CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
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The DWL-G520 offers solid speed and security, but like all PCI adapters, it's a pain to install.
The simple and affordable DWL-G650 offers easy installation and great support, but its erratic performance makes it hard to recommend.
The WAP54G offers a significant speed improvement, making it a good buy for offices looking to upgrade existing 802.11b networks.
With a little hunting for a good deal, you can get the faster version of this router, the DI-624, for the same price or less.
This MIMO card's reliability issues mean you're better off paying more for a better product.
Its ease of use, good performance, excellent security features, and low price make the DI-614+ a strong candidate for home and office use--but its limited range and strict warranty requirements pull it up short of perfection.