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Karma hotspot

Karma Hotspot review: A mobile data plan with no-nonsense pricing

This genuine pay-as-you-go data suffers from limited coverage.

D-Link DIR510L travel router

D-Link DIR-510L travel router review: Feature packed, but not the fastest

Best-of-breed features, with a price tag to match

Asus WL-330NUL travel router

Asus WL-330NUL travel router review: The world’s tiniest, temporarily insecure router

It’s remarkably small, but that’s its only claim to fame.

TP-Link TL-WR710N travel router

TP-Link TL-WR710N travel router review: Featurific, but lacking in performance

This compact travel router is versatile enough; it’s just not fast enough.

TP-Link TL-MR3040 travel router

TP-Link TL-MR3040 travel router review: It packs light

When inches and ounces matter, this is the travel router to buy.

TP-Link TL-WR710N travel router

TP-Link TL-WR710N travel router review: Featurific, but lacking in performance

This compact travel router is versatile enough; it’s just not fast enough.

Asus WL-330NUL travel router

Asus WL-330NUL travel router review: The world’s tiniest, temporarily insecure router

It’s remarkably small, but that’s its only claim to fame.

Trendnet TEW-714tru travel router

Trendnet TEW-714TRU travel router review: This device has one great feature

World travelers will appreciate this router’s interchangeable power tips.

The D-Link DIR-651 Wireless N 300 Gigabit Router

Great performance and extensive features in an affordable package

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Tested: We push six 802.11ac Wi-Fi USB adapters to the limit

You have an 802.11ac router, and now you need adapters for your networked devices. But not just any old model will do. Our reviews show significant differences in performance and price.

Trendnet TEW-805UB review: Low-priced adapter delivers lackluster performance and features

This 802.11ac Wi-Fi client USB adapter is small and cheap, but it's also slow.

Netgear A6200 review: Good up close and flat-out fabulous at long range

This adapter finished in second place up close, but it took first place when the client was far away from the router.

Buffalo AirStation WI-U2-866D review: Decent performance for a low price

This isn't the best 802.11ac Wi-Fi USB adapter, but it boasts an excellent price-to-performance ratio.

Asus USB-AC56 review: Feature-rich and very fast

Asus makes the fastest 802.11ac router and the fastest 802.11ac adapter.