Top 5 Best Wi-Fi Routers February 2021

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Its not wrong to say that in today’s world of technology a high speed internet or Wi-Fi connection at your home or workplace is a must. Especially during the pandemic period when a large working population were asked to work from home, a high speed internet connection becomes a necessity there. A high speed Wi-Fi connection allows you to carry out your work seamlessly, transfer your files and data at a much faster with Gigabit speeds. A faster internet connection takes your entertainment experience to another level with support for streaming and broadcast 8K videos in UHD, high quality VR gaming experience with ultra low latency and much more. Here is the list of the Top 5 Best Wi-Fi Routers February 2021

Here we bring you the Top 5 best Wi-Fi Routers February 2021 that are out in the market for consumer purchase. All the listed routers below support the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard with tri-band and 12 stream wi-fi system.

Comment down below weather you agree to this list or not of our pickings for the Top 5 Best Wi-Fi Routers February 2021. Also comment if this list require improvements.

1. ASUS Wi-Fi 6E Gaming( ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000) - (Wi-Fi 6E Support)

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 tops the list of our Top 5 Best Wi-Fi Routers February 2021 as this is the World’s first Wi-Fi 6E supported and the only Wi-Fi 6E supported router which is available for consumer purchase. It transmit signals at 6 GHz Wi-Fi frequency spectrum. Its 100 % Backwards compatible with previous generations of Wi-Fi. This gaming router can provide speed up to 11 Gbps that allows to do 8K streaming , hardcore gaming with ultra low latency and much more.

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ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 Wi-Fi 6E Gaming Router
  • Overview
  • Features

Announced at CES 2021 Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 becomes the world's first router to come with Wi-Fi 6E support that is available for consumer market. It can transmit signals at 6 GHz Wi-Fi frequency spectrum. This is a highly engineered gaming router dedicated for hardcore gaming with some excellent features and performance that allows you to get the best internet speeds and enjoy high quality contents, videos, VR gaming all seamlessly.

  • Gigabit speeds of maximum up to 11 Gbps
  • 4 times more network capacity than Wi-Fi 5
  • 2.3 times more Wi-Fi speed compared to previous generations of Wi-Fi
  • 7 times more battery life
  • Ultra Low Latency Performance 
  • Cooling Technology: NO or Minimal Heating Issue, Specially designed vents available on top , bottom and sides helps in efficient heat dissipation.
  • The 6 GHz Wi-Fi band allows 8K streaming and Video experiencing, seamless VR gaming experience, improved broadcasting and much more.

The ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 is packed with many feautures.

  • 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum support
  • Wi-Fi standard available : Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E with IPv6
  • Tri-Band system with speed up to 11 Gbps distributed over 2.4 GHz ( upto 1148 Mbps speed), 5 GHz band ( upto 4804 Mbps speed) and 6 GHz band ( up to 4804 Mbps speed)
  • 12 stream supported
  • 1024 QAM Wi-Fi module
  • Wider Channels that include 14 80MHz  bands and 7 160MHz bands in 6 GHz frequency band and additional 2 160 MHz bands at 5 GHz frequency 
  • All total 9 160 MHz band
  • All the technology used in Wi-Fi 6 Standard also comes with Wi-Fi 6E including OFDMA, TWT and MU-MIMO also has explicit beamforming is there which transmit signals in the form of strong beams.
  • Airtime Fairness supported
  • DC-IN Socket, Power Switch and Reset Button
  • 4x Gigabit LAN
  • 2x USB 3.2 Ports
  • 2.5G LAN/WAN Port available.
  • Maximum performance delivery to compatible wired devices like the 2.5GbE-equipped motherboards.
  • Three Level Gaming Acceleration with ultra low latency.
  • Speed : Maximum speed up to 11 Gbps
  • 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU with 1 GB of RAM that can handle multiple devices seamlessly.
  • Battery Life Extended by 7 times.
  • Traffic from 2.5G port given most priority.
  • Network Data Storage Appliances can be attached to the 2.5G port to have fastest access possible over the Wi-Fi 6E .
  • Multi-gigabit Support: There is also option for Multi-gigabit Network  Support  which allows you to choose or decide between 2.5G WAN/LAN port or 2 WAN ports of 1 Gbps each that cumulatively adds to 2 Gbps( WAN Aggregation) to maximize the potential of Wi-Fi 6E.
  • AiMesh Support: ASUS AiMesh helps you to create mesh network along with other Asus routers at home. 
  • RGB dynamic lighting is available and can be customized by using ASUS Router app.
  • AI Alexa is supported

Security:

  • AiProtection Pro : NO compromises on security as it comes with AiProtection Pro Powered by Trend Micro™ which on regular basis updates the security signatures to protect your devices from internet threats.
  • Prental control and Traffic Control is available
  • VPN FUSION: There support of VPN Fusion that allows you to run VPN service and gaming simultaneously without any connection drop.
  • Amazon Alexa Support

Pros
  • Next-Gen Wi-Fi 6E Support

    Maximum Speed up to 11 Gbps

    Comes with 6 GHz band

    9 160 MHz channels

    Tri-Band 12 Stream support

    AiMesh Support

Cons
  • Price may be the issue for some

    6 GHz band may be region or country specific

    DFS Not Available

2. TP Link Archer AX11000 Tri-Band

TP Link Archer AX11000 Tri-Band router comes second in our list for the Top 5 Best Wi-Fi Routers February 2021. Highly engineered gaming router that comes with a stunning design and is powered by the WiFi 6 standard. Comes with powerful 1.8 GHz 64 Bit Quad-Core processor, provides 4 times more capacity than WiFi 5 and many more features listed below.

 

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TP Link Archer AX11000 Gaming Router Wi-Fi 6
  • Overview
  • Features
  • TP Link Archer AX11000 comes with the latest Wi-Fi 6 support.
  • TP Link Archer AX11000 has a tri-band Wi-Fi system that offers to provide a 12 stream Wi-Fi speeds up and over 10 Gbps : 4804 Mbps for 5 GHz gaming, 4804 Mbps for normal 5 GHz uses and a 1148 Mbps for 2.4 GHz.
  • It comes with a powerful processor of 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU alongside 3 additional co-processors.
  • Game Protection: Keep your documents and files safe with Homecare™ security system 
  • 4x More Capacity than Wi-Fi 5
  • Excellent Connectivity: 2.5 Gbps WAN Port and 8x Gigabit LAN Port along with 2x USB 3.0 Ports.
  • Real Time gameplay with Real Time latency
  • Seamless VR gaming experience, 8K streaming, AR and much more.
  • Compared to 5334 Mbps of AC5400 , Archer AX11000 provides speed up to 10756 Mbps

Support Wi-Fi 6 Standard : IEEE 802.11 ax/ac/n/a 5 GHz and IEEE 802.11 ax/n/b/g 2.4 GHz

4x 160 MHz Super Wide channels

Tri Band Wi-Fi speeds 

  • 5 GHz (4804 Mbps) 
  • 5 GHz (4804 Mbps) 
  • 2.4 GHz (1148 Mbps)

Wi-Fi Capacity is very high and the technologies used are such as

  • 4x4 MU-MIMO: Communicate simultaneously with several MU-MIMO supported devices.
  • OFDMA: Communicate at a time with several Wi-Fi 6 devices.
  • DFS: Access to an extra band in order to reduce signal congestion
  • Tri-Band: As mentioned above
  • 12 Streams: Connects device to more bandwidths
  • Airtime Fairness supported
  • Beamforming is there which allows to transmit signals in the form of strong beams

Hardware Configurations:

  • 1.8 GHz 64 bit Quad-Core CPU
  • 1x 2.5Gbps WAN Port
  • 8x Gigabit LAN Ports
  • LAG(Static Link Aggregation) available for 2 LAN Ports
  • 2x USB 3.0 Ports each for USB Type-C and USB Type-A
  • Wi-Fi, Power, LED, WPS and Reset buttons available.

Security Features: 

Network security is protected by HomeCare™ antivirus powered by Trend Micro™ , alongside this Wi-Fi encryption is also there(WPA ,WPA2 WPA3 WPA/WPA2 Enterprise 802.1x), SPI Firewall, Access Control , ALG and Support for Guest Network is also there along with several other features including VPN. 

Software: 

Game center:

  • Game statistics: Real time gameplay with real time latency
  • Game protector: Protected by HomeCare antivirus 
  • Game Accelerator: Optimize game stream

Cloud Services include:

  • Auto Firnwire Upgrade
  • OTA Firmwire Upgrade
  • DDNS
  • TP-Link ID

Pros
  • Wi-Fi 6 Support

    Tri-Band 12 stream support

    Easy installation

    DFS Available

Cons
  • Does not come with latest Wi-Fi 6E support

3. Netgear Nighthawk RAX200 Tri-Band

Netgear Nighthawk RAX200 Tri-Band WiFi router comes third in our list of the Top 5 Best Wi-Fi Routers February 2021. It comes with a stunning bird like design with 8 concealed antennae and has WiFi 6 enabled. It can handle up to 50 devices simultaneously and many more outstanding features listed below

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Netgear Nighthawk RAX200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router
  • Overview
  • Features
  • Netgear Nighthawk RAX200 also comes with Wi-Fi 6 support.
  • The Tri-Band WiFi system offers Gigabit speed up to 10.8 Gbps over 3 different dedicated WiFi bands 4.8 Gbps for 5 GHz gaming, 4.8 Gbps for normal 5 GHz uses and a 1.4 Gbps for 2.4 GHz.
  • Powerful 1.8 GHz 64 Bit Quad-Core Processor which powers smooth 8K streaming, ultra low latency gaming and much more.
  • With WiFi 6 standard it has 4 times increased data capacities as compared to WiFi 5 and can handle up to 50 devices at time.
  • Thanks to the 1024 QAM module it has an 25% increased efficiency and faster data transfer speeds as compared 256 QAM module
  • 4x More Capacity than WiFi 5
  • Fully Backwards Compatible
  • 40% increase in data throughput
  • WiFi 6 Supported
  • Supports and Backwards compatible with IEEE 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n/
  • Tri-Band 12 Stream WiFi: Up to 10.8 Gbps distributed over 4.8 Gbps 5 GHz band, 4.8 Gbps 5 GHz band and 1.4 Gbps 2.4 GHz band.
  • 8 antennaes (concealed)
  • 1024 QAM router that enables faster data speeds efficiency.
  • 1.8 GHz 64 Bit Quad-Core Processor which is AX Optimized boosts the performance.
  • Multi-Gig 2.5G Ethernet Port
  • 4x Gigabit Ethernet LAN port
  • 1x 2.5G Multi-Gig port
  • Has Multi-Gigabit support: There is option for Multi-gigabit Network Support  which allows you to choose between 2.5G WAN/LAN port or 2 WAN ports of 1 Gbps each that cumulatively adds to 2 Gbps (WAN Aggregation) to maximize the potential of Wi-Fi 6E.
  • Ability to Aggregate two Gigabit LAN ports and two gigabit WAN ports.
  • 2x USB 3.0 Ports
  • OFDMA: Allows simultaneous data transmission at same time.
  • MU-MIMO- supports up to 8 simultaneous WiFi streams, 4(2x2) devices can stream content at same time on the two 5 GHz bands.
  • 4x 160 MHz Super wide channels available
  • DFS is present to add an additional channel to reduce network interference.
  • Security: 
  • WiFi encryption with latest security standard WPA3.
  • NETGEAR ARMOUR™ : Advanced cyber threat protection to keep your files and data safe.
  • CIRCLE® SMART PARENTAL CONTROLS
  • VPN support for Mac, PC as well as OpenVPN app for Android and iOS.
  • Other features include Guest Network and Automatic Firmware Update
  • Voice Control by Artificial Intelligence : Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant 

Pros
  • Tri-Band 12 Stream support

    WiFi 6 Support

    DFS Available

Cons
  • Lacks support for WiFi 6E standard

    WiFi coverage is up to 2500 sq. ft.

Visit the official link to know more: https://www.netgear.com/home/wifi/routers/rax200/

4. Orbi AX6000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System(RBK853)(Best WiFi coverage Mesh System)

Its the first Mesh WiFi System that makes in our list of the Top 5 Best Wi-Fi Routers February 2021. This one comes with (1 router + 2 satellites) or (1 router + 1 satellite). This makes into the list because this Mesh System has the highest WiFi coverage area of up to 7500 sq. ft. and it can handle a massive 100+ devices simultaneously.

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Netgear Orbi AX6000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System (RBK853)
  • Overview
  • Features
  • The Orbi AX6000 Mesh System( RBK 853) comes with WiFi 6 support.
  • It comes with Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 system along with 12 Streams support
  • It has a dedicated WiFi band connection between the router and its 2 satellites that helps in providing the maximum possible speeds.
  • Provides Speed up to 6 Gbps.
  • Protected by NETGEAR Armor cybersecurity to keep your files and data safe from internet threats.
  • 100% Backward Compatible
  • Powerful 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Seamless 4K/8K UHD streaming, ultra low latency gaming and lag free streaming and much more
  • 4x More Capacity than WiFi 5
  • It can handle 100+ device connections
  • 40% increase in Data Throughput
  • 100% Backward Compatible
  • 7500 sq. ft. WiFi Coverage 
  • WiFi 6 supported
  • 8 high performance internal antennae
  • 1024 QAM WiFi module
  • 160 MHz super wide channels available 

Router:

  • Tri-Band WiFi system with speed up to 6 Gbps delivered over
  • 2.4 GHz band (2400  Mbps)+ 5 GHz band (2400 Mbps) to connect WiFi devices with internet.
  • An additional 5 GHz band(1200 Mbps) dedicated for connection between the router and its 2 satellites.
  • Each of the 5 GHz bands work with WiFi standards IEEE 802.11 ax/ac/a/n
  • The 2.4 GHz band works with WiFi standard IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ax 
  • 12 Stream support that helps connecting devices to more bandwidths.
  • Router:
  • 1x 2.5 Gbps WAN port
  • 4x Gigabit LAN Ethernet ports
  • WAN Link Aggregation can be done by connecting one of the 1 Gbps LAN port to the 2.5 Gbps WAN port
  • Processor : Powerful 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM and 512MB NAND Flash
  • MU-MIMO capable that support simultaneous data streaming.

Satellite:

  • 8 High performance and amplified internal antennae each.
  • Beamforming for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
  • MU-MIMO capable to support multiple device data streaming simultaneously.
  • Tri-Band WiFi:
  • 2.4 GHz (2400 Mbps)+5 GHz (2400 Mbps) for devices to connect to the internet
  • Additional 2.4 GHz(1200 Mbps) dedicated band for connection between the router and satellite.
  • Each satellite has 4x LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports 

Security

  • NETGEAR Armor cybersecurity helps in keeping your files and personal data safe from internet threats
  • WiFi security standard encryption with 802.11i, 128 bit AES Encryption with PSK
  • Guest WiFi is available
  • VPN support is there with NETGEAR Armor's Bitdefender to keep your network connection private.
  • Additional: Voice Assistant control is available with Amazon Alexa

Pros
  • Longest WiFi Coverage Mesh System

    WiFi 6 Support

    Tri-Band 12 Stream support

    2.2 GHz Quad Core Processor

    Handles 100+ Device Connections

    Dedicated WiFi band for connection between router and satellites

Cons
  • Gets Expensive if you Consider Buying Pack of 3

    Lacks WiFi 6E support

    Speed is Comparatively Lower to ASUS ZenWiFi AX(XT8)

Visit the official link to know more: https://www.netgear.com/home/wifi/mesh/rbk853/

5.ASUS ZenWiFi AX(XT8) AX6600 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System -
(Best WiFi Speed Mesh System)

ASUS ZenWiFi AX(XT8) AX6600 Tri-Band Mesh System bottoms the list of our Top 5 Best Wi-Fi Routers February 2021. It also comes with ( 1 Router+ 1 Satellite) or (1 Router + 2 Satellites). This mesh WiFi system comes with the support of WiFi 6 enabled. Unlike the Orbi (RBK853) which has the highest WiFi coverage , the ASUS ZenWiFi AX(XT8) provides the maximum mesh wifi speed up to 6.6 Gbps .

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ASUS ZenWiFi AX(XT8) AX6600 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System
  • Overview
  • Features
  • WiFi 6 Technology with Tri-Band Mesh System 
  • AiMesh Support is there
  • Lifetime Network Protection by Trend Micro™
  • WiFi coverage: up to 5500 sq.ft.
  • Provides WiFi coverage to approximately 6+ rooms
  • 3 SSIDs
  • PS5 Compatible
  • 45° antennae makes sure strong WiFi signals in multi-story homes
  • Specially designed cooling vents for better heat dissipation 
  • Backwards Compatible
  • You can choose your WiFi name as per you wish and can change at anytime.
  • 2.2x times faster than tri-band WiFi 5 routers.
  • WiFi 6 supported
  • 1024 QAM WiFi module
  • Tri Band Mesh System with speed up to 6.6 Gbps distributed over one 2.4 GHz band and two 5 GHz bands
  • Network Standard supported : IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax IPv4, IPv6
  • 6x Internal Antennae

Ports:

  • 1x 2.5G WAN RJ45 BaseT
  • 3x Gigabit LAN RJ45 BaseT
  • 1x USB 3.1 Generation 1
  • 1.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Memory: 256 MB Flash and 512 MB RAM
  • AiMesh Technology supported
  • Technology used :
  • OFDMA & MU-MIMO
  • Beamforming: universal and standard based
  • 1024 QAM module that allows 25% faster data speed over the 256 QAM module
  • Has 160 MHz super wide channels

Security:

  • Lifetime network security and protection by Trend Micro™ along with Ai Protection Pro
  • Guest WiFi supported 
  • Parental Control
  • VPN support available including OpenVPN.
  • Cloud Service: AiCloud is available which acts as personal cloud service
  • Additional Features: Smart Connect, Router App, Range Boost, Enhanced Media Server.

Pros
  • WiFi 6 Support

    Lifetime Network Security and Protection

    Customizable WiFi name

    Tri-Band Support

    Specially Designed Antennae to provide strong WiFi signals.

    Up to 6.6 Gbps speed

Cons
  • Lacks WiFi 6E support

    WiFi coverage is Less compared to Netgear Orbi AX6000 (RBK853)

Visit the official link to know more: https://www.asus.com/in/Networking/ZenWiFi-AX-XT8/

This completes the list of our Top 5 Best Wi-Fi Routers February 2021. Comment down below if you agree or disagree with this list and provide suggestions you wish. Subscribe to read more such informative content, tech buying guides and other technological stuffs.

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