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

MSRP: $399.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Arris SURFboard SBR-AC3200P Wi-Fi Router
REVIEW

Arris SURFboard SBR-AC3200P Wi-Fi Router

The SBR-AC3200P, when coupled with the SBX-AC1200 power line Wi-Fi extender, is a sure way to cover your residential home with Wi-Fi, if you can stomach their combined high cost.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 16, 2016
Starry Wi-Fi Station
REVIEW

Starry Wi-Fi Station

Though super user-friendly, the Starry Wi-Fi Station is an overpriced router that, for now, doesn't have much more to offer than those that cost less than half its price.

Synology RT1900ac
REVIEW

Synology RT1900ac

The RT1900ac is an excellent router by itself and a stellar one for those wanting to try out the world of network storage.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 6, 2016
Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Router
REVIEW

Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Router

If you need a powerful Wi-Fi solution for a large home, the X4S is a great choice.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 27, 2016
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Eero Wi-Fi System
REVIEW

Eero Wi-Fi System

While super convenient and reliable for Internet sharing, you're better off going with a more powerful and less expensive single router.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 23, 2016
3.8 stars User rating out of 4 votes
ASUS RT-AC3100
EDITORS' TAKE

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.

4.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
TP-Link SR20 Smart Home Router
EDITORS' TAKE

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
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.

D-Link DIR-879 AC1900 Wi-Fi Router
EDITORS' TAKE

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.

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
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
D-Link DIR-885L/R AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router
EDITORS' TAKE

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
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Steam Link
EDITORS' TAKE

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
0 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Asus RT-AC5300U Router
EDITORS' TAKE

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
EDITORS' TAKE

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
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
D-Link PowerLine AV2 2000 Gigabit Network Extender Kit
REVIEW

D-Link PowerLine AV2 2000 Gigabit Network Extender Kit ( DHP-701AV)

Though fast, the D-Link DHP-701AV power-line adapter kit is only slightly faster than less-expensive alternatives. Skip it for now and go with something cheaper.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 20, 2015
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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
Securifi Almond 2015
EDITORS' TAKE

Securifi Almond 2015

A new, icon-driven smart home programming interface brings some user-friendliness to Securifi's newer Almond router/smart-home hub hybrid boxes

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
Alcatel One Touch Wi-Fi Link
EDITORS' TAKE

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.