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Eero WiFi System Review

  • Each unit has a low-profile form factor
  • Mobile-based app provides easy management for…
  • Great coverage throughout the home or office
  • Includes two gigabit Ethernet ports for wired…
  • 5GHz band provides speeds of up to 867Mbps
  • Possible setup issues using Bluetooth
  • No real parental controls
  • No web-based interface for accessing additional…
  • USB 2.0 port currently has no purpose
Our Score 6

Netgear Orbi Review

  • Great coverage throughout the home
  • The browser-based interface provides tons of…
  • A dedicated 5GHz band for router-to-satellite…
  • Internet-based remote network management
  • The system and its satellites are very expensive
  • The parental controls feature is a standalone…
  • The USB 2.0 port can’t be used for storage…
Our Score 6

Synology RT2600AC Review

  • Quick setup
  • SRM platform is excellent
  • Extensive media server capabilities
  • Solid speed and range on 5GHz band
  • Competitive price
  • 2.4GHz band isn’t flawless
  • Could use more LAN ports
  • DS Router mobile app is barebones
Our Score 7

Luma Surround WiFi Review

  • Easy to set up
  • Great Wireless AC coverage
  • Looks great anywhere
  • Provides gigabit Ethernet for wired devices
  • Settings accessible only through Android, iOS
  • Limited network customization
  • Can’t change channels or channel widths
Our Score 6

Linksys Velop Review

  • Easy, app-based setup
  • Elegant design
  • Fast Tri-band, AC wave-2 Wi-Fi
  • Only 2 Ethernet ports, no USB
  • No control over Wi-Fi networks
  • No access to advanced settings
  • Poor value
Our Score 6

Linksys WRT3200ACM Review

  • Attractive aesthetic
  • Simple software
  • Strong DD-WRT support
  • Excellent wired connectivity
  • DD-WRT requires some technical chops
Our Score 9

Plume Adaptive Wi-Fi Review

  • Dead-simple to use basic networking
  • Intelligent monitoring takes away all…
  • Overcomes distance-based signal degradation
  • Attractive and unobtrusive Pods don’t stand out
  • Going beyond the basic install can be difficult
  • Maximum performance is limited
  • Can get expensive for a large house
Our Score 6

Securifi Almond 3 Review

  • Easy, touch-screen based set-up
  • Mesh networking eliminates Wi-Fi dead spots
  • Rules-based smart-home automation
  • Elegant, minimalist design
  • Integration with IFTTT and Amazon Alexa
  • Two Ethernet ports won’t be enough for many
  • Roaming on 2.4 GHz may not work with all devices
  • A lone Almond 3 offers mediocre Wi-Fi
Our Score 8