Many current notebooks and smartphones are equipped with Wi-Fi 6. Therefore, you should now also upgrade your home network to the current WLAN standard.
Switching to Wi-Fi 6 is particularly useful if you are switching to a faster Internet connection and need a new modem router for it. If you go online via VDSL supervectoring, they are recommended
for around 260 euros or the much cheaper one
for around 130 euros. The Telekom router offers faster WLAN and LAN, but has fewer and slower USB and telephone connections. The extensive software functions that are regularly expanded via firmware updates also speak in favor of the Fritzbox. For smaller home networks, the slower and slightly less equipped network is sufficient
for around 170 euros. If you have a wired internet connection, you have access to it
for around 210 euros.
If you use a modem or a slow modem router from the Internet provider, increase the wireless network speed with a Wi-Fi 6 router. So-called AX3000 routers, which can transmit two MIMO streams with 160 MHz radio channels, are recommended for most home networks, which corresponds to the WLAN equipment of current notebooks: Prices start at around 90 euros for the
and go up to around 130 euros – about for the
. For larger networks, it is twice as fast
for around 170 euros.
The purpose of the repeater is also decisive
The best way to expand a large Wi-Fi 6 network is with the
(around 210 euros), which is ideal as a tri-band device with the
cooperates. If, on the other hand, only a remote PC with Wi-Fi 6 is to be better integrated, a socket repeater like that is sufficient
for around 75 euros. For a fast Wi-Fi 5 WLAN, rely on the Fritz Repeater 3000 with tri-band technology (around 115 euros) or the
for the socket (85 euros). You can speed up individual WLAN devices
(both from 60 euros).
Inexpensive Fritzbox alternative: The Telekom Speedport Smart 4 offers faster WLAN and LAN as well as the latest VPN software for remote access.
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