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 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.
Though it's easy to use and having an extra band can result in higher speeds, the Linksys EA9200 doesn't have enough to justify its over-the-top price tag.
Despite its powerful hardware, the R7500 doesn't have the performance and features to justify its premium price tag.
The Linksys EA9200 is the second tri-band Wi-Fi router on the market, but it's very expensive at $300.
Though feature-rich, the Skydog's hardware is too slow and limited to justify its high cost and ongoing subscription pricing.
Want people to know that you're rich? Go and buy the Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi EA9200 Router. CNET editor Dong Ngo didn't buy it, but that's only because he's better than rich. Really!
The Linksys EA6400 is a good router, but for its current price, its Wi-Fi performance is rather disappointing.
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.
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.