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Zyxel Multy X, Our Pick for Best Whole Home Wi-Fi Router for Cord Cutters

If you have followed Cord Cutters News for some time, you may have seen our review of the Netgear Whole Home Wi-Fi router. In that review, I talked about how I purchased it for my home use but ended up returning it.

Recently Zyxel reached out to Cord Cutters News to offer to send us a Zyxel Multy X AC3000 Whole Home Wi-Fi Mesh System. We hesitantly agreed to test the service, because we didn’t know a great deal about the company. Now we are happy we got our hands on the device.

So what is a Whole Home Wi-Fi Mesh System? In short, it creates a single Wi-Fi network by using multiple devices to remove dead spots in your home. (See the image for an example of how it works.)

The Good

The good news is the device did what it said it would and was easy to set up. The speed was consistent with our old Netgear Nighthawk. The range was similar to that of the Netgear Orbi.

Set up was easy. Just open the app and follow the steps listed in the app. The app will even tell you if your satellite is too far away from the base.

The Multy X app allowed us to do a speed test on each satellite to make sure we were not losing speed. You can even use your Alexa powered device to control your WiFi Network.

Here is the speed test we ran on my Google Pixel XL with the Zyxel App and the Speed Test app:

The Bad

While we really loved the Zyxel Multy, there are a few things you need to know. First, you must have a phone or tablet to complete the Wi-Fi set up. Next, there is no built-in wall mount so you won’t be able to mount it to your wall out of the box.

Here is our unboxing & review video:

Final Notes

Overall the Zyxel Multy X is the best Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Router for cord cutters. It was the fastest and easiest whole home router we have tested.

You can find the Zyxel Multy X on Amazon HERE.

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