The best Wi-Fi 6E router can be hard to find simply because there aren't many out there. This relatively new technology is still finding its place in daily use, but that said, it offers huge leaps in internet speed throughput that surpasses that of the previous generation of Wi-Fi 6 routers. Here are the best ones to keep an eye out for.
Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 (AXE11000)
The Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 is expensive, but its AXE11000 speeds, 2.5Gbps Ethernet port, and 12 streams put it close to the top for Wi-Fi 6E routers.
ASUS ZenWiFi ET8 (AXE6600)
Best for mesh Wi-Fi
If you need a Wi-Fi 6E mesh router, the ASUS ZenWiFi ET8 is a strong option. It maintains fast speeds with its 6GHz band and covers up to 5,500 square feet.
Linksys Velop Atlas Max (AXE8400)
If you have the cash, the Linksys Velop brings 9,000 square feet of mesh coverage, supplanting all of the competition. It carries fast speeds too with its 6GHz and 5GHz bands.
ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 6E
Best for gaming
The ASUS ROG Rapture has a mouthful of a name, but you'll probably be speechless with its incredibly fast speeds, six Ethernet ports, RGB lighting, and low latency for gaming.
Netgear Orbi RBKE963 mesh (AXE11000)
Premium mesh Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6E is the top standard for wireless tech and the Orbi RBKE963 is the top system for mesh Wi-Fi. Unbeatable range and performance, at a premium price.
Choosing the best Wi-Fi 6E router
The best Wi-Fi 6E router brings incredible speeds, low latency, and hopefully enough Ethernet ports for your devices like the Surface Laptop Studio. For most people, this will be the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000.
If you need a slightly cheaper alternative, you can pick up the almost equally good Linksys Hydra Pro 6E. Outperforming some of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers, Wi-Fi 6E will change a lot about how we utilize our hardware, opening up more space for us to expand both speeds and coverage.
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