Even with CNET editor Dong Ngo's appealing touch (really appealing, in fact!), the good-looking Buffalo AC1900 router still doesn't have enough to justify its high price.
Synology's first home router gives you incredible control over your network thanks to its detailed yet user-friendly interface.
The Buffalo WXR-1900DHPD router is too expensive for what it has to offer. Skip it and pick one of many better options out there.
Homes with lots of devices will benefit from the Linksys EA8500's speedy Wi-Fi and storage performance, but those with modest needs should look for something cheaper.
Wrestling with a not-so-friendly user interface for your router might be a thing of the past with the Synology RT1900ac.
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CNET editor Dong Ngo shows off his skills in stacking things up with the retro WRT1200AC router from Linksys.
The WRT1200AC is just way too expensive for a second-tier 802.11ac router.
Only those who do a lot of local intensive tasks via Wi-Fi, or who can appreciate the Asus RT-AC3200's excellent feature set, will find this router worth the investment.
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.
Unless you love the radical design, the D-Link DIR-890L/R doesn't have enough to justify its hefty cost.