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.
Google Wifi is the best Wi-Fi system on the market.
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.
If you're looking to create a fast and highly customizable home network with advanced features, look no further than the RT2600AC.
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.
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.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
The Eero is super convenient and reliable for internet sharing, but you're better off going for a competing system that's cheaper and faster.
TP-Link created a router that's the complete package for an affordable price. The hardware performed really well and its range was surprising. With the Archer C3150 V2, you get all the bells and whistles, plus an easy-to-use web interface.
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.
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 Velop is an effective mesh Wi-Fi router, but it doesn't have a competitive edge due to its high cost and limited feature set.
If you don't need the extra features from competitors, TP-Link's Archer D9 is a compelling option.
The overall performance of this router was good, but it probably won't hold up to lots of devices in a large home. It does have bonus features, including link aggregation and security powered by Trend Micro, so you will get a lot of bang for your buck.
Asus brings its A-game with plenty of options and performance.
If you're budget-conscious, the D7 could be the modem/router you're looking for. Then again, if you're budget conscious, why are you looking at 802.11ac routers?
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.
Home users, especially Apple fans who own 802.11ac-enabled devices, will love the new AirPort Extreme for its all-new elegant design, ease of use, and great performance; advanced users should look elsewhere for more features and customization.