By now, most of you are familiar with the AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular wireless router categories, but a new category has popped up.
In 2017, the wireless router market is expected to grow significantly, according to a new report from the consulting firm TrustedReviews.
While the overall market share for wireless routers has remained stable since last year, the company estimates that a total of nearly 60% of the market will grow over the next two years, reaching a whopping $1.8 trillion.
As you might expect, the most popular brand in the category is the $399-and-up model, which is the best choice for many.
The router’s performance is a big draw, especially if you’re in the market for a budget router.
While we’ll start with the best of the bunch, Trustedreviews has also compiled a list of the best wireless routers in 2017, based on various metrics, including price, feature set, and overall value.
We’ll be updating this post throughout the day, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often for the latest updates.1.
Asus ZenFone 2TZ Review The Asus Zenfone 2tz is a versatile router that can do everything a standard router can.
Asus has been aggressively pushing its $349 ZenFones for quite some time, so this new model offers a new twist on what the original model offered.
In fact, the Zenfones’ main selling point is the included 2TB of storage.
Asus offers a wide array of different models, but we’ll be looking at the ZenFionz series for now.
Asus is also pushing a range of accessories to its ZenFon routers, including a wireless power adapter, an Ethernet cable, and even a Bluetooth dongle.
But the Zen2tz’s biggest selling point isn’t the storage it has, but the $129 price tag.
It’s a good value for the money if you have a lot of extra money in your wallet.2.
Netgear WNR-2050 Wireless Router With a wireless interface and a 2.4GHz wireless band, the Netgear Wireless Router is a good choice for most people.
Its speed is great for connecting to a lot more devices and it offers good range for long-distance wireless.
But if you want the best price, you should look elsewhere.
The Netgear version of the WNR2050 is the one we recommend here.
You can get the newer version for $129.3.
NetGear R600 Wireless Router The R600 is a decent router for those looking for a more advanced solution.
But this model has a price tag of $399, which isn’t a bad deal if you need a faster router in the price range.4.
ASUS ZenF3-6200U Review The ASUS Zenf3-6060U offers an outstanding price tag, and it comes with a very capable 5GHz 802.11ac WiFi router.
It also includes a USB 3.1 Type-C port for external use.
While its performance isn’t as fast as some of the newer models, it does have better range than other routers we’ve tested in the past.5.
NetLogic C10 Router With an impressive 4GHz wireless network, NetLogics C10 is a great option for those who want to get wireless from a computer to their home or office.
The C10 also supports the 802.15.4 wireless standard.
But it has some other features you won’t find on most routers.
It has an Ethernet port for connecting external devices to your router.
You won’t be able to stream high-definition video over the wireless connection.
The 802.16.4 WiFi standard is also not supported.6.
Z-Wave Pro Wireless Router While the Z-wave Pro wireless router can support a range up to 100 feet, it also lacks some of its best features, including 802.17.7, which allows for faster wireless performance.
However, you can connect the router to an external 802.14.4 radio, which offers better range and coverage.7.
ASUS R1-X200 Wireless Router This router comes with 802.21.4 support and has a fairly decent price tag at $199.
It supports up to 20 users and supports Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, and Gigabit Ethernet, too.
But its speed and range are less than stellar.8.
NetLink RT-AC6750 Wireless Wi-fi Router This 802.13.4 router is the only router on this list that supports the Wi-FI Direct protocol, which can give it the speed and coverage to handle more than one network at a time.
If you want an inexpensive wireless router for your home, the RT-AG6750 is a very good option.9.
Net-Link RT6200 Wireless Wi,Fi, and Bluetooth