Networking

Starry Station
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Starry Station

For $350, how good can a touchscreen smart router be? Some of what it offers actually sounds pretty good. Our quick hands-on look.

MSRP: $349.99

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ASUS RT-AC3100
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ASUS RT-AC3100

The Asus RT-AC3100 is essentially a stripped-down version of the RT-AC88U. It has only four LAN ports compared with eight on its big brother.

4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
TP-Link SR20 Smart Home Router
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TP-Link SR20 Smart Home Router

TP-Link's first Wi-Fi router, the SR20 Smart Home Router, has a touchscreen and features built-in support for Internet of Things (IoT) wireless protocols.

Pricing not available

D-Link Home Wi-Fi Network Kit
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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

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D-Link DIR-879 AC1900 Wi-Fi Router
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D-Link DIR-879 AC1900 Wi-Fi Router

D-Link announces at CES 2016 its latest family of home router, the EXO, which includes two stylish AC1900 and AC1750 routers, the DIR-876 and DIR-869, that will cost $150 and $130, respectively, when available later this year.

MSRP: $149.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

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

At CES 2016, Linksys announces its first AC5400 (also known as AC5300) router, the EA9500 and a few other networking products that support the latest MU-MIMO technology.

MSRP: $399.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Asus RT-AC88U Router
REVIEW

Asus RT-AC88U Router

You'll pay a lot for the Asus RT-AC88U, but it has everything you'd want in a router. If you have the money, this is the router to get.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on December 15, 2015
D-Link DIR-885L/R AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router
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D-Link DIR-885L/R AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router

D-Link announces the availability of the DIR-885L/R which intends to be its answer to Asus' RT-AC88U. The new router boasts radical design and advanced features for the cost of $280.

Google Asus OnHub
REVIEW

Google Asus OnHub

The new Google Asus OnHub is a reliable, fun-to-use router that's grossly overpriced for its limited in functionality.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 13, 2015
Steam Link
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Steam Link

The Steam Link is a tiny device that makes it easy to stream PC games to your TV.

Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router
REVIEW

Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router

Only savvy users with a high-end server in their network should consider the Netgear R8500; for everyone else, there are many other router options that deliver as good or better performance for less.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 3, 2015
TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router
REVIEW

TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router

Considering its insanely cheap price, the TP-Link TL-WR841N is a great buy for a small home with modest Wi-Fi needs.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 14, 2015
3.2 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
REVIEW

Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

Though pricey, the WRT1900ACS' long range and rapid Wi-Fi will deliver fast Internet to places in your home that other routers might struggle to reach.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 7, 2015
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
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.

Google TP-Link OnHub
REVIEW

Google TP-Link OnHub ( Blue)

The cool design and easy setup of Google's OnHub router can't make up for its lack of features and average performance out of the box -- though the promise of future software updates offer the potential for big improvements.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 31, 2015
3.5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Amped Wireless RTA2600 Athena AC2600 WiFi Router w/MU-MIMO
REVIEW

Amped Wireless RTA2600 Athena AC2600 WiFi Router w/MU-MIMO

The RTA2600 is a solid router that excels with multiple connected devices, but its competitors are faster and less expensive.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 30, 2015
3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Netgear Fuse
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Netgear Fuse

$50 a month gets you 10GB of data through this no-contract carrier; $25 a month gets you only 1.5GB.

Buffalo AirStation Extreme AC1900 DD-WRT NXT Wireless Router
REVIEW

Buffalo AirStation Extreme AC1900 DD-WRT NXT Wireless Router

The Buffalo WXR-1900DHPD router is too expensive for what it has to offer. Skip it and pick one of many better options out there.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 18, 2015
Synology RT1900ac
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Synology RT1900ac

Wrestling with a not-so-friendly user interface for your router might be a thing of the past with the Synology RT1900ac.

Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adapter Kit
REVIEW

Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adapter Kit

The Extollo delivers everything you'd want in a power-line adapter, and its pass-through feature makes the somewhat awkward beefy body easily forgivable.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 3, 2015