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.
The new Apple AirPort Express Base Station is a decent upgrade to the previous generation, but it doesn't have much beyond its supersleek looks to impress us when compared with its peers.
The Apple AirPort Extreme cures networking headaches for novice Mac users with a simple setup, but competing devices offer Windows users more network customization and faster speeds for less.
For mobile users who want a fast and flexible mobile Internet access solution and who have moderate data usage needs, the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot ZTE MF61 will make a good investment.
The Zyxel X150N is an inexpensive, entry-level Wireless-N router and should be used only for casual and light wireless networking needs.
The AirPort Extreme Base Station is a great wireless router for Mac or novice users who need something that's simple, nice-looking, and works well for their homes. Savvy Windows users will find many other alternatives that offer a lot more features for their bucks.
Don't pick up a new, 802.11n-enabled AirPort Express if you're looking for superfast wireless networking performance. You should consider it, however, if you're in the market for a new Wi-Fi router that offers portability, ease of use, and the unique ability to stream iTunes over your network.
The DWP-2100AP is the fastest Wi-Fi access point we've tested, but its convoluted setup guide and manual mean networking newbies need not apply.
With its outstanding performance and compatibility with 802.11b gear, Netgear's WG602 delivers on the promise of the upcoming 802.11g standard.
The SpeedStream is an excellent device for anyone who wants to wirelessly access the Net from the deepest reaches of the home.
The multilingual WAB102 is a good fit for small businesses looking to go wireless.
With its simultaneous support of 802.11a and 802.11b, the Intel Pro/Wireless 5000 LAN dual access point is well suited to open office areas packed with wireless PCs.
SOHO users might find the Orinoco's speed, easy setup, and high-end access attractive, but its high price and stingy tech support may leave you cold.
The DWL-5000AP will get lots of points from users for its helpful setup videos and fast performance.
For small offices and schools that can afford it, the Proxim access point offers a fast alternative to current 802.11b solutions.
With its high bandwidth, the Intel Pro/Wireless 5000 LAN access point is ideal for relatively open spaces such as large offices with lots of cubicles.
Delivering great performance with an easy setup process, the CP-2W is a great value among wireless routers.
This well-designed gateway makes it easy for home users to network several computers wirelessly and share a high-speed Internet connection.