Now available in the US, Tado is a Wi-Fi device that takes control of your air conditioner, then automates it based on your location.
The AirStation AC 1750 DD-WRT Router is an excellent choice for savvy users who want deep levels of customization.
If you're looking to upgrade your existing cable-Internet-based home network, or start anew, the Motorola SBG6782-AC is currently the most complete and advanced all-in-one modem-router combo you can get. Non-cable users need not apply.
Plagued by issues, the Linksys EA6900 Smart WiFi Wireless AC Router AC1900 is only as good as a single-band router and hence not worth its premium price.
Netgear announces its latest Wi-Fi router, the Nighthawk X8 R8500 that has a total bandwidth of up to 5300Mbps and six Gigabit LAN ports. The router is slated to cost $400.
With Tado, you'll be able to set your nonconnected air conditioner to turn on and off as you come and go.
Despite the novelty of 802.11ac support, the Belkin AC 1200 is a mundane, though decent, Wi-Fi router.
At the IFA electronic trade show, Asus unveiled its latest Wi-Fi router, the RT-AC5300. It has two 5GHz bands that each can deliver up to a 2,167Mbps data rate and one 2.4GHz band with up to 1,000Mbps, by far the most powerful specs on the market. The router is slated to be available by the end of the year.
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The Amped Wireless RTA15 is a decent Wi-Fi router, but better firmware is needed for it to live up to its high cost and our expectation.
Synology's first home router gives you incredible control over your network thanks to its detailed yet user-friendly interface.