15 Best-Rated Wireless Routers (Home WiFi): Review 2013/2014

This Review examines 15 Wireless Routers that we consider the best value for money in years 2013 & 2014. They are divided into the following 3 categories:

  • High-End Products
  • Mid-Range Products
  • Budget Products

Best 5 High-End Wireless Routers

Criteria / Product
ASUS (RT-AC68) Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router (R7000)
ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router
Netgear Smart WiFi Router AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit (R6300v2)
ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router
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Our score1 (Best)2435
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User Rating*4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54.4 out of 5
No of Reviews*1400+ Reviews350+ Reviews1400+ Reviews980+ 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

Best 5 Mid-Range Wireless Routers

Criteria / Product
TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit Router
NETGEAR N750 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (WNDR4300)
Securifi Almond Touchscreen Wireless Router / Range Extender
ASUS Dual-Band Wireless-N 600 Router (RT-N56U)
Linksys E2500 (N600) Advanced Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless-N Router
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Our score1 (Best)2435
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User Rating*3.9 out of 53.8 out of 54.6 out of 54 out of 53.8 out of 5
No of Reviews*950+ Reviews480+ Reviews3520+ Reviews1380+ 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

Best 5 Budget Wireless Routers

Criteria / Product
Medialink Wireless-N Broadband Router with Internal Antenna
Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router
Linksys E1200 Wireless-N300 Router
TP-LINK TL-WR940N Wireless N300 Home Router
D-Link Wireless N 300 Mbps Home Cloud App-Enabled Broadband Router (DIR-605L)
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Our score2531 (Best)4
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User Rating*5460+ Reviews1800+ Reviews1040+ Reviews1600+ Reviews490+ Reviews
No of Reviews*4.3 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

*Note: Values in fields “User Rating” and “No of Reviews” may change with time. These charts show information valid as of the publication date of this Review.

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