The Fritz!Box 3490 offers 3x3:3 802.11ac, a pair of USB 3 ports, great software and a built-in DSL modem, with a vastly reduced RRP compared with AVM's top-end models.
Get the most advanced network tech without having to mess around too much with settings. But is a router that combines power with plug-and-play ease too good to be true?
D-Link's DSL-2890AL dual-band wireless modem-router might not look too serious, but packs a punch in features.
While we couldn't seem to make the most of the fancy-antenna 450mbps mode at 5GHz, importantly the Cisco put in good performances at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency ranges. Especially at 2.4GHz it managed to keep ahead of the rest even at 25m with the same going for the 5GHz range. A solid no-nonsense interface provides solid reassurance.
We describe the ASUS RT-N56U dual-band router as feeling like two routers in one, but the Netgear RangeMax DGND3300 feels like one-and-a-half.