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Best N600 routers

Updated April 23, 2014 7:54 PM PDT

N600 wireless routers are true dual-band routers that simultaneously offer 300Mbps cap speed on each of its two 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands. This speed belongs to the dual-stream setup of the 802.11n Wi-Fi standard and is currently the most popular setup found in both access points (routers) and Wi-Fi clients. The term N600 basically means "Wireless-N with the combined speed cap of 600Mbps."

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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 - $261.38 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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: $168.34 - $199.99 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: $79.19 - $233.03 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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