CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
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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So long as you're not a networking newbie, the Totolink A2004NS AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router is a good deal for those living in a small or medium home.
Unless you live in a very small home and need a color router to match, skip D-Link's latest DIR-818LW in favor of more powerful options.
The AirStation AC 1750 DD-WRT Router is an excellent choice for savvy users who want deep levels of customization.
Despite a few minor shortcomings, the DIR-880L is still one of the best 802.11ac routers on the market.
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.
With top performance and friendly pricing, the Trendnet TEW-818DRU is a excellent choice for those wanting a robust home network.
Netgear unveils new products that provide access to 802.11ac wireless for better and faster home wireless networking.
Though feature-rich, the Skydog's hardware is too slow and limited to justify its high cost and ongoing subscription pricing.