Router Networkings

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.

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
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
TP-Link TL-WDR7500 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
EDITORS' TAKE

TP-Link TL-WDR7500 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

TP-Link's first 802.11ac router, the TL-WDR7500, supports a combined wireless speed of 1,750Mbps.

Buffalo AirStation AC1300 / N900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router WZR-D1800H
REVIEW

Buffalo AirStation AC1300 / N900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router WZR-D1800H

The Buffalo AirStation AC1300 / N900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router WZR-D1800H offers great value by adding support for 802.11ac on top of a high-end N900 router without increasing the price. However, the router doesn't have enough appeal for those who just need simple, low-budget wireless home networking.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 23, 2012
3.2 stars User rating out of 4 votes

MSRP: $179.99

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D-Link DIR-827 Amplifi HD Media Router 2000
REVIEW

D-Link DIR-827 Amplifi HD Media Router 2000

The D-Link DIR-827 is a very good true dual-band router that needs a firmware upgrade so it can live up to its potential.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 27, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Linksys E1200 Monitor N300 Wireless-N Router
REVIEW

Linksys E1200 Monitor N300 Wireless-N Router ( 1-Year Warranty)

Underpowered but supereasy to use and affordable, the Linksys E1200 makes a good entry-level Wireless-N router for home users.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 29, 2011
1 star User rating out of 10 votes

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D-Link HD Media Router 1000
REVIEW

D-Link HD Media Router 1000

The good-looking D-Link HD Media Router 1000 DIR-657 is a very good router, though it doesn't offer much over the company's previous model, the DIR-655.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 20, 2011
1 star User rating out of 2 votes
Cisco Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router
REVIEW

Cisco Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router

The Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router is the first advanced router from Cisco that will make both novice and savvy users happy, thanks to its easy-to-use desktop application, comprehensive Web interface, great design, and stellar performance.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 19, 2011
2.9 stars User rating out of 11 votes
Cisco Linksys E3000
REVIEW

Cisco Linksys E3000

The Linksys E3000 is the first advanced router that's also easy to use for novices. It provides great wireless performance and has a good set of useful networking features. Its mediocre NAS performance and limited guest networking feature make it significantly less than perfect, however.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 6, 2010
1 star User rating out of 5 votes
Asante Smart HotSpot Wireless N Router AWRT-550N
REVIEW

Asante Smart HotSpot Wireless N Router AWRT-550N

The Asante Smart HotSpot Wireless N Router AWRT-550N could make a good investment for a public wireless hot-spot, but its log-in security is overkill for home or office use.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 14, 2010

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