy score
- Short-range throughput (MBps)
- Long-range throughput (MBps)
- Wall penetration throughput (MBps)
- 2.4GHz short range speed (MBps)
- 5GHz short range speed (single band, MBps)
- Dual 5GHz short range speed (MBps)
- 5GHz long range speed (MBps)
- Dual 5GHz long range speed (MBps)
- 2.4GHz long range speed MBps
- 5GHz wall penetration speed (MBps)
- Dual 5GHz wall penetration speed (MBps)
- 2.4GHz wall penetration speed (MBps)
- Antenna placement
- USB drive sharing
- Installation wizard
- Controls for wireless access or internet scheduling
- Parental filters URL/keyword
- Supports 3G/4G via USB dongle (not supplied)
- Warranty (months)
- Country of origin
- Good points
- Bad points
- Tri-band router
- Maximum claimed speed (Mbps) 2.4+5GHz
- Wi-Fi type
- Mimo support
- Beamforming support
- NBN ready
- Gigabit ethernet LAN ports
- USB 2.0 ports
- USB 3.0 ports
- DLNA support
- Default Wi-Fi access
- Preset parental filters
- WPS button
- Guest network
- QoS (quality of service) support
- VoIP support
- Wall mountable
- Size (mm, W x D x H)
- Weight (g)