The Asus GT-AC5300 is the ultimate Wi-Fi router for hardcore gamers and geeks.
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 Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N broadband router has consistent performance, good range, a helpful software application, and a good set of networking features. Its lack of Gigabit and USB support are the only major knocks against it.
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.
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.
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.
You can't beat what you get for the price with the DIR-867. It has lots of the top 802.11ac features and it performed well during testing. I'm not sure it will stand up to years of use, but you'll probably be looking to upgrade your network by then anyway.
The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.
The makers of the wacky e-ink Yota Phone turn their attention to the humble hot spot.
D-Link is at CES 2016 with its first Unified Wi-Fi Home Network Kit, which includes a AC4200 router and a AC1300 extender. It's expected to cost $370.
TP-Link's first Wi-Fi router, the SR20 Smart Home Router, has a touchscreen and features built-in support for Internet of Things (IoT) wireless protocols.
With support for 3G, 4G and 4G+ networks, these affordable mobile hotspots let up to 32 devices connect at the same time.
A voice assistant, security cam and touchscreen rolled into one, WooHoo wants to be the center of your connected home.
The company's first home Wi-Fi router has all you need to build a robust network storage server in a single box.
Slick design and mostly solid performance sets the Philips VOIP8411B apart from competing Skype dual-mode phones.
For the small percentage of you with 802.11ad clients in your home, the Talon AD7200 is a good futureproofing purchase, but is otherwise not worth your money.
The Verizon Wireless Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L is one of the best choices for travelers who can afford Verizon's limited and expensive data plans.
Three layers of protection for all your smart devices.