Google OnHub Router
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Linksys WRT1200AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
The WRT1200AC is just way too expensive for a second-tier 802.11ac router.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NetGear AC750 WiFi Range Extender EX6100
The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Available direct from T-Mobile.
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.
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.
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.