The best Wi-Fi routers you can buy in South Africa right now

If you have a fast fibre Internet connection but aren’t getting the speeds you should, you might need to upgrade your router.

High-performance, dual-band routers offer a low-latency, high-speed experience and drastically improve an end user’s connection speeds to wireless devices.

This is especially true for users who need wide coverage and struggle to get a good connection to their router from across their home.

Additionally, technologies such as beamforming and MU-MIMO allow for increased bandwidth and more stable wireless connections with high-end routers.

Best routers

Using ratings from international reviews and device specifications, we have listed some of the best wireless routers you can buy in South Africa right now.

These routers are high-end devices and come with a price tag to match their performance.


ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300

ASUS ROG Rapture Router

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300
Wireless 802.11ac – 2.4GHz: 1,000Mbps / 5GHz: 4,334Mbps
Built-in Modem No
LAN Ports 8
Other Ports 1x WAN, 2x USB 3.0
MU-MIMO Yes
Security WEP, WPA2, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise
Features Link Aggregation, Parental Control, Media Server, QoS, AICloud
Price R6,399

Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD7200

Netgear Nighthawk X10

Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD7200
Wireless 802.11ac + 802.11ad – 2.4GHz: 800Mbps / 5GHz: 1,722Mbps / 60GHz: 4,600Mbps
Built-in Modem No
LAN Ports 6
Other Ports 1x WAN, 2x USB 3.0
MU-MIMO Yes
Security WEP, WPA, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise
Features Plex Media Server, VPN, DoS protection, Parental Controls
Price R12,732

TP-Link Talon AD7200

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TP-Link Talon
Wireless 802.11ac + 802.11ad – 2.4GHz: 800Mbps / 5GHz: 1,733Mbps / 60GHz: 4,600Mbps
Built-in Modem No
LAN Ports 4
Other Ports 1x WAN, 2x USB 3.0
MU-MIMO Yes
Security WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS
Features VPN, Parental Control, QoS, Media server
Price R8,999

Linksys WRT32X

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Linksys WRT32X
Wireless 802.11ac – 2.4GHz: 600Mbps / 5GHz: 2,600Mbps
Built-in Modem No
LAN Ports 4
Other Ports 1x WAN, 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0/eSATA
MU-MIMO Yes
Security WEP, WPA2, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS
Features VPN, Killer Networking, Tri-Stream 160, QoS
Price R4,830

Netgear Orbi Wi-Fi System

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Netgear Orbi Wi-Fi System
Wireless 802.11ac 2.4GHz: 1,733Mbps / 5GHz: 866Mbps / 5GHz: 400Mbps
Built-in Modem No
LAN Ports 3
Other Ports 1x WAN, 1x USB 2.0
MU-MIMO Yes
Security WEP, WPA2, WPA2-Enterprise
Features Mesh Wi-Fi, Tri-band system
Price R8,999

D-Link DIR-895L/R AC5300

D-Link895LR

D-Link DIR-895L/R
Wireless 802.11ac – 2.4GHz: 1,000Mbps / 5GHz: 2,166Mbps / 5GHz: 2,166Mbps
Built-in Modem No
LAN Ports 4
Other Ports 1x WAN, 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0
MU-MIMO Yes
Security WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPS
Features Guest network, VPN, Advanced QoS, SmartConnect, Media server
Price R7,366

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