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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.