Networking

Linksys EA9500 AC5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router with Mu-MIMO router
REVIEW

Linksys EA9500 AC5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router with Mu-MIMO router

If you have an extremely fast broadband connection and want an all-powerful home network, the Linksys EA9500 fits the bill. But a different router with more modest specs will satisfy most.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 25, 2016
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
D-Link Home Wi-Fi Network Kit
EDITORS' TAKE

D-Link Home Wi-Fi Network Kit

D-Link is at CES 2016 with its first Unified Wi-Fi Home Network Kit, which includes a AC4200 router and a AC1300 extender. It's expected to cost $370.

MSRP: $369.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Asus RT-AC5300U Router
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Asus RT-AC5300U Router

At the IFA electronic trade show, Asus unveiled its latest Wi-Fi router, the RT-AC5300. It has two 5GHz bands that each can deliver up to a 2,167Mbps data rate and one 2.4GHz band with up to 1,000Mbps, by far the most powerful specs on the market.

Linksys WRT1200AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
REVIEW

Linksys WRT1200AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

The WRT1200AC is just way too expensive for a second-tier 802.11ac router.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 30, 2015
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Alcatel One Touch Wi-Fi Link
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Alcatel One Touch Wi-Fi Link

With support for 3G, 4G and 4G+ networks, these affordable mobile hotspots let up to 32 devices connect at the same time.

ZyXel Homeplug AV2 Gigabit Powerline Adapter Starter Kit
REVIEW

ZyXel Homeplug AV2 Gigabit Powerline Adapter Starter Kit ( PLA5206KIT)

The ZyXel Homeplug AV2 Gigabit Powerline Adapter Starter Kit is currently the fastest way to extend a network to a place in your home where your Wi-Fi signal can't reach.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 25, 2014
Sprint MiFi 500 LTE by Novatel Wireless
REVIEW

Sprint MiFi 500 LTE by Novatel Wireless

The Sprint MiFi 500 LTE by Novatel Wireless will get the job done, but only for casual mobile users who live or travel within Sprint's 4G LTE coverage.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 19, 2013
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $49.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

ZyXel PLA4205 500 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
REVIEW

ZyXel PLA4205 500 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

The ZyXel PLA4205 power line adapter is an excellent alternative to using regular Ethernet or Wi-Fi to connect more devices to a home network.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 15, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
TP-Link TL-WDR7500 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
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TP-Link TL-WDR7500 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

TP-Link's first 802.11ac router, the TL-WDR7500, supports a combined wireless speed of 1,750Mbps.

D-Link DIR-827 Amplifi HD Media Router 2000
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 27, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote