These Are Your Favorite Wireless Routers

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After hundreds of comments and dozens of recommendations, two competitors dominated the conversation in our hunt for the best wireless router. But there can only be one champion, so check out the competitors below, and then vote for your favorite at the bottom of this post.

Apple AirPort Extreme


Apple Airport Extreme - it’s the only router I’ve owned (other than the Express) that doesn’t constantly drop my devices and generally fuck around then die a sudden death. It does a great job of getting the majority of my provided speed to my devices over the wireless: I generally pull 250+ of my 300mbps even in other rooms of the house. I’ve tried so many other brands and frankly it’s worth every penny of the apple tax. - scottydanger

Yup, my Airport Extreme is super fast. Has no problem with my Google Fiber connection and doesn’t require constant rebooting. These are wifi speeds. - parcher

Yup, and Airport Utility makes it a breeze to setup and configure on desktop or mobile devices. Really easy to extend with an Airpot Express as well. - Lovesyou



This router is simply the best working router I’ve had in years. I’m not even using a tenth of what it’s capable of, but the fact of the matter is it’s the first router I’ve had where I didn’t feel like I needed to power cycle once every couple weeks. - lordkilgar

I second this. And if you’re brave enough, you can install third party firmware to unlock even more advanced features. - jbatubara

I’d also like to add 1) guest wifi to keep guest devices segregated from your network and 2) Asus has a baked in dynamic dns feature which makes accessing home network remotely a lot easier if you don’t have a static ip. - wherewallaceatstring


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