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.
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.
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.
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 ( Black)
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.
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.
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.