CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The ZyXel Homeplug AV2 Gigabit Powerline Adapter Starter Kit is currently the fastest way to extend a network to a place in your home where your Wi-Fi signal can't reach.
Despite its powerful hardware, the R7500 doesn't have the performance and features to justify its premium price tag.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
Though feature-rich, the Skydog's hardware is too slow and limited to justify its high cost and ongoing subscription pricing.
The Linksys EA6400 is a good router, but for its current price, its Wi-Fi performance is rather disappointing.
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.
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.
With the latest firmware, the Linksys EA6500 makes a decent contender among the handful of its peers.
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.