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're looking to create a fast and highly customizable home network with advanced features, look no further than the RT2600AC.
Though not a perfect router, the DIR-879 performs well and will fit most homes' needs and budget.
The RT1900ac is an excellent router by itself and a stellar one for those wanting to try out the world of network storage.
If you need a powerful Wi-Fi solution for a large home, the X4S is a great choice.
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.
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.
Considering its insanely cheap price, the TP-Link TL-WR841N is a great buy for a small home with modest Wi-Fi needs.
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.
While a future firmware update could address most of the problems, for now there are better options out there.
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?
If you don't need the extra features from competitors, TP-Link's Archer D9 is a compelling option.
Asus brings its A-game with plenty of options and performance.
So long as you're not a networking newbie, the Totolink A2004NS AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router is a good deal for those living in a small or medium home.
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.