Imagine this: you’re in the middle of chatting to this new guy or girl on a dating app and suddenly, your WiFi connection fails – along with that banter you had going on. Or, imagine your screen freezes in the middle of a teleconferencing call with your boss. You don’t want to be thought of as skirting off work during this work-from-home period! So what better time than now to invest in one of the best WiFi mesh systems in Singapore?
We’ve shortlisted models based on their design, ease of setup and highlighted the best WiFi 6 router, for your future, faster devices.
Difference between mesh WiFi system and traditional WiFi system
A traditional home router comes with just a single router connected to the modem and the signal is stretched across the entire house. A mesh WiFi system comes with a router and multiple nodes that can be set up in various parts of a home. The router is connected to the home modem while the satellites tap on the router’s signal and extend it to create a sort of blanket of strong connectivity around the entire house.
Why do you need a mesh WiFi system?
When using traditional routers, there may be increased chances of dead zones and slower connectivity in some parts of the house. Home design also plays a part in determining whether or not you may need a mesh WiFi. If your new BTO flat layout has hidden corners, then chances are the signal from a traditional WiFi router may not be able to reach those corners.
Although, you can add a range extender to enhance the connection in dead zone areas, these work only to a certain extent. Extenders create a separate WiFi network from the main one and it’s never fun to switch between networks on your devices while figuring out the best to use. This is where the best mesh home WiFi routers can help.
Best home mesh wifi routers in Singapore
Best fuss-free WiFi router for home
1) Eero Mesh WiFi System
The Eero Mesh WiFi System (available on Kingly Pte Ltd) boasts a TrueMesh technology that can bypass dead zones to deliver a strong connection whether you’re gaming, watching movies or working from home this season. The setup is touted to be one of the easiest among all the mesh WiFi systems. Follow the handy illustrations and instructions on the app and you’ll be good to go in just 10 minutes.
For homes up to 1,500 square feet, a single unit of this device will be enough. This simple, discrete router will not take up much space in your home at all. It can also be paired with Alexa to manage other smart devices with ease. Eero routers are trusted for their reliable connection and are one of the best mesh WiFi systems for the average Joe.
Best for multi-storey homes
2) ASUS Lyra Trio AC1750 Dual Band Mesh WiFi System
We know what you’re thinking but these are not irons! The ASUS Lyra Trio AC1750 Dual Band Mesh WiFi System (available on ASUS Official Store) is a dual band, tri-mesh WiFi system that connects you to the best network whichever part or level of the home you’re in. Its unique design helps it transmit signal horizontally and vertically and is one of the best mesh WiFi systems for multi-storey houses in Singapore.
We also appreciate the free lifetime cloud-based security that comes with the purchase. It runs on Trend Micro and includes parental controls which are useful for blocking inappropriate content. The 3-pack Lyra Trio Hubs can cover homes up to 5,400 square feet but for most of us in HDB flats, the 1-pack Lyra Trio hub (available on ASUS Official Store) will more than suffice.
Best for fast, reliable speeds
3) Netgear Orbi RBK50 AC3000
The Netgear Orbi RBK50 AC3000 (available on NETGEAR Official Store), is considered one of the best WiFi mesh routers in Singapore for fast and reliable speeds. It boasts internet speeds of 1,266Mbps bolstered with an additional 1,733Mbps so the connection between your devices and satellites stays strong. Can’t seem to ever agree on the same Netflix shows with your partner? Settle in to watch your own shows and enjoy 4K streaming and reliable connections across multiple devices with one of the best home routers.
Malicious URLs and privacy attacks can be serious, which is why a strong WiFi connection also helps protect information on your individual devices. What we like is the separate Guest Network it allows. This means you can lend WiFi access to your guests without giving away details of your home WiFi network! Its clean design aside, you can also expect a quick and easy set-up with the Orbi app.
4) Tp Link Deco M9 Plus
If you want a stylishly designed mesh Wifi router, then the TP-LINK Deco AC2200 M9 Plus (3 Pack) (available on TP-Link Singapore Official Store) is one of the best mesh WiFi systems in Singapore for that. Its matte-white finish and short height allows the pieces to easily blend in with any home decor theme.
It doesn’t fail on speed and connectivity too. It runs 400Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps on the 5GHz band and supports MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output). This allows the router and decos to communicate with one another simultaneously, allowing for faster connection whichever part of the home you may be in.
Best for gaming
5) Netgear XRM570 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router
You’ll be relying more than ever on your collection of Nintendo Switch games this stay-home period. So, it’s a good time to fortify your home network with the best WiFi mesh router in Singapore for gaming. The sleek black Netgear XRM570 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (available on Smart Bazaar) includes a router and tri-band mesh extender to stream and game at top speeds.
With a total of six Gigabit ports on the router and the extender, you can be confident of getting wired connectivity for uninterrupted gaming from anywhere in the house. It’s built-in gaming dashboard even allows for real-time bandwidth usage with customizable options to optimise it for gaming if need be!
Best for smart homes
6) Netgear Orbi Mesh WiFi System with Orbi Voice Smart Speaker (RBK50V)
What do you get when you combine a smart speaker with a WiFi router? A blazing WiFi connection with the ability to seamlessly connect all smart devices in your home! The Netgear Orbi Mesh WiFi System with Orbi Voice Smart Speaker (RBK50V) (available on NETGEAR Official Store) is the best WiFi router to get for your smart homes in Singapore. Its satellite doubles up as a smart speaker powered by Alexa so you can play music, check on the weather and control the lights — all you have to do is ask.
With the proprietary FastLane 3 technology (a dedicated connection between the Orbi Voice and Orbi router) — enjoy the fastest internet speeds even as you connect more devices. The Orbi Voice is sold separately too, so get it if you already are using an Orbi router at home.
Best Wifi 6 home router
7) Netgear Orbi Wi-Fi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852)
For those who own devices running on the latest WiFi 6 technology, you’d need a router system that can match up to that capability. The Netgear Orbi Wi-Fi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852) (available on NETGEAR Official Store) is one of the best WiFi 6 mesh routers in Singapore, covering large homes of up to 5,000 square feet with four times more increased capacity compared to WiFi 5 connections.
With multiple ports on both the router and satellite node, set up your home entertainment area with wired connections to desktop PCs, gaming consoles and home karaoke systems without experiencing any interruptions. If you want the best home routers for devices of tomorrow, then this is the one to get!
|Model||Operating frequency and Speed||Smart home connection||Security features||Number of ports|
|Eero Mesh WiFi System||2.4 GHz / 5 GHzUp to 550 Mbps||Works with Amazon Alexa||Threat scan, family-safe browsing and ad blockers||2 auto-sensing ports for WAN and/or LAN connectivity|
|ASUS Lyra Trio AC1750 Dual Band Mesh WiFi System||
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Up to 1750Mbps
|Each hub has 1 LAN port and 1 LAN/WAN port|
|Netgear Orbi RBK50 AC3000||
2.4GHz / 5GHz
Up to 1,266Mps + 1,733Mbps backhaul band
|Works with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant||Protection from internet threats with NETGEAR Armor||
Router: 1 WAN and 3 LAN Ethernet ports
Satellite: 4 LAN Ethernet ports
|TP-LINK Deco M9 Plus (3 Pack)||
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Up to 2200 Mbps + dynamic backhaul up to 1,500 Mbps
|Compatible with many IoT devices and brands like GE, Kwikset||Parental controls,
built-in antivirus software
|Each Deco has 2 LAN/WAN Ethernet Ports|
|Netgear XRM570 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router||
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Up to 2,600 Mbps
|–||–||Router: 4 Ethernet ports
Node: 2 Ethernet ports
|Netgear Orbi Mesh WiFi System with Orbi Voice Smart Speaker (RBK50V)||
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Up to 1,267 Mbps + backhaul up to 1,700Mbps
|Amazon Alexa built-in||Protection from internet threats with NETGEAR Armor + Circle Smart Parental Control||Router: 4 Ethernet ports Voice: 2 Ethernet ports|
|Netgear Orbi Wi-Fi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852)||
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Up to 3,600Mbps
|Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant||Protection from internet threats with NETGEAR Armor||Router: 1 WAN port and 4 LAN Ethernet ports
Satellite: 4 LAN ports
Enjoy seamless connection with the best mesh WiFi routers in Singapore
It’s time to say goodbye to laggy connections and dead zones with these recommendations of the best mesh WiFi routers for your home. Once the new connection is up and running, create a dedicated home entertainment area with the best Android TV boxes or play the best Nintendo Switch games on your large screens. Now’s also a good time to stock up on the electronics, games and other gadgets!
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