The Best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers

Mesh routers promise dependable Wi-Fi throughout your home, and most of them follow through, so it's not surprising to see them growing popular. Instead of a single router to wash your home in Wi-Fi connectivity, a mesh system combines the main router with one or more nodes that appear as a unified Wi-Fi network. Your devices will connect to the nearest option automatically to get the best speeds.Most of us are stuck with placing a router in a less than optimal spot , depending on where the internet connection comes into the home. By placing a second or third node, you can extend Wi-Fi coverage where you need it. Whether you want to fix a dead spot, deliver a stronger signal into the back bedroom, or have great Wi-Fi in the backyard, a mesh system could be the answer.

Before you dive into our line-up, it’s a good idea to consider whether a mesh system is right for you. Our guide on how to choose a router will help you answer that question and figure out what features you need. If you don't want to switch to a new system, we also have advice on how to upgrade your existing Wi-Fi and, as always, ways to secure it and protect your home network .

Table of Contents
  • Best Overall: Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8
  • Runner-Up: TP-Link Deco X20 AX1800
  • Best for Simplicity: Eero 6
  • Best for Large Homes: Netgear Orbi AX4200 RBK753
  • Best Budget Option: Vilo Mesh Router
  • Things to Consider: Shopping Tips
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Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 (2-Pack)

Best Overall

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