CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.
You plug it into a wall socket within the range of an existing Wi-Fi network to help extend its range.
At CES 2013, Amped Wireless showcases its first 802.11ac range extender and USB 3.0 802.11ac adapter.
Editor Dong Ngo tells what it takes for us to be truly happy (at least for a moment) with the Netgear EX6100 Wi-Fi range extender.
Netgear's AC750 WiFi Range Extender EX6100 is a quick way to extend your Wi-Fi network's range, and not much else.
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.
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Buffalo brings to CES 2014 three new 802.11ac-based Wi-Fi AirStation routers including a top-tier WXR-1900DHP, a dual-stream WHR-1166D, and mobile router AirStation AC433. All of them will be available later this year.
The Actiontec gets the job done for those who want to quickly extend their home network without much concern about performance.
D-Link announces at CES 2014 the first 802.11ac-capable portable router that can also work as a juice pack, the $99 Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger.