Netgear today released two new Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi systems. Here's CNET's first take on one of them, the Orbi RBK30.
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.
If you're looking to create a fast and highly customizable home network with advanced features, look no further than the RT2600AC.
You now can get your own internet equipment even if you use telephone service from Comcast.
The SBR-AC3200P, when coupled with the SBX-AC1200 power line Wi-Fi extender, is a sure way to cover your residential home with Wi-Fi, if you can stomach their combined high cost.
If you need a powerful Wi-Fi solution for a large home, the X4S is a great choice.
The new Google Asus OnHub is a reliable, fun-to-use router that's grossly overpriced for its limited in functionality.
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.
The WRT1200AC is just way too expensive for a second-tier 802.11ac router.
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.
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.
The AirStation AC 1750 DD-WRT Router is an excellent choice for savvy users who want deep levels of customization.