CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Linksys EA6400 is a good router, but for its current price, its Wi-Fi performance is rather disappointing.
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.
If regularly connect to more than one Wi-Fi network on your Mac, you can do several things to optimize which networks will get automatically chosen.
For snapshooters looking to enter the world of connected cameras, the 21x zoom Samsung WB850F is a good place to start.
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.
With top performance and friendly pricing, the Trendnet TEW-818DRU is a excellent choice for those wanting a robust home network.
LIFX is a Wi-Fi-enabled LED light that can you can customize to suit your lifestyle. It works via an Android or iOS app, and you can currently preorder the bulbs for $89 each.
The Amped Wireless RTA15 is a decent Wi-Fi router, but better firmware is needed for it to live up to its high cost and our expectation.
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.