CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The hefty price aside, the Asus AC2400 RT-AC87U is the most complete 802.11ac router to date, capable of satisfying all your home networking needs.
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.
If you can afford the hefty price tag, the Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router is easily one of the best home routers on the market.
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 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.
CNET editor Dong Ngo tried and failed miserably to sound better using the T-Mobile Personal CellSpot with Wi-Fi calling, but he found it an outstanding deal anyway.
Despite its powerful hardware, the R7500 doesn't have the performance and features to justify its premium price tag.
Whether or not CNET editor Dong Ngo admits his mistake is debatable but one thing is for sure: this NightHawk X4 AC2350 Smart Wi-Fi R7500 Router from Netgear is a terribly expensive router.
The AirStation AC 1750 DD-WRT Router is an excellent choice for savvy users who want deep levels of customization.
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.