Best Mesh Routers of 2021
Mesh routers help spread WiFi throughout even the largest homes. Here are models with the best scores from our testing.
Your wireless router is the gateway between your home and all the internet has to offer.
It brings Netflix, Spotify, and other widely used streaming services to your devices—from a tablet to a big-screen TV. It also lets you pay bills with the click of a mouse and keep a watchful eye on your property with a video doorbell.
But for many people, especially those in a large home or one with thick brick walls, a router can also be a source of frustration. And that's where a mesh router can help.
A mesh router uses multiple devices—a base station (which plugs into the modem that connects your home to the internet) and additional satellite units (typically one or two)—that work together to spread WiFi throughout your dwelling.