CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
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.
Though feature-rich, the Skydog's hardware is too slow and limited to justify its high cost and ongoing subscription pricing.
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 the latest firmware, the Linksys EA6500 makes a decent contender among the handful of its peers.
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.
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.
The Linksys EA9200 is the second tri-band Wi-Fi router on the market, but it's very expensive at $300.
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!