Despite some impressive specs and an extremely high price, the new Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router is only about as good as a router costing two-third of its price. Here's CNET's full review.
D-Link's DIR-818LW is arguably the tiniest 802.11ac-enabled Wi-Fi home router to date. For this reason, its performance is only good enough for a studio or a small apartment. Here's CNET's full review.
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