10 Best Wireless Router Ranges
for December 2022

A wireless router is the heart of your home network, connecting all of your devices (computers, tablets, smartphones, and more) to the Internet. A router also handles all of your Wi-Fi traffic, including streaming music, videos, and games, as well as web browsing and downloading. When choosing a wireless router, it's important to consider your home's needs. For example, if you're a gamer, you'll want to choose a router with fast, consistent Wi-Fi speeds, while if you're streaming a lot of video, you'll need a router with fast Wi-Fi speeds and enough bandwidth to handle it.

In the Different Guide , we test wireless routers for performance, including speed, range, and range consistency. Our engineers also test routers for ease of use, including setup, configuration, and setup complexity. We also look at tech specifications, such as router antennas, router processors, router operating systems, and router firmware.

Our top picks for wireless routers are the Nighthawk X4 AC3200 Smart Wi-Fi Router ($299.99) from Netgear and the Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC3000 Wi-Fi Router ($199.99) from Linksys. These routers are fast, offer strong range, and are easy to setup.

Different Guide editors select recommendations independently. Purchases made through our links may earn us commissions.

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Securifi Almond - (3 Minute Setup) Touchscreen Wireless Router/Range Extender

Securifi Almond

by Securifi
What We like

The Securifi Almond is our winner for best touchscreen router. It's easy to set up, supports streaming, and works with Amazon Alexa, a great feature if the kids ever turn your WiFi into a war zone.

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TP-Link AX5400 WiFi 6 Router (Archer AX73)- Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router, High-Speed ax Router for Streaming, Long Range Coverage

TP-Link AX5400 WiFi 6 Router (Archer AX73)- Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router

by TP-Link
What We like

The TP-Link Archer AX5400 is the best of the budget routers we tested, and takes top honors in the category.

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9.5
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Speedefy WiFi Router for Home, AC1200 Gigabit Dual Band Computer Routers for Wireless Internet, Long Range Coverage, MU-MIMO, IPV6, Beamforming, AP Mode, Guest WiFi and Parental Control (Model K4)

Speedefy WiFi Router for Home

by Speedefy
What We like

The Speedefy WiFi router is truly the best router on the market, it offers superior wireless performance, features a large 2.5" LCD, and is extremely easy to set up.

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9.2
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TP-Link AC1200 Gigabit WiFi Router (Archer A6 V3) - Dual Band MU-MIMO Wireless Internet Router, 4 x Antennas, OneMesh and AP mode, Long Range Coverage

TP-Link AC1200 Gigabit WiFi Router (Archer A6 V3)

by TP-Link
What We like

This TP-Link router is the best for home use. The Archer A6 features MU-MIMO technology, dual band speeds, and excellent range.

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8.8
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TP-Link N300 Wireless Portable Nano Travel Router(TL-WR802N) - WiFi Bridge/Range Extender/Access Point/Client Modes, Mobile in Pocket

TP-Link N300 Wireless Portable Nano Travel Router(TL-WR802N)

by TP-LINK USA
What We like

The best travel router we tested can set up secure wireless hotspots anywhere, even on airplanes. It has a speedy 300 Mbps Wi-Fi speed on 2.4 gigahertz band.

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8.5
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ASUS N300 WiFi Router (RT-N12_D1) - 3 in 1 Wireless Internet Router/Access Point/Range Extender, 2T2R MIMO Technology, Gaming & Streaming, Easy Setup

ASUS N300 WiFi Router (RT-N12_D1)

by Asus
What We like

The ASUS RT-N12 router features 4 SSIDs to manage bandwidth allocation, and 2 detachable 5dBi antennas for wider coverage. Setup is easy thanks to the intuitive Web interface, and it features USB storage sharing.

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8.2
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TP-Link AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A8) -High Speed MU-MIMO Wireless Router, Dual Band Router for Wireless Internet, Gigabit, Supports Guest WiFi

TP-Link AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A8) -High Speed MU-MIMO Wireless Router

by TP-Link
What We like

This router does everything the average user could want. It's easy to set up, and it's got the speed you need for downloads.

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8.2
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Motorola AC2600 4x4 WiFi Smart Gigabit Router with Extended Range, Model MR2600

Motorola AC2600 4x4 WiFi Smart Gigabit Router with Extended Range

by MTRLC LLC
What We like

This router is able to handle 4 devices simultaneously, and its large touch screen display and easy-to-use mobile app makes it perfect for remote management and guest access..

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8.2
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2022 Newest Hyzom WiFi Range Extender Signal Booster up to 5000 sq.ft, Wireless Internet Repeater Wi-Fi Booster and Signal Amplifier with Ethernet Port, 1-Key Setup, 5 Working Modes

2022 Newest Hyzom WiFi Range Extender Signal Booster up to 5000 sq.ft

by Hyzom
What We like

The Hyzom range extender was one of two extenders to test that had consistent signals and good range. With more range and better performance, it's the best of the bunch.

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7.2
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Speedefy AC2100 Smart WiFi Router - Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router for Home & Gaming, 4x4 MU-MIMO, 7x6dBi External Antennas for Strong Signal, Parental Control, Support IPv6 (Model K7)

Speedefy AC2100 Smart WiFi Router

by Speedefy
What We like

The Speedefy AC2100 Router has the best range of any router we tested, and its dual band design means you'll be able to download data at twice the speed compared to routers with only one band.

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