These Wi-Fi 6 / 6E Routers Keep You Connected in 2022


With many people working from home or managing a hybrid work environment, staying connected and collaborating through video conferencing and chat is more important than ever. Not to mention the ever-growing collection of connected computers, tablets, phones, video game consoles, and other devices that are all vying for bandwidth. With that in mind, a powerful Wi-Fi router that can provide a reliable signal to practically every corner of your home is a must-have in 2022. Fortunately, companies such as Netgear, ASUS, and TP-Link are stepping in to fill that need by announcing an expanded Wi-Fi 6 router lineup at CES 2022, many of which take advantage of 6 GHz band to help you stay productive and entertained.

Netgear Boosts Home and Business Connections

For starters, let’s take a look at the newly announced Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300 tri-band router from Netgear. With performance that’s just below the existing RAXE500, this Wi-Fi 6E router provides a combined throughput of up to 7.8 Gb/s with eight streams, covering up to 2,500 square feet using six pre-optimized internal antennas. Its 2.5Gb Ethernet port allows you to make full use of multi-Gig Internet service or high-bandwidth devices such as network storage. Five additional Gigabit Ethernet ports are available for connections to computers, IoT hubs, and other wired devices. You can also combine two of the Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation for 2 Gb/s throughput. The Nighthawk RAXE300 tri-band Wi-Fi 6E router is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2022.

Small to medium businesses and homes offices can stay connected with the recently announced Netgear SXK50 series Orbi Pro AX5400 Wi-Fi 6 mesh system. Positioned neatly between the SXK30 and the top-of-the-line SXK80 series, the Orbi Pro SXK50 features a 5.4 Gb/s bandwidth over three frequency bands. It supports up to 75 simultaneous devices―almost double that of the of the SXK30―and covers about 5,000 square feet to help eliminate dead zones. There are also several layers of business-grade security, including VLAN management and support for up to four SSIDs, to help deter intruders. Three one Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports are available for wired devices.

ASUS ROG Delivers Quad-Band Gaming

Gamers can enjoy near lag-free online experiences with the ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000, which takes its place as the company’s new flagship gaming router by using four Wi-Fi bands instead of two or three. Supporting a 2.4 GHz, two 5 GHz, and a 6 GHz band with 160 MHz channels, this high-performance Wi-Fi 6E router is designed to deliver incredible speeds. Features such as a next-gen Broadcom Wi-Fi chipset and CPU help to improve network throughput by up to 18%. At the same time, ASUS technologies such as RangeBoost Plus improve the overall signal coverage by up to 38%. Coverage can be expanded by adding AiMesh compatible routers to your wireless network, and you can maximize your bandwidth by using one of the 5 GHz bands or the 6 GHz frequency as a dedicated backhaul for the router to communicate with compatible satellite devices. Wired connections include a 2.5 Gb/s WAN port, dual 10Gb ports, and four one Gigabit Ethernet (1GbE) LAN ports.

TP-Link Introduces Robotic, Self-Optimizing Wi-Fi

As a CES 2022 Innovation Award Honoree, it’s little wonder why the TP-Link Archer AXE200 Omni tri-band router grabbed so much attention. This uniquely designed Wi-Fi 6 router features four mechanically rotating external antennas that continually adjust themselves to maximize the signal according to Wi-Fi usage and location. In addition to having robotic antennas, the Archer AXE200 Omni boasts a 2 GHz quad-core processor, a 10Gb Ethernet port, a 2.5Gb port, and four 1GbE ports for exceptional bandwidth and versatility. You’ll be able to expand coverage by using almost any router as a satellite, no matter the make, with EasyMesh technology.

Although it might be hard to top a mechanized router, TP-Link’s Archer AXE300 AXE16000 quad-band Wi-Fi 6E router still makes a strong impression. With eight external antennas, this Wi-Fi 6E router is designed to deliver up to 16 Gb/s wireless speeds with 16 streams. It also sports two 10 Gb/s Ethernet ports for exceptionally fast wired connections to compatible devices.

Deco XE200
Deco XE200

Lastly, TP-Link’s flagship Deco XE200 Wi-Fi 6E tri-band mesh system delivers up to 11 Gb/s of bandwidth with a 160 GHz channel, a 4.8 Gb/s backhaul, and a 4.8 Gb/s single-band connection to compatible devices. The two-pack system covers 6,500 square feet―while supporting more than 200 devices at once with 16 streams. The three pack covers about 9,000 square feet. TP-Link’s AI-driven Mesh technology automatically switches devices to the best signal available, as when moving throughout your home. Each module features a 2.2 GHz processor and is equipped with a 10 Gb/s Ethernet port along with two 1GbE ports.


The TP-Link Archer AXE200 Omni, Archer AXE300 and Deco XE200 Wi-Fi 6E routers all come equipped with TP-Link HomeShield, which provides parental controls and real-time security from online threats.

Finding the Right Connection

With such diverse offerings being released throughout 2022, you can outfit your home or office with incredibly fast, reliable, and far reaching Wi-Fi connections. Which router best fits your needs? Are you looking forward to taking on the competition using a high-performance quad-band gaming router or using a mecha router as a conversation piece while video chatting with friends, families, and colleagues? Let us know in the Comments section, below.

For additional information on routers and all things CES 2022, be sure to check out our CES 2022 landing page on Explora.