CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
The Linksys EA6400 is a good router, but for its current price, its Wi-Fi performance is rather disappointing.
With top performance and friendly pricing, the Trendnet TEW-818DRU is a excellent choice for those wanting a robust home network.
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.
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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CNET editor Dong Ngo is totally serious when he says he likes this D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Wi-Fi router.
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.
Running Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 makes an excellent router for those who want a fast and advanced home network that's easily manageable from anywhere.
Linksys announces its next router in the Smart Wi-Fi EA series, the true dual-band EA6900, which offers a top combined speed of up to 1,900Mbps.
Home users, especially Apple fans who own 802.11ac-enabled devices, will love the new AirPort Extreme for its all-new elegant design, ease of use, and great performance; advanced users should look elsewhere for more features and customization.