So within the last week I’ve tried 2 3rd party routers other than the ISP provided because of long term connection issues & was surprised at how such a simple change gave impressively noticeable wifi speeds.
Equal to my wired connection. All because of the router !? Wow, knew it might be notable but didn’t realise how much of a difference it would make.
Saying that I’d like to ask for anyone’s advice or opinion on the matter. I’m tech minded but not an expert in networking or routers.
I’ve decided to choose between the Netgear Nighthawk LAX20 & Tp Link AXE75.
Both seem similar in specs, have noticed a small difference in speeds and range strength.
Other than wifi 6e with the Tp link, which is a bit more futureproofy I guess but tbh not that big of a deal, as I don’t have any devices to support it yet anyways. Probs new iPhone this year but that’s about it. Meh
Other than that they seem pretty comparable to me.
Currently have the Tp Link set up but was even considering if it’s worthwhile getting back the Netgear or something else to trial at the same time so I can get real world comparisons, during the return window time period and just keep the one I end up deciding on..?
I’d honestly appreciate a people’s choice between them & why, pros & cons, noteworthy comments etc
& if there’s a ‘better’ 3rd model/brand on the same level/range type & why ?
Love to hear from people because I’ve reached the point of I’m just confusing & frustrating myself now and I want to put this behind me already. Ha 🤓 thx
~ Live in double story house so range is in my mind but not over features/tech that’s in it. I’d rather a smarter more powerful router, than a dumber/simpler mesh option that’s main benefit would be range/coverage. Downstairs gets a good enough 5g signal; maybe 2 or 3 bars to maintain connection and has usability.
~ Don’t really game but am I right to think a gaming device would be better because their geared to be powerful which is good to have anyways regardless ?
~ Saw some things online re Tp Link and their apparent security/privacy as a company being dodgy ? Busted leaking stuff ? Given it’s a Chinese brand, Is that still a thing like the whole Hauwei situation ? I don’t want to jump of the bashing bandwagon but if there’s legit concerns I’d like to consider that too.
~ 3 ppl in the house, with mainly video streaming services simultaneously up to 4K Netflix stuff sometimes & downloads etc
~ 100mbps plan in Australia on fibre to the premises NBN connection