Best Wireless Routers for 2019

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    CNET's Rating

  • 9 Setup
  • 9 Features
  • 10 Performance
  • Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
    The best router for any home

    Looking for a Wi-Fi router that has it all? Asus' latest RT-AC68U will fit the bill.

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  • $170 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

  • 9 Setup
  • 9 Features
  • 9 Performance
  • Asus AC2900 dual-band Wi-Fi router (RT-AC86U)
    The best router for large homes

    The Asus RT-AC86U is one of the best all-around routers. It has all the latest features, including extra security. This router should maximize your bandwidth and keep your home network running smoothly.

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  • $212 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

  • 8 Setup
  • 10 Features
  • 9 Performance
  • Synology RT2600ac
    The best router for savvy users

    The Synology RT2600ac might be the best thing that's ever happened to home networking geeks. Here's CNET's full review.

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  • $113 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

  • 9 Setup
  • 9 Features
  • 8.5 Performance
  • Asus Blue Cave Smart Wi-Fi router
    The best router for style

    The Asus Blue Cave smart router has style, speed, security and all the customization options you could want, including Amazon Alexa support.

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  • $229 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

  • 8 Setup
  • 9 Features
  • 9 Performance
  • Asus RT-AC88U router
    The best router with tons of features

    Among home routers, the Asus RT-AC88U has by far the most to offer. With eight Gigabit LAN ports, top Wi-Fi performance and a ton of features, it's a great router for anyone, including gamers and those with a large home or a small office.

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  • $96 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

  • 9 Setup
  • 7 Features
  • 9 Performance
  • Google Wifi
    The best mesh Wi-Fi to extend your network

    Google Wifi is one of the best and most affordable Wi-Fi systems on the market.

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    CNET's Rating

  • 8 Setup
  • 8 Features
  • 9 Performance
  • Netgear Orbi Wi-Fi System
    The best mesh Wi-Fi for speed

    At $400 for a set of two units, the Netgear Orbi is expensive, but it might just be the best Wi-Fi system on the market.

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  • $161 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

  • 8 Setup
  • 9 Features
  • 8 Performance
  • Amped Wireless Ally Plus Whole Home Smart Wi-Fi System
    The best mesh Wi-Fi with plenty of features

    The Amped Wireless Ally Plus mesh system is effective Wi-Fi coverage, that's easy to use with plenty of features.

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    CNET's Rating

  • 9 Setup
  • 8 Features
  • 9 Performance
  • TP-Link Archer C3150 V2
    The best router with range and security

    The TP-Link Archer C3150 V2 router has everything you want for a better home network, including speed, security and great range.

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    CNET's Rating

  • 7 Setup
  • 9 Features
  • 9 Performance
  • D-Link EXO AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi router (DIR-882)
    The best router for speed and range

    The D-Link DIR-882 dual-band router can transmit data to multiple devices simultaneously, has robust customization and an affordable price.

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    CNET's Rating

  • 8 Setup
  • 9 Features
  • 7 Performance
  • Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500

    This high-end router has tons of gaming features to reduce latency and give a more reliable connection.

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    D-Link's budget AC1750 router gives great bang for your buck
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  • Zyxel Multy X Mesh Wi-Fi System (WSQ50)
    Zyxel's Multy X mesh system provides reliable Wi-Fi coverage
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  • TP-Link Archer C2300 Wi-Fi router
    Feature-rich router with great 5GHz coverage for a modest home
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  • Norton Core Wi-Fi router
    A snazzy-looking and speedy security router
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  • Zyxel Armor Z2
    Easy-to-use router excels on 2.4GHz, falls short on 5GHz
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  • Phicomm Smart Home Wi-Fi router (K3)
    Phicomm's fancy design masks a slightly above-average router
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  • Netgear Orbi Outdoor Satellite (RBS50Y)
    Netgear's outdoor Wi-Fi extender performs out of this world
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  • Linksys WRT32X AC3200 dual-band Wi-Fi gaming router
    Gaming with this Linksys router is Killer
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  • Linksys EA8300 Max Stream AC2200 Router
    This little Linksys router gets the job done -- up to a point
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  • Eero Home Wi-Fi System (2017)
    Wi-Fi that works, with some serious range
    Eero Home Wi-Fi System (2017)
  • Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300
    The ultimate router for gamers and nerds
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  • Netgear Orbi RBK30 Tri-Band WiFi System
    A Wi-Fi system for homes with plenty of wall sockets
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  • Netgear Orbi RBK40 Tri-band WiFi System
    A midtier Wi-Fi system for large homes
    Netgear Orbi RBK40 Tri-band WiFi System
  • TP-Link Deco M5 Whole-Home Wi-Fi System
    An excellent Wi-Fi system, especially if security is key
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  • Eero Wi-Fi System
    Eero's improved, but it's still too expensive
    Eero Wi-Fi System
  • Invoxia Voice Bridge
    Never miss a landline call again
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