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.
At $200, the Asus RT-AC86U is one of the best all-around routers. It has all the latest features, including extra security for all of your devices. This router should maximize your bandwidth and keep your home network running smoothly.
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.
If you're looking to create a fast and highly customizable home network with advanced features, look no further than the RT2600AC.
It's a cool looking router with a big, blue-rimmed hole in the middle. It has lots of speed, features and security for an affordable price. The menu and app give you as much control over your network as you want.
Netgear and NetDuma teamed up to create a gamer's delight inside a futuristic-looking router. The XR500's speed and range are more than enough for a medium-to-large home. The DumaOS interface has lots of customization options and helpful hints for even novice router users.
The D-Link DIR-882 dual-band router gives solid Wi-Fi coverage and lightning fast internet speed throughout your home, at a highly competitive price.
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.
The Asus GT-AC5300 is the ultimate Wi-Fi router for hardcore gamers and geeks.
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 want great coverage for your medium-size home, lots of customization options and top speeds on your router – all for around $200 – the Linksys EA8300 is the one you want.
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.
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 can't beat what you get for the price with the DIR-867. It has lots of the top 802.11ac features and it performed well during testing. I'm not sure it will stand up to years of use, but you'll probably be looking to upgrade your network by then anyway.
For $200, you get a fast, unique-looking router with lots of extra security for all your connected devices. The first year is free, but you will have to pay to keep all the security features. For the price, it's still a good router that is easy to manage (via an app) for a medium-size home.
The Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400 is a great dual-band router for any home at an affordable price. Its lack of Gigabit Ethernet might steer enthusiasts away, however.
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.