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Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Review

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199

Consumers

Expert Rankings

The Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh is well-suited for homes of various sizes, consuming moderate to high data. However, potential dealbreakers include basic parental controls and average signal strength (6GHz).

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2023, the Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh is a budget-friendly tri-band mesh router. Like the best routers, it operates on 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands, delivering internet speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps through Wi-Fi 6E technology. It supports 75+ connected devices per router, provides 2,000 square feet of coverage per unit, and has wired backhaul.

The router supports MU-MIMO data streaming and includes 1 WAN, 1 LAN port, and a USB 2.0 type A port for connectivity. It has six antennas per mesh node and built-in parental controls that can be managed with the mobile app.

Consensus

our Verdict

With an impressive throughput of 937Mbps over 5GHz and 917Mbps over 6GHz, the Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh caters to households of varying sizes with moderate to high data demands. You can enjoy low-latency 4K streaming and gaming with its respectable download speed of 470Mbps (5GHz), which places it in the mid-third of our verified tested routers. However, the middling 6GHz signal strength drops dramatically when connected devices are far away.

The router mesh network options include a single, two-pack, or three-pack, covering substantial areas of 2,000, 4,000, and 6,000 square feet, respectively. The Wyze app provides clear instructions for seamless setup, but the parental controls are basic and lack more advanced features like age-based web filters and user profiles.

Reason to Buy

  • Fast Wi-Fi speed
    • The Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh is built for moderate to high data consumption in mid-sized to spacious homes. Its tri-band network attains a throughput of 937Mbps over 5GHz and 917Mbps over 6GHz, ensuring a stable and dependable connection.

    • Its moderately fast download speed of 470Mbps (5GHz) is great for 4K and VR streaming, remote home network access, and competitive gaming, positioning it in the mid-third of our verified tested routers.

  • Fairly wide range
    • The Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh provides extensive coverage based on the number of interconnected mesh routers.

    • A single router signal strength spans 2,000 square feet, while a two-pack extends the coverage to 4,000 square feet. A three-pack ensures an impressive range of up to 6,000 square feet for larger households. Check out the mesh network vs router to learn more.

  • Easy setup
    • The easy-to-use Wyze app gives clear instructions for setup, taking about fifteen minutes. And if too many devices are hooked to your router and slowing it, learn how to remove devices from Wi-Fi router here.

Reason to Avoid

  • Mediocre WiFi signal strength over 6GHz
    • The 6GHz signal strength becomes very weak the further you move away from the nodes, considering this signal uses shorter wavelengths. You’ll want to be seated close to the router for optimal results while streaming content or video conferencing.

  • Lacks strong parental controls and security modes
    • Its parental controls are just the basic domain-blocking kind and lack advanced age-based web filters and user profiles.

    • Moreover, there’s no built-in VPN support. Read more about the best secure router to protect your online presence.

Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Specs

# of LAN Ports# of LAN Ports1
# of Phone Ports# of Phone Portsn/a
# of WAN Ports# of WAN Ports1
App CompatibleApp CompatibleYes
Available StorageAvailable Storage128 MB
Band TechnologyBand TechnologyTri
Data Encryption TypeData Encryption TypeWPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), WPA3-PSK (Personal Mode)
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedNo
Frequency BandsFrequency Bands2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz, 6.0 GHz
Integrated ModemIntegrated ModemNo
LAN PortsLAN Ports1 Gb Ethernet
MU-MIMO SupportMU-MIMO Supportn/a
Mesh SystemMesh SystemYes
Number of AntennasNumber of Antennas6
Parental ControlsParental ControlsYes
Processor CoresProcessor CoresDual
Processor SpeedProcessor Speed1Ghz
Quality of Service PrioritizationQuality of Service Prioritizationn/a
WiFi RangeWiFi Range2000 sq. ft
WiFi SpeedWiFi Speed5.4 Gb
Wired SpeedWired Speed2500 Mb
Wireless StandardWireless StandardAC, AX, N

All Specs

Test Results

2.4 GHz Download speed (Mbits/s)0
2.4 GHz Upload speed (Mbits/s)0
5 GHz Download speed (Mbits/s)470
5 GHz Upload speed (Mbits/s)0
Router Range (ft)0
Latency (ms)0
6 Ghz Download speed (Mbits/s)250
6 Ghz Upload speed (Mbits/s)0

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Market Context

Released in 2023, the Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh is a budget-friendly tri-band mesh router. Like the best routers, it operates on 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz…

Released in 2023, the Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh is a budget-friendly tri-band mesh router. Like the best routers, it operates on 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands, delivering internet speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps through Wi-Fi 6E technology. It supports 75+ connected devices per router, provides 2,000 square feet of coverage per unit, and has wired backhaul.

The router supports MU-MIMO data streaming and includes 1 WAN, 1 LAN port, and a USB 2.0 type A port for connectivity. It has six antennas per mesh node and built-in parental controls that can be managed with the mobile app.

The Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh is a more advanced tri-band WiFi 6e router, whereas the Wyze Wi-Fi 6 Mesh is limited to two bands. (The…

The Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh is a more advanced tri-band WiFi 6e router, whereas the Wyze Wi-Fi 6 Mesh is limited to two bands. (The 6E Wi-Fi Mesh has 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bandwidths. The Wi-Fi 6 Mesh has just 2.4GHz and 5GHz). The 6E Wi-Fi Mesh unit covers larger homes up to 2,000 square feet and can connect to more than 75 devices at once, but the Wi-Fi 6 Mesh covers smaller homes of 1,500 square feet and connects to only 50 devices. For another model with Wi-Fi 6 support, read our Linksys Hydra Pro 6 review.

With a higher bandwidth, the Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh is more suitable for moderately to highly data-consuming homes than the Vilo Mesh Wi-Fi system. (The…

With a higher bandwidth, the Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh is more suitable for moderately to highly data-consuming homes than the Vilo Mesh Wi-Fi system. (The Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh has a bandwidth of 576Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 2,400Mbps on the 5GHz and 6GHz bands. The Vilo Mesh has a slower 300Mbps over 2.4GHz and 867Mbps over 5GHz bandwidth.) Moreover, the Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh three-pack can connect to nearly 225 devices (75+ per router), which is nearly double the three-pack Vilo Mesh Wi-Fi system’s 120 devices.

Both the Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh and Google Nest Wi-Fi house 1 x WAN and 1 x LAN port, but the Wi-Fi 6E also includes…

Both the Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Mesh and Google Nest Wi-Fi house 1 x WAN and 1 x LAN port, but the Wi-Fi 6E also includes a USB 2.0 type A port, while the Google Nest lacks USB ports for sharing storage devices. Moreover, the Wi-Fi 6E Mesh’s 917Mbps throughput surpasses the Google Nest’s 909Mbps over the 6GHz band, offering slightly faster speeds.

# of LAN Ports

1

4

3

2

# of Phone Ports

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

# of WAN Ports

1

1

1

1

App Compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Available Storage

128 MB

n/a

16MB

512MB

Band Technology

Tri

Dual

Dual

Dual

Data Encryption Type

WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), WPA3-PSK (Personal Mode)

WPA2, WPA3, WPA3-Personal

WPA, WPA2

WPA3

Energy Star Certified

No

No

No

n/a

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Expert Score Breakdown

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    85.3

    Category Trust Score

    80
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