The best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers for 2021

January 2021 Update highlights: Originally, this post focussed on Amazon reviews as a key factor in the decision to recommend systems. However, Amazon, and companies that use it, keep messing around with things, merging products, having multiple products on one page etc. Then reviews themselves are not always reliable. The number of mesh systems has … Read more

Tenda Nova MW5s AC1200 Whole Home Mesh WiFi System Review – Providing reliable Wi-Fi at a fraction of the cost of premium models

I have covered Mesh Wi-Fi systems a lot over the past year or so, and this is due to their explosion in popularity in recent years. The biggest problem most people have with WiFi is the range, and previous solutions such as running multiple routers, repeaters and powerline extenders were all a bit hit or … Read more

Netgear Orbi RBK23 Review (RBK20) – Wi-Fi Mesh System

I am a big fan of mesh Wi-Fi systems and the Netgear Orbi range is the market leading option, so I was quite excited about finally getting to do a full review. With Netgear Orbi, they have multiple products under the same name all doing the same thing but offering slightly different specification, performance, and … Read more

TP-Link Deco P7 Launched – Alexa enabled Mesh Wi-Fi with powerline and built in antivirus for £249.99

I am a big fan of mesh Wi-Fi systems, while they do not offer the raw performance of an expensive gaming router they eliminate most of the issues consumers face with Wi-Fi, and that is dead spots around the home. With mesh Wi-Fi you can roam around the house and your device should seamlessly switch … Read more

Zyxel Multy X Tri-Band WSQ50 vs Netgear Orbi RBK50 AC3000 Mesh Wi-Fi

Having recently reviewed the excellent Zyxel Multy X mesh wifi system I thought it would be worth comparing it to the market leader, the Netgear Orbi. With the growing number of Mesh Wi-Fi options on the market, each manufacturer approaches the problem at a different angle. For example, the BT Whole Home Wi-Fi is one … Read more

Zyxel Multy X AC3000 Whole Home Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi review

Mesh Wi-Fi is the best thing to happen to Wi-Fi in years. While it is great that some manufacturers are pushing the speeds of Wi-Fi further and further, in practice, these speeds are rarely achieved, with performance degradation over distance being severe. It is not an uncommon scenario to get great Wi-Fi in one room … Read more

Asus announces new cheaper Lyra Trio mesh WiFi router

Mesh routers are the holy grail of Wifi for any moderately sized home, the work much better than WiFi repeaters, and require less configuration than multiple access points set up manually. I have covered the best mesh wi-fi routers for 2018 and made a comparison between BT Whole Home, Netgear Orbi and Linksys Velop which are … Read more

BT Whole Home Wi-Fi vs Netgear Orbi vs Linksys Velop Mesh Router Comparison

Earlier in the year, I comprised a list of the available mesh router options comparing prices and reviews. I recently updated the list, and there were 3 stand out options the BT Whole Home Wi-Fi, Netgear Orbi and Linksys Velop. I was curious to explore the features of each router for a possible Wi-Fi upgrade … Read more

D-Link DIR-895L AC5300 MU-MIMO Ultra Wi-Fi Router Review

While many home users put up with the dreadful supplier supplied router many people wisely opt to upgrade theirs. The router market can be a minefield too, with prices ranging from just £20 or so, up to and over £300 which includes the D-Link DIR-895L I am reviewing today. The range of options is quite … Read more

TP-Link Deco M5 – Mesh WiFi and Home Security.

Following our review of the innovative F-Secure SENSE, it would appear the new trend could be routers with built-in security. TP-Link is the second company to get a WiFi system to the market called the Deco M5. The TP-Link Deco M5 is a mesh networking solution. It promises to provide seamless wireless internet coverage while … Read more