Top 5 routers under $80

Need to upgrade your home Wi-Fi router? Here are five options that are an exceptional value at less than $80.

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If there's a thick layer of dust on your wireless router, then this Top 5 is for you.

CNET's running list of our highest-rated routers is a great place to keep up with the latest advancements in router technology. Unfortunately, it may also lead you to believe that it's necessary to drop over $150 on a router upgrade. Not true.

Our resident router expert Dong Ngo posted an excellent roundup of the best routers for shoppers on a budget . I took his list, worked with him on a ranking, and that's how we came up with the Top 5 video you should see above.

If you're still living in the days of 802.11g, you really should treat yourself to a new router. It's a worthy upgrade, and it doesn't have to break the bank.

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Routers under $80

Need to upgrade your home Wi-Fi router? Here are five options that are an exceptional value at less than $80.

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Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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