Google Wifi is easy to use, more affordable than competing mesh routers and delivers solid performance (if you get the three-pack).
The Netgear R7000 combines excellent 5-GHz speed with Netgear's handy Genie software, but this router doesn't have the best range.
A versatile tri-band design, easy setup and long range make Netgear's R8000 a strong router for a house filled with data hogs.
Featuring excellent data speeds, reasonable range and a bounty of LAN ports, the Netgear Nighthawk X8 router is worth the high price for power users.
It may not be the fastest or cheapest mesh networking kit around, but the Ubiquiti Networks AmpliFi HD Home WiFi System is one of the easiest ways to reliably fill a home with Wi-Fi.
Expensive and with midrange performance, the Luma routers are small, easy to use and let you set up a mesh network in your home for greater coverage, but the devices don't let you customize much of anything.
Amped Wireless' RTA1300M Artemis comes chock-full of the latest wireless technology and allows you to customize it to your heart's content, but its strong performance drops off at longer ranges.
With high-end features like MU-MIMO for efficiently managing data and four independent data channels, the Trendnet TEW-827DRU can fill a home with data.
Get the Starry Station if you prize looks and simple touch-screen controls. However, you can get more consistent performance from other routers that cost far less than $350.
The WRT1900ACS blows other routers away with its performance while giving networking experts plenty of ways to configure the device.
TP-Link's Archer C7 delivers a lot of router for the money, with reasonable performance and the ability to connect peripherals.
Netgear's R6220 combines good 802.11ac performance, useful parental controls and excellent software for an affordable price.
The Athena router's good looks and ability to tweak just about every operational setting will appeal to gamers, but the router lags behind others when it comes to delivering data.
One of the easiest routers to install and set up, Google’s $200 OnHub may represent the future of home networking. For now, though, it has a high price tag, only one LAN port and limited features and configuration choices.
The first of an expected onslaught of MU-MIMO routers, the Linksys EA8500 has the hardware and software to fill a house with Wi-Fi and Web access, but the device doesn't live up to its performance potential.
It may not be the fastest router around, but the Amped Wireless TAP-R2 is one of the smallest, and its touch screen not only shows you what's going on with your network, but lets you tap to make changes.
With a touch screen and the ability to connect with household automation appliances, the Securifi Almond+ can not only fill a home with Wi-Fi but control it as well.
The Amped Wireless RTA1750 router offers superior range, thanks to its 12 amplifiers, but its overall performance isn't as fast as competing routers.
The Belkin F9K1118 is budget priced and easy to set up, and sports a slick design, but it fails to deliver high-speed access on both 2.4- and 5GHz bands.
The inexpensive D-Link DGL-5500 looks cool and has powerful networking software, but it falls flat on speed and range.
The Trendnet TEW-812 802.11ac delivers excellent dual-band performance on the cheap and is easy to hide, but it falls a bit short on range.
It's not the fastest, but the Asus RT-AC87U 802.11 ac router delivers good performance and unique features the competition lacks.
Buffalo's AirStation Extreme N600 router delivers fast speeds and effective Web filtering for parents, at a low price.
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