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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.

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#1
20.0
(Tie)
EdgeMAX EdgeRouter Lite
Performance
Features
Ubiquiti ERLite-3 EdgeMAX EdgeRouter Lite

Very fast Gigabit Ethernet router based on Vyatta code running on dual-core Cavium CPU

$ 99
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#1
20.0
(Tie)
Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router
Performance
Features
Cisco RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router

PPTP / IPsec /SSL VPN router with Gigabit ports and USB WWAN failover

$ 142
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#2
42.5
ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit Firewall
Performance
Features
NETGEAR FVS336G-300 ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit Firewall

Updated, more powerful version of dual Gigabit WAN IPsec and SSL gateway router supporting 25 IPsec & 10 SSL concurrent tunnels with 4 port Gigabit switch.

$ 226
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#3
55.0
Dual WAN Gigabit VPN Router
Performance
Features
Linksys LRT224 Dual WAN Gigabit VPN Router

Dual WAN VPN router with Gigabit ports and hardware DMZ port supporting PPTP, IPsec and OpenVPN tunnels

$ 171
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#4
72.5
Gigabit VPN Router
Performance
Features
Linksys LRT214 Gigabit VPN Router

VPN router with Gigabit ports and hardware DMZ port supporting PPTP, IPsec and OpenVPN tunnels

$ 120
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#5
90.0
(Tie)
ProSafe Gigabit Quad WAN SSL VPN Firewall
Performance
Features
NETGEAR SRX5308 ProSafe Gigabit Quad WAN SSL VPN Firewall

Biz-class VPN router w/ quad Gigabit WAN & quad LAN Ports and lots of power supporting 125 IPsec and 50 SSL tunnels, QoS and up / down bandwidth control.

$ 310
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#5
90.0
(Tie)
VPN Firewall
Performance
Features
ZyXEL ZyWALL 110 VPN Firewall

Fast, multi-WAN VPN firewall / router with Gigabit ports and IPsec, L2TP and SSL tunnels.

$ 438
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#6
92.5
Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router
Performance
Features
Cisco RV042G Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router

Popular Cisco small-business VPN router now finally with Gigabit ports

$ 146
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#7
107.5
EdgeMAX EdgeRouter Pro
Performance
Features
Ubiquiti ERPro-8 EdgeMAX EdgeRouter Pro

Very fast Gigabit Ethernet router based on Vyatta code running on dual-core Cavium CPU

$ 314
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#8
125.0
Gigabit VPN Firewall Gateway
Performance
Features
ZyXEL VFG6005 Gigabit VPN Firewall Gateway

Inexpensive, Gigabit port PPTP / IPsec router with 3G failover

$ 155
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