Under our new network devices test, standard and mesh routers (and a few range extenders) are tested to the same schedule. That lets us make a fair comparison between the different technologies.
Overall score breakdown
Overall score includes:
The key contributor to our scoring, performance covers upload and download speeds over both WiFi and Ethernet, as well as WiFi coverage. We test WiFi at both short and long distances, and with a variety of devices including phones, computers and smart TVs.
Ease of use and setup
We use the Nessus remote scanning tool to identify any vulnerabilities over WiFi or Ethernet. We also check for issues during setup, such as a weak default password.
We've tested 17 wifi routers, mesh networks & range extenders.
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