If you’re looking to improve your home Wi-Fi situation, the best thing you can do is invest in a mesh router. Mesh router systems make it easy to cover all corners of your home with a strong Wi-Fi signal and are easily expandable depending on how much square footage you have. Fortunately, a number of the best mesh router systems on the market are heavily discounted for Cyber Monday, so you can save quite a bit on one right now
If you have a basic home internet plan of 300Mbps or less, you can do fine with a Wi-Fi 5 based system, such as the entry-level Eero or Google’s Nest Wifi. If you have faster internet at home, up to a gigabit connection, you might want to invest in a Wi-Fi 6 system.
Amazon-owned Eero is discounting both its entry-level Wi-Fi 5 systems and the brand-new Wi-Fi 6 models. The base Eero mesh system can be purchased in one-, two-, or three-pack setups, with discounts ranging from $20 to $75 off, depending on which set you choose. A three-pack is designed to cover up to 5,000 square feet and is ideal for up to 300Mbps internet service.
If you are interested in the new Wi-Fi 6 Eero 6 system, you can get the base model in one-, two-, or three-packs starting at $103. The three-pack covers up to 5,000 square feet and is good for up to 500Mbps internet service, according to the company.
For the most speed, you’ll want to pony up for the Eero 6 Pro, which can also be purchased in one-, two-, or three-packs. Eero says the Pro system is designed for those with gigabit internet service, with a three-pack covering up to 6,000 square feet. It adds a third Wi-Fi band to speed up communication between the nodes and provides faster connections to your devices.
Nest Wifi deals
Google’s Nest Wifi is a dual-band Wi-Fi 5 based system. It’s faster than the base Eero system but won’t quite keep up with the best Wi-Fi 6 systems on the market. It’s a good in-between option, however, providing easy setup, reliable connections, and fast speeds up to 500Mbps. A two-pack is the popular option and covers up to 4,400 square feet.
Google Nest Wifi two-pack
Prices taken at time of publishing.
Google’s Nest Wifi system is a Wi-Fi 5 mesh router with easy setup, reliable connectivity, and fast speeds up to 500Mbps. A two-pack is designed to cover up to 4,400 square feet.
$219 at Best Buy
Netgear mesh router deals
Like Eero, Netgear has a wide range of mesh router systems, with all the newest ones supporting Wi-Fi 6. The dual-band Nighthawk system is the entry-level option, with support for up to 25 devices, coverage up to 3,000 square feet, and internet speeds up to 400Mbps.
The Orbi line is Netgear’s flagship mesh system and is designed for larger homes, more connected devices, and up to gigabit internet speeds. The Orbi models are tri-band, much like the Eero 6 Pro, and are the best options to get the fastest speeds you can.