You plug it into a wall socket within the range of an existing Wi-Fi network to help extend its range.
The hefty price aside, the Asus AC2400 RT-AC87U is the most complete 802.11ac router to date, capable of satisfying all your home networking needs.
Despite a few minor shortcomings, the DIR-880L is still one of the best 802.11ac routers on the market.
At World Mobile Congress this year, Huawei shows off world's first true dual-band dual-stream mobile hotspot, the E5786 MiFi, which also offers the top 4G-LTE cellular Internet speed.
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For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features.
The BT Home Hub 4 is a dual-band router that connects with 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi at the same time.
Despite the novelty of 802.11ac support, the Belkin AC 1200 is a mundane, though decent, Wi-Fi router.
The Western Digital My Net N900 HD is a whole new kind of Wireless-N router. At release, the router is a decent investment for home users but will need better firmware to work at its full potential.
The Advance N900 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router is one of the best Belkin routers in a long time. Compared with others on the market, it's also a decent choice if you need a fast and robust home network.
Belkin's latest router is the company's best in a long time and makes a decent investment for home users.