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Best Wi-Fi 6E router 2022

The best Wi-Fi 6E router can be hard to find because of the limited choice. This relatively new technology is still finding its place in daily use, and most 6E-capable routers are still rather expensive. Still, it offers considerable leaps in internet speed throughput that surpasses that of the previous generation of Wi-Fi 6 routers. We've rounded up the best models available for various budgets.

Choosing the best Wi-Fi 6E router

Wi-Fi 6E might still be a niche; considering the Xbox Series X uses Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), you'd be forgiven for thinking a new router is a little hasty. More devices are adopting the new standard, so mesh Wi-Fi sets like the ASUS ZenWifi ET8 could power the recent ASUS ZenFone 8 to its full potential in a suitable branded pairing.

The Archer AXE75 from TP-Link is undoubtedly the best overall choice for a Wi-Fi 6E router that covers all the bases for a fair price. Wi-Fi 6E is not an across-the-board improvement, and more budget options will become available. The Nighthawk RAXE500 from Netgear, on the other hand, outperforms some of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers if you can stomach the cost, but it's likely overkill for many. 

Ben Wilson
Freelance Writer

Ben Wilson is a freelance writer working for Windows Central with technical expertise and a background in electronics retail. Fueling a technology and video game obsession with coffee, you can usually find him behind one screen or another.

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