10 Best AC Routers
for December 2021

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T-Mobile (AC-1900) By ASUS Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router, AiProtection with Trend Micro for Complete Network Security (Renewed)

T-Mobile (AC-1900) By ASUS Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router

AiProtection with Trend Micro for Complete Network Security (Renewed)

by Asus
What We like

4. Efortless router setup with the ASUSWRT web-based interface, you can Monitor and manage your network with ease from your mobile device using the intuitive ASUS Router App,

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Product Features

  • 2. Dual-band with the latest 802.11ac 3x3 technology for combined speeds of up to 1900 Mbps
  • 5. Prodcut Comaptibilty: This Product is locked to the T-Mobile GSM network. It will NOT work with ANY OTHER carrier besides T-Mobile.
  • 3. 1 GHz Dual-core CPU enables smart multitasking by dedicating separate lanes for Wifi and USB data

3. 1 ghz dual-core cpu enables smart multitasking by dedicating separate lanes for wifi and usb data 2. dual-band with the latest 802.11ac 3x3 technology for combined speeds of up to 1900 mbps 5. prodcut comaptibilty: this product is locked to the t-mobile gsm network. it will not work with any other carrier besides t-mobile.

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GL.iNet GL-AR750 (Creta) Travel AC VPN Router, 300Mbps(2.4G)+433Mbps(5G) Wi-Fi, 128MB RAM, MicroSD Storage Support, Repeater Bridge, OpenWrt/LEDE pre-Installed, Power Adapter and Cables Included

GL.iNet GL-AR750 (Creta) Travel AC VPN Router

300Mbps(2.4G)+433Mbps(5G) Wi-Fi, 128MB RAM, MicroSD Storage Support, Repeater Bridge, OpenWrt/LEDE pre-Installed, Power Adapter and Cables Included

by GL Technologies
What We like

[VPN CLIENT & SERVER] OpenVPN and WireGuard pre-installed, compatible with 30+ VPN service providers.

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Product Features

  • [OPEN SOURCE & PROGRAMMABLE] OpenWrt/LEDE pre-installed, backed by software repository.
  • [LARGER STORAGE & EXTENSIBILITY] 128MB RAM, 16MB NOR Flash, up to 128GB MicroSD slot, USB 2.0 port, three Ethernet ports (1 WAN and 2 LAN).
  • [DUAL BAND AC WIRELESS ROUTER] Simultaneous dual band with wireless speed 300Mbps(2.4G)+433Mbps(5G). Tethering (not available on iOS14), 3G/4G USB Modem Compatible. Convert a public network(wired/wireless) to a private Wi-Fi for secure surfing.

[open source & programmable] openwrt/lede pre-installed, backed by software repository. [larger storage & extensibility] 128mb ram, 16mb nor flash, up to 128gb microsd slot, usb 2.0 port, three ethernet ports (1 wan and 2 lan). [dual band ac wireless router] simultaneous dual band with wireless speed 300mbps(2.4g)+433mbps(5g). tethering (not available on ios14), 3g/4g usb modem compatible. convert a public network(wired/wireless) to a private wi-fi for secure surfing.

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TP-Link AC2600 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A10) - MU-MIMO, Dual Band Wireless Router, Full Gigabit Ethernet Ports, Beamforming, Long Range Coverage, VPN Server, Works with Alexa

TP-Link AC2600 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A10)

MU-MIMO, Dual Band Wireless Router, Full Gigabit Ethernet Ports, Beamforming, Long Range Coverage, VPN Server, Works with Alexa

by TP-Link
What We like

Works with Amazon Alexa, turn on/off guest WiFi with simple voice commands, ideal WiFi Router for home

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Product Features

  • JD Power Award: Highest in customer satisfaction for wireless routers 2017 and 2019
  • Ultimate range: 3 external antennas and 1 internal antenna for wireless networks amplified, Beamforming for signal focused to connected devices
  • Extreme Dual band Wi-Fi speeds: 1733 Mbps on 5 GHz, 800 Mbps on 2.4 GHz, high speed Wireless Internet Router
  • Secure remote access: open & PPTP VPN Server for secure remote access to your home network via the Internet
  • Easy Setup: Intuitive Phone UI and Tether app for quick network setup withinminutes

Easy setup: intuitive phone ui and tether app for quick network setup withinminutes Extreme dual band wi-fi speeds: 1733 mbps on 5 ghz, 800 mbps on 2.4 ghz, high speed wireless internet router Jd power award: highest in customer satisfaction for wireless routers 2017 and 2019 Higher overall throughput: mu-mimo + smart connect + airtime fairness for maximum throughput Ultimate range: 3 external antennas and 1 internal antenna for wireless networks amplified, beamforming for signal focused to connected devices Secure remote access: open & pptp vpn server for secure remote access to your home network via the internet

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MikroTik hAP AC RouterBoard, Triple Chain Access Point 802.11ac (RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT-US)

MikroTik hAP AC RouterBoard

Triple Chain Access Point 802.11ac (RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT-US)

by Mikrotik
What We like

Other helpful features include a USB port for attaching extra storage or a 3G/4G modem, PoE output on the last Ethernet port, to power other RouterBOARD devices without needing an extra power adapter and an SFP cage, for connecting active or passive

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Product Features

  • 720 MHz CPU nominal frequency, 128 MB RAM, 16 MB storage
  • The omnidirectional antennas allow to mount the hAP ac in any location, and the high power transmitter will ensure good coverage for the mobile devices in your home, office or public location
  • RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT-US (USA) is factory locked for 2412-2462MHz, 5170-5250MHz and 5725-5835MHz frequencies. This lock can not be removed
  • It is a dual band device with Gigabit ports that allow the full advantages of 802.11ac technology speed, while maintaining compatibility with legacy devices in 2GHz 802.11 b/g/n and 5GHz a/n modes

The omnidirectional antennas allow to mount the hap ac in any location, and the high power transmitter will ensure good coverage for the mobile devices in your home, office or public location It is a dual band device with gigabit ports that allow the full advantages of 802.11ac technology speed, while maintaining compatibility with legacy devices in 2ghz 802.11 b/g/n and 5ghz a/n modes Rb962uigs-5hact2hnt-us (usa) is factory locked for 2412-2462mhz, 5170-5250mhz and 5725-5835mhz frequencies. this lock can not be removed 720 mhz cpu nominal frequency, 128 mb ram, 16 mb storage

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Medialink AC1200 Wireless Gigabit Router - Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Wired Speed & AC 1200 Mbps Combined Wireless Speed (Part# MLWR-AC1200R)

Mediabridge Medialink AC1200 Wireless Gigabit Router

Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Wired Speed & AC 1200 Mbps Combined Wireless Speed (Part# MLWR-AC1200R)

by Mediabridge Products
What We like

RANGE EXTENDER: Extend any existing wireless network using the Universal Range Extender Mode to cover even larger areas & keep all your devices on the same network

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Product Features

  • 10XS THE SPEED: Most routers in this price range have only Fast Ethernet ports that max out at 100Mbps. Our router has Gigabit ports to give you 1,000Mbps for lag-free 4K video streaming & gaming.
  • SAFE: Robust firewall and wireless security keeps out unwanted visitors while Guest Network access gives a separate safe and secure connection to guests
  • FULL CONTROL: Are the router lights too bright? Turn them off! Are your kids staying online too late at night? Restrict access to only the times you want
  • RANGE: Beamforming and 2 high powered antennas work together to cover larger homes by focusing the wireless signal directly to your device

Full control: are the router lights too bright? turn them off! are your kids staying online too late at night? restrict access to only the times you want Safe: robust firewall and wireless security keeps out unwanted visitors while guest network access gives a separate safe and secure connection to guests 10xs the speed: most routers in this price range have only fast ethernet ports that max out at 100mbps. our router has gigabit ports to give you 1,000mbps for lag-free 4k video streaming & gaming. Range: beamforming and 2 high powered antennas work together to cover larger homes by focusing the wireless signal directly to your device

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ASUS RT-AC1200 V2 AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Router, Easy 3-Step Setup, 4 LAN Ports, Gaming & Streaming

ASUS RT-AC1200 V2 AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Router

Easy 3-Step Setup, 4 LAN Ports, Gaming & Streaming

by Asus
What We like

Enjoy the ASUSWRT dashboard UI for easy setup and manage your router

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Product Features

  • Advanced parental control helps you protect your children from Internet addiction You can restrict the times that each device can access the internet by applying scheduled time limits
  • Dual WAN function can connect two WAN connections at the same time to avert network downtime that is caused by ISP
  • Improved coverage and multi device performance with four external antennas two each for the 2 4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
  • ASUS Router App makes your connected life easier.
  • Concurrent 300 Mbps(2 4GHz) and 867 Mbps (5GHz) throughput for high speed wireless performance

Asus router app makes your connected life easier. Concurrent 300 mbps(2 4ghz) and 867 mbps (5ghz) throughput for high speed wireless performance Improved coverage and multi device performance with four external antennas two each for the 2 4 ghz and 5 ghz bands Advanced parental control helps you protect your children from internet addiction you can restrict the times that each device can access the internet by applying scheduled time limits Dual wan function can connect two wan connections at the same time to avert network downtime that is caused by isp

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Belkin AC1900 Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Router (F9K1124)

Linksys Belkin AC1900 Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Router (F9K1124)

by Linksys
What We like

Easy install from a smartphone or tablet: No more cdssimple start allows setup from a smartphone, tablet or computer

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Product Features

  • Faster file transfers: 3.0 USB port allows faster transfer of photos, music and HD movies
  • Maximum wired speed: 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports for network devices
  • Uninterrupted HD streaming: Intellistream QoS automatically prioritizes video and gaming
  • Up to 4.3x* faster than n technology: simultaneous dual-band speeds up 600 Mbps (2.4GHz) + 1.3 Gbps (5GHz)

Faster file transfers: 3.0 usb port allows faster transfer of photos, music and hd movies Up to 4.3x* faster than n technology: simultaneous dual-band speeds up 600 mbps (2.4ghz) + 1.3 gbps (5ghz) Uninterrupted hd streaming: intellistream qos automatically prioritizes video and gaming Maximum wired speed: 4 gigabit ethernet ports for network devices

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NETGEAR WiFi Router (R6080) - AC1000 Dual Band Wireless Speed (up to 1000 Mbps) | Up to 1000 sq ft Coverage & 15 devices | 4 x 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports

NETGEAR WiFi Router (R6080) - AC1000 Dual Band Wireless Speed (up to 1000 Mbps)

Up to 1000 sq ft Coverage & 15 devices, 4 x 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports

by Netgear Inc
What We like

SAFE & SECURE: Supports WPA2 wireless security protocols. Includes Guest WiFi access, DoS, Firewall, VPN, and more.

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Product Features

  • FAST WiFi PERFORMANCE: Get up to 1000 sq ft wireless coverage with AC1000 speed (Dual band up to 300 + 700 Mbps)
  • SMART PARENTAL CONTROLS: The Nighthawk app lets you manage device internet access and filter websites.
  • RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 15 DEVICES: Reliably stream videos, play games, surf the internet, and connect smart home devices.
  • WIRED ETHERNET PORTS: Plug in computers, game consoles, streaming players, and other nearby wired devices with 4 x 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports.

Recommended for up to 15 devices: reliably stream videos, play games, surf the internet, and connect smart home devices. Fast wifi performance: get up to 1000 sq ft wireless coverage with ac1000 speed (dual band up to 300 + 700 mbps) Wired ethernet ports: plug in computers, game consoles, streaming players, and other nearby wired devices with 4 x 10/100 fast ethernet ports. Smart parental controls: the nighthawk app lets you manage device internet access and filter websites.

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TP-Link AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A8) - High Speed MU-MIMO Wireless Router, Dual Band Router for Wireless Internet, Gigabit, Supports Guest WiFi, Beamforming, Smart Connect

TP-Link AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A8)

High Speed MU-MIMO Wireless Router, Dual Band Router for Wireless Internet, Gigabit, Supports Guest WiFi, Beamforming, Smart Connect

by TP-Link
What We like

Easy Setup:Set up your router in minutes with the powerful TP-Link Tether App

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Product Features

  • Boosted WiFi Coverage, Beamforming technology delivers a highly efficient wireless connection, Long Range WiFi
  • MU-MIMO Gigabit Router, three simultaneous data streams help your devices achieve optimal performance by making communication more efficient
  • Wave 2 Wireless Internet Router, 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band
  • Full Gigabit Ports: Create fast, reliable wired connections for your PCs, Smart TVs and gaming console with 4 x Gigabit LAN and 1 X Gigabit WAN. No USB Port.
  • JD Power Award - Highest in customer satisfaction for wireless routers 2017 and 2019

Boosted wifi coverage, beamforming technology delivers a highly efficient wireless connection, long range wifi Full gigabit ports: create fast, reliable wired connections for your pcs, smart tvs and gaming console with 4 x gigabit lan and 1 x gigabit wan. no usb port. Mu-mimo gigabit router, three simultaneous data streams help your devices achieve optimal performance by making communication more efficient Jd power award - highest in customer satisfaction for wireless routers 2017 and 2019 Wave 2 wireless internet router, 600mbps on the 2.4ghz band and 1300mbps on the 5ghz band Parental controls: block inappropriate content and set daily limits for how much time your children spend online with parental controls.

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TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band Router - Wireless AC Router for Home(Archer C50)

TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band Router

Wireless AC Router for Home(Archer C50)

by TP-LINK USA
What We like

TP-Link Tether app - Easily set up and manage your home network

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Product Features

  • Fast Ethernet ports, ideal for homes with up to 100 Mbps internet plans
  • Stream in 4K on multiple devices while reducing buffering
  • Upgrade to AC WiFi with speeds up to 1200 Mbps (N300+AC900)
  • Supports Amazon Alexa (router cannot be voice-controlled by Alexa) and works with all WiFi devices, AC and older

Fast ethernet ports, ideal for homes with up to 100 mbps internet plans Supports amazon alexa (router cannot be voice-controlled by alexa) and works with all wifi devices, ac and older Upgrade to ac wifi with speeds up to 1200 mbps (n300+ac900) Stream in 4k on multiple devices while reducing buffering

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