CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
If you don't need extended range from a router, the Linksys WRT54GX2 is a good choice if you want to take advantage of MIMO technology but can't afford the hefty price. Still, Belkin offers a better performer that costs less.
If you can deal with its software setup snafus, the Linksys WMB54G Wireless-G Music Bridge is a great way to listen to any PC-based digital audio without worrying about DRM and copy-protection entanglements.
If you have to have the fastest short-range router immediately, the WRT54GX4 is a good choice. But if you need a good long-range or mixed-mode performer, you're better off looking at the Belkin Pre-N router (the long-range champ).
From its comprehensive documentation to its docking cradle, the Linksys WUSBF54G has all of its bases covered, making it a smart choice for travelers seeking a good Wi-Fi hot-spot detector/adapter combo.
The Linksys WRT54GS is especially well suited for networks with both 802.11g and 802.11b connections.
In theory, a print server can be useful, but the Linksys WPS54GU2 is not reliable enough for us to recommend.
The Linksys WRT54GX offers impressive performance, but Belkin's Pre-N router delivers more bang for the buck.
The WPC54GS offers a decent bang for the buck and is an excellent choice if you plan to use it with other Linksys SpeedBooster products.
The WPC54G is a great value and a good way for families or businesses on a budget to add 802.11g to a laptop.
This wireless bridge does a competent job at connecting Ethernet devices to a wireless network or extending a WLAN's range, but its price is high.