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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for wireless routers with external antennas.

If you're looking to improve the range of your Wi-Fi network, a wireless router with external antennas might be your best bet. These routers have a good range and are easy to set up. They also tend to be smaller so they can fit in smaller spaces. Browse the top-ranked list of wireless routers with external antennas below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. ASUS - AX6000 Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 Router - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: RT-AX88U Pro
    SKU: 6535034
    Top comment

    "Great Router but very wide....The only down side is the antennas on the side. It adds quite a bit of width and made the placement a little harder than my older router. ...Kinda pricey but this one router covers my entire house, basement to the 2nd floor easily. "

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    Get fast, interruption-free Wi-Fi capabilities with this ASUS dual-band router. Speeds of up to 6000 Mbps mean less waiting for games and videos to load, and the Trend Micro security technology shields your devices from potential breaches. This ASUS dual-band router is compatible with Amazon Alexa, making it easy to integrate your network connection into your smart home setup.
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    "Great Router but very wide....The only down side is the antennas on the side. It adds quite a bit of width and made the placement a little harder than my older router. ...Kinda pricey but this one router covers my entire house, basement to the 2nd floor easily. "

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    Get fast, interruption-free Wi-Fi capabilities with this ASUS dual-band router. Speeds of up to 6000 Mbps mean less waiting for games and videos to load, and the Trend Micro security technology shields your devices from potential breaches. This ASUS dual-band router is compatible with Amazon Alexa, making it easy to integrate your network connection into your smart home setup.
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  2. ASUS - BE96U Tri-Band Wifi 7 Router - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great Router!...So many plastic clings to peel from the router (each antenna has multiple). I think getting all the plastic off took longer than plugging in and completing setup entirely. ...Solid full coverage wireless router...This replaced my existing wireless router. Figured I would “future-proof” myself with Wifi7. "

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    Product Description

    The RT-BE96U’s dual 10 Gbps ports make it a great choice for servers or NAS devices. These are more convenient than simply combining multiple gigabit Ethernet ports, and they help increase your available bandwidth to avoid data bottlenecks throughout your whole network. Users are also empowered to leverage multiple high-speed internet service providers.
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    "Great Router!...So many plastic clings to peel from the router (each antenna has multiple). I think getting all the plastic off took longer than plugging in and completing setup entirely. ...Solid full coverage wireless router...This replaced my existing wireless router. Figured I would “future-proof” myself with Wifi7. "

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    Product Description

    The RT-BE96U’s dual 10 Gbps ports make it a great choice for servers or NAS devices. These are more convenient than simply combining multiple gigabit Ethernet ports, and they help increase your available bandwidth to avoid data bottlenecks throughout your whole network. Users are also empowered to leverage multiple high-speed internet service providers.
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  3. eero - Max 7 BE20800 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 7 Router - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Overall the eero Max 7 mesh routers deliver great wireless coverage and fast throughput. ...Pros: - 10 Gb's ports and wired and in room speeds are great - Smaller and stylish loking without any protruding external antennas - Use of other newer generation Amazon Echo Dots to extend your network coverage and mesh Cons: - Premium features locked behind a pay wall - No web interface to configure and make edits to the network - No USB interface to allow for external hard drives to be plugged - Speed through external walls diminishes extensively unless you have a node right next to a window or the external wall - Only 4 wired ports on the back of the router - Overpriced still even as one of the first in this generation of WiFi 7 routers Overall it has good speed but power user features still locked down or behind a paywall is a bit of a slap in the face for a router at this price."

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    With two 10 GbE ports and Wi-Fi 7 technology, eero max 7 can provide more than twice the speed of Wi-Fi 6. This isn't a minor upgrade, this is a whole new level of fast.
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    "Overall the eero Max 7 mesh routers deliver great wireless coverage and fast throughput. ...Pros: - 10 Gb's ports and wired and in room speeds are great - Smaller and stylish loking without any protruding external antennas - Use of other newer generation Amazon Echo Dots to extend your network coverage and mesh Cons: - Premium features locked behind a pay wall - No web interface to configure and make edits to the network - No USB interface to allow for external hard drives to be plugged - Speed through external walls diminishes extensively unless you have a node right next to a window or the external wall - Only 4 wired ports on the back of the router - Overpriced still even as one of the first in this generation of WiFi 7 routers Overall it has good speed but power user features still locked down or behind a paywall is a bit of a slap in the face for a router at this price."

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    With two 10 GbE ports and Wi-Fi 7 technology, eero max 7 can provide more than twice the speed of Wi-Fi 6. This isn't a minor upgrade, this is a whole new level of fast.
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  4. ASUS - AX5700 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: RT-AX86U Pro
    SKU: 6535035
    Top comment

    "One of the best routers for gaming and fiber optic...I was alittle skeptical from jumping to asus, ive only been using nighthawk routers but im glad i made the decision for this router....Quality Router...Router is working great! Asus routers have always served me well."

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    Product Description

    The dedicated gaming port on RT-AX86U Pro automatically prioritizes any wired device connected to it. No complex configuration is needed, just connect your gaming PC or console to the special LAN port to give you a fast, stable connection that's always at the head of the queue.
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    "One of the best routers for gaming and fiber optic...I was alittle skeptical from jumping to asus, ive only been using nighthawk routers but im glad i made the decision for this router....Quality Router...Router is working great! Asus routers have always served me well."

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    The dedicated gaming port on RT-AX86U Pro automatically prioritizes any wired device connected to it. No complex configuration is needed, just connect your gaming PC or console to the special LAN port to give you a fast, stable connection that's always at the head of the queue.
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  5. TP-Link - Deco BE22000 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 7 System (3-Pack) - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "The Deco BE85 is an amazing and extremely powerful router. [SETUP] Getting started with the TP Link Deco WiFi 7 Mesh Router was a breeze. ...I highly recommend it versus running wires and antennas!"

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    Product Description

    Deco BE85 is the next-gen Wi-Fi 7 whole home multi-gig mesh Wi-Fi system that combines the technologies and premium hardware. The powerful BE22000 Wi-Fi 7 with TP-Link Mesh technology delivers strong Wi-Fi signal throughout your home and even connects up to 200 devices. Tri-Band technology reduces lag that originates from network congestion. The Mesh system automatically connects your devices to the least crowded Wi-Fi band depending on the devices' data usage. Achieve all the performance benefits with peace of mind with TP-Link's HomeShield protection. Stay secure with WPA3 encryption and provide a safe online-playground for your kids with parental controls.
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    "The Deco BE85 is an amazing and extremely powerful router. [SETUP] Getting started with the TP Link Deco WiFi 7 Mesh Router was a breeze. ...I highly recommend it versus running wires and antennas!"

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    Product Description

    Deco BE85 is the next-gen Wi-Fi 7 whole home multi-gig mesh Wi-Fi system that combines the technologies and premium hardware. The powerful BE22000 Wi-Fi 7 with TP-Link Mesh technology delivers strong Wi-Fi signal throughout your home and even connects up to 200 devices. Tri-Band technology reduces lag that originates from network congestion. The Mesh system automatically connects your devices to the least crowded Wi-Fi band depending on the devices' data usage. Achieve all the performance benefits with peace of mind with TP-Link's HomeShield protection. Stay secure with WPA3 encryption and provide a safe online-playground for your kids with parental controls.
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  6. NETGEAR - Nighthawk AX5300 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "set up was very easy being able to just download the app to set up the network...screwing in the antennas not a big deal....Great Router...We love this router! It has great wifi coverage and we were able to use an external antenna with its versatile removable antenna connections. "

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    Product Description

    Experience ultra-fast streaming or downloads with this NETGEAR Nighthawk AX5300 Wi-Fi router. Wi-Fi 6 technology provides expanded network capacity and extended coverage of up to 2,500 sq. ft., while the triple-core processor and 512MB of RAM provide powerful performance. This NETGEAR Nighthawk AX5300 Wi-Fi router has five Gigabit Ethernet ports to effortlessly handle multiple devices.
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    "set up was very easy being able to just download the app to set up the network...screwing in the antennas not a big deal....Great Router...We love this router! It has great wifi coverage and we were able to use an external antenna with its versatile removable antenna connections. "

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    Experience ultra-fast streaming or downloads with this NETGEAR Nighthawk AX5300 Wi-Fi router. Wi-Fi 6 technology provides expanded network capacity and extended coverage of up to 2,500 sq. ft., while the triple-core processor and 512MB of RAM provide powerful performance. This NETGEAR Nighthawk AX5300 Wi-Fi router has five Gigabit Ethernet ports to effortlessly handle multiple devices.
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  7. TP-Link - Archer BE19000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 7 Router - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "There are no outer antennas to play with as it has 8 internal antennas which help the signal to go farther and if that isn’t enough signal it has “EasyMesh” so that you can add another router and have seamless Wi-Fi throughout your whole house and entire yard, if needed. ...Okay, but not the best antenna configuration and features vs asus's wifi 7 router. "

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    Product Description

    Tri-band Wi-Fi 7 router with blazing-fast Wi-Fi speeds up to 19 Gbps. Every device in your home network runs at top performance. The brand new 6 GHz band provides exceptional bandwidth and congestion-free channels exclusive to your devices.
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    Top comment

    "There are no outer antennas to play with as it has 8 internal antennas which help the signal to go farther and if that isn’t enough signal it has “EasyMesh” so that you can add another router and have seamless Wi-Fi throughout your whole house and entire yard, if needed. ...Okay, but not the best antenna configuration and features vs asus's wifi 7 router. "

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    Product Description

    Tri-band Wi-Fi 7 router with blazing-fast Wi-Fi speeds up to 19 Gbps. Every device in your home network runs at top performance. The brand new 6 GHz band provides exceptional bandwidth and congestion-free channels exclusive to your devices.
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  8. NETGEAR - Nighthawk BE19000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Best router yet!...I have better coverage than my TP-Link mesh 6e routers before....Connectivity is 100% better with the new antenna technology. My devices instantly connected to the new router when using my prior network name. "

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    Product Description

    Spearheading the Wi-Fi 7 revolution with cutting-edge technology and unimaginable power, the NETGEAR Nighthawk RS700 harnesses the power of Wi-Fi 7 to unleash speeds up to 19 Gbps. With 320MHz channels and multi-link operation, experience lower latency and dramatically enhanced Wi-Fi performance. Leveraging NETGEAR's over 25 years of Wi-Fi expertise, the RS700 features a sleek body with high-performance antennas and a significantly smaller footprint. A 10 Gigabit Ethernet port unlocks fast speeds of today and tomorrow. Experience the next-generation gaming, AR/VR, and 8K video - all streaming flawlessly in your home.
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    "Best router yet!...I have better coverage than my TP-Link mesh 6e routers before....Connectivity is 100% better with the new antenna technology. My devices instantly connected to the new router when using my prior network name. "

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    Product Description

    Spearheading the Wi-Fi 7 revolution with cutting-edge technology and unimaginable power, the NETGEAR Nighthawk RS700 harnesses the power of Wi-Fi 7 to unleash speeds up to 19 Gbps. With 320MHz channels and multi-link operation, experience lower latency and dramatically enhanced Wi-Fi performance. Leveraging NETGEAR's over 25 years of Wi-Fi expertise, the RS700 features a sleek body with high-performance antennas and a significantly smaller footprint. A 10 Gigabit Ethernet port unlocks fast speeds of today and tomorrow. Experience the next-generation gaming, AR/VR, and 8K video - all streaming flawlessly in your home.
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  9. STARLINK - Standard Actuated Kit AC Dual Band Wi-Fi System - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Starlink antenna...Followed instructions and able to link cellphone to router. Better gei the unit ID before mounting the antenna (very small characters). "

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    Product Description

    Engineered by SpaceX, Starlink is designed to deliver high-speed, low-latency internet to the most rural and remote locations around the world. Starlink enables activities that historically have not been possible with satellite internet, including streaming, online gaming, video calls, and more. Your Starlink Kit is designed for self-install and arrives with everything you need to get online within minutes.
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    "Starlink antenna...Followed instructions and able to link cellphone to router. Better gei the unit ID before mounting the antenna (very small characters). "

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    Engineered by SpaceX, Starlink is designed to deliver high-speed, low-latency internet to the most rural and remote locations around the world. Starlink enables activities that historically have not been possible with satellite internet, including streaming, online gaming, video calls, and more. Your Starlink Kit is designed for self-install and arrives with everything you need to get online within minutes.
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  10. TP-Link - Archer AXE300 AXE16000 Quad-Band Wi-Fi 6E Router - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great router...Just received this router. Currently using the Asus RT-AX82U. Has been a good router up until recently. ...Best Router at the moment!...Also, decided to upgrade the Router to the TP-Link AXE300 Wifi 6E Router, and WOW!!!!! "

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    Product Description

    Enjoy up to 15.6 Gbps Quad-Band WiFi for faster browsing, streaming, and downloading, all at the same time. Plus, with the brand new 6 GHz band and two 10G ports, you'll experience more bandwidth, faster speeds, and near-zero latency. Powerful 8 high-performance dual-band antennas ensure max coverage and boosted throughput, while OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology deliver data to multiple devices with less lag. With TP-Link HomeShield enhanced security, you can enjoy peace of mind against the latest cyber threats.
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    "Great router...Just received this router. Currently using the Asus RT-AX82U. Has been a good router up until recently. ...Best Router at the moment!...Also, decided to upgrade the Router to the TP-Link AXE300 Wifi 6E Router, and WOW!!!!! "

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    Product Description

    Enjoy up to 15.6 Gbps Quad-Band WiFi for faster browsing, streaming, and downloading, all at the same time. Plus, with the brand new 6 GHz band and two 10G ports, you'll experience more bandwidth, faster speeds, and near-zero latency. Powerful 8 high-performance dual-band antennas ensure max coverage and boosted throughput, while OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology deliver data to multiple devices with less lag. With TP-Link HomeShield enhanced security, you can enjoy peace of mind against the latest cyber threats.
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