There are a lot of wireless routers available in the market today and choosing for a really good model can really be tough. New brands are coming out every month and this development does not help as well. However, the brands and manufacturers who have been in the game for quite some time now are still the most reliable ones when it comes to wireless routers but not just count out the newer brands. For the year of 2016, my personal opinion on the best wireless routers is composed of mostly old brands with new models. There were notable wireless routers from new brands this year but they did not make it to the top of the list for me. Here are the 3 best wireless routers of 2016 and a few reasons why.

D-Link DIR-890

D-Link has released numerous top quality wireless routers before and their latest model does not disappoint. On the outside, this wireless router has to be the most stylish router that I have ever seen ever since its conception as the design resembles a racing sports car. Aesthetics aside, this wireless router can be trusted for its functionality and speed. It is also very user-friendly as the whole setup thing can easily be done even by an average teenager. It has also excellent speed/range when it comes to Wi-Fi purposes and you can also double up the NAS whenever you add an additional external hard drive.

Netgear Nighthawk R7000

This dual-band wireless router from Netgear is equipped with 1300 mbps speed in the 5 gigahertz band and a 600 mbps speed on the 2.4 gigahertz band. Although it is already the predecessor to R800, the Nighthawk R7000 is a lot cheaper and user-friendly. If you try to weigh the new features that the R8000 can offer, it does not equate to the price to features ratio of the R7000 which makes it a very smart purchase. Aside from its functionality, it also features a slick design that resembles a stealth jet fighter. This has become a trend for routers since the D-Link model also featured a vehicular design. Netgear has always been impressive with their wireless routers and the R7000 completely stands out in 2016 for them.

Asus RT-AC88U

A lot of people rely on Asus when it comes to products involving computers due to their top of the line gaming technology. Although they are not primarily known for creating wireless router models, the RT-AC88U is arguably the best wireless router to purchase for the year of 2016. Not priced more than $300, this wireless router has a design that stays inside the gaming genre. The specs are also pretty impressive as it comes with 8 Gigabit LAN ports that are capable of providing high internet speed without any form of delay or disruptions. This model is also a dual-band router that can also be used as a NAS. It is also very user-friendly and easy to install. The speed /range when it comes to Wi-Fi purposes on both 2.4 gigahertz and the 5 gigahertz bands are also at constant speed without any form of delay and disruptions.

There are a lot of wireless router models coming out every year that some companies even release multiple models in a single year. The 3 mentioned above are for me the best in the year of 2016. We can expect that they could eventually be toppled down for their excellence in the years to come but for this year these wireless routers has to be the cream of the crop.

This article written with the help of HeadsetZone.

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Cynthia is freelance writer, blogger and content marketing specialist at Headset Zone and When not working probably spending time with her family.