Only those who do a lot of local intensive tasks via Wi-Fi, or who can appreciate the Asus RT-AC3200's excellent feature set, will find this router worth the investment.
CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Asus RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Router is currently the top AC3200 router on the market.
Trendnet's new TEW-828DRU and TEW-827DRU will deliver up to 3,200Mbps and 2,600Mbps of Wi-Fi bandwidth, respectively.
Here are five wireless routers that will get you back up to speed.
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.
Even when it's working well, the Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router has nothing to justify its expensive price tag.
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.
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