15 Best-Rated Wireless Routers (Home WiFi): Ratings & Reviews 2014

This Review shows the best-rated and most-popular Wireless Routers in 2014. It covers 7 different brands, such as Asus, Netgear, TP-Link, Securifi, Linksys, Medialink and D-Link.

Products are divided into the following 3 categories, each containing top 5 routers:

  1. Best 5 High-End Wireless Routers
  2. Best 5 Mid-Range Wireless Routers
  3. Best 5 Budget Wireless Routers

Please be aware that for your home internet you will also need ADSL modem in addition to a router.

Best 5 High-End Wireless Routers

Criteria / Product
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Our score1 (Best)2435
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Average Price$267.99$193.23$173.61$159.99$150.00
Amazon Rating4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54.4 out of 5
No of Reviews1408 Reviews353 Reviews1408 Reviews981 Reviews1870 Reviews
No of Bands2 Bands2 Bands2 Bands2 Bands2 Bands
Max Wi-Fi Speed1300 Mbps + 600 Mbps1300 Mbps + 450 Mbps1300 Mbps + 450 Mbps1300 Mbps + 450 Mbps450 Mbps + 450 Mbps
WAN / LAN Ports1 WAN + 4 LAN1 WAN + 4 LAN1 WAN + 4 LAN1 WAN + 4 LAN1 WAN + 4 LAN
LAN Speeds10/100/1000 Mbps10/100/1000 Mbps10/100/1000 Mbps10/100/1000 Mbps10/100/1000 Mbps
USB Ports1 USB3.0 + 1 USB2.01 USB3.0 + 1 USB2.02 USB2.01 USB3.0 + 1 USB2.02 USB2.0
Other Highlights800 MHz dual-core processor, Beam forming, TurboQAM for 33% faster Wireless-N1GHz Dual Core Processor, Guest access, Prioritized bandwidth, Beam formingBeam forming, Attachable antenna for 20% wider coverage, Prioritized bandwidthDual-Core 800 MHz processor, Beam forming600 MHz processor, 3x detachable antenna, Beam forming, Prioritized bandwidth
Shipping Weight3.1 Pounds3.6 Pounds2.9 Pounds3 Pounds3.1 Pounds
Warranty1-Year Warranty1-Year Warranty1-Year Warranty1-Year Warranty1-Year Warranty

Best 5 Mid-Range Wireless Routers

Criteria / Product
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Our score1 (Best)2435
More Details
Average Price$103.85$99.95$89.99$89.99$72.19
Amazon Rating3.9 out of 53.8 out of 54.6 out of 54 out of 53.8 out of 5
No of Reviews959 Reviews482 Reviews3522 Reviews1387 Reviews650 Reviews
No of Bands2 Bands2 Bands1 Band2 Bands2 Bands
Max Wi-Fi Speed1300 Mbps + 450 Mbps450 Mbps + 300 Mbps300 Mbps300 Mbps + 300 Mbps300 Mbps + 300 Mbps
WAN / LAN Ports1 WAN + 4 LAN1 WAN + 4 LAN1 WAN + 2 LAN1 WAN + 4 LAN1 WAN + 4 LAN
LAN Speeds10/100/1000 Mbps10/100/1000 Mbps10/100 Mbps10/100/1000 Mbps10/100 Mbps
USB Ports2 USB2.01 USB2.0-2 USB2.01 USB2.0
Other Highlights3 external & 3 internal antennasMedium wi-fi range, Gigabit - wire onlyIntuitive touch screen, Range extender compatible with any routerBeam forming, Bandwidth managementGuest access, Traffic prioritization
Shipping Weight2.3 Pounds2.2 Pounds1 Pound1.9 Pounds1.6 Pounds
Warranty1-Year Warranty1-Year Warranty1-Year Warranty1-Year Warranty1-Year Warranty

Best 5 Budget Wireless Routers

Criteria / Product
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Our score2531 (Best)4
More Details
Average Price$49.99$47.99$44.89$34.95$31.00
Amazon Rating5467 Reviews1805 Reviews1043 Reviews1609 Reviews491 Reviews
No of Reviews4.3 out of 54.2 out of 53.9 out of 54 out of 53.9 out of 5
No of Bands1 Band1 Band1 Band1 Band1 Band
Max Wi-Fi Speed150 Mbps54 Mbps300 Mbps300 Mbps300 Mbps
WAN / LAN Ports1 WAN + 4 LAN1 WAN + 4 LAN1 WAN + 4 LAN1 WAN + 4 LAN1 WAN + 4 LAN
LAN Speeds10/100 Mbps10/100 Mbps10/100 Mbps10/100 Mbps10/100 Mbps
USB Ports-----
Other HighlightsWall mounting ability, (QoS) Traffic prioritization2 external antennasGuest access, Parental controls3x detachable antenna, Parental controls, (QoS) Traffic prioritization2x external antenna, Cloud (remote) router monitoring
Shipping Weight1.2 Pounds2.7 Pounds1.2 Pounds1.8 Pounds1.2 Pounds
Warranty1-Year Warranty1-Year Warranty1-Year Warranty2-Year Warranty1-Year Warranty

Note:

Amazon Ratings and Number of Reviews may change with time. Product Prices are average and depend on actual offers and promotions. These charts show values as of the publication date.

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