The new Amped Wireless Ally Plus claims to cover up to 15,000 square feet of space and has built-in protection against online phishing scams and malware.
Though not a perfect router, the DIR-879 performs well and will fit most homes' needs and budget.
The Asus RT-AC3100 is essentially a stripped-down version of the RT-AC88U. It has only four LAN ports compared with eight on its big brother.
You'll pay a lot for the Asus RT-AC88U, but it has everything you'd want in a router. If you have the money, this is the router to get.
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.
Considering its insanely cheap price, the TP-Link TL-WR841N is a great buy for a small home with modest Wi-Fi needs.
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.
The Buffalo WXR-1900DHPD router is too expensive for what it has to offer. Skip it and pick one of many better options out there.
Homes with lots of devices will benefit from the Linksys EA8500's speedy Wi-Fi and storage performance, but those with modest needs should look for something cheaper.
The WRT1200AC is just way too expensive for a second-tier 802.11ac router.
A new, icon-driven smart home programming interface brings some user-friendliness to Securifi's newer Almond router/smart-home hub hybrid boxes
Unless you love the radical design, the D-Link DIR-890L/R doesn't have enough to justify its hefty cost.
Only those who do a lot of local intensive tasks via Wi-Fi, or who can appreciate the Asus RT-AC3200's excellent feature set, will find this router worth the investment.
Though it's easy to use and having an extra band can result in higher speeds, the Linksys EA9200 doesn't have enough to justify its over-the-top price tag.
Despite its powerful hardware, the R7500 doesn't have the performance and features to justify its premium price tag.
The hefty price aside, the Asus AC2400 RT-AC87U is the most complete 802.11ac router to date, capable of satisfying all your home networking needs.
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.
Despite a few minor shortcomings, the DIR-880L is still one of the best 802.11ac routers on the market.