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Best Wireless Routers for 2018

Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews.
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Setup
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    Asus AC2900 dual-band Wi-Fi router (RT-AC86U)

    The best router for speed and range

    The Asus RT-AC86U is one of the best all-around routers. It has all the latest features, including extra security. This router should maximize your bandwidth and keep your home network running smoothly.

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  • $425.00 at mwave
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    • 8 Setup
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 7 Support
    Asus RT-AC88U router

    The Lexus of wireless routers

    Among home routers, the Asus RT-AC88U has by far the most to offer. With eight Gigabit LAN ports, top Wi-Fi performance and a ton of features, it's a great router for anyone, including gamers and those with a large home or a small office.

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  • $355.00 at mwave
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Setup
    • 10 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Support
    Synology RT2600ac

    The best router for savvy users

    If you're looking to create a fast and highly customizable home network with advanced features, look no further than the RT2600AC.

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  • $699.00 at Scorptec Computers
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Setup
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300

    The best router for gamers and nerds

    The Asus GT-AC5300 is the ultimate Wi-Fi router for hardcore gamers and geeks.

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    • 8 Setup
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    Amped Wireless Ally Plus Whole Home Smart Wi-Fi System

    The best router with plenty of features

    The Ally Plus is a great Wi-Fi system for any large home but it suits families with both novice and advanced users especially well.

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    • 7 Setup
    • 10 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 8 Support
    Asus RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Router

    The best router for busy homes

    The Asus RT-AC3200 is great for homes with lots of new devices clamoring for Wi-Fi, thanks to its two 5GHz bands. On top of that it has excellent performance and lots of features.

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  • $299.99 at mwave
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    • 7 Setup
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    D-Link EXO AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi router (DIR-882)

    The best router for large homes

    The D-Link DIR-882 dual-band router gives solid Wi-Fi coverage and lightning fast internet speed throughout your home, at a highly competitive price.

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  • $559.00 at Scorptec Computers
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Setup
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Performance
    Netgear Orbi Wi-Fi System

    The best router for total Wi-Fi coverage

    The high cost aside, the Orbi System is a sure and easy way to cover a relatively large home with high-speed Wi-Fi coverage.

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  • $175.00 at mwave
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    • 8 Setup
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Support
    Synology RT1900ac

    The best router for network storage

    The RT1900ac isn't just a great router -- it's also a viable NAS server when hosting a storage device. This all-in-one router is an excellent buy for those who want to setup network storage.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Setup
    • 7 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Support
    Google Wifi

    The best router to extend your Wi-Fi

    Google Wifi is the best Wi-Fi system on the market.

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