Best mesh WiFi routers for 2022


If you live in a studio apartment or a relatively small home, then chances are dead zones for WiFi is not an issue. But if you live in a larger home sectioned off by multiple walls, or if your home has more than one floor, then there might be certain areas of your home where you may encounter no internet connection.

You could always try to position your WiFi router strategically to ensure that only the more important areas, like the bedrooms or study rooms have the best coverage, but if you want to ensure that your entire home is blanketed with WiFi, then it might be time to invest in a mesh WiFi, and so here we have found some of the best mesh WiFi routers for 2022.

Netgear Orbi AC1200

Netgear’s modems and routers are pretty well known and have a good reputation, but some of the company’s products tend to lean more towards the higher-end of the price tag. If you love Netgear’s products but want to save some money, then the Netgear Orbi AC1200 mesh WiFi system could be worth checking out.

It is one of the company’s more affordable router systems and offers dual-band connectivity. It is also relatively small and unintrusive, so if you need something that’s inconspicuous but also functional, this might be it. It is also incredibly easy to setup and users can manage the routers using the Orbi app. It will also be capable of covering up to 4,500 sq ft, making it perfect for the average consumer.

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Google Nest WiFi

If size and design are something that’s important to you, it’s hard to go wrong with Google’s Nest WiFi. It is one of the smallest mesh WiFi router systems we’ve come across so far. It is a solid performer and can be scaled up if you need more access points, or you can keep it small and simple with just the base and an additional access point.

The best part is that it actually comes with smart speaker functionality built into it, so if you can appreciate the efficiency of two-in-one devices, then the Nest WiFi could be a mesh WiFi system that might be worth looking into, especially if you have a lot of smart home gadgets and products.

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TP-Link Deco X68

If you’re willing to spend a bit more, then perhaps TP-Link’s Deco X68 might be one system you’ll want to take a look at. It offers pretty wide coverage, with the company claiming that it will be able to cover up to 5,500 sq ft, so unless you live in a massive mansion, this should be more than enough for most.

It offers tri-band connectivity with support for WiFi 6, so if you have a phone or computer that supports WiFi 6, then you will be able to squeeze out the best possible speeds with the Deco X68. TP-Link has also utilized AI to analyze the network’s environment so that it can provide the most optimized WiFi connection for your needs.

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Linksys MX8503 Atlas

For those who truly don’t mind spending the money, or maybe you need a mesh WiFi system that can cover a larger-than-average area, like maybe an office or a very huge home, then the Linksys MX8503 Atlas could be just what the doctor ordered.

According to Linksys, they claim that their mesh router can cover an area of up to 9,000 sq ft, which is almost double that of most of the competition, making it ideal for people with larger homes or areas that they need coverage for. It also supports the newer WiFi 6E standard, so if you’re looking to futureproof your router so that you don’t have to constantly upgrade, then this could be it.

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Netgear Orbi Quad-Band WiFi 6E

Once again, if you have money to spare and you want the fastest mesh WiFi router system, then look no further than Netgear’s Orbi Quad-Band WiFi 6E. This is pretty much the most expensive mesh WiFi system around, but it is also the fastest with support for WiFi 6E, so if your ISP offers fast connectivity, then Netgear’s mesh WiFi system will help you unlock its full potential.

It also offers a very wide coverage of up to 9,000 sq ft so if you have a large home or an office space you want blanketed in WiFi, this is it. It also comes with a bunch of Ethernet ports so if you have a computer that’s close by, you can always rely on a wired connection if you prefer. Its price might throw some of you off, but if you’re trying to get the fastest speeds possible, it could be worth the money.

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Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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