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2021 Mesh WiFi 6 Router Top 3 showdown!

2021 Mesh WiFi 6 Router Top 3 showdown!

0 0 by Mobile Magazine, 2021-06-23

This year, more and more smart devices support WiFi 6. If you want to build a more complete WiFi 6 network at home, it is best to add a set of Mesh WiFi 6 Router. Everyone may ask if the housing company is not too big, is it actually necessary to use Mesh WiFi? But to be honest, large housing estates have already used a thousand mb broadband to access the Internet. If the old router receives a slow reception speed, the reception is poor or even unable to receive, and it is not smooth enough to play Lag on the machine to watch the movie and follow the drama. That is two to three hundred yuan. Isn’t the cost of high-speed Internet access in vain? This time the editor found three high-end Mesh WiFi 6 Routers, including ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8), Linksys Velop MX10600 and Netgear Orbi AX6000 (RBK852) for a duel, with one host and one satellite to deal with the general two-room unit in Hong Kong. , After the test, I believe everyone will find the answer.

Test method: The test will be carried out on the two-bedroom unit in the new housing estate with a saleable area of ​​about 490 sq. ft. in Tseung Kwan O, a family of three, using 1GB bandwidth service. Since the optical fiber socket is near the red dot in the living room, the homeowner will first WiFi 6 Router is used for testing, the Router is installed near the red dot, and the green, blue and purple dots are the locations for network speed measurement. After that, I replaced it with three Mesh WiFi 6 Routers for comparison to see if the effects were different. The following is the unit plan and test distribution.

Install the WiFi 6 Router or Mesh WiFi host at the red dot to test the speed at the green dot

Blue point location test speed location two

Purple dot position test speed location three

Install Mesh WiFi Satellite Router at the Pink Dot

The homeowner uses WiFi 6 Router daily

The homeowner puts the WiFi 6 Router at the red dot, and tests the network speed in the middle of the dining room (green dot). This position is where the homeowner and his wife use smart TV to surf the Internet and watch Netflix. Here It can reach a download speed of 705Mbps, which is fast enough and normal because it is the closest to the router. But when the WiFi signal passed through the wall to the blue dot daughter’s room, the speed was immediately only 299Mbps. Since the daughter is still in elementary school, there are not many digital mobile devices used, and most of her room is based on tablet computers for learning. So at this stage, the daughter is right. There is not much demand for Internet speed, but when you go to the master room where the unit is farthest from the Router, you start to have trouble. The WiFi speed becomes very slow because of two concrete walls blocking it. The Internet speed is only 199Mbps. The owner and his wife There are many digital devices in the room. Due to the long distance between the head and the tail, the receiving signal is not stable enough. There are delays when using the computer to chase the drama in the room. During the epidemic, the homeowner sometimes works at home, and if there is a video conference, it is necessary to go to the living room. Just use.

(Green dot position speed 705Mbps)
(Blue dot position speed 299Mbps)
(Purple dot position speed 199Mbps) ASUS ZenWiFi AX (TX8), stable performance

The ASUS ZenWiFi AX (TX8), which is more compact and economical, has a tri-band network of 6600Mbps, and the Internet connection supports up to 2.5Gbps. It can also correspond to the highest 2GB home bandwidth service on the market. On the map, the speeds of the green dots, blue dots and purple dots are 685Mbps, 489Mbps and 536Mbps, respectively, which are not the highest speeds, but the speeds of other locations are not weak and the performance is average. Or its 45-degree antenna can cover Mesh WiFi networks. Certainly.
(Green dot position speed 685Mbps)

(Blue dot position speed 489Mbps)

(Purple dot position speed 536Mbps) Linksys Velop MX10600, disappointing

Replaced with the Linksys Velop MX10600, which seems to have the highest digital specifications. In fact, it is the combined bandwidth of a pair of Mesh WiFi Systems. Except that each Router has a tri-band network of 5300 Mbps, the Internet port supports a maximum speed of 1Gbps, which is perfect. Corresponds to 1GB bandwidth service. The network was tested in three locations: green, blue, and purple. They were 638Mbps, 338Mbps, and 468Mbps. Although the router next to the host was slower than the average WiFi 6 Router, it was really unexpected, but the network speed in other locations in the unit is indeed Significant improvement.
(Green dot position speed 638Mbps)
(Blue dot position speed 338Mbps)
(Purple dot position speed 468Mbps) Netgear Orbi AX6000 (RBK852), good value for money

Each Router is a Netgear Orbi AX6000 (RBK852) with a tri-band network with 6000 Mbps bandwidth. The Internet port supports up to 2.5Gbps, which can correspond to the highest 2GB home bandwidth service on the market. The difference from other Mesh WiFi Routers is that it clearly separates the host and satellite routers, making it easier for users to set up a Mesh WiFi network. Through the instructions in the app, it is also easy to install as other media said. In terms of speed, the Netgear Orbi AX6000 reached 840Mbps in the green dot living room, which is very close to the speed limit of 1GB bandwidth. The blue dot bedroom and purple dot master bedroom have 501Mbps and 491Mbps respectively, which are faster than Linksys MX10600. It is also worth mentioning that if users have questions about the placement of Mesh WiFi or set up a lot of satellites, Netgear also provides a dedicated on-site service to help everyone set up a Mesh WiFi network.
(Green dot position speed 840Mbps)

(Blue dot position speed 501Mbps)

(Purple spot speed 491Mbps) Basically, the above three high-end Mesh WiFi 6 Routers can solve the problem of weak or dead Internet access in the house for everyone. It can be seen that satellites can indeed solve the problem of Hong Kong’s concrete wall hindering reception. Among them, Netgear Orbi AX6000 (RBK852) generally received the best reception in the test, and the overall speed is slightly better. The streamlined body is more avant-garde. Unlike the traditional Router, it will be pleasing to the eye after a long time. The speed of ASUS ZenWiFi AX (TX8) is not as good as the former, but the reception at each position is also very average. The smaller body is its advantage. The Linksys Velop MX10600 square-pillar appearance is the most acceptable and easy to place, but the results of the test are three. The slowest among them, so it will be the last considered Mesh WiFi 6 Router.

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