Needing high speed internet in your home?You’re going to need the best wireless router and in this video we go in-depth into ourfavorite routers on the market.
Before we start we’ve included links in the description to various pricing optionsfor the routers mentioned in the video, so make sure you check that out.
To start us off with the best wireless router we have the TP-Link Talon AD7200.
The TP-Link Talon AD7200 Wi-Fi Router holds the credential of being the first 802.
11adrouter in the market.
However, that is not the only trick up its sleeve.
The router packs in many cutting-edge features to ensure ultimate performance.
Although it’s not inexpensive, this router offers a few impressive features for the price!In this review, we will go into every aspect of this router and find out whether it’sworth your money.
Like its direct competitor, the NETGEAR Nighthawk X10, the Talon AD7200 packs an impressivelist of features.
• The Talon AD7200 uses multi-Band technology to run three distinct Wi-Fi bands at once.
• The router supports a combined Wi-Fi speed of 7.
• While a traditional router can only stream to one device at a time, the Wireless AC andMulti-User MIMO technologies of the Talon AD7200 facilitates simultaneous streaming.
• The 1.
4 GHz dual-core processor is powerful enough to support multiple users at once.
• It has eight state-of-the-art external antennas which help in maximizing range andperformance.
• It has 1 WAN and four high-speed Gigabit Ethernet ports.
• The two super speed USB 3.
0 ports allow you to transfer files to an external HDD orUSB drive directly.
• TP-Link provides an easy-to-use one-app solution to setup, manage and update yourrouter.
The TP-Link Talon AD7200 backs up its hype with a solid performance across the board.
The router scored around 450 Mbps in the 5 GHz close-proximity same-room test and almost250 Mbps at a range of 30 feet.
While those scores may not be as impressive as its chief competitor, the NETGEAR NighthawkX10, it is not bad.
When you factor in the price difference, the Talon AD7200 shines brighter than its competitor.
In the 2.
4 GHz frequency band, the Talon AD7200 manages to edge the Nighthawk X10.
The router has speeds of around 100 Mbps in the close-proximity test and 80 Mbps at arange of 30 feet.
The performance in the 60 GHz AD frequency band is very similar to the Nighthawk X10.
In the close-proximity test, the Talon AD7200 managed to impress us with scores averaging950 Mbps!However, since the 60 GHz frequency can’t penetrate through walls, don’t expect anynetwork coverage beyond your router’s line-of-sight.
Next up at number 2 we have the Best Range covering Wifi System which goes to GoogleWiFi.
Google Wifi is unlike any router you may have seen before.
In fact, it would be wrong to call it a router.
It’s a Wi-Fi system and possibly the best one in the market today.
In this comprehensive review, we will cover all the major features of this unique Wi-Fisystem and provide an in-depth understanding of how the three Google Wifi units functiontogether to provide superior wireless connectivity.
While most routers can be an eye-sore, Google Wifi with its understated design is ideallysuited to any environment.
All three units of the Google Wifi system are identical to each other.
With a diameter of 4.
1 inches and a height of 2.
7 inches, it’s relatively tiny to thatof traditional routers.
The white body of the router is divided, by an unobtrusive LED light which lends a touchof elegance to the design.
Overall, the design deserves high praise and will be well-suited to modern homes.
The Google Wifi system is brimming with many unique features.
Here are some of the major features of this Wi-Fi system.
• The Google Wifi system has simultaneous dual-band Wifi which supports IEEE 802.
11a/b/g/nand ac standards.
• The 3-pack Google Wifi system is perfect for a large home.
• You can quickly expand the network by purchasing another Google Wifi unit.
• The 710 MHz quad-core processor coupled with 512 MB RAM, ensures excellent networkperformance.
• It has an antenna-less elegant design.
• It has two high-speed Gigabit Ethernet ports.
• The two ports function as a LAN and WAN port on the primary unit, while on the secondaryunits both the ports can provide LAN functionality.
• You can control the system using Alexa and Google Home voice commands.
Don’t underestimate the size; this tiny device can put many large routers to shame.
When it comes to wireless performance, the Google Wifi system can hold its own againstthe big guys like the Talon AD7200 and Nighthawk X10.
In the 5 GHz frequency band close-proximity same-room test, the Wi-Fi system scored higherthan 450 Mbps.
That’s seriously impressive when you consider the fact that the much larger Talon AD7200managed a similar rating.
It also performs very well in the long-range test, with speeds of 200 Mbps.
Bear in mind that this is a single unit and not the system as a whole.
When all the units updates strategically, there will be no range anxieties whatsoever.
The Google Wifi unit performs respectably in the 2.
4 GHz frequency band as well.
The speeds of 100 Mbps for the close-proximity test and 70 Mbps for the long range test arecomparable to high-end routers.
Next up at number 3 we have the gamers choice of routers which goes to the Asus RT-AC88U.
Most of the computer enthusiasts or users know of the company Asus because of theirtop of the line gaming hardware.
However, Asus is also at the helm for creating several high ends, top of the line routers.
The device we are talking about is the RT-AC88U.
This router costs under $300, and it happens to be one of the best wireless routers someonecan buy right now.
The wireless router offers a stylish, sleek look.
If someone has used an Asus product in the past, they will find this design familiar.
The router is aesthetically pleasing with its complete black construction with red accentsalong the antennas; it looks straight out of a gaming lineup by Asus.
The RT-AC88U is an AC3100 router which comes with a total of 8 Gigabit LAN ports.
Do keep in mind though that these ports are capable of delivering high-speed internetwithout suffering from any performance issues.
Also, don’t forget that it is a dual-band router that can act as a NAS as well.
With that said, Asus has paid a significant amount of attention to detail even when designingthe web interface as it happens to be super intuitive and easy to use.
The WiFi performance of the router on both 2.
4 gigahertz and the five gigahertz bandsstayed faster than ever without any performance decreases.
The installation process of RT-AC88U is a piece of cake, thanks to the fantastic webinterface.
When you connect it to the PC and the internet for the first time, the Asus Web Interfacewill automatically launch and give you two options to configure the router after youpower up the PC.
You can then continue with the wizard or set it manually.
The Quick Internet Setup wizard will check your internet connection and configure yourrouter as a Dynamic IP, Static IP or PPPoE, depending on your connection type selection.
After that, it allows you to set a name for each SSID, and then create a network encryptionkey for each band.
With that complete, it’s setup.
When it comes to performance, the Asus RT-AC88U provides multi-client MU-MIMO data streaming,works extremely fast on both bands 2.
4 Gigahertz and 5 Gigahertz plus file reading/writingand transfers were great.
Next up for the best inexpensive option we have the NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000.
For those who don’t know, the company is known for creating a plethora of top of theline wireless routers that have become increasingly famous over time.
Netgear is a company that has dedicated itself towards providing top of the line, unparallelednetworking hardware, including their brilliant wireless routers.
The product that we are bringing you today is called the Netgear Nighthawk R7000.
As the name suggests, the router looks nothing less of a stealth fighter jet.
The Nighthawk R7000 is AC1900, with 1,300 Mbps speed in the five gigahertz band and600 Mbps speed on the 2.
4 gigahertz band.
From the looks of it, the router looks amazing.
It has a minimal and stealthy vibe to it.
The router has an all-black construction and comes with three detachable antennas.
Our only issue on the design front was the weight and the size of the Nighthawk.
In all seriousness, the router is an absolute mammoth and needs some free space to be putdown.
However, we found that issue to be subjective as it happens that you will only need to makespace for the router once, and won’t be moving it a lot afterward.
The Netgear Nighthawk offers a stellar performance, and it’s one of the fastest routers we haveused till date.
The performance on both five gigahertz and the 2.
4 gigahertz bands is impeccable.
There was no hiccups or slowdowns during the entire testing process.
The WiFi router also manages to perform well on different ranges.
The bands manage to give you performance that is better than the performance provided byyour standard Ethernet connection.
Moving on to the features, the Nighthawk AC1900 has plenty.
If you are wondering what you’ll be getting, you should know that this router comes withthe support for DD-WRT.
For those curious, this means that the router is fully capable of running 3rd party firmwarebased on Linux.
The router also comes with the support for OpenVPN and thanks to the OpenDNS; there isa complete parental control package built into the router.
The router even comes with QoS for those who don’t know.
A feature that can let you manage the upstream and downstream of your internet connection.
Cool, we’d say.
If you want more, the router can also act as a NAS and a pretty good one.
Next up for the Best Range Wireless Router we have the D-Link DIR 890.
For those who don’t know, the company has a long history of providing some of the bestnetworking products and the AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi DIR-890 isn’t here to tell a different story.
It’s perhaps one of the most stylish looking wireless routers we have encountered.
Where the Nighthawk resembled a stealth jet, the DIR-890 looks like race car enthusiastsbuilt it.
But looks aren’t everything, right?Let’s find out how this router fairs in things that matter.
Testing revealed that the router is fast, easy to setup and use.
It also has a good speed/range when using this device for Wi-Fi.
Another great thing about this router is that it comes with the ability to be doubled upas a NAS by adding an external hard drive.
We have already discussed how the design of this router ends up making a statement ofits own, and that’s quite right.
The router has an overall red build with black accents.
The router easily manages to stand out, and if you have a computer that follows the red/blackcolor scheme, this is something you must have.
Enough about the looks, let’s talk about the things that matter.
If you happen to live at a comparatively large place and have a lot of Wi-Fi devices thatconsistently need a connection to the internet, this one is a must have for you.
During testing, the range seemed promising enough and was able to connect through largehomes.
If you want more LAN ports, the DIR-890 is not something you want.
The router only comes with 4 LAN ports as opposed to some routers that have 8 LAN ports.
With that said, if you can overlook that limitation, then the DIR-890L is a stellar router.
So that sums up our top 5 routers, we hope you enjoyed.
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