CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Asus RT-N56U is arguably one of the best true dual-band 300Mbps home routers on the market.
The EnGenius ESR300H High Power 300Mbps Wireless N Router is cheap, and you get what you pay for.
Underpowered but supereasy to use and affordable, the Linksys E1200 makes a good entry-level Wireless-N router for home users.
The Cisco Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless-N Router is the fastest router we've seen in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and will definitely make home users happy with its easy-to-use setup software. Advanced users, however, might find its desktop software and Web interface combination a little disjointed.
The Netgear Wireless-N Router WNR2000 is a no-frills budget wireless-N router, with excellent range and a handy and comprehensive Parental Control feature. It's a good fit for those who just need a simple wireless network and the ability to control access to the Internet.
The Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router is the first advanced router from Cisco that will make both novice and savvy users happy, thanks to its easy-to-use desktop application, comprehensive Web interface, great design, and stellar performance.
The Trendnet TEW-692GR 450 Mbps Concurrent Dual Band Wireless N Router provides cutting-edge wireless technology but falls a little short on 2.4GHz throughput performance, comparatively.
The Asante Smart HotSpot Wireless N Router AWRT-550N could make a good investment for a public wireless hot-spot, but its log-in security is overkill for home or office use.
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At a very affordable price, the D-Link Wireless N Router DIR-615 makes a great entry-level Wireless-N router and would satisfy most situations where a wireless network is needed.
The iBoss Home Parental Control Wireless-N router offers the most comprehensive tool to manage access to the Internet. Beyond that, it's a rather simple router that requires an annual subscription fee to operate, therefore holding appeal only for those who want complete control over a network's online activities.
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