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A busy evening in a typical home could have one person downloading game updates in a bedroom, another watching TV in the living room, and a third browsing the Web sitting on the couch—and all of that traffic demands routers that can provide fast performance for lots of devices at once.That’s made us a lot pickier about what routers we accept as best for the most people, and a lot more interested in new features like band steering and a third wireless band. Though all modern routers are at least dual-band—one slower but longer-range 2.4 GHz band and one faster but shorter-range 5 GHz band—it’s not easy to take full advantage of both bands.After spending over 100 hours testing 18 routers, we think the Netgear R7000P is the best wireless router for most people.It’s fast and reliable at both short and long ranges, it balances the demands of connected devices automatically to avoid congestion, and it works well right out of the box, with no arcane tweaking required.We spent more than 100 hours running new tests on 18 routers, and we think the Netgear R7000P is the best one for most people because it’s easy to set up, has good range and speed, and its load-balancing band steering helps it handle busy networks with lots of devices.Our runner-up, the Asus RT-AC3200, offers three wireless bands instead of the typical two and can perform better than the R7000P, but it’s considerably more difficult to configure.
Without even getting into the explosion of smart-home devices (everything from smart light bulbs to doorbells to washing machines now expects a decent Wi-Fi connection), most homes these days have two or more personal Wi-Fi devices (e.g., phone, laptop, tablet) per person, as well as smart TVs or streaming media boxes like Roku or Amazon Fire TV.
Netgear’s aging R6700 is a great pick if you’re on a tight budget.