Where to buy a router: work remotely without interruption

Best wireless routers
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A lot of folks are working from home during the coronavirus crisis, which means that their wireless networks might be under a bit more stress than is typical – so you might need to pick up the best wireless router or one of the best mesh Wi-Fi systems for a more robust network.

You see, a lot of ISPs may include a modem with a built-in router, but wireless performance generally suffers in these kinds of devices. If you're after a super reliable wireless network when working from home, picking up a dedicated wireless router can save yourself (and anyone else doing remote work in your home) a lot of frustration. 

However, because there are so many people scouring the web for work from home supplies, a lot of the best routers are selling out extremely quickly, making it hard to find one that will arrive in a timely fashion. 

Luckily, we here at TechRadar are online shopping pros, and we went ahead and found all the routers that are still available so you can spend less time shopping and more time working. 

The best routers still available right now


Google Nest Wifi | $199 to Best Buy
The Google Nest Wifi follows in the footsteps of the beloved Google Wifi, providing whole-home wireless coverage, but this time also providing a Google Assistant to make your life even easier. 


Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band wireless router | $149 at Newegg
While you may know Asus for laptops, it's an incredibly strong brand for wireless routers, too. The RT-AC68U specifically is an excellent mid-range router with 3x3 MIMO support and AC1900 speeds. Everyone in your home can work without getting in the way of one another.


Netgear R6400 AC1750 Router | $129 at Best Buy
Netgear is behind some of the best routers on the market, and the Netgear AC1750 is one of them. Packed with Dual band Wifi and built-in parental controls, it ticks a lot of boxes for an entry-level router. 


Asus RT-AC1750 B1 Router | $99 at Newegg
If you just want a decent router without a ton of bells an whistles, the Asus RT-AC1750 B1 is an excellent choice. It's not the fastest on the market, but with a potential 1,750 Mbps of speed and easy web-based management

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