The 5 Best Wireless Routers for 2021

If you go looking for a wireless router, you will find yourself with a plethora of options provided at different ranges and categories by various distributors. The vast amount of choices give rise to the question as to which WiFi router you should opt for, which will fulfill all your needs and would also reflect your budget and preference in quality.

The best WiFi routers not only give you wireless connectivity but do a lot more than that. They provide you with a seamless connection, full coverage area, and, most importantly, push your regard to the maximum speed utilizing its full potential, not including the various additional features and styles that make your router look more refreshing. You can’t help but marvel at its form whenever you look at it.

Cutting to the chase here are five of the best wireless routers with all their specification and features that you should consider getting if you are shopping for one:

5 Best Wireless Routers of 2020

1.Google Nest WiFi

  • Speed: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz/5 GHz simultaneous dual-band
  • Connectivity: Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Features: Advanced security chip, Nest WiFi point with Google Assistant, privacy control

Google Nest makes it to the top of the list mainly because of its innovative technology as we find the similarly popular Google products Google WiFi and Home together in a single setup.

The latest installment in one of the best WiFi routers, the Google nest, combines the simplicity and functionality of Google WiFi with the capabilities of the smart home device Google Home.

The smart speaker and mesh router combo makes it much sleeker and stylish than its predecessors.  

2. Asus RT-AC86U

  • Speed: 802.11ac 1734 Mbps down
  • Connectivity: 4 x Gigabit LAN, Gigabit Wan, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
  • Features: MU-MIMO, Traffic Analyzer, Adaptive QoS, WTFast Gamers Private Network

Asus is a well-recognized brand, through its variety of gaming computers, and much like those, the Asus RT-AC86U is one of the best available wireless routers on the market.

The design of the router is not much to take pride in, and the device looks like it was strung together in a night but what’s under the hood is something different altogether, this gaming router has been known to take on and leave behind most of the router on the routers in its very affordable price range.

And to inform the non-gamers, you’re not just looking at a router made solely for gaming but also one that can provide you a high-speed full coverage connection at a price range that won’t loosen your pockets. This affordable router has a much-deserved place in this list of best routers.

3. Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500

  • Speed: 802.11ac 1.7GHz dual-core processor
  • Connectivity: 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports (4 LAN + 1 WAN)
  • Features: Two WiFi bands simultaneously, four external antennas, 15 more channels in 5GHz

When we come to the high-end range of the routers which are built solely for specific functions, the Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 takes the lead in the gaming routers department by a vast margin.

Although the setup is quite pricey and also lacks a broadband modem, it is still worth a buy for the gamers who play like their life depends on it. The router delivers high-quality features and connectivity appropriate to its price. It can be most aptly termed as a “supercharged” version of a router that will fulfill all your needs and make sure that you have a seamless gaming experience.

4. TP-Link Archer C2300

  • Wi-Fi Spec: 802.11ac/Dual-Band
  • Number of Antennas/Removable: 3/Yes
  • Ports: Four 1-Gbps LAN, 1 WAN, 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0
  • Peak Throughput: 939.6 Mbps
  • Size: 8.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 inches

The TP-Link Archer C2300 is one of the best and most potent routers on this list, and even though by its looks, it might not look much but it still is regarded as the best of the best routers.

The router provides speed and value, and that can be confirmed by its standard tests where it can reach the speed of nearly a gigabit per second of data and can quickly provide connectivity through complicated architectural structures, going through ceiling and wall with relative ease.

The router is a small device and packs a lot of high-end features and comes with various tools such as antivirus, parental controls, etc.

The best part about the router is that even though it provides so many features, it is still one of the most affordable routers in this list, making it the best router you can invest.

5. Netgear Nighthawk AC2300 (RS400)

  • Wi-Fi Spec: 802.11ac/Dual-Band
  • Number of Antennas/Removable: 3/Yes
  • Ports: 1 WAN, 4 1-Gbps LAN, 2 USB 2.0
  • Peak Throughput: 626.6 Mbps
  • Size: 11.2 x 7.3 x 2.0 inches

While the other routers on this list provide high speeds, more coverage, and additional features, this router not only provides all of that but also delivers in a much-needed area in these times i.e., cybersecurity.

The router has excellent performance in almost every aspect. They even provide you with regular firmware updates to keep up with the trends. Still, its security measures make it stand out, making it one of the best routers that you can purchase for an office setting or even a home setting where privacy and security are the utmost concerns.

The Netgear Nighthawk AC2300 (RS400) provides you with the ability to secure your whole house and every device, including all the tools that make up a part of smart homes such as thermostats and doorbells and security cameras making you safe against malware and hackers.


The above list provides you with the best wireless routers available in the market as of 2020 and not only the best routers in a general category but the best in their departments such as gaming, cybersecurity, etc. While there is the inclusion of an affordable router in the list, if you’re looking for premium quality and performance, you will need to expand your budget a little to afford the other devices on the list.

Please let us know your favorite router in the comments section below.

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