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Best Netgear routers 2022

Why shop for a specific router?
Why shop for a specific router? (Image credit: Windows Central)

Netgear has long been a name associated with quality internet, and indeed some of the best Netgear routers also make up the list of the overall best Wi-Fi routers. If you find yourself stuck at home working or trying to binge a TV show, but spotty internet is holding you back, one of these should improve your situation.

Our pick

Any of the best Wi-Fi routers will deliver a steady stream on wireless internet. However, if you're still wondering exactly where to start with the best Netgear routers, we suggest going with either the Nighthawk R6700 for the average household that doesn't need Wi-Fi 6 or advanced features, or the Nighthawk RAX50 if you're willing to spend a bit more for the future.

These are both great routers, though the latter will likely be better for people with many users in one home or building thanks to higher theoretical AX5400 speeds across 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios. But even if your house isn't packed with people all vying for streaming and gaming bandwidth, these routers should be sufficient and won't break the bank.

If you're interested in upgrading to Wi-Fi 6, something like Netgear's Nighthawk RAX120 makes a lot of sense. It's expensive, but it'll set you up for the future as more and more devices, like the HP Pavilion Aero 13, move to the latest standard.

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.