The Asus AC2400 RT-AC87U is a dual band wireless gigabit router that offers extremely fast Wi-Fi speed and long range connectivity. It has just about every feature that was found in the predecessor, the RT-AC68U, but also comes with a pack of new features for enhancing home Wi-Fi performance. To benefit from the top speed that the router offers, you need client devices that are compatible with 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
The Linksys E8350 dual band Wi-Fi router is known for its fast performance on the 5GHz band as well as high-end Wi-Fi specs. It is also more affordable than other competing routers on the market. Much like its competitors, the Asus RT-AC87U and Netgear R7500, it delivers superb performance on the 5GHz band. It also has impressive storage capacity when connected to an external storage device. The old interface of the E series explains its slower performance on the 2.4GHz band.
The Netgear Nighthawk X4 provides features that have thus far been lacking in other high-end routers, so it's a worthwhile option for anyone who wants superior range, fast speeds and, in particular, to enjoy the best of the best when hosting external hard drives. The Nighthawk X4 is a quad-stream, or 4X4, 802.11ac router. Its 2.4 GHz frequency band, which is capable of Wi-Fi speeds of up to 600Mbps, is powered by a Qualcomm 1.4 GHz dual-core main processor, which is currently the fastest available on the market.