Hard-core gamers will get their money's worth if they have a Killer PC, but everyone else should find a less expensive option.
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.
If you live in a relatively large home with plenty of available wall plugs, the Orbi RBK30 makes a great Wi-Fi system, though not necessarily the best.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.