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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 25, 2014 2:10 PM PDT
Netgear Nighthawk X6 is first tri-band router with up to 3200Mbps
This router packs six antennas and can handle an industry-first combined bandwidth of 3,200Mbps (that's insane).
June 25, 2014 9:40 AM PDT
AirStation AC 1750 DD-WRT Router review: DD-WRT firmware is a game changer
The top routers that support the new 802.11ac standard on the market. Since there are not many of them, all of those on this list are the best of their kind.
March 25, 2014 4:06 PM PDT
4 stars Excellent
This Linksys is the most powerful home router on the market
Looking for the most powerful (and DIY-friendly) router for your home? Linksys' latest WRT1900AC is the answer.
April 14, 2014 1:02 PM PDT
4 stars Excellent
The Trendnet TEW-818DRU brings the cost of top Wi-Fi performance to a new low
Trendnet's TEW-818DRU is a straightforward high-end AC1900 router with great performance, and its friendly pricing is a welcome bonus. Check out CNET's full review.
March 20, 2014 10:14 AM PDT
4 stars Excellent
Actiontec's new power-line kit helps extend your home network
If you're looking for a quick way to extend your home network (for both wired and Wi-Fi clients) to that far corner of your home, the Actiontec Wireless Network Extender Plus Powerline Network Adapter 500 Kit might be just what you need.
March 15, 2014 2:31 AM PDT
3.5 stars Very good
Trendnet Powerline 500 AV2 is fast, easy to use, and affordable
The Trendnet Powerline 500 AV2 is an easy recommendation if you want to extend your home network to that far corner of the house.
March 10, 2014 10:11 AM PDT
4 stars Excellent
Huawei E5786 MiFi ups mobile Internet speed a huge notch
At World Mobile Congress this year, Huawei shows off world's first true dual-band dual-stream mobile hotspot, the E5786 MiFi, which also offers the top 4G-LTE cellular Internet speed.
February 26, 2014 4:32 PM PST
Combining dated hardware and smart firmware, the exciting Skydog router is a bit overpriced
The Skydog might give you both comfort and unease thanks to its powerful monitoring features and the potential privacy risk, respectively. One thing is for sure, it's not cheap. Here's CNET's full review of this exciting yet somewhat outdated home Wi-FI router.
January 30, 2014 11:38 AM PST
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