CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
For home or small-office networks, Belkin delivers a simple, unobtrusive, and reliable wireless gateway with no special features--but no gotchas, either.
Despite a few minor shortcomings, the DIR-880L is still one of the best 802.11ac routers on the market.
With its top performance and easy setup, the Belkin 54g wireless router could be all you need to unwire your home.
At a very affordable price, the D-Link Wireless N Router DIR-615 makes a great entry-level Wireless-N router and would satisfy most situations where a wireless network is needed.
Though inconsistent, the D-Link N 650 router performed admirably overall compared to its Draft N competition. Still, we are unimpressed with how it measures up to the promise of 802.11n. Pass on this for now; in fact, pass on all Draft N routers until the spec is finalized.
Get the D-Link DGL-4300 now if you can't stand another second of gameplay disruption; otherwise, wait until it incorporates a solid MIMO solution.
The DCS-2100+ offers affordable, capable wireless surveillance for the home or a small office, but it lacks the features for truly sensitive situations.
Generous touches, such as bundled cables and a lifetime warranty, put the D-Link at the head of the cable/DSL router pack.
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.
Supporting Wireless-N and HomePlug AV, the D-Link DHP-1320 Wireless N PowerLine Router is an ideal router for a home network that favors flexibility over performance. Its lack of support for Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band wireless, and the 500Mbps power-line standard, however, makes it less suitable for those who need to share or stream a large amount of data.