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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for Base Routers.

Browse the top-ranked list of Base Routers below along with associated reviews and opinions.

Browse the top-ranked list of Base Routers below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Top comment

    "My Fav...Not Bad...great apple extreme base station...While it does not have the same range as some of the latest AC routers on the market, the ease of use and configuration of this router definitely makes it a worthwhile competitor and to answer a lot of the questions concerning this router, yes, this router is easily configurable and use no matter what platform you are using; OS X, Windows, etc."

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    Product Description

    The intelligent, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school or office. It offers next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and delivers high-performance wireless access for Mac computers, PCs and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch and Apple TV.
    $190.99
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    "My Fav...Not Bad...great apple extreme base station...While it does not have the same range as some of the latest AC routers on the market, the ease of use and configuration of this router definitely makes it a worthwhile competitor and to answer a lot of the questions concerning this router, yes, this router is easily configurable and use no matter what platform you are using; OS X, Windows, etc."

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    Product Description

    The intelligent, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school or office. It offers next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and delivers high-performance wireless access for Mac computers, PCs and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch and Apple TV.
  2. Top comment

    "Love it...It's ok...Working great with Apple airport extreme Base....Despite Apple seemingly turning their attention away from home networking, the Apple Airport Extreme is still an absolutely solid router - no fuss, no muss - for those people who aren't looking to flash DDWRT or customize their router in the same way phones & srreaming boxes are jailbroken and for anyone who wants to buy a solid router they know will work out of the box with few if any limitations and little to no intervention or networking knowledge needed."

    "Working great with Apple airport extreme Base."

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    Product Description

    The all-new AirPort Extreme Base Station offers Wi-Fi speeds up to 3x faster than the previous generation. It features next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi, simultaneous dual-band support, and an all-new design.*
    $109.99
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    Was $190.99
    Top comment

    "Love it...It's ok...Working great with Apple airport extreme Base....Despite Apple seemingly turning their attention away from home networking, the Apple Airport Extreme is still an absolutely solid router - no fuss, no muss - for those people who aren't looking to flash DDWRT or customize their router in the same way phones & srreaming boxes are jailbroken and for anyone who wants to buy a solid router they know will work out of the box with few if any limitations and little to no intervention or networking knowledge needed."

    "Working great with Apple airport extreme Base."

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    Product Description

    The all-new AirPort Extreme Base Station offers Wi-Fi speeds up to 3x faster than the previous generation. It features next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi, simultaneous dual-band support, and an all-new design.*
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    "4 star...Fast !...Wireless Bridge Mode works great, not requiring a physical RJ45 network cable between both R7000 routers; this is also called a WiFi Repeater, because the Remote R7000 repeats TCP and UDP network traffic to and from the Base R7000 Router....Excellent router as I access the computer that is hooked to it thru software from 1200 miles away and also with MAJOR issues of getting service knocked out from ISP and with this router I go from actual kick offline to nano blips so it has been a life saver while waiting on ISP to find out why service so unreliable"

    "Wireless Bridge Mode works great, not requiring a physical RJ45 network cable between both R7000 routers; this is also called a WiFi Repeater, because the Remote R7000 repeats TCP and UDP network traffic to and from the Base R7000 Router."

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    Product Description

    Accelerate your WiFi 5 with NETGEAR Nighthawk! Enjoy fast WiFi speeds up to 1900 Mbps and a powerful dual core 1GHz processor for extreme performance. High-powered amplifiers, external antennas and Beamforming improve range and reliability for up to 100% more wireless coverage. Features like downstream and upstream QoS prioritize streaming and gaming, creating a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience.
    $179.99
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    "4 star...Fast !...Wireless Bridge Mode works great, not requiring a physical RJ45 network cable between both R7000 routers; this is also called a WiFi Repeater, because the Remote R7000 repeats TCP and UDP network traffic to and from the Base R7000 Router....Excellent router as I access the computer that is hooked to it thru software from 1200 miles away and also with MAJOR issues of getting service knocked out from ISP and with this router I go from actual kick offline to nano blips so it has been a life saver while waiting on ISP to find out why service so unreliable"

    "Wireless Bridge Mode works great, not requiring a physical RJ45 network cable between both R7000 routers; this is also called a WiFi Repeater, because the Remote R7000 repeats TCP and UDP network traffic to and from the Base R7000 Router."

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    Product Description

    Accelerate your WiFi 5 with NETGEAR Nighthawk! Enjoy fast WiFi speeds up to 1900 Mbps and a powerful dual core 1GHz processor for extreme performance. High-powered amplifiers, external antennas and Beamforming improve range and reliability for up to 100% more wireless coverage. Features like downstream and upstream QoS prioritize streaming and gaming, creating a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience.
  4. Top comment

    "nice ....Not bad...Most of my wifi clients are AC and I've at least 25 different devices that we use on a regular basis....For connectivity on the router itself, it marks off the important checkboxes - USB 3 connection for a hard drive or flash drive, USB 2 for a printer or another flash or hard drive that doesn't need to transfer data as fast, a gigabit ethernet connection to whatever your internet connection is brought into your home with, and a 4 port gigabit ethernet switch."

    "Most of my wifi clients are AC and I've at least 25 different devices that we use on a regular basis."

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    Product Description

    Your household wants to play, stream and work online all at once. With this Linksys router, you can do it all without buffering or other interruptions. Use the Smart Wi-Fi app to get started, control, and monitor your home network from anywhere.
    $159.99
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    "nice ....Not bad...Most of my wifi clients are AC and I've at least 25 different devices that we use on a regular basis....For connectivity on the router itself, it marks off the important checkboxes - USB 3 connection for a hard drive or flash drive, USB 2 for a printer or another flash or hard drive that doesn't need to transfer data as fast, a gigabit ethernet connection to whatever your internet connection is brought into your home with, and a 4 port gigabit ethernet switch."

    "Most of my wifi clients are AC and I've at least 25 different devices that we use on a regular basis."

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    Product Description

    Your household wants to play, stream and work online all at once. With this Linksys router, you can do it all without buffering or other interruptions. Use the Smart Wi-Fi app to get started, control, and monitor your home network from anywhere.
  5. Top comment

    "Cool Core...PROS: ....Very futuristic sci fi look and nice white light at base....One thing that I saw as both as a pro and a con, is that after the first year, you have to commit to a $10/month 'contract' with Norton, or the router simply becomes a hi-end router without all of the extra benefits."

    "Very futuristic sci fi look and nice white light at base."

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    Product Description

    Without you knowing it, cybercriminals can infiltrate your Wi-Fi network and steal your identity or invade your privacy by accessing your connected devices. Password protection isn't enough anymore. Engineered with multi-layered security, Norton Core™ intelligently protects your Wi-Fi network and an unlimited number of connected IoT devices such as smart TVs, baby monitors, Wi-Fi thermostats as well as your personal devices like laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets against malware, spyware, ransomware, viruses and more.
    $199.99
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    "Cool Core...PROS: ....Very futuristic sci fi look and nice white light at base....One thing that I saw as both as a pro and a con, is that after the first year, you have to commit to a $10/month 'contract' with Norton, or the router simply becomes a hi-end router without all of the extra benefits."

    "Very futuristic sci fi look and nice white light at base."

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    Product Description

    Without you knowing it, cybercriminals can infiltrate your Wi-Fi network and steal your identity or invade your privacy by accessing your connected devices. Password protection isn't enough anymore. Engineered with multi-layered security, Norton Core™ intelligently protects your Wi-Fi network and an unlimited number of connected IoT devices such as smart TVs, baby monitors, Wi-Fi thermostats as well as your personal devices like laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets against malware, spyware, ransomware, viruses and more.
  6. Top comment

    "No lag...I like...This is a great base line new age router....This item is a good purchase... had one bad experience...we had a bad storm and knocked out the lights...when electric was restored...the router had a hard time hooking up ... with a few attempts it finally hooked up... all in all its a good item"

    "This is a great base line new age router."

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    Product Description

    The NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi 5 Router with external antennas delivers extremely fast WiFi. With AC1750 WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet speeds, and high-powered external antennas, this router offers ultimate performance in wireless coverage for large homes with 12 or more wireless devices. It gets 3x faster access than similar 802.11n.
    $84.99
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    Was $129.99
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    "No lag...I like...This is a great base line new age router....This item is a good purchase... had one bad experience...we had a bad storm and knocked out the lights...when electric was restored...the router had a hard time hooking up ... with a few attempts it finally hooked up... all in all its a good item"

    "This is a great base line new age router."

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    Product Description

    The NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi 5 Router with external antennas delivers extremely fast WiFi. With AC1750 WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet speeds, and high-powered external antennas, this router offers ultimate performance in wireless coverage for large homes with 12 or more wireless devices. It gets 3x faster access than similar 802.11n.
  7. Top comment

    "no lag...Fast !...It's a huge step up from a base FIOS WiFi router....So, imagine a router that has to get a signal to 5 iPads, 3 iPhones, 2 laptops, 1 desktop, a wifi camera, wifi printer, 2 wifi sound systems, 5 Directtv boxes, a Roku stick, Xbox One, 3 Nintendo 3DS's, Wii, smart bluray player, and various other asundery items such as Fitbits that are all off of Wifi typically half of those at a time."

    "It's a huge step up from a base FIOS WiFi router."

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    Product Description

    The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router, with breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi 5 delivers multiple bands for homes with many WiFi devices. WiFi speed up to 3.2Gbps and 6 high performance antennas provide maximum speed and range. Smart Connect allows you to game, stream, and download mega-sized files without lags.
    $179.99
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    Was $259.99
    Top comment

    "no lag...Fast !...It's a huge step up from a base FIOS WiFi router....So, imagine a router that has to get a signal to 5 iPads, 3 iPhones, 2 laptops, 1 desktop, a wifi camera, wifi printer, 2 wifi sound systems, 5 Directtv boxes, a Roku stick, Xbox One, 3 Nintendo 3DS's, Wii, smart bluray player, and various other asundery items such as Fitbits that are all off of Wifi typically half of those at a time."

    "It's a huge step up from a base FIOS WiFi router."

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    Product Description

    The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router, with breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi 5 delivers multiple bands for homes with many WiFi devices. WiFi speed up to 3.2Gbps and 6 high performance antennas provide maximum speed and range. Smart Connect allows you to game, stream, and download mega-sized files without lags.
  8. Top comment

    "A plus...Not bad...Good Base WiFi Router with A/C Capability...Strong network connection with a Computer in the garage and one in the front of the house the router that we use is centrally located so all networks are strong it's great to walk in and have good Wi-Fi and a good connection I really like this router it's easy to hook up easy to connect and our household enjoys it so I would recommend this router it's a strong connected device and it's priced reasonably"

    "Good Base WiFi Router with A/C Capability"

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    Product Description

    Keep your many WiFi devices streaming effortlessly with AC WiFi technology that delivers the speed, range, and reliability you need. The AC1200 Smart WiFi 5 Router with External Antennas is an incredibly fast router delivering 1200Mbps WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds.
    $79.99
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    "A plus...Not bad...Good Base WiFi Router with A/C Capability...Strong network connection with a Computer in the garage and one in the front of the house the router that we use is centrally located so all networks are strong it's great to walk in and have good Wi-Fi and a good connection I really like this router it's easy to hook up easy to connect and our household enjoys it so I would recommend this router it's a strong connected device and it's priced reasonably"

    "Good Base WiFi Router with A/C Capability"

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    Product Description

    Keep your many WiFi devices streaming effortlessly with AC WiFi technology that delivers the speed, range, and reliability you need. The AC1200 Smart WiFi 5 Router with External Antennas is an incredibly fast router delivering 1200Mbps WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds.
  9. Top comment

    "Fast !...love it...Seems to cover all the bases....You will have to connect with a cable to the router to finish the setup It has some nice features like multiple wifi bands as well as a guest band (for houseguest or a business) and remote access to your wifi network you can login from anywhere I did not notice a significant upgrade in speed or connection from my Verizon modem/router If you have an Ethernet cable modem only this would be a fine product to add wifi to your home."

    "Seems to cover all the bases."

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    Product Description

    Connect your external wireless devices to the internet with this Linksys dual-band router. Two 5Ghz bands support both high-end gaming and low-end applications without compromising speed, and remote management lets you make adjustments from any location. This Linksys dual-band router has a sleek design that integrates easily into most workspaces.
    $187.99
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    Was $249.99
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    "Fast !...love it...Seems to cover all the bases....You will have to connect with a cable to the router to finish the setup It has some nice features like multiple wifi bands as well as a guest band (for houseguest or a business) and remote access to your wifi network you can login from anywhere I did not notice a significant upgrade in speed or connection from my Verizon modem/router If you have an Ethernet cable modem only this would be a fine product to add wifi to your home."

    "Seems to cover all the bases."

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    Product Description

    Connect your external wireless devices to the internet with this Linksys dual-band router. Two 5Ghz bands support both high-end gaming and low-end applications without compromising speed, and remote management lets you make adjustments from any location. This Linksys dual-band router has a sleek design that integrates easily into most workspaces.
  10. Top comment

    "it good...5 STARS...Covers all the bases!...I'm not a gamer but have about 20+ smart home gadgets, TVs, and appliances including a garage door opener on a detached garage and a floodlight camera farther than that, and so far have not had one disconnect or slow-down of anything."

    "Covers all the bases!"

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    Product Description

    The Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router is industry's fastest router for media streaming with Plex media server. The X10 delivers 802.11ac/ad WiFi for ultra-smooth 4K streaming, VR gaming and instant downloads. With a powerful 1.7GHz quad core processor and Quad-Stream architecture, you can enjoy combined wireless speeds of up to 7.2Gbps.
    $349.99
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    "it good...5 STARS...Covers all the bases!...I'm not a gamer but have about 20+ smart home gadgets, TVs, and appliances including a garage door opener on a detached garage and a floodlight camera farther than that, and so far have not had one disconnect or slow-down of anything."

    "Covers all the bases!"

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    The Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router is industry's fastest router for media streaming with Plex media server. The X10 delivers 802.11ac/ad WiFi for ultra-smooth 4K streaming, VR gaming and instant downloads. With a powerful 1.7GHz quad core processor and Quad-Stream architecture, you can enjoy combined wireless speeds of up to 7.2Gbps.
  11. Top comment

    "Love it...The best...Unplug router Plug router back in Connect Orbi base and power up Plug in satellites Finished There was a firmware update so with that download and reboot the entire set up took 10 minutes The app talks you through the steps and confirms the connections, allows for customization such as custom password, access, the works....The cost was a bit of a shocker compared to my usual go to, but it is a investment I am very happy with as now I have not one dead spot and enjoying the high quality."

    "Unplug router Plug router back in Connect Orbi base and power up Plug in satellites Finished There was a firmware update so with that download and reboot the entire set up took 10 minutes The app talks you through the steps and confirms the connections, allows for customization such as custom password, access, the works."

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    Product Description

    Orbi Whole Home WiFi System delivers up to 2.2Gbps high-performance WiFi. Sleek, modern design with high-gain internal antennas for up to 5,000 square feet of coverage. FastLane3 Technology creates a dedicated Tri-Band WiFi for seamless 4K streaming and gaming everywhere in your home. Keep a single WiFi name for uninterrupted connections as you move from room-to-room. Circle with Disney runs on Orbi Routers for a smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any connected device. Provide internet access to guests without sharing your personal network password. Orbi is ready right out of the box and compatible with your ISP. Just use the Orbi app to get started with better WiFi, everywhere in minutes.
    $299.99
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    "Love it...The best...Unplug router Plug router back in Connect Orbi base and power up Plug in satellites Finished There was a firmware update so with that download and reboot the entire set up took 10 minutes The app talks you through the steps and confirms the connections, allows for customization such as custom password, access, the works....The cost was a bit of a shocker compared to my usual go to, but it is a investment I am very happy with as now I have not one dead spot and enjoying the high quality."

    "Unplug router Plug router back in Connect Orbi base and power up Plug in satellites Finished There was a firmware update so with that download and reboot the entire set up took 10 minutes The app talks you through the steps and confirms the connections, allows for customization such as custom password, access, the works."

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    Product Description

    Orbi Whole Home WiFi System delivers up to 2.2Gbps high-performance WiFi. Sleek, modern design with high-gain internal antennas for up to 5,000 square feet of coverage. FastLane3 Technology creates a dedicated Tri-Band WiFi for seamless 4K streaming and gaming everywhere in your home. Keep a single WiFi name for uninterrupted connections as you move from room-to-room. Circle with Disney runs on Orbi Routers for a smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any connected device. Provide internet access to guests without sharing your personal network password. Orbi is ready right out of the box and compatible with your ISP. Just use the Orbi app to get started with better WiFi, everywhere in minutes.
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    "Love it...Great !...we are using in the daily basis in our household...The added remote access of setting and network admin from 4,736 miles away doesn't seem nearly as important as the ability to access the router settings directly while in the same room effectively, regardless of whether or not there was a live internet connection."

    "we are using in the daily basis in our household"

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    Product Description

    Surf the web faster with this Linksys Mu-Mimo wireless router. Its next-gen Wi-Fi technology lets you connect multiple devices at speeds of up to 1.7 Gbps, and the included extender providers a stronger signal for uninterrupted video streaming and chat. Enable parental controls with the smart Wi-Fi app of this Linksys Mu-Mimo wireless router.
    $129.99
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    "Love it...Great !...we are using in the daily basis in our household...The added remote access of setting and network admin from 4,736 miles away doesn't seem nearly as important as the ability to access the router settings directly while in the same room effectively, regardless of whether or not there was a live internet connection."

    "we are using in the daily basis in our household"

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    Product Description

    Surf the web faster with this Linksys Mu-Mimo wireless router. Its next-gen Wi-Fi technology lets you connect multiple devices at speeds of up to 1.7 Gbps, and the included extender providers a stronger signal for uninterrupted video streaming and chat. Enable parental controls with the smart Wi-Fi app of this Linksys Mu-Mimo wireless router.
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    "I love...Not bad...Easy setup, reliable basis for my home network....I know there are more expensive routers with more bells and whistles and faster speeds, etc., but this more that satisfies our needs in a household that, so far, can have as many as 6 devices connected at once."

    "Easy setup, reliable basis for my home network."

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    Satisfy bandwidth-hungry gaming and streaming demands with this Linksys Max-Stream Wi-Fi router. Its next-generation multiuser MIMO technology works four times faster than conventional routers, letting multiple users enjoy low-latency VR gaming and glitch-free 4K simulcasting. This tri-band Linksys Max-Stream Wi-Fi router provides wired network sharing with its four Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 connector.
    $199.99
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    "I love...Not bad...Easy setup, reliable basis for my home network....I know there are more expensive routers with more bells and whistles and faster speeds, etc., but this more that satisfies our needs in a household that, so far, can have as many as 6 devices connected at once."

    "Easy setup, reliable basis for my home network."

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    Product Description

    Satisfy bandwidth-hungry gaming and streaming demands with this Linksys Max-Stream Wi-Fi router. Its next-generation multiuser MIMO technology works four times faster than conventional routers, letting multiple users enjoy low-latency VR gaming and glitch-free 4K simulcasting. This tri-band Linksys Max-Stream Wi-Fi router provides wired network sharing with its four Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 connector.
  14. Model:F9K1113-BBY
    SKU:4070013
    Top comment

    "IT'S OK...Love it...The Belkin router provided fast speeds and connected quickly but disconnected on a daily basis....With the recent rollback of net neutrality I bought this to run as a dedicated VPN router, big mistake... The router overall performs very will without lag and maintained a very fast overall in network speed, however the PTPP protocol needs to reestablish itself about every 10-15min causing a complete loss of internet usage in the time frame."

    "The Belkin router provided fast speeds and connected quickly but disconnected on a daily basis."

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    Product Description

    You demand a lot from your Wi-Fi network. With this Belkin router, everyone in the house will be able to watch shows, play games and use tablets, smartphones and Smart TVs at the same time, without lag or slowdown.
    $79.99
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    "IT'S OK...Love it...The Belkin router provided fast speeds and connected quickly but disconnected on a daily basis....With the recent rollback of net neutrality I bought this to run as a dedicated VPN router, big mistake... The router overall performs very will without lag and maintained a very fast overall in network speed, however the PTPP protocol needs to reestablish itself about every 10-15min causing a complete loss of internet usage in the time frame."

    "The Belkin router provided fast speeds and connected quickly but disconnected on a daily basis."

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    Product Description

    You demand a lot from your Wi-Fi network. With this Belkin router, everyone in the house will be able to watch shows, play games and use tablets, smartphones and Smart TVs at the same time, without lag or slowdown.
  15. Top comment

    "No lag....Worth it...Wifi will drop on a consistant basis every few hours at random times....This router appears to be the same as the WRT3200ACM that Linksys already released and is a fairly solid router, however on top of the router they added a network prioritization engine that is aimed at gamers and I think they did a good job, at least with the tests I've been able to do."

    "Wifi will drop on a consistant basis every few hours at random times."

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    Product Description

    Enjoy lag-free gaming with this Linksys dual-band Wi-Fi router. Its Killer prioritization engine works with Killer-enabled computers to minimize peak ping by up to 77 percent, and the 1.8GHz CPU delivers super-fast speeds with wired and wireless connections. This Linksys dual-band Wi-Fi router has a custom-built user interface that lets you manage your gaming network performance.
    $187.99
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    Was $299.99
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    "No lag....Worth it...Wifi will drop on a consistant basis every few hours at random times....This router appears to be the same as the WRT3200ACM that Linksys already released and is a fairly solid router, however on top of the router they added a network prioritization engine that is aimed at gamers and I think they did a good job, at least with the tests I've been able to do."

    "Wifi will drop on a consistant basis every few hours at random times."

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    Product Description

    Enjoy lag-free gaming with this Linksys dual-band Wi-Fi router. Its Killer prioritization engine works with Killer-enabled computers to minimize peak ping by up to 77 percent, and the 1.8GHz CPU delivers super-fast speeds with wired and wireless connections. This Linksys dual-band Wi-Fi router has a custom-built user interface that lets you manage your gaming network performance.