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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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Asus simplifies router configuration to protect external hard drives

The company is updating unsecure default settings that left files accessible over the Internet.

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Cisco promises to fix vulnerability in some routers

The company plans to release firmware updates to remove an undocumented feature by the end of the month.

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2014 will be the year you upgrade your network to 802.11ac

We saw more than a dozen new 802.11ac routers at CES 2014, including several travel models.

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Default settings leave external hard drives connected to Asus routers wide open

Private files can be accessed over the Internet by anyone with basic knowledge