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WiFi Routers combine the functionality of a router and an access point enabling access to the internet or to a private network. WiFi Routers are considered the heart of any digital office or smart home where a high quality of service is paramount.

 
Providing seamless wireless WiFi connectivity in the modern day smart home can be somewhat of a sticky subject where some models just don’t stand up against the demands of the average home user who is looking to stream their entertainment or attempting to get all family members and a multitude of different smart devices connected. The needs of a digital office differ vastly from the home user/consumer where high business demands of running a wireless network require a larger set of features from WiFi Routers to ensure aspects such as security, support, remote access, connectivity and scalability are all met. If you need to extend your network check out our best WiFi range extenders.

If you are a home or office user in the market for a vastly improved wireless experience but not sure where to start, here at Comms Express we have made it easy with our breakdown of the 10 Best WiFi Routers that are ensured to bolster any home or office space regardless of what your requirements are.

 

10. Zyxel Multy X

AC3000 Tri-Band 3000Mbps AC WiFi System and Router, Two Pack

Zyxel Multy X AC3000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi System, Two Pack
Get the best mesh WiFi system solution for complete network coverage of your own. Large or small environments, Multy provides fast and reliable home and business Internet connection with dedicated Tri-band WiFi technology. Multy is designed for users who look to manage their WiFi in a simple, app-based way. Meet Multy, the system that will provide you with an all new Internet experience.

Features:

  • Easy to use: Multy mobile app easily gets your Multy’s WiFi and Internet running without requiring you to have any networking knowledge
  • Easy Installation: Multy app provides visual setup guide and ensuring that you get connected without the complications of knowing technical network information and opening a browser
  • Speed Test connection for your mobile device internet connect with speed testing
  • Parental Controls: Set Internet limitation for your child with the built-in parental control
  • Diagnose issues without a technician, the Multy app allows you to check your Multy’s WiFi signal from your mobile phone
  • Remote Control from your phone to keep your home network up and running, even while you’re away from home
  • Automatic updates to provide improved performance and reliability, so that you don’t need to constantly worry about your WiFi network degrading as time goes by

Buy Zyxel Multy X Router

 

9. Linksys EA9500 Max Stream

AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

Linksys EA9500 Max Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
Ideal for busy households and home offices, the Linksys MAX-STREAM AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA9500) delivers Next-Gen AC Wi-Fi for lag-free productivity and entertainment. MU-MIMO delivers Wi-Fi to multiple devices—4K TVs, streaming media players, game consoles, laptops, tablets, and smartphones—at the same time and same speed, treating multiple devices as if each has its own dedicated router.

Features:

  • Perfect for 4K / HD TV with Next-Gen AC MU-MIMO technology
  • Tri-band technology for combined speeds of up to 5.3 Gbps
  • Offers Seamless Roaming when paired with the MAX-STREAM AC1900+ MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • Remotely monitor and control the network with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi
  • Eight Gigabit ports and USB 3.0 for fast wired connections

Buy Linksys EA9500 Max Stream Router

 

8. NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000

AC1900 Smart WiFi Router

Netgear NIghthawk R7000 Wi-Fi Router
Enjoy lag-free gaming with the ultimate in AC speed & performance. Nighthawk delivers AC1900 WiFi, a powerful dual core 1GHz processor, & advanced upstream QoS for optimized game play on consoles like the XBox. When microseconds count, let Nighthawk accelerate your game. For the win.

Improve your mobile WiFi speeds by up to 100% with Nighthawk!

Features:

  • AC1900 WiFi – 600+1300 Mbps speeds
  • 1GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Advanced features lag-free gaming with the ultimate in AC speed & performance
  • Prioritised bandwidth – Enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing
  • Mobile up to 100% faster – High-powered amplifiers & antennas help extend WiFi coverage throughout large homes & even backyards
  • Maintain the highest security across your network – Ensures your privacy & family is safe while online, whether it’s preventing phishing & spyware, or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR has you covered

Buy NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000 Router

 

7. DrayTek Vigor 2926n

802.11n High-performance dual-WAN WiFi Router with SSL VPN and WLAN

DrayTek Vigor 2926n WiFi Router
The Vigor 2926 series is our dual-Ethernet WAN firewall for load-balancing or failover. Its also a fully featured firewall, VPN concentrator and content filtering device. This latest router series includes support for professional features such as VLAN tagging, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in wireless LAN (Vigor 2926n or Vigor 2926ac). An alternative WAN connectivity is by a USB 3G/4G/LTE cellular modem which can be your primary WAN feed, backup or load-balanced with your fixed line.

Features:

  • Supports dual Ethernet-based Broadband and USB 3G/4G LTE
  • 4-WAN Simultaneous: Dual Gigabit Ethernet and dual optional USB 3G/4G
  • Wireless Management of compatible DrayTek APs
  • Switch Management of compatible DrayTek Switches
  • Hotspot Web Portal
  • IPv4/IPv6 Dual-Stack
  • Can be centrally Managed by VigorACS

Buy DrayTek Vigor 2926n Router

 

6. NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000P

AC2300 Smart WiFi Router with MU-MIMO

NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000P WiFi Router
The best 802.11ac WiFi router, just got better! Built with gaming, streaming and mobile devices in mind, this gigabit WiFi router supports MU-MIMO for simultaneous streaming and delivers extreme speed so you enjoy less lag and less buffering. Newest generation WiFi technology increases your WiFi coverage while reducing dead spots.

Features:

  • Extreme WiFi speed for gaming – up to 2300 Mbps
  • MU-MIMO for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices
  • Powerful Dual-Core processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance
  • Dynamic QoS prioritizes network traffic for uninterrupted video streaming for applications like YouTube®, Netfix®, & others
  • Smart Connect intelligently selects the fastest WiFi band for every device
  • High-performance antennas for better WiFi coverage & faster speeds
  • Two USB ports for faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media
  • 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports (4 LAN & 1 WAN) for faster file sharing and transfers
  • New NETGEAR Up installation app for an easy mobile installation
  • OpenVPN access on mobile devices, and Kwilt integration
  • Open source software available
  • Works with Amazon Echo/Alexa – Control your home network using voice commands
  • Circle with Disney – Smart Parental Controls

Buy NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000P Router

 

5. D-Link DSR-250N

Wireless N Unified Service Router

D-Link DSR-250N Wireless N Unified Service Router
The D-Link Wireless N Unified Service Router (DSR-250N) provides enhanced security, functionality and performance over a traditional VPN router without the complexity of a full firewall solution. The D-Link Wireless N Unified Service Router is a cost-effective, high performance solution for securing a small business network.

Features:

  • Advanced features – WAN failover, load balancing and integrated firewall for a reliable, secure and flexible way to manage your network
  • Fully featured VPN – IPSec hub-and-spoke technology ensures secure communications between mobile employees and offices can be configured easily
  • Captive Portal allows employees and guest users to be easily authenticated and authorised by accessing customised landing pages
  • Superior wireless performance – 802.11 b/g/n, allowing for operation on the 2.4 GHz wireless LAN radio bands
  • Robust VPN features – Provides your mobile workers and branch offices with a secure link to your network
  • Efficient Green technology – D-Link green Ethernet features save power and help cut energy usage costs

Buy D-Link DSR-250N Router

 

NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S D7800

AC2600 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router

NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S D7800 AC2600 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wi-Fi VDSL/ADSL modem router with MU-MIMO and Quad Stream technology delivers Wi-Fi to multiple devices simultaneously for faster speeds. Get ultimate Wi-Fi speeds, with a powerful processor. Enjoy smoother streaming and gaming by prioritizing application and device with Dynamic QoS.

Features:

  • Quad-stream AC2600 Wi-Fi for ultimate speeds
  • Powerful processor boosts performance for gaming and streaming
  • Auto detection for universal DSL support
  • Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for universal Internet service compatibility
  • Twin USB 3.0 and eSATA ports for external storage
  • Dynamic QoS bandwidth prioritization by application and device
  • Manage your home network with NETGEAR genie

Buy NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S D7800 Router

 

3. DrayTek Vigor 2832n

802.11n ADSL WiFi Router/Firewall

DrayTek Vigor 2832n WiFi Router/Firewall
The Vigor 2832 series (including the Vigor 2832n) is our new router/firewall for ADSL lines. Alternative WAN ports can instead provide connectivity to Ethernet feeds, secondary xDSL modems or a 3G/4G cellular service using a supported USB adaptor. This latest router series includes support for professional features such as VLAN tagging, Gigabit Ethernet built-in WiFi (‘n’ models).

Packed with professional-level features, the Vigor 2832 series is compatible with all UK variants of ADSL (including ADSL2+ and Annex M) and the Vigor 2832 can also be used for cable-modem, leased line and EFM applications using its Gigabit Ethernet WAN port.

IPv6 – Next Generation Internet Routing

Features:

  • Operates on any WAN port (ADSL/VDSL, Ethernet or 3G/4G)
  • Connectivity to direct native IPv6 ISPs
  • Built-in tunneling to 3rd party IPv6 brokers supporting TSPC or AICCU methods
  • Default stateful firewall for all IPv6 LAN Clients/Devices
  • DHCPv6 Client or Static IPv6 Client
  • DHCPv6 & RADVD for client configuration
  • IP Filtering Rules
  • QoS (Quality of Service) for IPv6 with DiffServ
  • Router Management over IPv6 (Telnet/HTTP) with IPv6 Access List
  • Simultaneous (concurrent) operation with IPv4 (“Dual-Stack”)
  • Other router features are available on IPv4 only currently

Buy DrayTek Vigor 2832n Router

 

2. DrayTek Vigor 2762n

SoHo WiFi Router Firewall for ADSL, VDSL or Ethernet WAN with 802.11n

DrayTek Vigor 2762n WiFi Router firewall
The Vigor2762 Series is VDSL2/ADSL2+ modem/router with Firewall and VPN integrated. It provides 1 RJ-11 WAN port for connecting to DSL line directly, the embedded DSL modem is compatible with all the common VDSL and ADSL modulations. One the LAN side is a 4-port 10/100/1000Base TX LAN RJ-45 switch, of which the 4th port can be configured as a WAN port if you need an Ethernet WAN instead, or you may set up the Ethernet WAN as a backup link. There are also 2 USB ports, to which 3G/4G USB modem can be attached to add backup wireless connectivity.

Features:

  • VDSL2/ADSL2+ Modem/Router
  • Compatible with variants of ADSL and VDSL and supports auto fall-back
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet
  • LAN Port – LAN port 4 can be configured as WAN
  • 2 USB ports for 3G/4G modem or extra storage
  • 2 Simultaneous VPN Tunnels, including up to 2 SSL VPN
  • SPI Firewall with Content Filtering
  • Bandwidth Management & Intelligent VoIP QoS to optimize call quality
  • Act as a wireless controller for up to 2 VigorAPs
  • Compliant with Central Management Software VigorACS2

Buy DrayTek Vigor 2762n Router

 

1. DrayTek Vigor 2862n

WiFi VDSL/ADSL Router/Firewall & 5 Port Gigabit Switch

DrayTek Vigor 2862n WiFi Router/Firewall
The Vigor 2862 series is Draytek’s flagship router/firewall. It is an Ultimate DSL router supporting both ADSL or VDSL (BT Infinity /FTTC) and packed with professional-level features to increase security, flexibility and functionality, making it ideal as your standard router for almost any scenario.

Features:

  • Runs on either ADSL or VDSL
  • Robust & comprehensive firewall
  • IPv6 – next-generation internet routing
  • Web content filtering – allow you to set restrictions on web site access and blocking data/certain file type downloads
  • WAN load balancing & backup – multiple methods of WAN connectivity: ADSL/VDSL, Ethernet, or USB port
  • Internet connection via wireless – use a Wireless connection as its WAN (Internet) feed either as a primary or backup Internet connection
  • User management/authentication – allows you to provide conditional internet access with Time and Data usage quotas to different users
  • Rack mounting kit – enables you to fit any Vigor 2862 series router into a standard 19″ rack or cabinet
  • USB port for ad-hoc storage / logging

Buy DrayTek Vigor 2862n Router

 

 

If you require any further information on these or any other products that we stock here at Comms Express, please do not hesitate to contact our team who will be only too happy to help.

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