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.
Though not as innovative as it should be, the Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router E8350 is still a very good router thanks to its fast 5Ghz Wi-Fi performance and comparatively friendly pricing.
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.
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 Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
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.
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.
Despite the novelty of 802.11ac support, the Belkin AC 1200 is a mundane, though decent, Wi-Fi router.