10 dual-band routers round-up

5 x 2 x dual-band

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Sitecom X5 and X6

From Sitecom we included the X5 and X6 in our round-up. The most striking thing about them is their design, as Sitecom routers for many years were just flat boxes in an off-white/brown color scheme. Now they're bright white, and can be placed upright or mounted on a wall.  

Sitecom X5 N600

Sitecom X5

The X5 is the slowest out of all the routers in this test. Especially at long range it performs worse than the others, along with the D-Link DIR-826L. They also cost about the same, around 100 euros. Both routers come with Sitecom Cloud Security, which protects all connected devices against viruses and phishing. You can also enable a 'do not track' module, which hides your internet activity.

Sitecom X6 N900
Sitecom X6

The X6 performs better than the X5 and the D-Link DIR-826L, but can't compare to the real fast routers in this test. It falls a bit short for what it costs, around 125 euros, even if the performance isn't bad.

Sitecom offers 10 years of warranty, but that doesn't manage to make us more excited about the X5 and X6 compared to the other routers in this test.


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