Netgear today released two new Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi systems. Here's CNET's first take on one of them, the Orbi RBK30.
Today, Netgear released two new Orbi tri-band Wi-Fi systems. Both are less powerful than the original Orbi that came out last year. Here's CNET's take on the midtier system, the Orbi RBK40.
Featuring RDK-B and fast broadband speed, the new SurfBoard SVG2482AC Voice Gateway promises to take the Comcast experience to a new level.
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.
Geeks with deep pockets might love the X10, but the majority of home users will find it too expensive for their daily networking needs.
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.
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.
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.
Though pricey, the WRT1900ACS' long range and rapid Wi-Fi will deliver fast Internet to places in your home that other routers might struggle to reach.
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.
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.