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Cisco Linksys EA6500
Asus RT-AC66U
NetGear R6300
Western Digital My Net N900
Buffalo Technology WZR-D1800H
Cisco Linksys SMART Wi-Fi Router EA6500 Wireless AC 802.11ac Dual-Band Gigabit 2xUSB DLNA SimpleTap ...
Asus RT-AC66U 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router (886227214327)
NetGear R6300 (606449084450) Wireless Router
Western Digital My Net N900 Wireless Router
Buffalo Technology BUFFALO WZR-D1800H AirStation AC1300 / N900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router IEEE802.11ac (Draft 2....
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Release Date
Aug 2012
Jun 2012
May 2012
Jun 2012
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Router Functionalities
Firewall, IPv6 support
Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru
Wireless Access Point, Firewall
Firewall, IPv6 support
Connectivity
Wireless, Wired
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Included Adapter
Power adapter - External
Power adapter - External
Power adapter - External
Power adapter - External

  • With the latest firmware, the Linksys EA6500 makes a decent contender among the handful of its peers.


  • The cloud as management console with Cisco Connect Cloud raises the bar for router management and that capability coupled with fine performance makes the EA6500 a four star Editors' Choice for wireless routers.


  • Cisco has clearly spent a lot of time and effort on the EA6500's interface, and listened to customer feedback. It's full of excellent features and is great for setting QoS rules. Performance is outstanding on 5GHz in combination with both 802.11n- and 802.11ac clients, but on 2.4GHz a few other routers are faster. The EA6500 is an excellent 802.11ac router, but it isn't the cheapest. You can save money by buying a fast 802.11n router instead.


  • The Asus RT-AC66U is an excellent router and is currently one of the best options among those that support the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.


  • More technical and small business users including those wanting a true VPN server, robust IPv6, and granular control over the wireless signal will find the Asus RT-AC66U a delight.


  • It's entirely possible that firmware updates will improve performance, and the adjustable, replaceable antennae should help too. If you want your router to double as a file server or NAS, it has just about all the features you'd need. Asus needs to work on its mobile app, but as an all-round 802.11ac package, the RT-AC66U is a fine choice.


  • The Netgear R6300 WiFi Router is for a high-standards, low-ego type of user: it's not something you can show off aesthetically, but a powerhouse for a robust, fast home network, both for now and tomorrow.


  • Although the Netgear R6300 supports the latest 802.11ac standard (in draft form); an odd design, and surprisingly underwhelming performance running in 11ac mode does not make this router one of Netgear's best.


  • The R6300 is a well-featured home wireless router with good performance in 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n modes. In 802.11ac mode it was decent, although anyone expecting close to gigabit speed will still be disappointed. At around £200, it's more expensive than some of its rivals.


  • The Western Digital My Net N900 Central makes an excellent all-in-one wireless and network storage option for home and mobile users.


  • Western Digital's MyNet N900 is a delightful surprise from a vendor not known for making wireless routers with a nice, simple, easy-to-remember product name.


  • Overall the WD My Net 900C is a very accomplished router offering almost every feature that WD could cram into it, and providing decent 11n wireless performance. If you need an all-in-one router with storage now, the My Net 900 Central is a fast, solid, if slightly pricey option (£299 for the 1TB and £349 for the 2TB). However, do bear in mind that 802.11ac wireless routers are already hitting the market which are promising gigabit wireless speeds.


  • The Buffalo AirStation AC1300 / N900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router WZR-D1800H offers great value by adding support for 802.11ac on top of a high-end N900 router without increasing the price. However, the router doesn't have enough appeal for those who just need simple, low-budget wireless home networking.

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    There is both good and bad news for those itching to run out and buy a draft 11ac router. The good is that, when paired with its WLI-H4-D1300 partner, the WZR-D1800H can produce almost 450 Mbps of aggregate throughput when handling multiple clients. Even better, though, its that the pair can produce around 100 Mbps of usable throughput at my weakest signal test point for a single test client!

    This is more bandwidth than I've ever seen available from any other 5 GHz wireless product and may even be capable of sustaining a trouble-free 1080p HD video stream.


  • The Buffalo AirStation AC1300/N900 Gigabit Dual Band WZR-D1800H is the first 802.11ac router to come to market, though it's draft 802.11ac. The device is the fastest router we've tested to date with excellent range. A poorly designed interface and no native IPv6 are the only blemishes on this otherwise killer router.


Top 5 linksys gaming wireless router :

  1. Cisco Linksys SMART Wi-Fi Router EA6500 Wireless AC 802.11ac Dual-Band Gigabit 2xUSB DLNA SimpleTap ...
  2. Asus RT-AC66U 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router (886227214327)
  3. NetGear R6300 (606449084450) Wireless Router
  4. Western Digital My Net N900 Wireless Router
  5. Buffalo Technology BUFFALO WZR-D1800H AirStation AC1300 / N900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router IEEE802.11ac (Draft 2....