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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.
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.
Though not as innovative as it should be, the Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router E8350 is still a very good router thanks to its fast 5Ghz Wi-Fi performance and comparatively friendly pricing.
Amped Wireless will showcase its latest high-power Wi-Fi devices at CES 2014, including the RTA30 router and the REA33 Range Extender, both offering a combined Wi-Fi speed of up to 1900Mbps on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequency bands.
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.
CNET editor Dong Ngo picks the bottom five 802.11ac-enabled Wi-Fi routers. These are the ones to avoid when choosing a home router.
Despite a few minor shortcomings, the DIR-880L is still one of the best 802.11ac routers on the market.
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.
Trendnet announces its latest router, the TEW-818DRU, which offers up to 1900Mbps combined Wi-Fi speed and sports a powerful 1GHz process plus USB 3.0 support.
D-Link announces a new 802.11ac model, the AC750 Wi-Fi Router (DIR-818W), that's available in four colors including red, teal, black, and white.