CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
With the latest firmware, the Linksys EA6500 makes a decent contender among the handful of its peers.
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 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.
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.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
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.
Despite its powerful hardware, the R7500 doesn't have the performance and features to justify its premium price tag.
D-Link's latest Wi-Fi Smart Plug delivers Belkin WeMo Switch functionality for less.
It captures HD video and shoots photos and the whole thing fits inside the palm of your hand.
Linksys announces its next router in the Smart Wi-Fi EA series, the true dual-band EA6900, which offers a top combined speed of up to 1,900Mbps.