Best Wi-Fi 6 routers of 2020

We all want faster, more reliable Wi-Fi in our homes and offices. And now, with Wi-Fi 6, you don’t have to be a captive to your living room or wherever you’ve set up your router. Check out our picks for the best Wi-Fi 6 routers of 2020, and get internet in every corner of your house.

Best Wi-Fi 6 routers of 2020
Netgear Nighthawk Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Dual-Band Internet System on a Table

You know that spot in your house where you always lose your Slack call? Or what about that bedroom at the far end of your home where you just can’t get online? Wherever it is, it’s an area that—for whatever reason—your Wi-Fi signal just doesn’t reach. And that’s frustrating. We hear you. That’s why today we’re rounding up the best Wi-Fi 6 routers of 2020.

When Wi-Fi 6 was introduced last year, it showed us new, exciting possibilities for wireless technology. Now in 2020, the next generation of Wi-Fi 6 routers have arrived, and many are cheaper, faster, and have better security than their predecessors. And since the laptops and smartphones coming out now support Wi-Fi 6, it’s a great time to upgrade your home to a better router.

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Because lags, dropped calls, and poor capacity due to your Wi-Fi connection shouldn’t be something you have to deal with. Especially if you work from home or have multiple people on your network.

Wi-Fi 6 is sure to eliminate those problem areas in your house and beef up your overall system. Check out our picks for the best Wi-Fi 6 routers of 2020.

Netgear Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

Overhaul your home network with the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router. This device supports Wi-Fi 6 and can handle your growing home network. Also, it gives you incredibly fast wireless speeds for improved gaming, 4K/8K UHD streaming, and video conferencing. With this gadget’s smarter scheduling, your network capacity, efficiency, and latency will be improved. Best of all, the router provides quicker and expanded coverage for all of your devices throughout your entire home.

Netgear Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

Netgear Nighthawk AX12 12 Stream Wi Fi 6 Router on a Table

Netgear Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Cable Modem Router

The Netgear Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Cable Modem Router is another excellent device worth considering. Unlike many other routers, this one combines two Ethernet ports with LAN port aggregation. And the Nighthawk AX8 can do this while supporting multi-gig 2.5 Gbps speeds. Best of all, this device lets you stream to multiple devices in 4K and Ultra HD quality. This gadget becomes available in July 2020.

Netgear Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Cable Modem Router

Netgear Nighthawk AX8 8 Stream Wi-Fi 6 Cable Modem Router with a Desktop

TP-Link Deco Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router Collection

Get rid of those internet dead zones in your house with the TP-Link Deco Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router Collection. This router range uses a mesh system to provide your entire home with an internet signal. That way, you’ll always have internet access, no matter where you are. These Wi-Fi 6 models are available in three models, depending on your needs. They also feature dual-band or tri-band options.

Netgear Nighthawk Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Dual-Band Internet System

If you want super-fast internet speed, get the Netgear Nighthawk Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Dual-Band Internet System. It’s excellent for large families since you’ll all be able to stream 4K UHD videos or games without any lag. And you shouldn’t have any problem when you want to host gaming nights.  This setup includes a router and satellite to give you a strong Wi-Fi signal in every room of your home. Best of all, this Wi-Fi 6 router can handle over 25 devices at a time.

Huawei Wi-Fi AX3 Quad-Core Router

The Huawei Wi-Fi AX3 Quad-Core Router will have you wondering why you ever put up with pages loading for minutes at a time. This Wi-Fi 6 router boasts speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. Plus, the device’s Chipset Synergy technology ensures you get a fast and efficient internet experience. Your Netflix shows and gaming will be altogether different experience after you get the AX3.

Huawei WiFi AX3 Quad Core Router

Huawei Wi-Fi AX3 Quad Core Router on a Wooden Table

TP-Link Archer AX6000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router

Another highly rated Wi-Fi 6 router is the TP-Link Archer AX6000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router. It’s a significant upgrade if you’re looking to get a new wireless router, and you’d like something you’re sure you can use with the latest devices. It has aced reviewer’s connectivity tests and delivers a fast response when transferring files.

TP-Link Archer AX6000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router

TP-Link Archer AX6000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router on a White Table

NETGEAR – Orbi AX6000 Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System

If money is no object when it comes to your internet connectivity, you’ll find the NETGEAR – Orbi AX6000 Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System interesting. It is a powerful Wi-Fi 6 system that will provide you with the ultimate smart home experience with unbelievable connections and coverage. This gadget will keep your Wi-Fi connection strong all the time in every room of the house.

NETGEAR Orbi AX6000 Tri band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System

NETGEAR Orbi AX6000 Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System as a Set

Asus RT-AX88U Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router

Another great Wi-Fi 6 router that costs a good deal less than the Orbi AX6000  is the Asus RT-AX88U Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router. Reviewers say that this particular router has some similarities with the Nighthawk AX8. The AX88U also offers 6GBps speeds and 8 LAN ports. This Wi-Fi 6 router also works with AiMesh, the Asus Wi-Fi mesh system, allowing you to link multiple routers together for more comprehensive coverage.

Asus RT-AX88U Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router

Asus RT-AX88U Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router on a White Background

Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router

If you’re mostly interested in gaming, the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX1100 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router is for gamers who can’t get a wired connection and a high-quality wireless connection, with its 1.8GHz quad-core processor, this router speeds up connections. This device will also prioritize gaming servers, gaming devices, and gaming data packets.

Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router

Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router on a White Background

So, are you ready for better internet coverage in your home or business? I know I sure am. And for me, the Netgear Nighthawk Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Dual-Band Internet System is looking like a pretty solid option right now. What about you? Which of these Wi-Fi 6 routers make the most sense for your needs? Let us know!

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Meet Lauren Wadowsky

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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