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CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Amped Wireless RTA15 is a decent Wi-Fi router, but better firmware is needed for it to live up to its high cost and our expectation.
So long as you're not a networking newbie, the Totolink A2004NS AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router is a good deal for those living in a small or medium home.
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 its powerful hardware, the R7500 doesn't have the performance and features to justify its premium price tag.
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.
With top performance and friendly pricing, the Trendnet TEW-818DRU is a excellent choice for those wanting a robust home network.
Despite a few minor shortcomings, the DIR-880L is still one of the best 802.11ac routers on the market.
Plagued by issues, the Linksys EA6900 Smart WiFi Wireless AC Router AC1900 is only as good as a single-band router and hence not worth its premium price.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
The lack of Gigabit Ethernet in many ways cancels out the Netgear R6100's support for the fast 802.11ac standard and makes it just an average Wi-Fi router.