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 are not 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.
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.
Turn off Wi-Fi Sense and make your network password unshareable.
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.
Microsoft is rebranding its Skype Wi-Fi service and working to make it available in new ways to consumer and business users.