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Asus ZenWiFi AX

"The Asus ZenWiFi AX (XT8) is a whole home Wi-Fi 6 mesh system equipped with the latest 802.11ax hardware. It delivered speedy throughput in our testing and comes with tough parental controls, anti-malware software, and a 2.5G LAN port."
As posted by pcmag.com

Pros

  • Full support for Wi-Fi 6
  • Tri-band design with dedicated wireless backhaul
  • Easy to install
  • Lifetime parental controls and network security tools
  • Protects against malware
  • Flexible configuration

Cons

  • Limited speeds on the 2.4GHz band
  • Expensive

Product Details

Date First Available:
October 21, 2020

Overall Rating

86.7%
The overall rating was calculated based on 1310 customer and expert reviews from 19 review sites and 3 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Mesh WiFi Systems:
  • 92.2%
    Setup
  • 87.7%
    Features
  • 92.9%
    Performance
  • 85.0%
    Build Quality
  • 95.6%
    Design
  • 91.9%
    Range
  • 84.6%
    Ports

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
8
Good
9
Fair
1
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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    AMAZON.COM
    8,318 reviews
    $249.99
  • ASUS - ZenWiFi AX Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System (3-pack) - White

    BESTBUY.COM
    815 reviews
    $279.99
  • Details about ASUS ZenWiFi AX Whole-Home Tri-band Mesh WiFi 6 System (XT8) - 2 pack, Coverage

    EBAY.COM
    956 reviews
    US$449.99
  • BETA

Expert Reviews

The Asus ZenWiFi AX is one of the strongest systems we've tested -- and it costs hundreds less than its closest Wi-Fi 6 competitors.

Read more on cnet.com

Pros

  • Full support for Wi-Fi 6
  • Tri-band design with dedicated wireless backhaul
  • Stable mesh performance
  • Multigig WAN port on each device

Cons

  • Limited speeds on the 2.4GHz band
  • Quality of Service engine requires third-party data-sharing

The Asus ZenWiFi AX (XT8) is a whole home Wi-Fi 6 mesh system equipped with the latest 802.11ax hardware. It delivered speedy throughput in our testing and comes with tough parental controls, anti-malware software, and a 2.5G LAN port.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Excellent performance
  • Lifetime parental controls and network security tools
  • Multi-gig LAN port
  • USB connectivity. User-friendly app

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Some advanced settings require web console

With its tri-band design and Wi-Fi 6 performance, the Asus ZenWiFi AX comes through with the ability to fill a moderate-sized home with wireless data. It may not be the fastest mesh kit, but the ZenWiFi AX’s two-year warranty and built-in security can give a family network “administrator” the peace of mind that the data will get through.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Good Wi-Fi 6 performance
  • Protects against malware
  • Tri-band design
  • Two-year warranty

Cons

  • Can take long time to reconnect satellites
  • Short range

Asus brings Wi-Fi 6 performance to its ZenWiFi mesh routers

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Top-of-the-range Wi-Fi speeds
  • Good parental controls
  • Versatile app and security features

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Fiddly set-up process
  • Currently no three-router option for larger homes

Comparatively cheap for a Wi-Fi 6 mesh system, the Asus ZenWifi AX is packed full of features and has the performance to make this a great upgrade for many.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Excellent price
  • Flexible configuration
  • Quick

Cons

  • Cluttered app

If you're looking for a top-end mesh router system, then the Asus ZenWiFi AX is the WiFi router for you. It offers the highest speeds we've seen, gives good WiFi range and the neutral styling means it will suit almost any environment.

Read more on toptenreviews.com

Pros

  • Fastest speeds with WiFi 6
  • Easy to use
  • Parental controls

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No three router option

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