Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features.
Wi-Fi and storage powerhouse
Linksys WRT1900AC Wireless Router
If you can afford the hefty price tag, the Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router is easily one of the best home routers on the market.
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router (R7000)
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
Asus AC2400 RT-AC87U Dual-band Wireless Gigabit Router
The hefty price aside, the Asus AC2400 RT-AC87U is the most complete 802.11ac router to date, capable of satisfying all your home networking needs.
Performance meet affordability
Trendnet AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router
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.
Fast and beautiful
Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (802.11ac)
What it lacks in functions and features, the new AirPort Extreme more than makes up for that in its great new look and fast performance.
D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router
The D-Link DIR-868L delivers as an advanced 802.11ac-enabled home router despite its underwhelming mobile apps and usage inflexibility.
DD-WRT firmware is a game changer
AirStation Extreme AC 1750 Gigabit Dual Band DD-WRT Router
The AirStation AC 1750 DD-WRT Router is an excellent choice for savvy users who want deep levels of customization.
Performance meets affordability
Trendnet TEW-812DRU AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router
The Trendnet TEW-812DRU is the most affordable 802.11ac-enabled router on the market, and it offers excellent performance.