CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
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 its powerful hardware, the R7500 doesn't have the performance and features to justify its premium price tag.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
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.
Netgear unveils first the 802.11ac router that has a built-in ADSL modem.
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 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.
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.