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 Wi-Fi System, Two Pack

3000Mbps AC WiFi System and Router

Zyxel Multy X AC3000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi System, Two Pack

Features:

  • Easy to use
  • Easy Installation
  • Test internet connect with speed testing
  • Parental Controls
  • Diagnose issues with the Multi app
  • Remote Control from your phone
  • Automatic updates

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9. LinkSys X6200 AC750 Wi-Fi VDSL Modem Router

2-in-1 Wi-Fi solution

Get a 2-in-1 Wi-Fi solution that supports the latest DSL technology and delivers advanced AC speeds to your HDTVs, game consoles, tablets, and smartphones.

Features:

  • Advanced Wireless Security – Safeguard your network with wireless WPA/WPA2 encryption and an SPI firewall.
  • Simultaneous Dual Band 2.3Ghz and 5 Ghz – Delivers a stronger connection at a wider range than a single band router, and at speeds up to AC750
  • Beamforming Technology – Optimises performance and reduces interference by focusing wireless signal to connected devices.
  • USB Port – Share files and add external storage across your network with the USB port.
  • Gigabit Ethernet Ports – Transfer data 10x faster than Fast Ethernet, ensuring high-speed connectivity for wired devices.

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8. NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000 WiFi Router

AC1900 Smart

 

Built with gaming, streaming and mobile devices in mind, this next generation gigabit WiFi router has a 1GHz dual-core processor and delivers extreme speed so you enjoy less lag and less buffering. With Beamforming+ and built-in high powered amplifiers and external antennas, get ready for the extreme! And now Nighthawk has you covered even when you’re away from home with NETGEAR genie® remote access and ReadyCLOUD® you can manage your network and have access to a secure personal cloud anytime, anywhere.

Features:

  • AC1900 WiFi: 600+1300 Mbps Speed
  • Now with Netgear genie with remote access to help manage home network while you are away
  • Easy & automatic installation of the NETGEAR router with Internet provider gateway to upgrade your WiFi1GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Beamforming+ improves range & performance
  • High powered amplifiers & antennas to extend your Wi-Fi coverage
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Two (2) USB ports—one (1) USB 3.0 & one (1) USB 2.0 port
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB and ReadySHARE to make it easy to access your USB disk anytime, anywhere
  • Includes: Nighthawk AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router, Three (3) detachable antennas, Ethernet cable, Quick install guide, Power adapter
  • Beam-forming+ improves range & performance for both 2.4 & 5GHz devices
  • High powered amplifiers & antennas to extend your WiFi coverage
  • Upstream & downstream QoS for best gaming & video streaming experience
  • Airtime fairness prevents network lag when slower devices connect
  • Free automatic backup software for Windows PC & Time Machine compatible for Macs
  • Easy & automatic installation of the NETGEAR router with Internet provider gateway to upgrade your WiFi

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7. DrayTek Vigor 2926n WiFi Router

802.11n High-performance dual-WAN 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

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6. NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000P WiFi Router

AC2300 Smart 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.

  • 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
  • NEW: Circle with Disney – Smart Parental Controls

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5. D-Link DSR-250N Wireless N Unified Service Router

D-Link DSR-250N Wireless N Unified Service Router

Features

  • Advanced features such as WAN failover, load balancing and integrated firewall make this a reliable, secure and flexible way to manage your network
  • With fully featured VPN as well as IPSec hub-and-spoke technology, 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 customized landing pages
  • Superior wireless performance
  • Robust VPN features
  • Efficient Green technology

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4. NETGEAR D6400 WiFi Router/Modem

AC1600 VDSL/ADSL

 

Enjoy incredibly fast Wi-Fi speeds for the ultimate in performance. This AC1600 DSL modem router provides a fast VDSL modem for fiber broadband and also works with ADSL connections. With an integrated modem and router, you won’t need separate hardware from your service provider. For large homes with up to 10 devices, you’ll be able to stream, game and connect with security and reliability.

Features:

  • AC Wi-Fi – The World’s Fastest Wi-Fi
  • 300+1300 Mbps Wi-Fi speed
  • Fast VDSL modem for fibre broadband
  • VDSL/ADSL Auto Detection for Universal DSL Support
  • Beamforming+ – Faster, more reliable connections
  • Share your USB hard drive and multi-function printer
  • Ultimate connectivity for dual-band Wi-Fi devices like iPad and iPhone

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3. DrayTek Vigor 2832n WiFi Router/Firewall

802.11n ADSL

 

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.

Features:

  • Operation on any one of the WAN ports (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 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

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2. DrayTek Vigor 2762n WiFi Router Firewall

SoHo 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

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1. DrayTek Vigor 2862n WiFi Router/Firewall

VDSL/ADSL & 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
  • WAN load balancing & backup
  • Internet connection via wireless
  • User management/authentication
  • Rack mounting kit
  • USB port for ad-hoc storage / logging

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So hopefully one of the above-recommended WiFi Routers are able to meet your requirements, but should you have any more questions please get in touch with one of the Comms Express team who will be more than happy to discuss your requirements with you.