AirPort alternatives: Our top 4 Mesh WiFi systems

Apple may be killing its AirPort router family, but there are some great mesh networking replacements that promise just as much convenience but even more speed. Rather than focusing on a single box to which every WiFi device in your home is connected, mesh routers use two or more units in different locations, spreading coverage in the name of keeping performance at its best. Read on for our top four picks.

Google Wifi

Google Wifi wasn’t the company’s first attempt at the router segment, but its mesh system is undoubtedly its best. Plug the trio of compact, circular units in, and you’ll get up to 4,500 square feet of coverage. Setup is straightforward, using Google’s app for iOS or Android, and it’s designed to update itself automatically in the background so you should never be on old, less-secure firmware.

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