CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Netgear WNDR4000 makes a very good wireless router for home use, especially with Wi-Fi clients that support the 5GHz band.
The Belkin N750 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ router is arguably the most affordable 450Mbps true dual-band router on the market and, while far from perfect, it's likely to deliver more than what you pay for.
CNET editor Dong Ngo gives his take on Netgear's latest true dual-band 450Mbps wireless router, the N750 Wireless Dual-Band WNDR4000.
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.
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.
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.
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 D-Link DIR-868L delivers as an advanced 802.11ac-enabled home router despite its underwhelming mobile apps and usage inflexibility.
TP-Link's first 802.11ac router, the TL-WDR7500, supports a combined wireless speed of 1,750Mbps.