CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
Asus' inexpensive 802.11n router is a bit of a bargain, although it does also bring with it some bargain basement sensibilities.
Typical price: $99.00
The hefty price aside, the Asus AC2400 RT-AC87U is the most complete 802.11ac router to date, capable of satisfying all your home networking needs.
While the RT-N66U may not have had the fastest 2.4GHz signal at close quarters, it certainly has the best range of any 802.11n router we've tested. Add to this the easy-to-use interface, leagues of options and the fact that it simply works — we can't help but recommend this.
Typical price: $239.00
For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features.
The Asus RT-AC66U is an excellent router and is currently one of the best options among those that support the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.
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Though not perfect, the Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router would make an excellent network gateway for home and small-office environments.
The Asus RT-N56U is arguably one of the best true dual-band 300Mbps home routers on the market.
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The Asus DSL-N13 offers the basic needs for anyone looking to set up an ADSL2+-based network, although it's a little pricey considering its lack of security features and high power consumption. Still, some may find the USB FTP server functionality invaluable, and it should be a good workhorse in any home environment.
Typical price: $169.00
Asus' high-end wireless router has plenty of throughput grunt, but we do wish the company would offer better support documentation.
Typical price: $229.00