TLDR: Built for homes with serious WiFi needs, the Tenda AC23 Smart WiFi Router is optimized for speed and packed with features for even households with lots of devices.
When households start suffering from spotty, unreliable, incredibly frustrating WiFi connections, it’s easy to think that upgrading to a better service tier might help. But often, these residents stumble on to a new unhappy truth. Sometimes, the real culprit is really an old school WiFi router that just isn’t built for handling today’s ultra high-speed connection needs.
Even if you never plugged in the Tenda AC23 Smart WiFi Router ($99, 29 percent off, from TNW Deals), you could probably take one look at this router and still feel like all of your home WiFi connections were in good hands.
With its seven external antennas, this unit looks formidable. Thankfully, it lives up to its imposing look when you turn it on. Powered by a 28nm 1GHz CPU equipped with a 500MHz co-processor, the dual-core design pumps up the processing speed for optimized feeds. That includes support for 802.11ac wave2 technology that pushes WiFi speed up to 2033Mbps for the best performance possible out of the dual 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands to maximize a home’s fiber internet connection.
Sporting IPv6 protocol support which reduces data transmission time and minimizes the lag, this router is also equipped with full gigabit ports, it supports up to 1000Mbps bandwidth access for all those devices.
With that in mind, this router is absolutely built for 21st century homes, happily recommended to feed WiFi to up to 35 different devices in your home. With that kind of backup, your whole household can reliably stream videos, play games, surf, or just let an entire house of smart home devices each do their thing. Meanwhile, each of those devices can be easily set up and remotely managed over your entire network through the Tenda WiFi app.
Retailing for $139, the Tenda AC23 Smart WiFi Router is now on sale at more than 20 percent off the regular price, a $40 savings that lowers your total to just $99.
Prices are subject to change.