When you are on the lookout for the best wifi router for home then you have the bandwidth and signal strength in mind. In that case, the ASUS RT-AC5300 is one of the best wireless routers for you. Powered by Broadcom NitroQAMTM technology you get 4334 Mbps on the two 5 GHz band and 1000 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. And if you are wondering if it can handle the numerous devices that your family uses on a daily basis then worry not as the 8 antennae ensure that a lot of devices can work simultaneously and MU-MIMO ensures that each device is provided with optimal signal strength.
2>NETGEAR R8500 Nighthawk X8
Close on the heels comes NETGEAR with its R8500 Nighthawk X8 which is another powerful triband router capable of providing a cumulative bandwidth of 5300 Mbps. It has 4 external antennae and 4 internal antennae with six Gigabit Ethernet ports. What’s even better is that the R8500 Nighthawk X8 comes with link aggregation so you can combine the bandwidth of two wireless ISP connections on the same router which makes it a strong contender for being the best router for home use if you are a prosumer or a power user looking to get one of the best AC routers.
3>NETGEAR R8000 Nighthawk X6
If you don’t want to spend a lot on a AC5300 router then the next best router for home use would be an AC3200 class router and the NETGEAR R8000 Nighthawk X6 is the best wifi router in its class. Like the higher AC5300 router the R8000 is also a triband router with six external antennae. Another feature present in the R8000 as well as other routers in its class is the ability to identify slow devices and segregating them onto a different band so that all fast devices can stay on the AC band and communicate better. Another useful feature is that it has ReadySHARE which helps share data on USB storage devices which can be plugged directly.