Best Mesh Router Deals: Big savings in Amazon’s Big Spring Sale – CNET

Even though router technology has advanced a lot, having a single router in a larger home can cause a lot of dead spots or spots with bad Wi-Fi signal that causes instability and speed decreases. Luckily, you can solve that issue with a mesh routers, which allows you to place several routers around the house to create excellent coverage wherever you are. They also help you handle lots of devices that need to connect to the internet rather than have everything trying to connect to a single device.


Linksys Atlas (2-pack): $150

The Linksys Atlas is a solid budget option if you have a lot of devices that need to connect to Wi-Fi 6 since it can support 50+. It also has a 4,000-square-foot coverage, can hit a maximum of 3,000 Mbps combined, and is perfect if you don’t have a lot of space for a 3-pack of mesh routers.

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TP-Link Deco XE75 (2-pack): $210

Here’s another mesh system with full support for Wi-Fi 6E that’s on sale right now — the TP-Link Deco XE75. 

We were impressed with the system’s fast, consistent performance when we tested it last year, and we love the way the extenders automatically pair with the mesh as soon as you plug them in, which makes setup an absolute breeze. At $210, this is definitely an upgrade pick worth considering.

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How do I know if I need a mesh network?

The main benefit of upgrading to a mesh network is to rid your home of dead zones. Since mesh systems offer a greater coverage area than a stand-alone router, they’re well-suited to medium or large homes. If your home is spread across over 1,500 square feet, you likely have some harder-to-reach spots for a traditional router.

Smaller properties may be serviced just fine by a regular router. Still, if you find internet speeds plummeting in the rooms farthest from your router, it might make sense to upgrade to a mesh system. 

Will a mesh network replace my existing router?

Yes, your new mesh network will replace your current router. A mesh router will connect directly to your modem via Ethernet, like your existing router does, with any other mesh devices being connected to power at other spots in your home. 

Importantly, you’ll see just one network in your home and phones, tablets and other devices will automatically switch between the various mesh devices in the background as you move around so you’re always connected to the optimum mesh device.

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