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5G Routers

5G is the new generation of wireless technology

Most of us are now very familiar with 4G wireless enabling us to get online when we’re out and about. 5G will not only be faster and more responsive, but it will offer greater capacity in terms of the number of devices in the area that can be connected at the same time. The 5G service truly paves the way for innovative and potentially new services in our evermore connected world.

It will impact a broad swathe of sectors with industries enjoying greater efficiencies, farming becoming more automated, traffic management & parking services improving for our local authorities, even healthcare for biomonitoring, training with VR and smart ambulances equipped for better comms.

Ofcom released the airwaves for the 5G spectrum and the four major UK mobile networks launched their 5G services. Now it’s the turn of the hardware manufacturers to roll out their 5G-ready devices.

Here we’ll bring you our round up of the best 5G routers.


Robustel R5020
5G Industrial Cellular Router

Robustel R5020 5G Industrial Cellular Router

Next-generation cellular connectivity at a highly competitive price

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.


  • 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 5G Industrial Cellular Router


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

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

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.

  • 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 5G Wi-Fi 6 Mobile Hotspot


Zyxel NR5101-EU01V1F
5G Indoor Router

Zyxel NR5101-EU01V1F 5G Indoor Router

Empower the Way of Your Smart Life

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 NR with up to 5 Gbps* download rate
  • Nebula cloud management for Nebula NR5101 only
  • Connection failover between both WAN interfaces
  • Sharable WiFi 6 with up to 64 devices
  • High-gain 4×4 MIMO built-in LTE/5G antenna + 2 external antenna ports
  • Embedded bridge and router mode

Buy Zyxel NR5101-EU01V1F 5G Indoor Router


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

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

Power your Wi-Fi with 5G

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.

Rapid and reliable 5G connectivity where you need it the most.
Whether at home, at work, or on holiday – the DWR-978 is built to work for you as a simple plug and play companion, wherever life takes you.


  • 5G speeds up to 1.6 Gbps1, built-in Wi-Fi AC2600
  • Supports multiple 5G bands for increased connectivity
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 1 Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
  • Connect up to 128+ devices
  • Two detachable external antennae
  • Nano SIM card slot supports 5G or 4G/LTE

Buy D-Link DWR-978/E Wi-Fi Router


Routers and Modems available from Comms Express

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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…