Top rated wireless routers: September 2011

Here are our top rated wireless routers for September 2011

Our top rated wireless routers list for September is headed by the Fritz!Box 7390 ADSL2+ modem/router, which we rated a healthy 4.5 stars. It's one of the best consumer routers we've seen and we think it's great for advanced users and enthusiasts who want a product that can show them intricate details about the performance of their router and Internet connection.

Linksys is also heavily represented in our list -- it is one of the more prolific networking hardware manufacturers, and models from Belkin, Netgear, ASUS and Billion have also made the cut.

About our ratings: A star rating is awarded to a product in quarter increments from one star to five stars. The higher the star rating, the better the networking product. Networking products are evaluated on reliability during our test period, overall performance, features, ease of use and value for money.

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7390
4.50

1. Fritz!Box 7390 ADSL2+ modem/router

The Fritz!Box 7390 will dazzle you with the huge array of features that it offers. It's definitely a model that will please enthusiast users, but also consumers who want a no-fuss set-up for their home networking needs. It's better than ...
Review Date: 8th June, 2011
RRP: $ 399.00
E2000 Advanced Wireless N Router
4.25

2. Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless N Router

For only $170, the Linksys E2000 offers pretty good value. It can run in either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless networking bands (but not both simultaneously), it has a Gigabit Ethernet switch and all the other regular features one can ...
Review Date: 19th Nov., 2010
RRP: $ 169.95
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N600 (DGNDG3700)
4.00

3. Netgear N600 (DGNDG3700) dual-band wireless router

With a built-in ADSL2+ modem, dual-band wireless networking, Gigabit Ethernet, as well as hard drive sharing features, the Netgear N600 is almost a perfect networking device for home and small business users.
Review Date: 6th July, 2011
RRP: $ 299.00
E3000
4.00

4. Linksys E3000 dual-band wireless router

The Linksys E3000 is a good quality router that can simultaneously run 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless networks. It performed well in our tests and we found it to be reliable throughout our test period. It has good features and it's ...
Review Date: 18th April, 2011
RRP: $ 249.00
Wireless-N ADSL2+ Firewall Router (BiPAC 7700N)
4.00

5. Billion Wireless-N ADSL2+ Firewall Router (BiPAC 7700N)

For around $70, the Billion BiPAC 7700N represents excellent value for money. It's a tiny unit that houses an ADSL2+ modem, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and an 802.11n (300Mbps) Wi-Fi access point. It performed well, and reliably, in our ...
Review Date: 8th June, 2011
RRP: $ 70.00
Best Buy
N600 DB Wireless N+ Router (F9K1102v1)
3.75

6. Belkin N600 DB Wireless N+ Router (F9K1102v1)

The Belkin N600 was a breeze to set up and it was reliable throughout our test period. It was a little sluggish in our wireless transfer tests, and its Web interface is slow, but it was fine for high-def video ...
Review Date: 19th Aug., 2011
RRP: $ 169.95
7270
3.75

7. FRITZ!Box 7270 all-in-one ADSL2+ modem router

The FRITZ!Box all-in-one networking device contains pretty much everything you'll need to sort out your home or small home office Internet and telephony needs. It's easy to set up and use and we love its graphical Web interface. The main ...
Review Date: 28th Jan., 2011
RRP: $ 369.00
E1000
3.75

8. Linksys E1000 wireless router

The Linksys E1000 performed well in our tests and it's suitable for users who have never set up a router before -- its Cisco Connect software does all the hard work for you. However, using Cisco Connect means you can't ...
Review Date: 31st March, 2011
RRP: $ 90.00
RT-N56U
3.75

9. ASUS RT-N56U wireless router

The ASUS RT-N56U takes router styling to a whole new level. It's slim and (we think) good looking; most importantly, it has plenty of features and performs very well. Its simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi worked well in our tests and produced ...
Review Date: 29th Nov., 2010
RRP: $ 199.00
E4200
3.50

10. Linksys E4200 dual-band wireless router

The Linksys E4200 has good looks and good functions. We like its ability to run 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless networks simultaneously, and also how it can turn a regular USB drive into a network-attached storage device. However, it was a ...
Review Date: 11th May, 2011
RRP: $ 299.95
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