High-end conventional routers offer high-performance features you won’t find in mesh Wi-Fi systems. The Netgear Nighthawk X10, for instance, has a 10Gbps ethernet port for network storage.
The Samsung Connect Home 3-Pack comes with three identical mesh nodes, each of which has an integrated SmartThings hub with ZigBee and Z-Wave radios.
A beamforming router knows where its clients are located in physical space and can pack in more data by focusing the radio signals they exchange.
High-end conventional routers, such as the D-Link DIR-890L, have four-port ethernet switches and USB ports.
A parental controls feature lets you filter the types of content that client device can access from your home network.
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