If you want great coverage for your medium-size home, lots of customization options and top speeds on your router – all for around $200 – the Linksys EA8300 is the one you want.
Unless you need the second-gen Eero’s enhanced range, we’d still recommend a competing mesh system or a standalone router instead.
For $200, you get a fast, unique-looking router with lots of extra security for all your connected devices. The first year is free, but you will have to pay to keep all the security features. For the price, it's still a good router that is easy to manage (via an app) for a medium-size home.
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.
The Personal CellSpot is an all-around excellent home Wi-Fi router with no monthly fees that also works very well with Wi-Fi calling.
Geeks with deep pockets might love the X10, but the majority of home users will find it too expensive for their daily networking needs.
The affordable dual-band AC2600 router is designed to cut through congested networks in modern apartments.
If you need a powerful Wi-Fi solution for a large home, the X4S is a great choice.
Home users, especially Apple fans who own 802.11ac-enabled devices, will love the new AirPort Extreme for its all-new elegant design, ease of use, and great performance; advanced users should look elsewhere for more features and customization.
The Asus RT-AC66U is an excellent router and is currently one of the best options among those that support the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.
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.
Though not perfect, the Orbi RBK40 is an excellent buy for those living in a large home, thanks to its great performance and full feature set.
Xfinity Gigabit Internet subscribers can now rent the xFi Advanced Gateway to achieve full gigabit speeds and connect their smart devices.
The Comtrend PG-9172 G.hn Powerline Adapter has near-Gigabit performance but the suggested price is too high for what it has to offer.
Only savvy users with a high-end server in their network should consider the Netgear R8500; for everyone else, there are many other router options that deliver as good or better performance for less.
If you have an extremely fast broadband connection and want an all-powerful home network, the Linksys EA9500 fits the bill. But a different router with more modest specs will satisfy most.
Though fast, the Portal has too many niggling issues that prevent it from being a seamless experience. Go with the Google Wifi or the Netgear Orbi instead.
The Asus GT-AC5300 is the ultimate Wi-Fi router for hardcore gamers and geeks.