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Top 5G Routers

5G is the new generation of wireless technology

5G, the fifth generation of cellular networks, is here to dramatically improve the lives of internet users with speeds being up to 100 times faster than 4G. With these faster connection speeds, low latencies, and large capacities, technology will be able to go further than ever before and enhance the experience for all users. The 5G service truly paves the way for innovative and potentially new services in our evermore connected world.

Key Takeaways:

5G Router Roundup: Comms Express picks the best routers to unlock the full potential of 5G, from home offices to businesses.
Wi-Fi 6 & Beyond: Experience lag-free gaming, seamless streaming, and blazing-fast downloads with next-gen Wi-Fi technology.
Power & Performance: Find the perfect balance of speed, range, and features to suit your needs and budget.

Q: Which 5G router delivers the ultimate speed and performance?

A: Comms Express navigates the 5G router landscape, highlighting the top contenders for home and business users. Explore their review and find the perfect match to unleash the full power of your 5G connection.

Let’s introduce you to our Best Selling 5g routers!

5. D-Link DWR-978/E 5G AC2600 Wi-Fi Router

D-Link DWR-978/E Router  
Experience next-gen 5G connection speeds of up to 1.6 Gbps and high-speed Wi-Fi up to 2.6 Gbps on all your connected devices throughout your home, office or holiday home. Insert a 5G/4G LTE SIM card and immediately have access to blazing 5G download speeds of up to 1.6 Gbps at your home or business, or even while taking the camper van out into the countryside.
Thanks to 5G technology you can enjoy HD movies in seconds, download huge files immediately, play multiplayer games without lag, and enjoy video calls without interruption – making it the perfect companion whether at home or away.


  • Next-generation 5G connectivity speeds up to 1.6 Gbps
  • Built-in Wi-Fi AC2600 distributes high-speed, high-performance Wi-Fi to all your connected devices
  • Supports multiple 5G bands for increased connectivity options
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO technology makes 4K streaming, VR gaming or video chatting a breeze
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 1 Gigabit Ethernet WAN port provide optional wired connectivity
  • Two External Antenna help achieve optimal network performance (detachable)
  • Built-in Ookla® Internet test
  • Nano SIM card slot supports 5G or 4G/LTE
  • Create a fail-safe internet connection with internet WAN port
  • Free app support for easy management and configuration

Buy D-Link DWR-978/E


4. Robustel R5020 5G Industrial Cellular Router

Robustel R5020
The R5020 from Robustel brings next-generation cellular connectivity at a highly competitive price.
Offering global 3G, 4G/LTE & 5G band coverage in a compact industrial form factor, the R5020 enables rapid deployment of high-speed IoT applications in verticals as diverse as Transportation, Enterprise Connectivity and Digital Signage.
The R5020 is Robustel’s first 5G-capable router supporting global 5G, 4G and 3G bands in a compact industrial form factor. It enables rapid deployment of high-speed IoT applications in verticals as diverse as Transportation, Enterprise Connectivity and Digital Signage.
The R5020 leverages the tried-and-tested high performance CPU platform and RobustOS – a mature and stable Operating System developed in-house by Robustel.


  • Global 5G/4G/3G cellular connections
  • Supports Ethernet, Wifi and 4G/5G internet with auto-failover
  • Very cost-effective industrial 5G router solution
  • Fully programmable Operating System with well documented SDK
  • Multiple VPN options available including DMVPN & IPSEC
  • GNSS, ignition sense & E-mark make R5020 ideal for vehicles
  • Free cloud management platform – RCMS
  • Robust metal enclosure with small footprint – DIN-rail + wall mount options

Buy Robustel R5020


3. Netgear MR5200-100EUS Nighthawk M5 5G WiFi 6 Mobile Router

Netgear MR5200-100EUS
The Nighthawk M5 Mobile Router is powered by the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM X55 Mobile Platform to deliver premium performance and groundbreaking speeds*. With the latest WiFi 6 technology, enjoy more capacity for connected devices anytime, anywhere. Unlocked device works with all major 5G-4G LTE network operators.
The NETGEAR® Nighthawk® M5 Mobile Router upgrades your mobile broadband experience to unparalleled heights with WiFi 6 and incredible new speeds with 5G. Keep your entire family connected to 5G over WiFi for up to 32 devices. Perfect for
mobile business staff on the go, from commuters to first responders and service technicians — access secure WiFi wherever your work takes you. With the option to connect the 5G Mobile Router to your existing home router, you can bring 5G speeds into your home network and all your WiFi devices.


  • 5G blazing-fast mobile broadband Internet.
  • Connection you can count on and connect up to 32 devices
  • Secure mobile Internet to deliver incredible download speeds
  • Bring revolutionary 5G connection to your home or office by simply connecting your Nighthawk 5G Mobile Router to your existing home router.
  • Dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi 6 is ideal for all your mobile connectivity needs: from fast throughput to high-end video streaming on your smartphones, tablets, and computers.
  • Manage your device using the simple and intuitive app. View your connection status, network access controls and data usage from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet.
  • Battery lasts up to 13 hours on a single charge.
  • Supports LTE CAT 20, LTE Advanced Pro, 4×4 MIMO, 256QAM
  • The Nighthawk M5 is equipped with VPN pass-through support and password protection.
  • With increased capacity, enjoy faster speeds for simultaneous high-end video streaming on up to 32 WiFi devices.
  • Increase network performance and reduce interference with 802.11ax (WiFi6), 2×2 MIMO and 2.4/5GHz dual-band
  • Stay connected for up to 13 hours on a single charge – or remove the battery and plug into the wall for all-day use.
  • If wired internet is not optimal in your area, use 5G as the primary internet connection for all your devices at home or the office.
  • With the NETGEAR mobile app, you can offload to WiFi or Ethernet, track data usage by month and session, manage guest WiFi, and customize WiFi settings.

Buy Netgear MR5200-100EUS


2. Zyxel NR5101 5G NR Indoor Router

Smart Managed PoE+ 8 Port Gigabit Switch

Zyxel NR5101
Get a head start on building your smart workplace. It’s time to upgrade your network to a constant reliable 5G connectivity, improve your network capacity to handle a greater number of connected devices. Empower your future with NR5101, let it be your backbone of your network to pave the way for your future business success!
5G offers the capacity to enable additional smart home and office capabilities that require high-bandwidth and low-latency. This assists the Internet of Things (IoT) expand rapidly. 5G coverage of the network is proliferating, which is destined to transform the tech in your home and office. NR5101 has 5G downlink speeds of up to 5 Gbps*, which can be the cornerstone of your smart life construction. Get up to speed with 5G now!


  • Effortlessly Manage All Devices Anytime Anywhere at Any Scale
  • 5G NR with up to 5 Gbps download rate
  • Nebula cloud management
  • Connection failover between both WAN interfaces
  • Sharable WiFi 6 with up to 64 devices
  • Speedy file transfers and keep vital business applications available.
  • Embedded bridge and router mode
  • High-gain 4×4 MIMO built-in LTE/5G antenna + 2 external antenna ports

Buy Zyxel NR5101


1. D-Link DWR-2101 5G Wi-Fi 6 Mobile Hotspot

D-Link DWR-2101
The D-Link DWR-2101 Portable Dual-Band WiFi 6 5G/4G LTE Router allows you to experience 5G connection speeds and the power of WiFi 6 on all your connected devices at home, at the office or on the go. This portable touchscreen device is capable of WiFi speeds of up to 1774Mbps.
Experience 5G connection speeds and the power of Wi-Fi 6 on all your connected devices at home, the office or on the go.


  • Next generation 5G connectivity speeds up to 1.6 Gbps.
  • Built-in WiFi 6 AX1800 (574 + 1200) mobile hotspot distributes highspeed, high-performance WiFi to all your connected devices.
  • Supports multiple 5G bands for increased international connectivity options.
  • Portable, compact and light – designed to go wherever you go.
  • 2.4-inch colour LCD touchscreen for easy monitoring and use.
  • Gigabit Ethernet LAN port for high-speed wired connectivity when desired.
  • USB-C port for faster charging and future compatibility.
  • Supports WPA3 encryption for more protection.
  • Removable 5260 mAh all-day battery for constant connectivity throughout the day (varies based on usage).
  • Nano SIM card slot (SIM card not included) supports 5G or 4G/LTE.
  • Versatile design lays flat for discreet positioning or stands upright for easy viewing (stand included).
  • Free app support for easy management and configuration.

Buy D-Link DWR-2101


This is just a brief look at some of the 5g routers available, if you require more routers, you can check our Routers & Modems category for a wide range of routers to suit your needs.


More 5g routers Available from Comms Express:

Zyxel 5g routers | D-Link 4G/5G Mobile Wireless | Cradlepoint Branch Routers | Netgear Wireless


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.

Until next time…