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Best 802.11n routers of 2014

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802.11n wireless routers are true dual-band routers that simultaneously broadest Wi-Fi signal on both 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz frequency bands. Two main configurations of these routers are dual-stream (N600) and three-stream (N900). The former has the cap speed on each band of up to 450Mbps (for the total of 900Mbps), and for the latter, up to 300Mbps on each band (for the total of 600Mbps). These routers are great deal if you just care about sharing internet and casual home networking.

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Cisco Linksys E4200 v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 router

The Linksys E4200 v2 makes a great upgrade to the original version and an excellent investment for those who need a fast, feature-rich, advanced, yet easy-to-use router for the home or even a small business.

Price: $89.99 - $407.92 Check prices

4 stars Excellent Cisco Linksys E4200 v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 router

D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000

Though not perfect, the D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000 makes a great router for homes thanks to its top-notch performance on the 5GHz band and a nice set of features.

Price: $179.70 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router

Running Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 makes an excellent router for those who want a fast and advanced home network that's easily manageable from anywhere.

Price: $51.00 - $199.95 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

WD My Net N900 Central

The Western Digital My Net N900 Central makes an excellent all-in-one wireless and network storage option for home and mobile users.

Price: $101.49 - $199.09 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Netgear WNDR4500 N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Netgear WNDR4500 N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router makes a very good investment for those who want to get the most out of a wireless network, especially when they have clients that support the 5GHz band.

Price: $59.99 - $159.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Western Digital My Net N900 HD dual-band router

The Western Digital My Net N900 HD is a whole new kind of Wireless-N router. At release, the router is a decent investment for home users but will need better firmware to work at its full potential.

Price: $82.98 - $142.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

NetGear WNDR3800 N600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router - Premium Edition

The Netgear WNDR3800 N600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router makes an excellent router for any home.

4 stars Excellent

Cisco Linksys E3000

The Cisco Linksys E3000 is the first advanced router that's also easy to use for novices. It provides great wireless performance and a good set of useful networking features. Its mediocre NAS performance and limited guest networking feature, however, make it significantly less than perfect.

Price: $169.95 - $298.98 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

D-Link DIR-827 Amplifi HD Media Router 2000

The D-Link DIR-827 is a very good true dual-band router that needs a firmware upgrade so it can live up to its potential.

Price: $60.00 - $74.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Linksys E3200 High Performance Dual-Band N Router

The Linksys E3200 is an excellent high-performance Wireless-N router for both novice and experienced users.

Price: $81.99 - $154.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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