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Google Nest Wifi Router and Point

Google Nest Wifi Router and Point

3.6

£216.99

£220.47 Incl. delivery
Asus RT-AC86U

Asus RT-AC86U

4

£152.49

Free delivery
Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 (2-pack)

Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 (2-pack)

3.4

£396.49

£396.58 Incl. delivery
Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8

Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8

3.4

£219.95

£226.43 Incl. delivery
Netgear Orbi RBK50 Kit (2-pack)

Netgear Orbi RBK50 Kit (2-pack)

3.5

£227.11

Free delivery
Google Nest Wifi Router

Google Nest Wifi Router

£128.00

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Asus RT-AC68U

Asus RT-AC68U

4

£95.00

Free delivery
Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000

Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000

3.2

£163.00

Free delivery
Communication protocol
Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6, Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM)
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Multicast, Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6, Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Data link layer
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Standards followed
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax
IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.3bz, IEEE 802.11ax
IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
Support for Jumboframes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Support for mobile broadband
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Mobile broadband type
4G (LTE), 3G (UMTS), HSUPA, HSDPA (turbo-3G), 2G (GSM)
4G (LTE), 3G (UMTS), HSUPA, HSDPA (turbo-3G), 2G (GSM)
Type of support
USB modem
USB modem
Throughput WAN-LAN
653 Mbit/s
938 Mbit/s
755 Mbit/s
806.4 Mbit/s
VoIP (SIP)
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Wireless network
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2.4GHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data transfer rate (2.4GHz)
400 Mbit/s
400 Mbit/s
300 Mbit/s
750 Mbit/s
574 Mbit/s
574 Mbit/s
400 Mbit/s
600 Mbit/s
600 Mbit/s
5GHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data transfer rate (5GHz)
867 Mbit/s
1733 Mbit/s
867 Mbit/s
2167 Mbit/s
4804 Mbit/s
4804 Mbit/s
866 Mbit/s
1300 Mbit/s
2600 Mbit/s
External antenna
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Detachable antenna
Yes
Yes
No
MIMO
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Beamforming
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MU-MIMO
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Number of antennas
4
4
2
4
6
6
6
3
6
Supported bands
Dual-band
Dual-band
Dual-band
Tri-band, Dual-band
Tri-band
Tri-band
Tri-band, Dual-band
Dual-band
Dual-band
Tri-band
Total data transfer rate (theoretical)
1267 Mbit/s
2200 Mbit/s
1167 Mbit/s
2917 Mbit/s
6579 Mbit/s
6579 Mbit/s
1266 Mbit/s
1900 Mbit/s
3200 Mbit/s
Wireless security
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK
WPA, WPA2, WPA3
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK
WPA, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise
WPA, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, TKIP, WPS
WPA3
WPA, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, TKIP, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise
WPA, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS
Support for alternative firmware
DD-Wrt
DD-Wrt
Communication mode
Half-Duplex, Full-Duplex
Full-Duplex
Half-Duplex, Full-Duplex
Full-Duplex
Half-Duplex, Full-Duplex
Number of LAN ports
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
4 ​
3 ​
3 ​
3 ​
2 ​
4 ​
4 ​
Number of WAN ports
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
USB
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
USB version
USB 2.0, USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 2.0
USB 2.0, USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 2.0, USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
Built-in DSL modem
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Features
Designed for rack mounting
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, Support for backhaul technology
Built-in printer server, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, File Server via USB
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, Support for backhaul technology
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, Support for backhaul technology
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, Support for backhaul technology
Support for mesh network
Built-in printer server, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, File Server via USB
Built-in printer server, Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, File Server via USB
Active cooling (fan)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Management interface
Web/network
Web/network
Web/network
Web/network, Telnet
Web/network
Number of units
1 ​
3 ​
2 ​
3 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Target audience
Home users
Home users
Home users
Home users, Company
Home users
Home users
Home users
Home users
Home users, Smaller offices, Company
Home users
Release year
2017
2019
2019
2017
2020
2016
2019
2013
2014
Operational Power Consumption (min-max)
15 W
8.6 - 11.3 W
11.3 W
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Router security
VPN, DMZ
VPN, DMZ
VPN, DMZ
DMZ
VPN, DMZ
VPN, DMZ
VPN protocol
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN