CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
802.11ac standards officially hits a new speed with the Asus RT-AC87 Dual-band Wireless-AC2400 Gigabit Router Wi-Fi router.
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For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features.
With top performance and friendly pricing, the Trendnet TEW-818DRU is a excellent choice for those wanting a robust home network.
Though feature-rich, the Skydog's hardware is too slow and limited to justify its high cost and ongoing subscription pricing.
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.
Plagued by issues, the Linksys EA6900 Smart WiFi Wireless AC Router AC1900 is only as good as a single-band router and hence not worth its premium price.
CNET editor Dong Ngo finds the Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 Wi-Fi router a hefty investment that doesn't return much, yet he gets one anyway.
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.
CNET editor Dong Ngo is totally serious when he says he likes this D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Wi-Fi router.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.