However, there are a number of devices without an ethernet port, like some streaming gadgets for your telly, smart home gadgets like the Amazon Echo Show and Nest Hub, as well as connected home security gadgets. As such, routers with Wi-Fi 6E are likely to become more crucial over time… especially as gigabit-capable broadband becomes more commonplace across the UK (Openreach hopes to have upgraded 25 million premises by December 2026, while Virgin Media already offers gigabit-speeds to 15 million homes).
Wi-Fi routers with support with Wi-Fi 6E are few and far between at the moment. Netgear recently launched a mesh system with Wi-Fi 6E support under its Orbi brand, which costs $1,500, while a rival system from Linksys arrives with a $1,200 price tag. There’s no word on how much Amazon will charge, but we’d assume it’s less than that.
As always, nothing is confirmed until we see the new Wi-Fi router on shelves, so don’t throw out your current kit quite yet. Express.co.uk will have more news as soon as it’s available, so stay tuned.
Published at Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:01:00 +0000