CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
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.
Buffalo brings to CES 2014 three new 802.11ac-based Wi-Fi AirStation routers including a top-tier WXR-1900DHP, a dual-stream WHR-1166D, and mobile router AirStation AC433. All of them will be available later this year.
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 Netgear R6300 WiFi Router is for a high-standards, low-ego type of user: it's not something you can show off aesthetically, but it's a powerhouse for a robust, fast home network, both for now and tomorrow.
The mobile chipmaker expects to be moving to double-antenna 2x2 MIMO technology for mobile phones. Also: a new GPS chip for wearable devices.
Buffalo announces the availability of its first 802.11ac, the next and much faster generation of Wi-Fi.
The Trendnet TEW-812DRU is the most affordable 802.11ac-enabled router on the market, and it offers excellent performance.
CNET editor Dong Ngo reviews the Buffalo AirStation WZR-D1800H router, the first on the market to support the new 802.11ac (or 5G Wi-Fi) standard, and finds that it's a decent router, though measuring its 802.11ac performance was challenging.