• Supercharge your home Wi-Fi with this $160 router

    12 days ago - By Android Central

    Mesh routers get all the attention these days, but in most use cases, they don't do as good a job as a standalone router with high-gain antennae. ASUS definitely knows a thing or two about building such routers, and the RT-AC3100 is one of the best options you can get in the mid-range segment.
    This router usually goes for $220, but it's on sale for $160 , $60 off its retail price. What do you get for that price? One of the fastest Wi-Fi ac routers right now - you miss out on Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, but the RT-AC3100 more than makes up for it when you look at the feature-set.
    The RT-AC3100...
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  • Should you buy a Wi-Fi 6 router in 2021?

    Should you buy a Wi-Fi 6 router in 2021?

    12 days ago - By Android Central

    Best answer: Yes, if you have an older router, you should consider moving up to Wi-Fi 6, especially since the prices decreased and new phones will likely support the tech. However, if you already have a fast Wi-Fi 5 router, it won't be worth it.
    Speed and capacity upgrades on Wi-Fi 6 routers
    A lot of things can affect your Wi-Fi performance, including router positioning and nearby interference from your neighbor's router. While you might be able to get some new life out of your router with more optimized positioning , it's not going to help with congestion the way upgrading to a Wi-Fi 6...
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