CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
D-Link announces at CES 2014 the first 802.11ac-capable portable router that can also work as a juice pack, the $99 Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger.
The lack of Gigabit Ethernet in many ways cancels out the Netgear R6100's support for the fast 802.11ac standard and makes it just an average Wi-Fi router.
The Linksys EA6400 is a good router, but for its current price, its Wi-Fi performance is rather disappointing.
The Trendnet TEW-812DRU is the most affordable 802.11ac-enabled router on the market, and it offers excellent performance.
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 mobile chipmaker expects to be moving to double-antenna 2x2 MIMO technology for mobile phones. Also: a new GPS chip for wearable devices.
The Asus RT-AC66U is an excellent router and is currently one of the best options among those that support the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.
The 802.11ac standard has been on the market for about three years. At CES 2014, it's become the most popular Wi-Fi standard with all vendors introducing new routers, including some with never-before-seen specs and cap speeds. All of these are going to be available for purchase very soon, if they're not already on the market.
TP-Link's first 802.11ac router, the TL-WDR7500, supports a combined wireless speed of 1,750Mbps.
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