Despite its powerful hardware, the R7500 doesn't have the performance and features to justify its premium price tag.
CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
CNET editor Dong Ngo explains how Wi-Fi calling works with the latest smartphones, including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and picks the top five routers that are best for this technology.
The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.
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.
Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know.
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 company, which already offers free mobile phone service via Wi-Fi networks, is trying to make a name for itself with the introduction of a $99 Android handset.
The wireless carrier is expanding its existing Wi-Fi calling and texting service with promises of more coverage in the home and in the air.
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.