CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter faces some serious competition in the form of the Chromecast and Roku sticks, but could find a home with travelers and business people who rely on Windows 8.
The Actiontec gets the job done for those who want to quickly extend their home network without much concern about performance.
The ZyXel PLA4205 power line adapter is an excellent alternative to using regular Ethernet or Wi-Fi to connect more devices to a home network.
If you want to quickly display your Windows 7 or 8 computer, or any Miracast-enabled mobile device on a TV, the supercompact ScreenBeam from Actiontec will get the job done.
If you're looking for a relatively cheap way to add Bluetooth wireless audio streaming to a powered speaker or audio component with an audio input, the Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter is a good solution.
The Advance N900 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router is one of the best Belkin routers in a long time. Compared with others on the market, it's also a decent choice if you need a fast and robust home network.
The Belkin N750 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ router is arguably the most affordable 450Mbps true dual-band router on the market and, while far from perfect, it's likely to deliver more than what you pay for.
With a few major shortcomings, the Belkin F7D8301 Play N600 HD Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router is only a good buy for non-Mac owners who intend to use the 5GHz band for their primary network.
The PLN3 Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter is a convenient way to extend your network via the electrical wiring. However, its bulky size and lack of a power pass-through socket might steer away home owners with cramped power outlets.
The Belkin Play Max Wireless Router seems like a simple and fast wireless router, but its useless desktop software and cumbersome USB-related features make it less appealing than other options.