The best WiFi product we saw at CES 2019

  • The D-Link 5G NR Enhanced Gateway is the best WiFi router of CES 2019.
  • It received internet data from your internet provider wirelessly via a 5G network.
  • It’s also a mesh router for extending your WiFi network throughout your home efficiently, unlike a traditional WiFi extender.

Networking company D-Link showed off a new router that contains all the important buzzwords in a WiFi router today, as well as the not-too-distant future.

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It’s the D-Link 5G NR Enhanced Gateway, and it’s designed to receive a super-fast wireless 5G signal from an internet service provider, and deliver internet to your WiFi-connected devices at home, giving you estimated gigabit internet speeds. It’s also mesh WiFi compatible, which is a type of WiFi system that helps deliver strong and fast internet throughout your home with satellite routers dotted throughout your home, and it works a lot better than the traditional WiFi extender setup.

It’s still early days for 5G and home internet. Verizon currently has a 5G home internet service available in limited markets, but it’s 300 megabit-per-second speed isn’t especially impressive, at least not compared to the hype surrounding 5G over the last couple of years. The D-Link 5G NR Enhanced Gateway supports a faster form of 5G than Verizon current 5G network, thus it could potentially give you faster speeds.

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The majority of us WiFi users and D-Link itself is waiting on internet service providers to more comprehensively build out their 5G networks. As of yet, 5G rollout progress appears slow. Still, D-Link’s 5G NR Enhanced Gateway router offers a positive glimpse as to what we can expect when 5G becomes more mainstream.

What it is: A WiFi router that can receive super-fast wireless 5G internet data for your home WiFi.

Who makes it: D-Link

Why it’s the best: It’s a glimpse into what WiFi routers should do when 5G networks roll out more consistently and quickly.

Where and when you can get it: No details as of yet.

How much it will cost: No prices available.