The new router is compact while having a similar feature set as the company's top-tier router. And you can even use Alexa to control it.
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.
The high cost aside, the Orbi System is a sure and easy way to cover a relatively large home with high-speed Wi-Fi coverage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The AirStation AC 1750 DD-WRT Router is an excellent choice for savvy users who want deep levels of customization.
D-Link announces at CES 2014 the first 802.11ac-capable portable router that can also work as a juice pack, the $99 Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger.
For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features.
The lack of Gigabit Ethernet in many ways cancels out the Netgear R6100's support for the fast 802.11ac standard and makes it just an average Wi-Fi router.
The D-Link DIR-868L delivers as an advanced 802.11ac-enabled home router despite its underwhelming mobile apps and usage inflexibility.
The Western Digital My Net AC13900 HD is a good router but not good enough for it to stand out among the crowd of a handful 802.11ac networking devices on the market.
The Netgear Centria is a good buy for those who are looking for an all-in-one router/storage combo or who want to replace a Time Capsule.