D-Link's DSL-2890AL hits the absolute sweet spot between price and performance for 802.11ac modem-routers.
We love downloading stuff very fast indeed, but ADSL isn't quick enough for our tastes. Happily, Be is addressing this problem by combining two lines into one
Edimax's 802.11n router combines a perfect storm of poor throughput and unfriendly set-up routines to make a modem/router that's incredibly easy to pass by.
Typical price: $175.00
DrayTek's Vigor2820n offers a vast array of features, but you'll pay for them. Make sure you need everything it offers first!
Typical price: $489.95
NetComm's NB6Plus4W offers good short range performance and management tools for a very reasonable price.
Typical price: $158.40
The DSL-2740B is a modem and router that offers a good balance between price and features, with a slightly shaky performance.
Typical price: $299.95
The Netgear DG834N is a flexible and consistently performing draft-N modem with some excellent security features -- but you may baulk at the price.
Typical price: $399.00
Forget about the usual New Year's resolutions; this year, soon-to-be-widespread ADSL2+ availability will give you far better things to do with your time. David Braue catches up with the market.
Though pricey, if you demand next-generation networking technology today, with a built-in ADSL2+ modem, the D6300 is a capable option.
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The Billion BiPAC 7300N is the little workhorse that could. Between this and the 7800NL we'd have a hard choice deciding, which would essentially come down to the specific features we'd want in a router. We're concerned by the lower than usual ADSL2+ sync speeds, but the WAN and VLAN functionality and good wireless performance for the price makes the 7300N a decent buy for those on a budget.
Typical price: $179.00