We went back and retested the wireless performance of the three first-to-market AC1900 routers with newer firmware and found slight improvements that have changed the rankings.
There are good reasons to pay the premium prices that AC1900 routers command. But counting on potentially higher 2.4 GHz link rates isn't one of them.
Updated - ASUS' AC2300 router has been outed at CES 2014.
ASUS has failed to get NETGEAR's suit against it dismissed.
The real winner of our test of five AC1200 class USB adapters isn't necessarily the one that ranked the highest.
We've got the first round of results from the first two AC1900 routers to hit our bench: ASUS' RT-AC68U and NETGEAR's R7000.
ASUS' RT-AC56U is a top-performing AC1200 router with an AC1750 price.
Our second retest of ASUS' RT-AC66U with 126.96.36.199.372 firmware shows slightly lower performance in some cases.
NETGEAR is charging ASUS with shipping at least two wireless routers that are not FCC compliant.
Updated - The ASUS RT-N65U Dual-Band Wireless-N750 Gigabit Router disappoints in a few ways.