Geeks with deep pockets might love the X10, but the majority of home users will find it too expensive for their daily networking needs.
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 Almond 3 is a good router and smart-home hub, but we couldn't get our unit to work as a mesh network solution. We recommend the Eero or Netgear Orbi instead.
Belkin's announced its latest router in its WRT family, the Linksys WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router. This is a powerful router that costs $280, but you might want to wait a bit before getting it -- if at all.
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 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.
If you have an extremely fast broadband connection and want an all-powerful home network, the Linksys EA9500 fits the bill. But a different router with more modest specs will satisfy most.
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.
The RT1900ac is an excellent router by itself and a stellar one for those wanting to try out the world of network storage.
If you need a powerful Wi-Fi solution for a large home, the X4S is a great choice.
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.
D-Link announces the availability of the DIR-885L/R which intends to be its answer to Asus' RT-AC88U. The new router boasts radical design and advanced features for the cost of $280.
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.