Browse the top-ranked list of Heavy Duty Routers below along with associated reviews and opinions.
Good Modem...Good buy...My initial impression of this product was off because I was still having issues with streaming, but once I read the FAQ and set my stream devices to use 5 GHz all those problems went away, and it is so powerful that I can actually use steam link over wi-fi (computer itself is wired), which was a pretty big plus I did not expect....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.
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.
Support your portable workstation components with this IOGEAR USB-C docking station. It has two USB-C ports for your laptop and a compatible downstream peripheral plus three USB 3.0 slots for additional external devices. This IOGEAR USB-C docking station supports multiple monitors via its HDMI port, DisplayPort connector and multi-stream transport (MST) technology.
Link up to eight components to your workstation with this IOGEAR Thunderbolt 2 docking station. Its HDMI and Thunderbolt 2 ports let you connect up to two Ultra HD monitors, and it supports daisy chaining of up to four additional Thunderbolt devices. This IOGEAR Thunderbolt 2 docking station provides smooth data syncing with speeds of up to 20 Gbps.
Great - takes place of 2 devices, eliminates one access fee....Would highly recommend if you still need a landline and have Verizon because for $20 extra a month you get the landline and then a back-up internet connection....The voice quality is great and seems better than most voip solutions and it's cellular so it's will almost never be down....I got rid of my land line by using this unit and my home phone works perfectly.
Ditch the land line and make calls through your router with this Novatel Verizon broadband router. The 4G LTE device shares your connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi and three Ethernet devices, letting you take and make calls while working on your computer. This Novatel Verizon broadband router offers real-time data tracking to stay within budget.
It work....Great !...Both the 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz frequencies work well and have decent range despite the terrible placement within my home and even with four devices connected at the same time it holds up and I don't notice any drop in performance....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.
Enjoy fast downloads and more with this NETGEAR N600 C3700-100NAS dual-band wireless-N router, which delivers data transfer rates up to 300 Mbps + 300 Mbps for rapid performance. DLNA capability lets you stream media stored on compatible devices.
good buy...Good but...If you are using it in an environment where it will not be handled much, you will not have any issues with fingerprints showing, that was my only negative which really isn't one, just me being a bit OCD....Anyway, this product has been great though it has had some issues that I never have had with Netgear products, like the 5Ghz signal being stronger than the 2.4Ghz or their easy to use interface being a very basic web portal that is anything but easy.
You demand a lot from your Wi-Fi network. With this Belkin router, everyone in the house will be able to watch shows, play games and use tablets, smartphones and Smart TVs at the same time, without lag or slowdown.
5 Stars...The Best...I researched a lot of different options, but ended up going with the Airport Express so I could easily hardwire it to my Ethernet outlet on our third floor and use the Apple Airport software to set it up to be part of the rest of our Wifi network....For me, this router has supported an iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, MacBook Pro, 2 Belkin WeMo switches, and a wireless printer without a hitch (it's said to support up to 50 devices simultaneously--obviously you need the WAN bandwidth to support that too, though, keep in mind)....This is a great product and got on sale during Black Friday.
Quickly connect your devices with this Apple® MC414LL/A AirPort Express base station that supports dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi for optimal performance with reduced interruptions. The rear USB port enables simple wireless printing.
Spot on!!!...Best mesh system...This mesh wifi system is not cheap, but it creates a very solid mesh network and is easy to set up....They have exceeded my expectations and we no long have problems with wifi in our home.
Enhance your internet connection at home with this Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD Wi-Fi router system. Its mesh point technology provides powerful coverage and speeds of up to 5.25 Gbps for lag-free video communication, media streaming and gaming. This plug-and-play Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD Wi-Fi router system includes two mesh point devices for expanded coverage and to strengthen weak spots.
Increase Internet speeds with this Talon multiband Wi-Fi router. It supports 802.11 ad, providing speeds faster than Ethernet, and its eight external antennas and 1.4 GHz dual-core processor keep your network running at top performance. Transfer files, movies and music across your network with the dual USB 3.0 ports of this Talon multiband Wi-Fi router.
For the strongest signal and widest coverage area, place your router in the center of your home, if possible....And that alone ought be enough to make you consider an upgrade to something much newer....All of our videos played flawlessly....This worked much better than I expected, actually.
Share your network for multiple activities with this TP-LINK Archer dual-band gigabit wireless router. Its advanced technology achieves combined speeds of up to 3150 Mbps, so you can play online games while streaming 4K movies without slowdown. This TP-LINK Archer dual-band gigabit wireless router automatically selects the best Wi-Fi band available for each device.
Great !...Its great!...However, if you run into any issues, which I did, the customer service/tech support squad are extremely helpful and friendly (after a failed set up, the app offers you a button to call support directly, minimal hold time, knowledgeable and efficient people on the phone)....Improvements: Better device support to understand the identity of all connected devices would be great, but understanding that it is still early days, I hope updates will come frequently and often.
Provide a strong Wi-Fi signal in every room and forget about buffering and dead zones with this Luma surround Wi-Fi system. The devices adapt to your home and automatically fine-tune their signal in real time to always offer peak performance and speed. A mobile app lets you set parental controls and pause access to the Internet during family time, and sharing your WiFi with visitors is simple, too-- no more remembering complex passwords, one tap and they’re good to go with Luma’s surround WiFi system.
Awesome router!!!...Very good WiFi Router and easy to set up...While the hardware is great, the software needs a lot of work....All my wireless devices are far more responsive like IP cameras, Pioneer stereo app and the router web interface itself.
Increase network speed with this Asus ROG Rapture router. It has a front-line security system to keep the network traffic protected and eight external antennas for extra-strong signals. Plug computers and other devices directly into this Asus ROG Rapture router via its eight Gigabit LAN ports for rapid 4K streaming.
Good unit...Fast wifi...I have to say that this router for now is the best of all because it's super lighting fast downloads it's amazing well built you won't be disappointed with this awesome router highly recommend....OMG is all I can say it is laughing at what we are throwing at it,wireless speeds are great from basement to second floor and signals strong everywhere even out side in driveway and back deck.The kids are gaming happy and all devices are doing great,yes I am very pleased with this router, complaints only that its 500 bucks oh well guess you get what you pay for and this so far seems to be worth every penny it better be for the price!!...Probably not, but at the sale price on Black Friday, it was worth it to give one a try.
Enjoy ultra-smooth 4K streaming, VR gaming and fast downloads with this Netgear Nighthawk X10 Wi-Fi router. Four external antennas maximize your Wi-Fi signals for increased range in your home, and the quad-core processor delivers wireless speeds of up to 7.2Gbps. Featuring two USB 3.0 ports, this Netgear Nighthawk X10 Wi-Fi router connects to a wide range of external devices.
Centralize control over two computers and their shared devices with this IOGEAR Thunderbolt 2 KVM docking station. It connects up to 11 components, plus up to five additional daisy-chained Thunderbolt devices, to simplify and complete your workstation. This IOGEAR Thunderbolt 2 KVM docking station supports up to three display monitors.
Not sad about it....So far so good....That being said I have other uses where the Asus RT-AC5300 is much better than the Apple Time Capsule such as coverage, web interface, Smart Connect, Gaming, better support for a mixed environment and Link Aggregation for up to 2 Gb transfer speed to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device....Love how you can pull up any computer and tell exactly what apps/programs are being used and great for gaming and mobile streams in the home.
Enjoy speedy Internet browsing and gaming with this Asus tri-band gigabit router. A built-in game accelerator enhances gameplay by minimizing game packet loss and lowering ping time. Transmission speeds of 2 Gbps provide quick access speeds. This Asus tri-band gigabit router features advanced privacy and parental controls, including account time limits and schedules that encourage safe browsing.