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This handy tool will help you find the best performing wired and wireless routers in a flash. It crunches through our deep product performance databases and sorts products into comparative rankings so that you can easily see which products perform the best without having to click through pages of charts.

Routers are ranked within class type only. Use the Class selector to change class. (Classes are explained here)

Test versions are indicated by bar color in the Router Charts. Bar color explanations can be found by clicking the Test Information button in the Charts. All test versions are selected by default. Checking box(es) sets a filter to show ranking for only products tested with that version. Rankings are renumbered based on the filter criteria used.

Important: Only products tested with the same test version are directly comparable, due to differences in test process.

The default view is Total router performance ranking sorted by Total Rank. Rank values are relative with lower = better.

Use the Rank selector to view the sub-rankings that make up the total rank. Use the [Switch To Sort By PRICE] link to sort the view by price.

Other functions available:

  • Click on the product name to see the review
  • Click on Performance to see the performance values used to calculate the rank
  • Click on Features to see a feature summary

A more complete explanation of the Router Ranker is here.

See this article for advice on choosing a wireless router.

Product Rank: AC2600 Router

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5 products found
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#1
22.5

March 2016
Nighthawk X4S Smart WiFi Gaming Router
Performance
Features
NETGEAR R7800 Nighthawk X4S Smart WiFi Gaming Router

QCA based 4x4 MU-MIMO router with Gigabit Ethernet ports, USB 3.0 and eSATA storage and printer sharing and 160 MHz mode support

$ 230
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#2
25.0
(Tie)
Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router
Performance
Features
Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router

QCA based AC2600 MU-MIMO enabled router with Gigabit Ethernet ports and USB 2.0/eSATA/USB 3.0 storage and printer sharing

$ 185
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#2
25.0
(Tie)

November 2015
AC 2600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
Performance
Features
TP-LINK Archer C2600 AC 2600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

MU-MIMO enabled AC2600 class wireless router with Gigabit Ethernet ports and dual port USB 3.0 storage and printer sharing.

$ 158
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#3
37.5
AC2600 StreamBoost WiFi Gaming Router with MU-MIMO
Performance
Features
TRENDnet TEW-827DRU AC2600 StreamBoost WiFi Gaming Router with MU-MIMO

MU-MIMO enabled AC2600 class router with Gigabit Ethernet ports and USB 3.0 storage and printer sharing

$ 190
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#4
53.1
Athena High Power AC2600 Wi-Fi Router with MU-MIMO
Performance
Features
Amped Wireless RTA2600 Athena High Power AC2600 Wi-Fi Router with MU-MIMO

QCA-based AC2600 MU-MIMO enabled router with Gigabit Ethernet ports and USB 2.0 & 3.0 storage sharing

$ 151
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