Routers comparing Routers

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Engadget score

78
83
90
86
pending

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Avg. critic rating

7.7
8.1
8.3
8.6
no data

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Avg. user rating

9.3
8.8
9.0
8.7
9.1

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Price

$86
$97

General

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Type

Wireless router
Wireless router
Wireless router
Wireless router
Wireless router

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WiFi

802.11 a, ac, b, g, n
802.11 a, ac, b, g, n
802.11 b, g, n
802.11 b, g, n
802.11 b, g, n

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WiFi encryption

WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2

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MIMO support

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Bands

Simultaneous dual-band
Dual-band
Simultaneous dual-band
Dual-band
Simultaneous dual-band

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Antenna type

Internal
External (3 antenna(s), Detachable)
Internal
Internal
Internal

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Range

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Transmission power (max)

20 dBm

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WiFi Protected Setup

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Ethernet

10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]

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Integrated switch

3 ports
4 ports
1 ports
4 ports

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Ethernet duplex

Full-duplex
Full-duplex
Full-duplex

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Auto-crossover (MDI / MDI-X)

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Networking features

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Capacity

50 users
50 users

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Custom routes

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DHCP server

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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DMZ

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DNS relay

Yes

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Dynamic DNS

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Email alerts

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Firewall

Yes
Stateful packet inspection (SPI)
Yes

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MAC address filtering

Yes

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Network address translation (NAT)

Yes
Yes

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Network time protocol (NTP)

Yes

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Port forwarding

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Quality of service (QoS)

Yes
Yes

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Remote management

Yes

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UPnP

Yes

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VPN passthrough

Yes
Yes
Yes

Other features

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Site / address filter

Yes
Yes

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Traffic / site logging

Yes

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Upgradeable firmware

Yes

Uplink

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Ethernet uplink

No
Yes

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Mobile broadband support

Yes
No
No

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Home broadband modem

No
No

USB

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USB

Printer-sharing
Mass storage / NAS, Printer-sharing, WPS / config
Mass storage / NAS, Printer-sharing
Printer-sharing
Yes

Display

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Built-in display

No
No
No
No
No

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Indicators

Power, Port status, Link activity
Power, Port status, Link activity, Network utilization
Power

Power

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Power source

External
External
External
External
External

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Battery type

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Power adapter

Internal
External
External
Internal

Size and Weight

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Height

6.6 inches
8.15 inches
6.77 inches
3.86 inches
1.3 inches

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Width

3.85 inches
5.86 inches
5.71 inches
3.86 inches
6.5 inches

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Depth

3.85 inches
1.4 inches
2.36 inches
0.91 inches
6.5 inches

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Weight

2.08 pounds
15.87 ounces
11.64 ounces
8.47 ounces
1.66 pounds

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Available
Available
Available
Available
Discontinued

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Discontinued (US)

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Released (US)

June 10, 2013
July 31, 2012
October 30, 2010
June 11, 2012
June, 2011

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Announced (US)

June 10, 2013
June 4, 2012
June 11, 2012

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$199.99 USD
$189.99 USD
$129 USD
$99 USD
$179 USD

Colors

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Colors

White
Black
Black
White
White

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

1 year
24 months

Environmental

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Energy Star compliant

Yes

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RoHS compliant

Yes

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EPEAT rating

Gold