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A very good router, but not Linksys' best
Linksys announced its first quad-stream Wi-Fi router, the Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi (model E8350), which sports the most powerful processor on the market. But does that translate into top-notch Wi-Fi performance?
October 15, 2014 9:00 PM PDT

Price: $249.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
ZyXel Homeplug AV2 Gigabit Powerline Adapter is the fastest alternative to Wi-Fi, Ethernet
Looking for a fast and reliable way to extend your home network to that corner where a Wi-Fi signal can't reach? The ZyXel Homeplug AV2 Gigabit Powerline Adapter Starter Kit might be the right answer.
September 25, 2014 4:40 PM PDT

Price: $119.99 - $136.13 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
T-Mobile Personal CellSpot review: Top performance and features, for free
The Personal CellSpot is an outstanding deal for T-Mobile customers. It has the best Wi-Fi performance, an excellent set of features, great support for Wi-Fi calling, and for the most part, it's free.
September 17, 2014 5:03 AM PDT
4 stars Excellent
Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart Wi-Fi R7500 Router: Powerful, expensive but overall disappointing
The Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart Wi-Fi R7500 Router's powerful hardware doesn't translate into the performance you'd expect from its high price tag. Here's CNET's full review.
September 5, 2014 5:26 PM PDT

Price: $244.00 - $279.99 Check prices

Totolink A2004NS AC1200 router review: An affordable router for advanced users
The Totolink A2004NS AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router is a great home router with a little catch: you have to spend time to configure it properly. Here's CNET's full review.
August 6, 2014 4:27 PM PDT

Price: $74.99 - $99.95 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
Asus RT-AC87U is a big leap in home Wi-Fi performance
Asus' latest RT-AC87U Wi-Fi router brings home Wi-Fi performance to new heights, but do you need it? Here's CNET's full review.
August 1, 2014 6:15 PM PDT

Price: $257.94 - $279.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding
Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router review: Lots of price pain for a little gain
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.
July 23, 2014 6:20 PM PDT

Price: $249.29 - $260.99 Check prices

D-Link's best home router to date
Looking for a home router that offers long range, fast speed, and stable Wi-Fi signal? The new DIR-880L might just be what you're looking for.
July 17, 2014 3:46 PM PDT

Price: $173.95 - $327.54 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
D-Link DIR-818LW is compact and easy to use, but underpowered
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.
June 27, 2014 10:32 AM PDT

Price: $76.89 - $99.97 Check prices

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