Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for Basic Routers.
Browse the top-ranked list of Basic Routers below along with associated reviews and opinions.
- Model: R7000-100NAS
- SKU: 1754208
4 star...Fast !...Excellent router as I access the computer that is hooked to it thru software from 1200 miles away and also with MAJOR issues of getting service knocked out from ISP and with this router I go from actual kick offline to nano blips so it has been a life saver while waiting on ISP to find out why service so unreliable...I have no idea what else people do with a router...,but if I need to change my wireless passwords....it is so " "easy peasy"...I cannot really comment on the range since I live in a small 1100 sq. ft. home...the signal appears very stable...need to test it a little more /w/ streaming videos, etc....love the fact I can shop online at nite and then do in-store pick-up the next day!!!Accelerate your WiFi with NETGEAR Nighthawk! Enjoy fast WiFi speeds up to 1900 Mbps and a powerful dual core 1GHz processor for extreme performance. High-powered amplifiers, external antennas and Beamforming improve range and reliability for up to 100% more wireless coverage. Features like downstream and upstream QoS prioritize streaming and gaming, creating a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience.
- Model: R6400-100NAS
- SKU: 9054017
I like...No lag...This item is a good purchase... had one bad experience...we had a bad storm and knocked out the lights...when electric was restored...the router had a hard time hooking up ... with a few attempts it finally hooked up... all in all its a good item...After I changed many Routers I asked for Best buy employee help in a few questions from him he understand very well how kind a router I need and he suggest NETGEAR R6400-100NAS router, which offers Wireless-AC technology and 3 high-powered antennas for reliable performance.The NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router with external antennas delivers extremely fast WiFi. With AC1750 WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet speeds, and high-powered external antennas, this router offers ultimate performance in wireless coverage for large homes with 12 or more wireless devices. It gets 3x faster access than similar 802.11n.
- Model: NLS-1304-25 1-PACK
- SKU: 5706129
Not bad...It's OK...I purchased the Google mesh WiFi home system a little over a month ago, and I purchased it to go along with my Ring Pro doorbell, because something they don't tell you about the Ring doorbell is that it needs a substantial amount of WiFi in order to work properly, so I had to purchase an additional single satellite and put it on the back side of the wall where my ring Pro doorbell is located in order to get a better wifi connection to the doorbell....Now the asus router is quite fantastic for a stand alone router, but when you have multiple 4k streams of Netflix happening at the same time as well as multiple smartphones/tablets, laptops/wireless desktops, and other various electronics connected all at once a single high powered router just can't cut it.Enjoy a consistent connection to the web with this Google Wi-Fi setup. The single access point is ideal for use in smaller homes of less than 1,500 square feet, giving you the ability to connect your tablets, laptops or phones. This Google Wi-Fi system provides a reliable signal that can be shared by multiple devices at once.
- Model: ME918LL/A
- SKU: 6943097
My Fav...OH WOW!...While it does not have the same range as some of the latest AC routers on the market, the ease of use and configuration of this router definitely makes it a worthwhile competitor and to answer a lot of the questions concerning this router, yes, this router is easily configurable and use no matter what platform you are using; OS X, Windows, etc....This is a great product, I have owned this for a little while now and it has only had a really small problem with it, all that happened was when I lost power (I live in Washington) the modem resets and you have to re create the password and router name.The intelligent, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school or office. It offers next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and delivers high-performance wireless access for Mac computers, PCs and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch and Apple TV.
- Model: EA6350-4A
- SKU: 5124122
Wow !!!...Nice Ap...I was using wireless n network device and it was really slow unable to get 60 speed which I was paying for As soon as I installed this separated the n from the AC Bands it made a huge difference I only use the AC bands and get 65 speed Great device easy to set up easy app to use...I bought this router for my home before I have lots problem for wifi and speed so bought this router it's work great I can use three or four computer Xbox same time and still get very good speed pulse long rang I can use on my back Gary to my home upstairs on bedroom work great I would recommend to buy it's greatLinksys EA6350-4A AC1200+ Dual-Band Smart Router: This router offers wireless speeds of up to 867Mbps so it can handle demanding tasks like video streaming and online gaming. The USB 3.0 port lets you connect a USB storage device and share files across your network.
- Model: R8000-100NAS
- SKU: 7201035
Fast !...no lag...Since I bought the router, I have seen a definite change in clarity of videos, everything is faster, I never drop wifi signal in any floor/corner of my house and I am able to get over 60MBPS download over WIFI from the First floor of my house where as the router sitting in the coat closet near the entry way on a 100MB pipe....So first off I was upgrading from a built in wifi from Verizon which did its jobs.but let me say, this is amazing and I didn't know how much I would really notice performance improvements wow from the first day it was like I got a instant speed increase Netflix was smooth with over 3 people steaming plus a few steam games downloading.The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router, with breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi delivers multiple bands for homes with many WiFi devices. WiFi speed up to 3.2Gbps and 6 high performance antennas provide maximum speed and range. Smart Connect allows you to game, stream, and download mega-sized files without lags.
- Model: C6300-100NAS
- SKU: 4483016
I love...Fast !...I was paying $11 a month for the rental router from comcast and my service was super slow, as soon as I went out a purchased this router I turned in the comcast one and my speed went up 2 times the amount I had with comcast....I was raining hard a few weeks back and lots of lightning well my house got a surge and fried my ZOOM router modem no internet now I freaked I had to go to the best buy store I had not been to an actual store in years always buy online and have it shipped but I need one today Employees were very helpful bought this and easy set up after a call to the cable company very happy now thanks much faster and better quality highly recomendThe NETGEAR AC1750 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router provides very fast cable speeds with an AC1750 WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, up to 680 Mbps. Compatible with cable Internet providers such as XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision, and more.
- Model: C7000-100NAS
- SKU: 4403100
Fast ....I win....This thing is great, better range than Comcast's router and it has consistent WiFi, only issue I have is I can't figure out how to connect my PS4 to it via LAN, so its running on WiFi but I really wish I could use it with the LAN because it would be able to download much quicker but that is my only complaint....The increased range is what I love - I haven't tested it's limits but it keeps surprising me - husband was taking pics with on his phone out in the field and I saw them all before he could walk back to the house - straight to a shared dropbox folder.The Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router delivers WiFi speeds of up to 1.9Gbps. It ensures uninterrupted HD video streaming with 24x8 channel bonding. Save up to $120 a year by eliminating Internet service provider rental fees. This cable modem router supports XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision & more.
- Model: C3700-100NAS
- SKU: 3707003
I love...no lag....I love that it takes up very little space, but due to not having external antennas, it goes out a lot if being used for wifi access for smartphones, but is fine with being used for laptops and computers if you don't mind a few delays and even though it's a dual- band wireless-n router with built in cable modem, it's difficult to get the secondary band to function and wouldn't recommend it for large homes but it's rather more suitable for apts....This product works well for me, earlier I had Motorola modem and wi-fi router, I faced buffering issue, I changed over to Netgear and I'm not facing this issue anymore, I have multiple device connected at the same time.The NETGEAR N600 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router with N600 simultaneous dual band WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, provides 8x faster download speeds, up to 340 Mbps. It's CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 Certified to work with U.S. cable Internet providers.
- Model: R6220-100NAS
- SKU: 8827854
A plus...Not bad...Strong network connection with a Computer in the garage and one in the front of the house the router that we use is centrally located so all networks are strong it's great to walk in and have good Wi-Fi and a good connection I really like this router it's easy to hook up easy to connect and our household enjoys it so I would recommend this router it's a strong connected device and it's priced reasonably...I really appreciate this router being a college student makes using the internet and this router has been great I also appreciate the app that comes with the net gear all mall very goo choiceKeep your many WiFi devices streaming effortlessly with AC WiFi technology that delivers the speed, range, and reliability you need. The AC1200 Smart WiFi Router with External Antennas is an incredibly fast router delivering 1200Mbps WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds.
- Model: SBG6700AC
- SKU: 9584145
Good ....A steal...I got this router because Spectrum wanted to give me a free router, but charge me $5 a month for wifi...it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that in 15 months this router pays for itself....Evidently the 1st one I purchased was a lemon but Best Buy graciously allowed it's return and with the help of a very good rep at Arris, this unit was set up and I can now successfully keep a connection throughout my house.Enjoy rapid downstream and upstream data with this ARRIS SURFboard SBG6700AC wireless gateway, which features up to 1600 Mbps throughput and front-panel LED lights for simple troubleshooting. The Wi-Fi pairing button makes it easy to connect.
- Model: R6250-100NAS
- SKU: 8449041
5 star...Not bad...I don't get a very strong signal when I am in the back part of the house but I do get a strong signal when I am in the room where the router is located hence the average rating....To start off, I must mention that I was a part of the beta testing process for this router, and I received this router for free from Netgear as a part of the testing process.The NETGEAR R6250 Smart WiFi Router with AC dual band Gigabit delivers AC1600 WiFi speeds. It offers the best wireless coverage for large homes and is ideal for homes with 8 or more wireless devices. It also provides the best connectivity for dual band wireless devices.
- Model: ME177LL/A
- SKU: 4854497
Not bad...Love it...I have 2 MacBooks connected to this thing it does a great job as not only a backup but as an external hard drive for pictures, videos, and other documents so that I can keep my mac clean and running as smooth as it was the day I bought it....Really a great product, if only it did not cost quite so much for the models I might have gone to the largest one but for the same cost I imagine I could have purchased not only a 3+TB external but also a nice wifi router that would have done the same job.The all-new AirPort Time Capsule works with OS X to automatically and wirelessly back up everything on your Mac to its 2TB hard drive.1 And it doubles as a full-featured Wi-
- Model: EA7500
- SKU: 4830200
nice ....it's ok...For connectivity on the router itself, it marks off the important checkboxes - USB 3 connection for a hard drive or flash drive, USB 2 for a printer or another flash or hard drive that doesn't need to transfer data as fast, a gigabit ethernet connection to whatever your internet connection is brought into your home with, and a 4 port gigabit ethernet switch....From a wireless perspective, everything went flawlessly, all wireless devices automatically connecting to the router at their optimum connection speeds ( i.e. - AC capable devices at 5 ghz, legacy devices at 2.4 ghz) however, I did run into a minor hick-up when trying to establish a LAN connection to my Vonage device using DHCP.Your household wants to play, stream and work online all at once. With this Linksys router, you can do it all without buffering or other interruptions. Use the Smart Wi-Fi app to get started, control, and monitor your home network from anywhere.
- Model: EA7300
- SKU: 5604102
Great !...It's ok...I went with my sons recommendation on this product and didn't go wrong I love the ease of setup as well as on website I noticed a much improved speed of my wifi network right away I'm glad I went with router if ever needs replacement will replace with same brand and model thank you and keep up the great work...I also did a walk around outside the house with my smartphone to see how far away I could get before the signal weakened which it did after about a hundred feet from the router that was inside the house, but still had a pretty good signal.Surf the web faster with this Linksys Mu-Mimo wireless router. Its next-gen Wi-Fi technology lets you connect multiple devices at speeds of up to 1.7 Gbps, and the included extender providers a stronger signal for uninterrupted video streaming and chat. Enable parental controls with the smart Wi-Fi app of this Linksys Mu-Mimo wireless router.