D-Link's DSL-2890AL hits the absolute sweet spot between price and performance for 802.11ac modem-routers.
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
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
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.
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