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Best wireless routers right now?


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I'm thinking about upgrading my FiOS Internet service while discontinuing the TV service, given our family's lack of TV watching through the set-top box (made even worse when our local CBS station was cut by Frontier in a carrier dispute, and hasn't been resolved since, and my mom tends to watch CBS to watch 'The Bold and the Beautiful', either through antenna because of it, or through the CBS app). However, I'm considering about using another router rather than Frontier's own, given the $10/month fee just to rent one. (I already read articles/posts on how to switch from a Frontier/Verizon-provided FiOS router to a router of our choice, as long as the ONT is switched properly from coax to ethernet output, which would be recommended if TV service isn't used.)

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If you're looking for mesh, I just updated my Mesh Wi-Fi Buyers Guide. TL;DR: I like eero and Plume's SuperPods at the top end of the spectrum, and TP-Link's Deco line makes a really compelling, sub-$200 case for their regularly-updated mesh offering.

If you don't need mesh and/or just want a standalone router, my still-current-favorite is the Synology RT2600AC

I know it's (probably) a stupid and unfounded fear, but since Eero was bought out, I'm a bit squirrelly about continuing to use them...I guess my inherent inclination and proclivity to conspiracy theories is getting the best of me.