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The Best VR Wi-Fi Routers Plus a Cool Trick: When Virtual Reality Gets Real

Since Oculus introduced Air Link in mid-2021, getting your VR headset connected wirelessly via Wi-Fi has been a new trend.

Among other things, the most significant about this feature is the fact it enables you to use the Oculus Quest 2 headset — or future ones — without being tethered to your computer via a USB cable. Instead, you’ll use the headset’s built-in Wi-Fi for the connection.

And that opens up a whole lot of possibilities. You can walk around somewhat freely in the real world when being inside your virtual one. In return, it makes picking up the right Wi-Fi router for your VR headset an even more consequential task.

This post will help you figure this all out and include a list of the best VR Wi-Fi routers currently on the market. The key here is bandwidth.

Dong’s note: I first published this piece on May 21, 2021, and last updated it on May 21, 2022, to add more relevant information.

Best Gaming Routers: Asus's Trio
At least two of these Tri-band routers from Asus are excellent for wireless VR.

Best VR Wi-Fi Routers (for Oculus Airlink): Understanding virtual reality’s bandwidth requirement

When it comes to VR and bandwidth, the quick take is the more, the better. VR is easily the most bandwidth-demanding application — there’s a lot of information going between the headset and your computer.

The bandwidth requirements depend on things that happen in real-time and how high the resolutions you want to appear in front of your eyes.

From my own experience and with the inputs of some vendors, here are my guesstimates on the bandwidth required for any 360-degree real-time immersive graphic rendering:

Again these are ballpark numbers, but the idea is you need a lot of bandwidth. However, don’t assume right away that this is what you need from your Wi-Fi. That depends.

The Wi-Fi requirement for virtual reality

Indeed, despite the high bandwidth demand, VR apps’ need for Wi-Fi depends on how you use the headset.

Wired VR

Traditionally, when the headset (and therefore, you) links via cable to a computer, it’s the USB connection that handles this bandwidth.

And in this case, chances are you will use USB 3.0 or higher — so you’ll have around 5Gbps (5000Mbps) or more at your disposal — that’s plenty. In return, you have to stay close to the computer and risk tripping on the wire.

(And with certain headsets, you have no other option.)

In this case, the VR app doesn’t need more Wi-Fi than any other app. So, in terms of home networking, you only need an excellent router or a good gaming one if you play VR games.

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So the gist is that using a wired headset makes VR similar to any regular application in terms of networking needs. Your VR computer uses Wi-Fi only to connect to the Internet, so there’s no special bandwidth requirement, other than, well, a fast broadband connection and a good router.

Things change, though, with Oculus’s new Air Link feature. It opens up a new and more accessible way to be in the virtual world.

That’s because, in this case, the USB cord is no longer, and the headset uses Wi-Fi to link to VR the computer wirelessly.

And that dramatically puts more stress on the wireless connection since the VR-related bandwidth requirements remain the same.

As you can imagine, in this case, a couple of VR apps will virtually –pun intended — saturate a high-end router’s entire 5GHz band’s bandwidth. Just a reminder, this band currently caps at 2400Mbps (on paper) with Wi-Fi 6, in the best-case scenario. If you use Wi-Fi 5, that number is much lower.

In my experience, conservatively, you should only expect no more than around 800Mbps of sustained speed out of a 5GHz Wi-Fi band. And that’s enough for just one wireless VR application to perform at its best, with the highest resolutions.

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Note

Currently, no VR headset supports the 6GHz band (available in Wi-Fi 6E and future standards,) but that likely will change. The Oculus Quest 2 has a 60GHz Wi-Fi module that is not Wi-Fi 6E (which uses the 6GHz band). This module will likely never be helpful unless you use a 6GHz adapter card for your computer, as mentioned below.

Future VR headsets might also support the 5.9GHz portion of Wi-Fi 6, which works better than Wi-Fi 6E.

And that brings us to the best way to handle home networking for full wireless VR, applicable to the Quest 2 headset with Air Link or any other fully Wi-Fi headset.

Considering the bandwidth mentioned above, in this case, it would be best if you dedicated as much Wi-Fi bandwidth to the headset as possible, when you’re using it.

By the way, since you might be close to the broadcaster (router) anyway — you should set up your VR computer near the router, or better yet use a network cable to connect the machine –, the range is not the most important here.

And there are two ways to achieve this: Getting a top-notch tri-band router or turning your computer into one. Let’s find out more about the latter first.

Wi Fi 6E Adapter Card
Here is a loose (laptop) Intel AX210 Wi-Fi 6E card and an Intel AX200 card already on a PCIe adapter ready to be installed inside a desktop computer. You can use either as your dedicated VR Wi-Fi broadcaster — you’d want to use the 5GHz band anyway. (This photo is for illustration only, you can use an actual adapter, including a good Wi-Fi 5 one, of your choice. If you use Windows 10, of the two shown here, it’s better to use the Intel AX200 chip.)

A cool and affordable VR Wi-Fi trick: Turn your computer into a dedicated router

That’s right. You can turn your VR computer itself into a dedicated Wi-Fi broadcaster for the VR connection. In other words, the computer itself will host the VR headset via an exclusive Wi-Fi network.

VR Wi Fi
Make sure you use the 5GHz band (or the fastest supported) for the VR-exclusive Wi-Fi network.

The gist of this is you add a Wi-Fi adapter to the computer and then turn the computer itself into a mini router. I detailed the steps in this post on how to turn your computer into a mobile spot.

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Which adapter card to get, you might wonder. And that’s a good question.

Technically, you can use any Wi-Fi adapter for this job, such as one among the plenty of USB options — a high-end USB Wi-F5 adapter (3×3 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band) will work quite well. But if you’re serious, I’d recommend a PCIe adapter — your VR machine must be a desktop. Here are my suggestions:

  • Get a top-tier Wi-Fi 5 card. Like this Asus PCE-AC88.
  • If you want Wi-Fi 6, the Intel AX200 or AX210 are the only options for now. Note that you should only use the AX210 with Windows 11 due to driver issues.
  • If your VR set supports the 60GHz band, get a 60GHz adapter card — there are not many of them on the market.

After that, follow the detailed steps in this post to add the card to your computer.

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By the way, if your computer doesn’t connect to your router using a network cable — it should! — and does not have an existing Wi-Fi card, you will need two such adapters. One for the Internet connection, the other for the dedicated Wi-Fi VR link.

Once you’ve installed the new adapter(s), look for a Mobile hotspot on Windows 10 (or 11)’s Start Menu, run it, and turn the newly available Wi-Fi adapter into a Wi-Fi network to use exclusively for the VR headset.

For the task, make sure you use the 5GHz band — or the fastest band supported by the (future) VR headset.

Mission accomplished.

VR Wi Fi
Turning an additional Wi-Fi adapter into a mobile hotspot will give you a dedicated Wi-Fi link for the VR headset.

Getting the right router or mesh setup

If turning your computer into a router proves too much work, getting a suitable router might be the right way to go, especially when you want or need a new router anyway.

In this case, keep the following in mind:

  • Your VR computer should connect to the network (router) via a network cable when possible.
  • The Wi-Fi broadcaster (router) should have a dedicated band for the VR application. Specifically, this band is used only for the headset (and the VR computer, if the wired connection is not an option).

Consequently, using a traditional tri-band router — one with an additional 5GHz band — is an easy choice. Dedicate one of the two 5GHz bands — preferably the one with upper channels — to VR Wi-Fi with a separate SSID (network name).

(In the future, when a headset that supports the 6GHz is available, you can also consider a Wi-Fi 6E router. But the idea is that you use a fast Wi-Fi band solely VR.)

If you live in a large home and need a mesh system, then:

  • Wired backhaul is a must. Still use tri-band and dedicated a 5GHz band for VR.
  • If wired backhaul is not possible, you should use VR only at the main router’s location. Again, this router must be tri-band and has the ability o separate the two 5GHz bands.

Depending on how crowded your home is, a high-end dual-band router might still work out, but a fully wireless mesh system, like the Netgear Orbi or ARRIS mAX, definitely won’t cut it.

With that, let’s check out the current list of the best routers you can get right now for the Oculus Quest 2 with Air Link.

This list uses the review order, with the latest on top. The numbers in front of their names are just numerical and not meant to be the ranking. You’ll note that these are all traditional tri-band routers.

All Wi-Fi routers (or access points) will work for wireless VR. It’s just a matter of degrees.

The key here is to give the connection between your computer and the VR set the most Wi-Fi bandwidth.

If you can do that, any good router will work well. But, generally, it’s easier to get a traditional Tri-band router and dedicate one of its 5GHz bands to the VR set.

5. Synology RT6600ax: A highly customizable router with lots of potential

(In case you didn’t read the intro: This is the latest member on this list โ€” the number is only numerical, not necessarily the ranking.)

Synology RT6600ax Wi Fi 6 Router 5
The Synology RT6600ax is the first router from Synology in years.

The RT6600ax has lots to offer and is one of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers you can find on the market. It doesn’t have a 6GHz band (Wi-Fi 6E) but is the first that supports the 5.9GHz portion of the 5GHz spectrum, making it somewhat future-proof.

The router performed well in testing and has plenty of VR bandwidth when you dedicate one of its 5GHz bands for the task.

Synology RT6600ax's Rating

9 out of 10
Synology RT6600ax Wi-Fi 6 Router
Performance
9.5/10
Features
9/10
Design and Setup
8.5/10
Value
9/10

Pros

Fast and reliable Wi-Fi with the support for 5.9GHz UNII-4 spectrum, mesh-ready

Robust, comprehensive yet user-friendly SRM 1.3 firmware with excellent web interface and DS Router app

Lots of useful built-in settings and networking features, helpful add-on packages with accompanying mobile apps

Can work as a full-featured NAS server

Practical design, wall-mountable

Cons

Only one 2.5Gbps port

No Link Aggregation, awkward Multi-Gig WAN, rigid default WAN port

Only client-based QoS, 5.9GHz clients are scarce

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4. Asus RT-AX92U: The litter Wi-Fi 6 tri-band router that could, as a single broadcaster or part of a mesh system

Asus RT-AX92U Tri-band router
Best VR Wi-Fi Routers: The Asus RT-AX92U is one little cute tri-band router that packs a huge bunch.

The Asus RT-AX92U is like the mini version of the GT-AX1100 below. It’s a mini tri-band gaming router.

If you live in a relatively small home, it’ll make an excellent single broadcaster. But those in a large house can also use it as part of an AiMesh system. And when using wired backhaul, you can dedicate its 5GHz-2 band for VR.

ASUS RT-AX92U's Rating

8.5 out of 10
Asus RT AX92U Cuteness
Performance
8.5/10
Features
8.5/10
Ease of Use
8/10
Value
9/10

Pros

Compact design, tri-band specs

Good performance, large coverage

Excellent set of features, including online protection, WTFast VPN for gamers, and system-wide Guest network when working as a mesh

Link Aggregation and Dual-WAN support, wall-mountable

Comparatively affordable

Cons

Wi-Fi 6 available only on one of the 5GHz bands

No Multi-Gig port

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TP-Link Archer GX90 AX6600 Wi-Fi 6 Tri-Band Gaming Router
The TP-Link Archer GX90 is an excellent-looking AX6600 Wi-Fi 6 Tri-router.

The Archer GX90 is TP-Link’s latest “gaming” router. It sort of replaces the company’s previous Archer AX11000.

The router has more refined firmware than its older cousin and its lower price tag doesn’t hurt. (Alternatively, you can also consider the Archer AX90.)

TP-Link Archer GX90: Rating

8.6 out of 10
TP Link GX90 AX6600 Gaming Router 2
Performance
9/10
Features
8.5/10
Design and Setup
8.5/10
Value
8.5/10

Pros

Fast and reliable Wi-Fi performance

2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN

Excellent feature set and network settings

Robust full web user interface

Nice design and comparatively affordable

Cons

Thin on gaming

Single Multi-Gig port; no Dual-WAN or Link Aggregation

USB-based storage performance could be better

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2. Ubiquiti AmpliFi Alien: The one-of-a-kind tri-band mesh-ready Wi-Fi 6 router

AmpliFi Alien Front
Best VR Wi-Fi Routers: The AmpliFi Alien has a sleek touch screen and a bright status light ring.

The AmpliFi Alien is a bit weird. In a good way. The design makes it somewhat of a router for VR since it’s a bit out of this world. It’s not a gaming router, so it’s best for those using virtual desktop apps.

This one is also a tri-band router, and you have the option to get two to form an Alien mesh system. Just make sure you use wired backhaul.

Ubiquiti AmpliFi Alien's Rating

8.5 out of 10
AmpliFi Alien
Performance
8.5/10
Features
8/10
Design and Setup
9/10
Value
8.5/10

Pros

Reliable and fast Wi-Fi with excellent coverage

Sleek design, sufficient web interface, and well-designed mobile app

Convenient and free Teleport VPN

Built-in ad-blocking feature

Mesh-ready

Cons

Limited in conventional settings and features

Unconventional tri-band setup with no dedicated backhaul when used in a mesh setup

VPN requires an app or an Android emulator to work on regular computers

No Multi-Gig port, not wall-mountable

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1. Asus GT-AX11000: A powerful gamer-edition Wi-Fi 6 router with mesh capability

Asus GT AX11000 2
Best VR Wi-Fi Routers: The Asus GT-AX11000 is almost the ultimate gaming router.

The Asus GT-AX11000 is a top-tier tri-band gaming router. You can easily dedicate one of its two 5GHz bands to a VR Wi-Fi network, and the plenty of gaming features will help gamers, too.

The good thing about this router is that, like the RT-AX92U above, it’s also part of Asus’s AiMesh ecosystem. So, you can use it with other broadcasters to form a mesh. Just make sure you use wired backhaul.

Asus GT-AX11000's Rating

8.3 out of 10
Asus AX11000 Top 1
Performance
8/10
Features
9.5/10
Design and Setup
8/10
Value
7.5/10

Pros

Fast and reliable Wi-Fi performance with an excellent range

Lots of useful features for home users

Unique and effective settings for online gaming

Multi-Gig network port, Dual-WAN, Link Aggregation

Mesh ready

Cons

Expensive

Bulky design, loose antennas, non-wall-mountable

Fewer LAN ports than the previous model

Long boot-up time, buggy (at launch), fluctuating Wi-Fi throughputs

Read this  Asus GT-AX11000 Wi-Fi 6 Router Review: Gamers' Delight

The takeaway

When it comes to virtual reality, the connection between your VR computer and the headset is the key, and moving from the USB cord to Wi-Fi puts a lot of stress on the latter.

That said, understanding the concept and dedicating the most possible Wi-Fi bandwidth to the VR set will help deliver satisfying results.

Things will get easier down the road when VR sets are more optimized for a wireless connection, and the support for the 6GHz Wi-Fi band becomes more commonplace.

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39 thoughts on “The Best VR Wi-Fi Routers Plus a Cool Trick: When Virtual Reality Gets Real”

  1. Hi Dong,

    Thank you for a detailed article! Quick question, currently I have a TUF-AX5400 in AP mode as my dedicated Quest 2 router.
    My motherboard does, however, have a Realtek RTL8125 2.5 Gbps LAN controller. If I were to get a RT-AX86U router and connect my PC to its 2.5 Gbps port would this provide better bandwidth throughput for wireless VR than my current setup?

    Thank you in advance!

    Reply
    • That’d only help, Russ, but since the Wi-Fi connection is going to be the bottleneck anyway, it might not make much of a difference.

      Reply
  2. Just recently brought a ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F motherboard to upgrade my CPU (peformance in VR is way better now!). My current service provider router is not up to the task of VR streaming, so I thought I would try and connect the Quest 2 directly using a hotspot on the MoBo.

    Unfortunately Windows only seems to enable the hotspot on a 2.4ghz a band. Any attempts to try and force a 5ghz band by changing the stettings gives me message saying:

    “The Selected Network Band isn’t available. Select a different band and try again.”

    Looking at the tech spec on ASUS’ site it says that the network card is:

    Intelยฎ Wi-Fi 6E
    Wi-Fi 6E

    2×2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)

    Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band*

    So I figured it must be technically able to provide a 5ghz hotspot. I’m able to do it on my 2 laptops and mobile so it can’t be a region lock out issue.

    Any advice for the issue before I blow cash on a dedicated router?

    Reply
        • Make sure you use the latest driver. It should work. If the message says it’s not available, then it’s not available. You have to make it available. To do that you need to find out why it’s not available in the first place. Assuming something is wrong with the hardware is kinda jumping the gun.

          Reply
          • Drivers are up to date, even updated the BIOS just in case. Seems there’s a couple of people online with similar issues but with no conclusive fix.

    • That’s super odd. I have the 570 Mobo with an Intel AX200 and it works. Does the band work if you want to connect it with Wi-Fi? Maybe you need to use Windows 11 since that AX210 card doesn’t work well with Windows 10. The driver seems deliberately tuned to turn the 6GHz band off which may have some to do with the issue.

      Reply
      • Same, I have 2 or 3 devices that work with no issue.

        I’m able to connect to a 5ghz network with no problem.

        I did try and dual boot to Windows 11 to check but was having the same problem.

        There’s a intel article which says there maybe some restrictions in the driver which disables 5ghz hotspots under certain conditions. But doesn’t go into detail how to get around it. Been trying to change network bands on my router but haven’t been able to resolve the issue.

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        • You don’t have to use those chips, a good Wi-Fi 5 one works, too, including USB as I mentioned in the post.

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  3. Greetings Dong.

    I added an AX210 based PCIe card (Gigabyte GC-WBAX210) to my Win10 desktop to use with my Oculus Quest 2. I downloaded the most current drivers from Intel and setup a Mobile Hotspot in Windows on the 5 GHz. The Q2 connects but shows the up/down load speeds to be 286Mbps. I’ve tried every tweak I could find on the Internet. Nothing seems to help.

    There are some posts that say to connect some other WiFi5/6 device to the hotspot before connecting the Q2 and then the Q2 connects at “full” speed. Unfortunately the only WiFi5/6 device I have at the moment is the Quest 2.

    I Sideloaded Total Commander with the WiFi Transfer plug-in the the headset tried measuring the file transfer speed over WiFi to my PC. I was only getting 100-120 Mbps from the headset to the PC over the AX210.

    I’m puzzled where the bottlenecks are. There has been mention of throttling in Windows or the drivers due to regional regulations on wireless transmissions.

    Perhaps the implementation of PCIe card by Gigabyte is at fault. Some youtubers report great results using AX210 PCIe cards and Air Link.

    There may be some bottlenecks in my system (Intel i7-9700k, Radeon RX-590, Gigabyte H370-HD3). Steam VR performance checker rates my system at 7.7 but even when running Link using the Oculus cable the results are not very exciting. 5K+ videos lag/freeze over the cable and the results are even worse on Air Link. Bandwidth problems somewhere. The USB-C port on the mobo is 3.1 gen 1 – link says the Link cable is getting ~2.4-2.8 Gbps.

    Would a desktop AX1800 access point work better? That would take the drivers and Windows 10 out of the equation. I still have about a week left to return the AX210 card.

    Reply
    • I wouldn’t trust those indicator numbers. Often they are incorrect, especially when you use Windows 10 with the AX210, which is not ideal for your case since you have no use for the 6GHz band anyway. In any case, just use your VR. If it works fine, then you’re good. I’d not bother with the numbers. Numbers, especially when considering the way you did to figure yours out, and real-world experience don’t always match, and if you’re obsessed with the former, you’ll *never* be happy. If you want to get serious about testing, check out this post.

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      • Total Commander is a cross platform file management utility. To transfer via WiFI it creates a WebDAV server. You tag the files you want to send, it gives you a URL from the IP address of the sending device. On the client device you go to a browser (in my case on a PC) and type in the URL. A minimal web page through port 8081 shows links to the file and you just click on them and “save to”. Point to point connection via WiFi. I can disconnect my cable modem and still receive files. Speeds were calculated using a stop watch and the known size of the files as well as the download info in the browser. Isn’t that pretty much the idea behind your post?

        Anyway I returned the AX210 card and bought an Access Point. I opted for a 1200Mbps AP over the 2400Mbps one as I thought it was over kill (and over twice the price). I don’t need to connect 128 clients.

        So the Quest 2 says the up/downlinks to the AP is the rated 1200Mbps vs 286Mbps on the AX210.

        Using the same transfer speed test I’m getting 900-1000Mbps vs 100-120Mbps.

        I’m not every going to get heavy into gaming or I would have built a better gaming rig. Right now all I want to do is stream videos from my PC and access the remote desktop from other rooms. This wasn’t workable with the AX210 card, other than the crippled up/downlink speeds the signal dropped off dramatically even on the 2.4GHz band.

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  4. Hi Dong, I’m currently using a Netgear AC1750 (p(100)+d(104)+d(108)+d(112)) wired to my desktop, for quest 2 Airlink/VD and streaming to my old GL502VM laptop connected to my living room tv for CEMU/PARSEC gaming (where I get occasional lag spikes). I have a relatively small condo (850 sft), and am wondering if there would be any significant performance advantages to upgrading the router/the laptops wifi card to an AX210 m.2 card/ wifi 6/6E router. I am the only major user on my network.

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    • Y0u need a better Wi-Fi 6 router, Ryan. The Netgear just doesn’t cut it. And you need to connect your laptop to the network via a network cable when that’s possible. If not, upgrading it to an Intel AX210 or AX200 is a must. If you go with the AX210, you also need a Wi-Fi 6E router. The key here is the bandwidth. Read this post again closely. It’ll help.

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  5. This speed of the PC mobile hotspot with the AX210 to Oculus Quest 2 via airlink/virtual desktop is an issue that has a lot of uncertainty about it. I tried this with my iphone 11 and Virtual Desktop on my Quest 2. My iphone has a wifi speed app (WiFiSweetSpots). First, with ethernet to dedicated 1.8 Gbps wifi6 router, I get the 1200Mbps 5GHz reading on Virtual Desktop and 200 to 700 Mbps on the iphone speed app.

    I could not get the Win10 hotspot settings to produce a signal I could connect to with my iphone 11 or Quest 2. I bought “Connectivity for win10x64” and was then able to connect, but on the iphone, the speed app was reading 20MBps and the Virtual Desktop on the Q2 was reading either 390Mbps at 2.4GHz or 288 Mbps at 5GHz. However, PC Wifi > 1.8GHz router > iphone app was reading the 200 to 700 Mbps and 1200Mbps/5GHz on Virtual Desktop.

    This seems nonsensical to me and I suspect it has to do with devices’ software such as the iphone app and virtual desktop having incompatibilities with the PC’s AX210 wifi hotspot.

    As far as why I bother, the dedicated router does 200-700 Mbps, but I’d like to boost that bottom line, which I thought was bottle-necked by the 1.8Gbps router.

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  6. Hi Dong – I’m currently using an ASUS RT-AX55 in AP mode as a dedicated router for Air Link. There is nothing else connected to the device other than the headset and my PC (via ethernet). I was wondering, would I notice any performance improvement at all if I upgraded to a higher end router and used the same dedicated configuration?

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  7. Hi Thanks for the article!
    So basically, it is better to chose a powerful PCIe wifi card and turn pc into broadcaster? Correct?
    Wich option is best? highend router, or highend pcie?

    Reply
    • That’d be the easiest way since changing the existing router can be much more expensive and restrictive, Alberto. By the way, you can use a good USB 3.0 adapter card — PCIe doesn’t hurt but it’s more work. As for what’s “best”, that depends. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Hi Dong,

    Iโ€™m looking for a way to operate 2 Quests in the same room.
    Each Quest is to be wirelessly connected to it’s own dedicated desktop PC.

    Would the first option you described, turning the PC into a broadcaster, be the best option for a multi-Quest setup?

    Can this also be achieved using one or more good quality routers?

    Reply
    • Yes, Mario, since you have multiple rooms. You can use a tri-band router if the rooms are close, though. In this case, make sure the computers are wired to the router.

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  9. Hi Dong,

    I’m looking for a router to use purely as a wifi connection for my Quest 2 airlinking.

    In this case, will almost any router that has Wifi 6 be fine? As the only thing that will be connected to it will be the Quest 2, and will be wired to the PC via ethernet?

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  10. Thanks for all the great info, I have found your review articles very valuable.

    I know you can’t review every product but I was curious your thoughts on the NETGEAR Nighthawk (RAX70) for use with VR. It seems its in a nice price point and still offers a wifi 6 tri-band option.

    Reply
    • That depends on what you need within your network, Matthew. If you use VR as the ONLY thing then any broadcaster will do.

      Reply
      • I plan on using the VR with wifi 6 on the higher 5GHz band exclusively. Then I will use the other 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands for the rest of my home wireless traffic.

        The RAX70 is around ~$250 on sale ($350 Normally) while not as powerful as the RAX200 you mentioned it seems pretty comparable at a much more attractive price point.

        Thank you again for all the advice

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  11. Hi Dong,

    Thanks for the great info. I think I see a third option that might save some money. Could I just add a relatively inexpensive Wifi6 access point to my network for the Oculus Quest 2 to connect to? The only ones for under $100 I see are AX1800 ones. Would that be fast enough? The one I see most often is Netgear WAX214 for about $70 with power adapter.

    Reply
  12. Hi dong, great reviews!

    I’m hoping to get a new router for airlink on the oculus quest 2.

    Would you recommend the asus rt-ax92u, rt-ax86u or the tp-link archer ax90?

    Cheers!

    Reply

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