Networking

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
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
Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
REVIEW

Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Homes with lots of devices will benefit from the Linksys EA8500's speedy Wi-Fi and storage performance, but those with modest needs should look for something cheaper.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 14, 2015
2.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Netgear Powerline 1200
REVIEW

Netgear Powerline 1200

The Netgear Powerline 1200 kit is the affordable answer to those needing a reliable, fast and convenient solution to extend their wired home network.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 5, 2015
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
Comtrend PG-9172 G.hn Powerline Adapter
REVIEW

Comtrend PG-9172 G.hn Powerline Adapter

The Comtrend PG-9172 G.hn Powerline Adapter has near-Gigabit performance but the suggested price is too high for what it has to offer.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 11, 2015
D-Link AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi DIR-890L/R Router
REVIEW

D-Link AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi DIR-890L/R Router

Unless you love the radical design, the D-Link DIR-890L/R doesn't have enough to justify its hefty cost.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 10, 2015
Asus RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Router
REVIEW

Asus RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Router

Only those who do a lot of local intensive tasks via Wi-Fi, or who can appreciate the Asus RT-AC3200's excellent feature set, will find this router worth the investment.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 15, 2015
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Verizon Jetpack MiFi 6620L
REVIEW

Verizon Jetpack MiFi 6620L

The versatile Jetpack MiFi 6620L is an excellent mobile hotspot for those who live and travel within Verizon's 4G LTE coverage.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on November 19, 2014
2.9 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi EA9200 Router
REVIEW

Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi EA9200 Router

Though it's easy to use and having an extra band can result in higher speeds, the Linksys EA9200 doesn't have enough to justify its over-the-top price tag.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 7, 2014
2 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router
REVIEW

Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router

Though not as innovative as it should be, the Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router E8350 is still a very good router thanks to its fast 5Ghz Wi-Fi performance and comparatively friendly pricing.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 15, 2014
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
T-Mobile Personal CellSpot
REVIEW

T-Mobile Personal CellSpot

The Personal CellSpot is an all-around excellent home Wi-Fi router with no monthly fees that also works very well with Wi-Fi calling.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 17, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
NetGear Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart WiFi R7500 Router
REVIEW

NetGear Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart WiFi R7500 Router

Despite its powerful hardware, the R7500 doesn't have the performance and features to justify its premium price tag.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 5, 2014
3.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Totolink A2004NS AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
REVIEW

Totolink A2004NS AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

So long as you're not a networking newbie, the Totolink A2004NS AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router is a good deal for those living in a small or medium home.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 6, 2014
Asus AC2400 RT-AC87U Dual-band Wireless Gigabit Router
REVIEW

Asus AC2400 RT-AC87U Dual-band Wireless Gigabit Router

The hefty price aside, the Asus AC2400 RT-AC87U is the most complete 802.11ac router to date, capable of satisfying all your home networking needs.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on August 1, 2014
4.4 stars User rating out of 5 votes
NetGear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router
REVIEW

NetGear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router

Even when it's working well, the Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router has nothing to justify its expensive price tag.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 23, 2014
2.2 stars User rating out of 3 votes
D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Wireless Router
REVIEW

D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Wireless Router

Despite a few minor shortcomings, the DIR-880L is still one of the best 802.11ac routers on the market.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 17, 2014
D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router
REVIEW

D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router ( White)

Unless you live in a very small home and need a color router to match, skip D-Link's latest DIR-818LW in favor of more powerful options.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on June 27, 2014
NetGear AC750 WiFi Range Extender EX6100
REVIEW

NetGear AC750 WiFi Range Extender EX6100

The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 22, 2014
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
AirStation Extreme AC 1750 Gigabit Dual Band DD-WRT Router
REVIEW

AirStation Extreme AC 1750 Gigabit Dual Band DD-WRT Router

The AirStation AC 1750 DD-WRT Router is an excellent choice for savvy users who want deep levels of customization.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 15, 2014
Linksys WRT1900AC Wireless Router
REVIEW

Linksys WRT1900AC Wireless Router

If you can afford the hefty price tag, the Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router is easily one of the best home routers on the market.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 16, 2014
2.8 stars User rating out of 18 votes
Trendnet AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router
REVIEW

Trendnet AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router

With top performance and friendly pricing, the Trendnet TEW-818DRU is a excellent choice for those wanting a robust home network.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 19, 2014
1 star User rating out of 2 votes
TRENDNet Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter
REVIEW

TRENDNet Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter

The Trendnet Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter is an excellent and fast solution to extend your home network to places where Wi-Fi signal can't reach.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 6, 2014
2.2 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Cel-Fi Plug and Play
REVIEW

Cel-Fi Plug and Play ( T-Mobile)

The Cel-Fi is an effective solution to extend T-Mobile or AT&T signal to where you couldn't get it before, but it's cost-prohibitive for homes and hence suitable mostly or business users.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 22, 2013
3.5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Samsung LTE Mobile HotSpot Pro
REVIEW

Samsung LTE Mobile HotSpot Pro

The Samsung LTE Mobile HotSpot Pro's superfast 4G LTE speed and exceptionally long battery life make it a great buy on its own, but its juice pack feature sweetens the deal that much more.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 18, 2013

Available direct from T-Mobile.

Linksys EA6900 Smart WiFi Wireless AC Router AC1900
REVIEW

Linksys EA6900 Smart WiFi Wireless AC Router AC1900

Plagued by issues, the Linksys EA6900 Smart WiFi Wireless AC Router AC1900 is only as good as a single-band router and hence not worth its premium price.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 30, 2013
3.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
ZTE MF60 Global Mobile Hotspot
REVIEW

ZTE MF60 Global Mobile Hotspot

Telecom Square's Global Hotspot is a dependable and convenient way to access the Internet while traveling, but you'll need to be a heavy data user to make the service economical.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 3, 2013
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 1, 2013
3 stars User rating out of 17 votes
Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
REVIEW

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.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 26, 2013
3.2 stars User rating out of 28 votes