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NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (R7000)

Pros: Incredibly easy to set up and control. Two USB ports for sharing printers and hard drives. Good range.

Cons: Some connectivity problems force the user to reboot the unit every once in a while.

Summary: Our top pick. Although you may have to reboot it every so often, it's a very reliable router.
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TRENDnet Wireless AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router ...

Pros: Fast, reliable and impressive range. Attractive price among top tier wireless routers, too.

Cons: Has USB ports for sharing network drives and printers, but the router is finicky about which hard drives it will recognize.

Summary: Great set of features and performance, but the fact the router doesn't always recognize hard drives is a concern.
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BUFFALO AirStation Extreme AC 1750 Gigabit Simulta...

Pros: Fast, reliable, and with USB ports for network printers and hard drives. Also very customizable.

Cons: Falls behind many competitors in terms of range.

Summary: If you want a router that allows users to customize plenty of settings, this is a great choice.
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TP-LINK TL-WR841N Wireless N300 Home Router, 300Mp...

Pros: Solid range, doesn't drop signals often, and very reliable. A high-quality, basic wireless router.

Cons: Advanced features such as USB ports for mounting network drives are not included.

Summary: Ridiculously good value. Outperforms many higher-priced competitors less than half the price.
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ASUS RT-AC87U Wireless-AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Ro...

Pros: Great range, very reliable operation, USB ports for attaching network drives and peripherals and easy-to-set-up personal cloud.

Cons: Expensive, and many of those surveyed have reported awful customer service.

Summary: It's not cheap, but it will handle any home networking task you can throw at it.