Linksys WRT1200AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
The WRT1200AC is just way too expensive for a second-tier 802.11ac router.
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.
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.
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 ( Red)
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 TEW-812DRU AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router
The Trendnet TEW-812DRU is the most affordable 802.11ac-enabled router on the market, and it offers excellent performance.
WD My Net AC1300 HD
The Western Digital My Net AC13900 HD is a good router but not good enough for it to stand out among the crowd of a handful 802.11ac networking devices on the market.
Linksys EA6500 HD Video Pro AC1750 Smart Wi-Fi Router
With the latest firmware, the Linksys EA6500 makes a decent contender among the handful of its peers.
NetGear R6300 WiFi Router
The Netgear R6300 WiFi Router is for a high-standards, low-ego type of user: it's not something you can show off aesthetically, but it's a powerhouse for a robust, fast home network, both for now and tomorrow.
D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000
Though not perfect, the D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000 makes a great router for homes thanks to its top-notch performance on the 5GHz band and a nice set of features.