In the UK and around the world you really only have two choices when it comes to WiFi, stick with that crappy router that your ISP provided you with or go all out and pick up something new.

If you are looking to upgrade the WiFi around you home, while adding some new features to your network, then you should check out this list, which contains what we consider to be the best wireless routers of 2017, from the easiest options to set up all the way up to beastly machines that will not only expand your WiFi connection but also improve your network as a whole.

Check them out below.

Netgear Nighthawk X10

If you have deep pockets and are looking for a WiFi router like no other then you might not have to look much further than the Netgear Nighthawk X10, a truely beastly router with 802.11ac/Ad Quad-Stream MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router with 1.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor, Plex Media Server in-built and even support for the Amazon Echo.

It features Quad Stream Wave2 Wifi alongside 802.11ad WiFi for up to 4,600 + 1,733 + 800 Mbps over various channels, including the new 60Hz 802.11ad spec, all pushed over Netgear’s Active Antennas. Inside there’s also a 1.7GHz Quad Core processor that keeps this fast and allowing you to take advantage of better 4K streaming, VR gaming, and pretty much anything else.

And if that’s not enough, you can control it with Amazon Echo and it even has a Plex Media Server built right in, but it is expensive.

Google WiFi

Google recieved a lot of attention this year with their new Google WiFi routers and for good reason as it offers a mesh network over multiple routers for whole home andd expandable WiFi with an easy setup and 802.11ac 5GHz down: 101.41 Mbps, 2.4GHz down: 47.53 Mbps speeds.

Netgear Orbi

Netgear also have their own whole-home WiFi solution, called the Orbi, it can cover up to 4,000 square feet with tri-band WiFi and a dedicated wireless connection between the Orbi router and its satellites, delivering 4K video streaming and gaming that you want, without lag across your home.

Linksys Velop

And we aren’t done with mesh routers just yet, we have one more from Linksys. Called Velop, it is a tri-band WiFi system that is designed to mesh Wi-Fi across your home over a single network, while featuring a fully modular system.

Linksys WRT3200ACM open-source router

We couldn’t talk about wireless routers without talking about this particular option. Called the Linksys WRT3200ACM, it is the follow up from what was already a legendary router, so legendary that you might recognise it from design alone, which interesting for a router.

The reason that this router was so well regarded and is still is because it features completely open-source capacilities with OpenWrt and DD-WRT to allow you to completely customise your router setup.

The router also comes with some impressive technology, including Linksys Tri-Stream 160 tech, MU-MIMO, 256MB of flash storage, 512MB RAM memory, and an ARM-based 1.8GHz dual-core processor.


The ASUS RT-AC5300 is a router that has focused itself at the gaming market, with features like Tri-Band 4 x 4 Gigabit Wireless, AiProtection, Trend Micro, Free WTFast Game Accelerator, Link Aggregation, Adaptive QoS, Router App Support, Dual-WAN 3G/4G Support, and much more, it is sure to help you get your game on and much more.

Securifi Almond+

The Securifi Almond+ is a different kind of router, it aims to be the future of consumer routers with features like a touchscreen for easy setup and management, as well as smart home controls that allows it to connect with your home.

TP Link Archer AC3200

The TP Link Archer AC3200 is another awesome router, featuring Tri-Band Gigabit wireless, it comes with great features like a 1 GHz Dual-Core CPU, 3 Co-Processors, USB 3.0, 2.0 Ports, Beamforming Technology, while stilling being good for a budget.

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