Unless you live in a very small home and need a color router to match, skip D-Link's latest DIR-818LW in favor of more powerful options.
This router packs six antennas and can handle an industry-first combined bandwidth of 3,200Mbps (that's insane).
The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.
The AirStation AC 1750 DD-WRT Router is an excellent choice for savvy users who want deep levels of customization.
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.
At $219 unlocked, the Andy AC5's 13-megapixel camera and quad-core processor may look tempting, but other handsets perform better overall.
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If you can afford the hefty price tag, the Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router is easily one of the best home routers on the market.
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.
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 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!)