CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
Despite its powerful hardware, the R7500 doesn't have the performance and features to justify its premium price tag.
The Zing is a robust and capable mobile cellular router, but make sure you're happy with Sprint's 4G LTE coverage first before getting it.
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The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.
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.
The lack of Gigabit Ethernet in many ways cancels out the Netgear R6100's support for the fast 802.11ac standard and makes it just an average Wi-Fi router.
The Netgear Neo TV NTV300 is one of the cheapest streaming boxes on the market, but it doesn't offer any compelling distinguishing features compared with the Roku.
The Netgear Centria is a good buy for those who are looking for an all-in-one router/storage combo or who want to replace a Time Capsule.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
The Netgear R6300 WiFi Router is for a high-standards, low-ego type of user: it's not something you can show off aesthetically, but it's a powerhouse for a robust, fast home network, both for now and tomorrow.
Netgear unveils first the 802.11ac router that has a built-in ADSL modem.