Top 10 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Routers

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At the end of 2019, the Wi-Fi Alliance began to deliver the first Wi-Fi 6 certifications, thus kicking off the new wireless communication protocol. The Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard incorporates new improvements over the previous Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), such as 4 times better performance and better connection management.

If you want to know more details about what it means to use a router with Wi-Fi 6 take a look at the post “Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax): What it is and how it works”. In short, if you have several devices connected to your home Wi-Fi network and also use streaming services such as Netflix or play online, taking the leap to a router with Wi-Fi 6 will make the connection quality and overall experience much more fluid. .

The 10 best Wi-Fi 6 routers of the moment (2021)

The major router manufacturers have already released their respective Wi-Fi 6 certified models. Below we review some of the most relevant in terms of both performance and value for money. By the way! Keep in mind that in order to take full advantage of the advantages of Wifi 6, it is necessary to have devices compatible with this technology (otherwise you will notice a notable improvement, which will continue to be worth it, but it will not be such a big leap).


The first router with Wi-Fi 6 that I am going to recommend is the one that I personally use at home. It offers all the advantages of a next generation router at a very affordable price, and during the months that I have been using it it has only given me joy.

The administration panel is easy to manage and has Huawei Share, a function that allows a Huawei phone to be synchronized by NFC simply by bringing it closer to the router. A great choice if you have a limited budget and want to improve the wireless signal of your home network.

  • Speeds up to 3000Mbps.
  • Dual band (2.4GHz / 5GHz).
  • Allows you to connect up to 128 devices simultaneously.
  • Configurable as a Wi-Fi repeater.
  • WPS protocol.
  • MU-MIMO.
  • Includes WAN port and 3 LAN ports.
  • 1.4GHz 4-core Gigahome processor.

Approximate price *: € 51.48 – € 78.58 (see on Amazon / PC Components / Huawei Store / Banggood)

NETGEAR Nighthawk XR1000

Gaming-oriented Wi-Fi 6 router. This is a high-end device that includes a specific connection management panel for games, DUMAOS 3.0 for smoother streaming and “Geo Fencing”, a geolocation filter that allows us to filter the servers we play on for a better experience of game.

In essence we are facing one of the most expensive Wi-Fi 6 routers on the market, although we can get a lot out of it if we are part of the target audience for which this device has been designed. It also has a pretty cool feature to ping and see the response times of our regular servers.

  • Speeds up to 5.4Gbps.
  • Dual band (2.4GHz / 5GHz).
  • 1.5GHz triple-core processor.
  • 4 ethernet ports for wired connection.
  • USB 3.0 port.
  • DumaOS 3.0 gaming operating system.
  • Ping rate reduction up to 93%.
  • Management of connection reference points.
  • WPA3 encryption.
  • NETGEAR Armor anti-virus and anti-malware protection.

Approximate price *: € 418.70 (see in Amazon / NETGEAR Official Store)

HONOR Router 3 Wi-Fi 6+

Another router that works really well for the price. Honor's Wi-Fi 6 Router 3 is one of the top rated on sites like Amazon. It has an elegant design, very similar to the Huawei model, with 4 antennas to better distribute the signal and Wi-Fi Mesh function to create a mesh network and expand coverage.

  • Speeds up to 3000Mbps.
  • Dual band (2.4GHz / 5GHz).
  • Supports up to 128 connected devices.
  • OFDMA multi-user technology to send data simultaneously to multiple devices.
  • 3 power modes to facilitate energy saving.
  • Gigahome 650 chip.
  • 4 ethernet ports (1 WAN port and 3 LAN ports).

Approximate price *: € 69.24 – € 79.90 (see on Amazon / PC Components / HONOR Official Store / Banggood)


If you are looking for a gaming router but do not want to leave your pocket shaking, there are also other more affordable alternatives such as the ASUS RT-AX82U. It offers speeds of up to 5.4GHz and a special mode focused on mobile games that minimizes delay and latency in online games.

It also has other advantages over previous ASUS models that work under Wi-Fi 5, such as 7 times lower power consumption and 80% more coverage range. On an aesthetic level it also has its appeal, thanks to the customizable LED lighting that it presents in the front area.

  • Speeds up to 5.4GHz.
  • Dual band (2.4GHz / 5GHz).
  • 160Mhz channels.
  • Customizable RGB lighting.
  • ASUS AirMesh: Create a home mesh network with other AirMesh-compatible routers.
  • ASUS AiProtection Pro security, WPA 3 and parental control.
  • It includes an exclusive port for games that automatically prioritizes the traffic of the device we connect.

Approximate price *: € 172.89 – € 177.51 (see on Amazon / PC Components)

TP-Link Archer AX3000

Another mid-range router with wifi 6, in this case from the manufacturer TP-Link. The Archer AX3000 (also known as AX50) offers speeds of up to 3Gbps powered by the Intel Home Wi-Fi WAV654 chip. Thanks to OFDMA technology, it allows stable connections in up to 256 devices, lower latency and reduced energy consumption. Includes the HomeCare toolkit with parental control, antivirus and traffic prioritization (QoS).

  • Speeds up to 3000Mbps.
  • Dual band (2.4GHz / 5GHz).
  • It allows administration and network configuration from the Tether application.
  • Compatible with Alexa.
  • 4 ethernet ports for wired connection.
  • 1 USB port.

Approximate price *: € 122.13 – € 128.01 (see on Amazon / PC Components)

Xiaomi Mi Router AX1800

Xiaomi has been expanding its market heights for years by presenting smart products and accessories beyond mobile phones. In the field of network devices, it has also recently had a Wi-Fi 6 router that incorporates a 128GB ROM, 256MB RAM and a 4-core QCA processor and an NPU core. It does not reach the transmission speeds of other models such as Huawei and Honor, although it is the cheapest Wi-Fi 6 router that we can currently find.

  • Speeds up to 1800Mbps.
  • Dual band coverage (2.4GHz / 5GHz).
  • 4 external high gain antennas.
  • Compatible with Android, iOS, Linux and Windows.
  • 3 LAN ports and one WAN port.
  • Supports wifi mesh to create a home mesh network.

Approximate price *: € 42.74 – € 64.23 (see on Amazon / PC Components / AliExpress)

Linksys AX1800

Linksys is another major manufacturer that has made the leap to the 802.11ax wireless standard with its AX1800 router. The device is oriented to offer a coverage of 150 square meters, with maximum speeds of 1.8Gbps and up to 25 devices connected simultaneously.

It also has an Intelligent Mesh function to create a mesh network so that devices always connect to the fastest connection available. It is the mid-range Wi-Fi 6 router with the most ports available: 1 WAN port, 4 LAN ports and a USB port.

  • Speeds up to 1800Mbps.
  • Dual dual band (2.4GHz / 5GHz).
  • 1.2GHz 4-core processor.
  • 2 external antennas.
  • MU-MIMO and WPS.
  • 150m² coverage.
  • Beamforming technology.
  • Allows installation from Linksys app.
  • Compatible with all ISPs in UK and all their equipment.

Approximate price *: € 162.00 (see in Amazon)

D-Link DIR-X1860

One of the cheapest Wi-Fi 6 gaming routers that we can currently find. With a design clearly inspired by gamer aesthetics, the D-Link router offers voice control by Alexa, is compatible with Google Home, with WPA3 encryption protocol and OFDMA connections and MU-MIMO technology for simultaneous sending to multiple devices.

The truth is that beyond the design it does not have any specific function for gamers (at least we have not found it), although it is still a good router and a clear improvement over other similar devices that still work with the standard of Wi-Fi 5.

  • Speeds up to 1800Mbps.
  • Dual dual band (2.4GHz / 5GHz).
  • 88MHz dual core processor.
  • 1 WAN port and 4 LAN ports.
  • Compatible with Alexa.
  • 1024-QAM wifi signal modulation to improve connection.
  • It allows parental control and guest wi-fi zone.
  • TWT technology to reduce energy consumption.
  • Configurable from the D-Link app.

Approximate price *: € 83.99 – € 122.37 (see on Amazon / PC Components / MediaMarkt)

Netgear RAX5400

Although Netgear almost always moves in the high-end ranges this RAX5400 offers a high quality service at a somewhat lower price. It allows speeds of up to 5.4Gbps, coverage of up to 174 square meters and 6 channels of simultaneous Wi-Fi transmission.

  • Speeds up to 5.4Gbps.
  • Dual band (2.4GHz / 5GHz).
  • 4 LAN ports, 1 WAN port and 1 USB 3.0 port.
  • NETGEAR Armor security software.
  • 4 external antennas for better coverage.
  • 6 simultaneous wifi streams.
  • Compatible with Alexa.
  • Beamforming + technology.
  • Maximum recommended devices: 25.
  • WPA2, DoS and double firewall security.

Approximate price *: € 269.90 (see in Amazon)


We end up with another great router from the house of ASUS. This RT-AX58U model has everything we can expect from a good router with Wi-Fi 6. MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology to optimize the allocation of channels and simultaneous connections, AirProtection service with TrendMicro software for protection against threats and a data transfer rate of 3.0Gbps.

  • Speeds up to 3000Mbps.
  • Dual Band (2.4GHz / 5GHz).
  • 160Mhz bandwidth and 1024-QAM techniques.
  • OFDMA and MU-MIMO with up to 4 times more capacity and network efficiency.
  • TWT technology to reduce power consumption up to 7x.
  • Parental control: filtering of web pages and mobile applications.
  • WPA3 encryption.

Approximate price *: € 178.00 – € 181.30 (see in Amazon / PC Components)

Note *: The approximate price of each router is indicated on the website of the manufacturer or point of sale referring to the time of writing this article. Its price can vary considerably depending on the date and store that we consult.


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