CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Viper was released before its web UI was ready, and lacks features for its asking price.
D-Link's DSL-2890AL hits the absolute sweet spot between price and performance for 802.11ac modem-routers.
D-Link's Network Cam functions as a cheap option for checking in on your home, but without consistent or useful alerts, it's a poor choice for smart-home security.
Typical price: $178.00
Despite a few minor shortcomings, the DIR-880L is still one of the best 802.11ac routers on the market.
With a built in microphone, remote panning and tilting, and even night vision, D-Link packs plenty of features into its Wi-Fi enabled cam.
Though it provides functional live viewing, D-Link's alerts and recordings give inadequate assistance in securing your home.
D-Link announces at CES 2014 the first 802.11ac-capable portable router that can also work as a juice pack, the $99 Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger.
CNET editor Dong Ngo is totally serious when he says he likes this D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Wi-Fi router.
CNET editor Dong Ngo is back from vacation (all tanned!) and, among other things, talks skin colors while giving some in-depth analysis of the new D-Link DIR-818LW routers (yes, not one but all four of them!)
D-Link announces a new 802.11ac model, the AC750 Wi-Fi Router (DIR-818W), that's available in four colors including red, teal, black, and white.