CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400 is a great dual-band router for any home at an affordable price. Its lack of Gigabit Ethernet might steer enthusiasts away, however.
The Netgear WNDR3700 RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router is a great dual-band router for networking enthusiasts who also want a quick and easy network storage solution.
The Netgear WNDR3800 N600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router makes an excellent router for any home.
The Netgear WNDR4500 N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router makes a very good investment for those who want to get the most out of a wireless network, especially when they have clients that support the 5GHz band.
The Netgear WNDR4000 makes a very good wireless router for home use, especially with Wi-Fi clients that support the 5GHz band.
The Netgear RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router WNDR3300 is a basic Wireless-N router that only offers a taste of dual-band wireless networking. Its short range and limited feature set may override its decent mixed-mode performance.
The Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router is the first advanced router from Cisco that will make both novice and savvy users happy, thanks to its easy-to-use desktop application, comprehensive Web interface, great design, and stellar performance.
The Asus RT-AC66U is an excellent router and is currently one of the best options among those that support the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.
You plug it into a wall socket within the range of an existing Wi-Fi network to help extend its range.
Business users looking for an 802.11 PC Card that will work at home, at the office, or on the road should take a close look at the easy-to-use WAG511.