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D-Link DWA-182 review: A solid performer at all distances

There’s a lot to like here, including compact dimensions, a handy cradle, and decent performance.

Linksys WUSB6300 review: Mediocre performance doesn't jibe with higher price

There just aren’t many reasons to consider this 802.11ac Wi-Fi client USB adapter.

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.

802.11ac routers

Revealed! The best and worst 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers of 2013

Find out which routers rose to the top and which ones sank to the bottom after we subjected them to our comprehensive lab tests.

Netgear Nighthawk review: One of the best 802.11ac routers you can buy

If you want the best Wi-Fi on the market, it’s this or the Asus RT-AC68U

D-Link DIR-868L 802.11ac Wi-Fi router review: Fast and surprisingly inexpensive

You’ll find all the performance and most of the features you need in this bargain-priced router.

Linksys EA6900 802.11ac Wi-Fi router review: Too expensive for what’s delivered

This 5GHz 802.11ac router delivers its best performance as an 2.4GH 802.11n router.

Trendnet TEW-812DRU V2 router review: Barely the basics

Sometimes, cheap means inexpensive; other times, it just means cheap. This router may save you a little money, but don't expect anything beyond basic features and performance in return.

Asus RT-AC68U review: The best router on the market, priced accordingly

This is a great 802.11ac router for both home and small-business use

Buffalo WZR-1750DHP 802.11ac Wi-Fi router review: Respectable feature set, mediocre performance

It’s better—and cheaper—than Trendnet’s TEW-812DRU V2, but that's still not saying much for this also-ran router.

Skydog review: Tomorrow’s network-management features; yesterday’s hardware

This router's awesome cloud-based management features are undercut by its ultraconservative hardware, which is based on the old 802.11n standard.

PCWorld best products of 2013

Haswell, Surface Pro 2, and Kindle Fire HDX top PCWorld's 'Best of 2013' list

It's that time of year again, when the editors of PCWorld and TechHive name the absolute best new hardware, gadgets, software, and services

Wi-Fi adapter shootout: Qualcomm versus Intel in an 802.11 battle

For online gaming, no latency is allowed. We put competing adapters into identical laptops. See who blinked first.