Top 10 Wireless Routers
Our list of wireless routers showcases the best routers for home users and gamers. The latest AC routers are reviewed along with the more affordable BGN routers. We included gigabit routers for modern Internet connections.
Our Top Wireless Routers
Overall Rank: 10
Most Expensive Wireless Router
Overall Rank: 1
Best Wireless Router for the Money
Overall Rank: 2
Best Travel Router
10ASUS RT-AC87R Wireless-AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit
We start our list with the most ridiculous expensive model and end it with the sanest inexpensive model. That’s how wireless routers are: 40% of people are spending way too much on gear they won’t use. Here is an amazing router by ASUS, their new flagship model for 2015. But who needs it? Who needs 4 processor cores and that much memory in a router? Even if you stream 4k over wireless you don’t need this kind of tech because it will be compressed. If you have the cash, fine. But you don’t need this thing, you should skip to #1.
9ASUS Dual-Band Wireless-N 600 Router (RT-N56U)
This ASUS features Giga Fiber Internet Support that allows the download of a full high-definition movie in about five minutes. Ideal for multiple users, this one router supports printing, scanning and surfing for effortless multitasking. Whether for printing, storing, or as an ultra-fast Wireless N router, this ASUS adapts to your networking needs as a cross-functional network device.
8Linksys N300 Wi-Fi Wireless Router
Connect your computers, wireless printers, smartphones, and other wireless devices at up to 300Mbps transfer speed with this Linksys router. Users can keep their network protected with customizable security settings, including WPA, WPA2 Personal, and SPI firewall protection. Enjoy broad wireless coverage provided by MIMO antenna technology in your home that is ideal for surfing the web, emailing, and printing wirelessly.
7NETGEAR N750 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit
The Netgear Wireless Dual Band Router has a WiFi range for medium to large homes, with its faster WiFi speeds up to 750Mbps. Users can wirelessly access and share USB hard drives and printers, and it also supports Windows 8. Its reliable Advanced QoS connection is optimized for smooth high-definition streaming and gaming.
6TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 Wireless N600 Dual Band
This awesome TPLINK wireless router is the best gigabit wireless router you can get for the money. It performs almost as well as high end ASUS routers and costs less than half of their price. We found that streaming HD content from one device to another was flawless with this device, even while playing games and browsing the web. It’s a perfect option for those who have home servers located near their routers and want to stay wired for security or performance reasons. Great for backups and more, this is a wonderful router.
5Linksys N900 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band Router
Ideal for the ultimate home entertainment experience, this Linksys router has a maximum wireless speed of up to 450 450Mbps for ultra fast wireless transfer rates. Its simultaneous dual-band maximizes throughput and helps avoid network interference. It also has a handy USB port to add a range of devices like an external hard drive and printer. Users can connect to multiple devices and stream high definition videos faster with this fella.
4ASUS RT-N66U Wireless-N900
While this used to be the number one router on the list, and it still is a great buy for the money, it is no longer in our opinion fit to recommend this to the average consumer. It’s a brilliant router if you have 20 devices on your network, but if it is just a family of cell phones, a printer, and a couple computers — forget about it. Get the cheaper option at number one. If you really think you need high end performance, this is going to be your best buy. Otherwise, wireless does not have to cost so much.
3Securifi Almond Easy Setup Router
The revolutionary Almond Router brings touch to wireless routers for the first time! Users can setup and maintain their router easily from its highly intuitive touch screen, allowing you to avoid the cumbersome PC and Mac based setups that are common with other routers. It has a dual function as a wireless router, or a range extender. Range extension with the Almond router is compatible with most routers from Apple, Netgear, Linksys, Cisco, Belkin, Dlink, Asus, Verizon and ATandT. Just connect it to your modem and follow the touch screen instructions to set it up!
2ZyXEL Wireless N Pocket Travel Router
This is the only router on our list that will actually save you money (if you travel a lot). Travelers know why: you go to a hotel and the single ethernet cable in the room is free, but wifi is going to cost you an absurd amount every night. The trick is, you plug this router in to the ethernet cable and through some modern tech wizardry magic you have your own wireless access point. Now you can be the hip modern traveler with the tablet and check in to your facebook account from the balcony on your room and use your per diem to have room service instead of paying for wireless. It’s good to be you, just don’t forget to thank ezvid for the pro-tip.
1TP-LINK TL-WR841N Wireless N300
You have to ask yourself, do I really need an expensive router and why? Here’s who needs an expensive router: people who stream HD content from one computer to another over wireless. They need routers with dual core processors, tons of memory, and the latest antenna tech. They know who they are. If you aren’t that person, this is all you need. The absolutely reliable, simple, never failing less than $30 model by TP-Link. Don’t make this decision complicated and go wasting money. Here is the router you need, save your extra money for other stuff.