Despite its powerful hardware, the R7500 doesn't have the performance and features to justify its premium price tag.
The top routers that support the new 802.11ac standard on the market. Since there aren't that many of them, all of those on this list are the best of their kind.
Only savvy users with a high-end server in their network should consider the Netgear R8500; for everyone else, there are many other router options that deliver as good or better performance for less.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.
Skype for Windows Phone is a simple and stable app for free video calls and messaging, but poor video quality will disappoint power users.
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.
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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.
Device will let people tap into any Wi-Fi network to make and receive calls and to go online to avoid using cellular minutes and data.