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10 Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

Check out these quick tips to boost your wireless signal from your router, extend and optimize your Wi-Fi coverage, and speed up your surfing.

By Whitson Gordon

The Best Wi-Fi 6 Routers for 2021

Wi-Fi 6 has brought a new generation of premium routers designed to take advantage of improved speeds and bandwidth. Is it time to upgrade and future-proof your network? We've tested all the latest entries to help you decide.

By John R. Delaney

The Best Budget Routers for 2021

Need to amp up your Wi-Fi network but don't want to spend a fortune? Here's what you need to know to choose the right affordable router along with our top performers under $150.

By John R. Delaney

The Best Gaming Routers for 2021

Have a household of digital devices—and an online gamer or three? You need a router that's ready-made to give gaming traffic the right of way. Here's how to buy the right gaming router, along with our top-rated favorites.

By John R. Delaney

The Best Wireless Routers for 2021

These days your Wi-Fi router not only connects you to the Internet, but often your job, too. Here's what you need to build the best home network along with reviews of our top-rated routers for a range of needs and budgets.

By John R. Delaney

The Best Amazon Prime Day 2021 Router and Networking Deals

If you're working or learning from home, a good router is a must. Here's what to look out for on Prime Day.

By Michael Sexton

How To Install a VPN on Your Router

If you need VPN security but you're tired of installing one on every device in your home or small office, maybe it's time to add one to your router. Router VPNs protect any device connecting through them. Here's how to do it.

By Daniel Brame

Linksys Hydra Pro 6E Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router (AXE6600) Review

3.5

The Linksys Hydro Pro 6E is a tri-band wireless router that can connect to the newly liberated 6GHz radio band. It delivers good 6GHz throughput, but its 2.4GHz performance is merely adequate.

By John R. Delaney

Netgear Nighthawk Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6E Router (RAXE500) Review

4.0

The Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 router uses the latest Wi-Fi 6E technology, allowing it to transmit on the 6GHz radio band, but it comes with a hefty early adoption fee.

By John R. Delaney

Readers' Choice 2021: Wireless Routers and Network Attached Storage

Set it, but don't forget it. If your wireless network and home storage devices need an upgrade, these are the brands PhonespySoftware24 readers recommend most to secure their data and keep them online.

By Ben Gottesman

How to Access Your Wi-Fi Router's Settings

Here's how to sign into your router to change your home network's name, password, and other information.

By Lance Whitney

D-Link AX1800 Mesh Router (DIR-LX1870) Review

3.0

The D-Link DIR-LX1870 Mesh Router is a mesh-capable Wi-Fi 6 router that delivers solid 2.4GHz performance, but its 5GHz throughput and signal range could be better.

By John R. Delaney

TP-Link Archer AX50 (AX3000) Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router Review

4.0
Editors' Choice

The TP-Link Archer AX50 is an affordable midrange Wi-Fi 6 router that delivers speedy throughput and comes with lifetime malware protection and parental controls.

By John R. Delaney

Netgear Debuts Its First Wi-Fi 6E Router, But It's Not Cheap

The Nighthawk RAXE500 Tri-band WiFi takes advantage of the new 6GHz band to offer fast speeds and lower latency. Look for it this quarter for $599.

By Michael Kan

TP-Link Archer AX10 (AX1500) Wi-Fi 6 Router Review

3.5

The TP-Link Archer AX10 (AX1500) is a barebones $80 Wi-Fi 6 router that delivers solid 5GHz performance.

By John R. Delaney

Linksys Max-Stream Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router (MR7350) Review

3.0

The Linksys MR7350 is an affordable Wi-Fi 6 router that can be used on its own or as a node in a mesh network, but its throughput performance could be better.

By John R. Delaney

Zyxel Armor G5 AX6000 Wi-Fi 6 Router Review

3.5

The Zyxel Armor G5 is an attractive Wi-Fi 6 router outfitted with top-shelf hardware. It’s a strong performer, but it lacks QoS settings and malware protection.

By John R. Delaney

ISPs Can't Charge You for Using Your Own Router Anymore

Originally approved back in January, the new law makes own router rental charges illegal in the US.

By Matthew Humphries

Netgear Wi-Fi 6 Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 Review

3.5

The Netgear Nighthawk XR1000 is a Wi-Fi 6 router designed for gaming. It delivers solid throughput and file transfer performance, but it's missing a few features you’ll find on similarly priced models.

By John R. Delaney

Should You Upgrade to Wi-Fi 6?

Wi-Fi 6 is here, promising faster performance and less bandwidth congestion. But with supported devices becoming widely available, is now the time to upgrade your router?

By John R. Delaney