CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
This router delivers fast throughput and great range, but its faulty documentation and support make it ill-suited for novices.
This wireless bridge does a competent job at connecting Ethernet devices to a wireless network or extending a WLAN's range, but its price is high.
Great range and high speeds grace Buffalo's 802.11g USB adapter, but its incomplete documentation may confuse those new to networking.
Netgear's FWG114P is a great all-in-one device for those planning to set up a home office.
The ME101 is inexpensive, but a bridge with WPA security or 802.11g speed would be a better buy.
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The Belkin N+ Wireless Router is a great performer with excellent range and throughput speed. If its bulky design and lack of 5GHz frequency support don't put you off, the router is worth every penny of its $100 or so price tag.
With its easy-to-grasp status icons, up-to-date security options, and stellar support, the Belkin N1 router is on the path to 802.11n wireless networking stardom, but like other Draft N devices, its performance fails to impress.
If you're looking for a router with great range, this is it.
If you want to surf the Web wirelessly from your back porch, Linksys offers an easy and affordable solution.
If you're not on the wireless bandwagon, you don't have to forgo a home network or pay to have a network professionally installed. With the Panasonic HD-PLC power-line Ethernet adapters, you can have a wired home network up and running in minutes.