Best HomeKit routers in 2024

The best HomeKit routers not only provide speed boosts to your home Wi-Fi but they also allow for greater security on your home network. By allowing you to set restrictions on your HomeKit accessories like the best HomeKit light bulbs or the best HomeKit doorlocks, HomeKit routers give you peace of mind in your smart home.

While there aren't many HomeKit routers to choose from we've selected the best available routers with HomeKit secure router compatibility. The amount of nodes you need is fully dependent on the size of your home, so if you're living in a one-bedroom apartment a single node will do versus three nodes for a larger home.

These are our selection of the best HomeKit routers but if you're looking for the best Wi-Fi routers for Apple devices check out our other buying guide instead.

The best HomeKit routers available right now

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Give your home a speed and security boost with the best HomeKit routers

The best HomeKit routers are an excellent way to expand your home Wi-Fi network while keeping tabs on the smart home devices you own. They make a great alternative to a regular Wi-Fi router as they provide added security for your smart home. By creating a firewall between devices, HomeKit routers prevent scenarios where a simple, smart light bulb or door lock can become an attack vector within your home and prevent it from spreading outside of your network.

We love the eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi system as it is easy on the wallet — and easy to manage. This dual-band whole-home system consists of three nodes that cover up to 5,000 square feet, and a simple plug-and-play setup gets you up and running with the HomeKit Secure Router feature in no time.

Have a smaller home or want to keep your home network simple? The single Linksys Velop MX4200/AX4200 WiFi 6 Mesh System gives you the basics while allowing for expansion if needed. This single node router includes HomeKit, Wi-Fi 6, and tri-band mesh networking technology that will suit your home well for years.  

John-Anthony Disotto
How To Editor

John-Anthony Disotto is the How To Editor of iMore, ensuring you can get the most from your Apple products and helping fix things when your technology isn’t behaving itself.

Living in Scotland, where he worked for Apple as a technician focused on iOS and iPhone repairs at the Genius Bar, John-Anthony has used the Apple ecosystem for over a decade and prides himself in his ability to complete his Apple Watch activity rings.

John-Anthony has previously worked in editorial for collectable TCG websites and graduated from The University of Strathclyde where he won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Website of the Year as Editor-in-Chief of his university paper. He is also an avid film geek, having previously written film reviews and received the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics award in 2019. 

John-Anthony also loves to tinker with other non-Apple technology and enjoys playing around with game emulation and Linux on his Steam Deck.

In his spare time, John-Anthony can be found watching any sport under the sun from football to darts, taking the term “Lego house” far too literally as he runs out of space to display any more plastic bricks, or chilling on the couch with his French Bulldog, Kermit.