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 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.
Netgear R6100 WiFi Router
The lack of Gigabit Ethernet in many ways cancels out the Netgear R6100's support for the fast 802.11ac standard and makes it just an average Wi-Fi router.
As home automation systems go, the Nexia Bridge offers a great mix of simplicity and functionality, but the monthly fee is a tough sell, especially for casual users.
Amped Wireless RTA15 High Power Dual Band AC 700mW Wi-Fi Router
The Amped Wireless RTA15 is a decent Wi-Fi router, but better firmware is needed for it to live up to its high cost and our expectation.
D-Link DGL-5500 Gaming Router
The DGL-5500 has a lot of potential, but for now isn't worth its high price.
Motorola SBG6782-AC Surfboard eXtreme Cable Modem
If you're looking to upgrade your existing cable-Internet-based home network, or start anew, the Motorola SBG6782-AC is currently the most complete and advanced all-in-one modem-router combo you can get. Non-cable users need not apply.
Netgear Zing ( Sprint)
The Zing is a robust and capable mobile cellular router, but make sure you're happy with Sprint's 4G LTE coverage first before getting it.
Available direct from Sprint.
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.
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6400 Dual Band N300+AC1300
The Linksys EA6400 is a good router, but for its current price, its Wi-Fi performance is rather disappointing.