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.
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.
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.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 don't need the extra features from competitors, TP-Link's Archer D9 is a compelling option.
Hard-core gamers will get their money's worth if they have a Killer PC, but everyone else should find a less expensive option.
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.
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.