CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The ZyXel Homeplug AV2 Gigabit Powerline Adapter Starter Kit is currently the fastest way to extend a network to a place in your home where your Wi-Fi signal can't reach.
With the latest firmware, the Linksys EA6500 makes a decent contender among the handful of its peers.
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.
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 Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
If you can afford the hefty price tag, the Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router is easily one of the best home routers on the market.
Despite its powerful hardware, the R7500 doesn't have the performance and features to justify its premium price tag.
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.
The Linksys EA6300 and Linksys EA6400 routers, Linksys' first products to be announced since it moved from Cisco to Belkin, are true dual-band and support 802.11ac, the latest Wi-Fi standard.
The Ecobee3's sluggish touchscreen and glitchy apps hold it back, but fixes are in the works that might soon make this smart thermostat worthy of your consideration.