The Eero is super convenient and reliable for internet sharing, but you're better off going for a competing system that's cheaper and faster.
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.
This is among the best compact wireless-networking devices available.
The Apple AirPort Extreme cures networking headaches for novice Mac users with a simple setup, but competing devices offer Windows users more network customization and faster speeds for less.
Kingston's MobileLite Wireless G2 offers mobile media-streaming, extra battery life and much more.
The AirPort Extreme Base Station is a great wireless router for Mac or novice users who need something that's simple, nice-looking, and works well for their homes. Savvy Windows users will find many other alternatives that offer a lot more features for their bucks.
The Pogoplug Pro adds Wi-Fi and costs $30 less than its predecessor, and remains a unique and easy-to-set-up device for sharing files online. However, many of its higher-end features (printing, media streaming) remain buggy and unreliable.
The Helios-EX range extender uses a dedicated band to eliminate signal loss and promises up to 12,000 square feet of Wi-Fi coverage.
For home or small-office networks, Belkin delivers a simple, unobtrusive, and reliable wireless gateway with no special features--but no gotchas, either.
The BR100 is a wireless bridge for the Sonos Digital Music System.
The Actiontec gets the job done for those who want to quickly extend their home network without much concern about performance.
The Internet Phone Wizard lets you place Net phone calls to real phones without too many special codes. Did we mention free national long distance?
The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.
The Netgear WG111 is one of the best all-around wireless USB adapters we've seen.
The PLUSB10 is a good choice for connecting to a power-line network through a USB connection, but its bulk can make it difficult to plug into outlets in tight spaces.
The USB Station 2 is an entry-level portable NAS server for home users with casual network storage needs. Despite its nice design and a good set of features, its slow performance will steer savvy users away.
For mobile users who want a fast and flexible mobile Internet access solution and who have moderate data usage needs, the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot ZTE MF61 will make a good investment.
Want access to every port you'd need for your new MacBook Pro? This is the adapter to get.