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.
The DGL-5500 has a lot of potential, but for now isn't worth its high price.
The good-looking D-Link HD Media Router 1000 DIR-657 is a very good router, though it doesn't offer much over the company's previous model, the DIR-655.
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 D-Link DIR-827 is a very good true dual-band router that needs a firmware upgrade so it can live up to its potential.
Though not perfect, the D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000 makes a great router for homes thanks to its top-notch performance on the 5GHz band and a nice set of features.
The unique-looking and compact D-Link Amplifi Whole Home Router 1000 (DIR-645) makes a very good investment for homes that need a fast wired network and good Wi-Fi signal coverage.
The D-Link DIR-868L delivers as an advanced 802.11ac-enabled home router despite its underwhelming mobile apps and usage inflexibility.
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.
The D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router makes a great solution for those who just need a simple wireless network to share the Internet access among devices. Its cloud-based management feature also proves to be a helpful and practical bonus.