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.
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.
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 ( 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.