CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
Despite a few minor shortcomings, the DIR-880L is still one of the best 802.11ac routers on the market.
If you're looking to upgrade your existing cable-Internet-based home network, or start anew, the Motorola SBG6782-AC is currently the most complete and advanced all-in-one modem-router combo you can get. Non-cable users need not apply.
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.
The DGL-5500 has a lot of potential, but for now isn't worth its high price.
D-Link announces at CES 2014 the first 802.11ac-capable portable router that can also work as a juice pack, the $99 Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger.
The D-Link DIR-868L delivers as an advanced 802.11ac-enabled home router despite its underwhelming mobile apps and usage inflexibility.
Netgear announces the availability of two cable modem-Wi-Fi router combo devices for home users, the C3700 and the C3000, both support DOCSIS 3.0, 802.11n and Gigabit Ethernet.
This week's prize is an advanced all-in-one modem-router combo, the Arris-Motorola SBG6782-AC Gateway. Multitasking cable users, apply here.
The D-Link DIR-865L Wireless AC 1750 Dual Band Cloud Router makes a decent investment thanks to its cloud-based features, support for 802.11ac, and good performance on the 5GHz band.
Vizio's new Vizio Co-Star LT smart-TV box has an HDMI input for integrating cable and onboard apps.