CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
Netgear's WGT624 is a good choice for advanced users but may be too complicated for those new to networking.
Time and money are required to properly install the WGU624, but tech buffs will find both well spent.
Netgear's wall-plugged wireless extender kit is one of the easiest means currently available for extending the reach of a wireless network.
If you can overlook its sometimes flaky performance issues, the Netgear MP101 delivers wireless digital music at a great price.
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 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 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 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.
While it's a capable streamer the lack of any expandable memory and its limited connectivity really limit its universal appeal. It's also priced too high compared to the most recent Roku offerings.