Asus's RT-AC86U router may not be the top performer at short range but it more than makes up for that where it counts: at long distances.
The Motorola MX1200 can inexpensively help fill in Wi-Fi dead zones with the combination of reasonably good performance and an easy setup routine.
Netgear's Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Router lives up to its name by delivering the online goods for serious gamers with a low-latency, high-performance design. The XR500 leaves other gaming routers in the digital dust.
Simple, small and straightforward, the Netgear EX6120 AC1200 Essentials Edition Wi-Fi range extender is a snap to set up, but it disappoints on performance, and the company provides support for only three short months. It's a likely letdown for users.
If buying the cheapest Wi-Fi extender is all that matters, get the $26 Coredy E300, but be ready for disappointing performance and range.
The Netgear Nighthawk X6S tri-band Wi-Fi mesh extender proves bigger can be better when it comes to filling in the gaps in your home's Wi-Fi network.
Looking for the best of everything in a router? Netgear's Nighthawk X6S delivers tri-band technology, speed and a slew of features.
Samsung's Connect Home Pro combines a home automation hub with a powerful Wi-Fi router, showing what the future of wireless at home looks like. We just wish it was more customizable.
With a design aimed at reducing the network lag for gamers, the Linksys WRT 32X combines a Killer Prioritization engine to apportion a home's bandwidth with a quick setup and an excellent interface. Alas, this yields mediocre performance.
Not only is the Norton Core a high-performance router that pumps out the data, but it inspects every data packet entering your network.
By combining a router, security appliance and local software, F-Secure's Sense can add extra protective layers for your home network, but the router has limited customization potential and lags on performance.
Ignition Design Labs' Portal WiFi is the rare piece of networking gear that combines easy setup with good performance at an inexpensive price.
Get the Arlo Go if you want or need to take your security camera with you when you travel, even into the woods.
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.