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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for dual-band router for gaming.

If you're a gamer, it's time to step up your router game. You've got a good gaming PC, a nice big monitor, and a comfy couch. But if your router is holding you back from the best online gaming experience possible, it's time to upgrade. Browse the top-ranked list of dual-band routers for gaming below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Belkin - Wireless-AC Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router - Front_Zoom

    Product Description

    Connect and enjoy the internet with the simple setup of this Belkin dual-band wireless router. Multibeam technology lets you surf the internet no matter where you are in your home, and the dashboard is easy to access with one quick click. The 5GHz media band on this Belkin dual-band wirelesss router offers seamless streaming of video and effortless surfing.
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    Connect and enjoy the internet with the simple setup of this Belkin dual-band wireless router. Multibeam technology lets you surf the internet no matter where you are in your home, and the dashboard is easy to access with one quick click. The 5GHz media band on this Belkin dual-band wirelesss router offers seamless streaming of video and effortless surfing.
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  2. ASUS - ZenWiFi Pro AXE11000 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-pack) - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "I bought the Asus ZenWiFi Pro ET12 mesh system after being extremely unhappy with my Linksys Velop AX4200 Tri-Band WiFi 6 mesh system. Amazing coverage and speeds. ...Most powerful Wi-Fi router I ever had but it supports Wi-Fi 6e, which mean Wi-Fi 6 band; however, in this modern world, we still using Wi-Fi 5 bands more than 6."

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    ZenWiFi Pro AXE1100 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Mesh System (ET12 2PK) is the new paradigm for whole home mesh Wi-Fi, combining performance and beauty in a perfectly balanced package. Working with the ASUS Wi-Fi 6E ecosystem, it takes the productivity and entertainment capabilities of your whole-home network to the next level. Features include whole room coverage up to 6000 sq. ft. and 6+ rooms, dual 2.5G ports, 6GHz Band, AiMesh, with included lifetime internet security.
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    "I bought the Asus ZenWiFi Pro ET12 mesh system after being extremely unhappy with my Linksys Velop AX4200 Tri-Band WiFi 6 mesh system. Amazing coverage and speeds. ...Most powerful Wi-Fi router I ever had but it supports Wi-Fi 6e, which mean Wi-Fi 6 band; however, in this modern world, we still using Wi-Fi 5 bands more than 6."

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    ZenWiFi Pro AXE1100 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Mesh System (ET12 2PK) is the new paradigm for whole home mesh Wi-Fi, combining performance and beauty in a perfectly balanced package. Working with the ASUS Wi-Fi 6E ecosystem, it takes the productivity and entertainment capabilities of your whole-home network to the next level. Features include whole room coverage up to 6000 sq. ft. and 6+ rooms, dual 2.5G ports, 6GHz Band, AiMesh, with included lifetime internet security.
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  3. ASUS - ROG Rapture GT-BE98 Pro BE30000 Quad-band Gaming Router - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great but expensive router...The second 6GHz band is useless. Releasing the non-Pro dual 5GHz band model is better in my view....A Very Competent Router...The GUI isnt unfamiliar from other Asus router offerings and still seems to operate much like all other Asus Dual WAN routers. "

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    GT-BE98 Pro Quad-band Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) Gaming Router, support new 320 MHz bandwidth & 4096-QAM, dual 10G ports, backup WAN, Triple-level Game Acceleration, Mobile Game Mode, AURA RGB, AiMesh support, subscription-free network security and comprehensive VPN features
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    "Great but expensive router...The second 6GHz band is useless. Releasing the non-Pro dual 5GHz band model is better in my view....A Very Competent Router...The GUI isnt unfamiliar from other Asus router offerings and still seems to operate much like all other Asus Dual WAN routers. "

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    GT-BE98 Pro Quad-band Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) Gaming Router, support new 320 MHz bandwidth & 4096-QAM, dual 10G ports, backup WAN, Triple-level Game Acceleration, Mobile Game Mode, AURA RGB, AiMesh support, subscription-free network security and comprehensive VPN features
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  4. ASUS - BE96U Tri-Band Wifi 7 Router - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "This is a decent wifi 7 tri band. ASUS is one of the best Router when you are using OVPN. ...Great for gaming."

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    Product Description

    The RT-BE96U’s dual 10 Gbps ports make it a great choice for servers or NAS devices. These are more convenient than simply combining multiple gigabit Ethernet ports, and they help increase your available bandwidth to avoid data bottlenecks throughout your whole network. Users are also empowered to leverage multiple high-speed internet service providers.
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    "This is a decent wifi 7 tri band. ASUS is one of the best Router when you are using OVPN. ...Great for gaming."

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    The RT-BE96U’s dual 10 Gbps ports make it a great choice for servers or NAS devices. These are more convenient than simply combining multiple gigabit Ethernet ports, and they help increase your available bandwidth to avoid data bottlenecks throughout your whole network. Users are also empowered to leverage multiple high-speed internet service providers.
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  5. ASUS - AX6000 Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 Router - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: RT-AX88U Pro
    SKU: 6535034
    Top comment

    "Routers...I only use ASUS routers, VPN included, great range...ASUS AX6000 Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 Router...The ASUS AX6000 Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 Router worked exactly as advertised, great product and support from ASUS. "

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    Product Description

    Get fast, interruption-free Wi-Fi capabilities with this ASUS dual-band router. Speeds of up to 6000 Mbps mean less waiting for games and videos to load, and the Trend Micro security technology shields your devices from potential breaches. This ASUS dual-band router is compatible with Amazon Alexa, making it easy to integrate your network connection into your smart home setup.
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    "Routers...I only use ASUS routers, VPN included, great range...ASUS AX6000 Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 Router...The ASUS AX6000 Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 Router worked exactly as advertised, great product and support from ASUS. "

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    Get fast, interruption-free Wi-Fi capabilities with this ASUS dual-band router. Speeds of up to 6000 Mbps mean less waiting for games and videos to load, and the Trend Micro security technology shields your devices from potential breaches. This ASUS dual-band router is compatible with Amazon Alexa, making it easy to integrate your network connection into your smart home setup.
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  6. STARLINK - High Performance Kit AC Dual Band Wi-Fi System - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Not sure why i could not wire direct from the router....Can have 2 tvs streaming and 1 gaming computer with no problems."

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    Engineered by SpaceX, Starlink is designed to deliver high-speed, low-latency internet to the most rural and remote locations around the world. With a higher gain antenna, additional throughput allocation, and better extreme weather performance, Starlink’s High Performance Kit helps ensure bandwidth for critical operations 24/7. Your Starlink Kit is designed for self-install and arrives with everything you need to get online within minutes.
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    "Not sure why i could not wire direct from the router....Can have 2 tvs streaming and 1 gaming computer with no problems."

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    Engineered by SpaceX, Starlink is designed to deliver high-speed, low-latency internet to the most rural and remote locations around the world. With a higher gain antenna, additional throughput allocation, and better extreme weather performance, Starlink’s High Performance Kit helps ensure bandwidth for critical operations 24/7. Your Starlink Kit is designed for self-install and arrives with everything you need to get online within minutes.
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  7. ASUS - ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6  Router - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Awesome Dual Band Router...This is a awesome router ,very easy to set up and connect all devices too,love it...Excellent router, only wish it had triple band...The only downside is a router this expensive not having triple band and is still only dual band."

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    Product Description

    Make sure your wireless connection reaches every room in your home with this ASUS ROG Rapture gaming router. Speeds of up to 11000 Mbps deliver interruption-free connectivity throughout intense games and binge-watching sessions. Built-in network security defends against potential breaches, and the 4X capacity makes this ASUS ROG Rapture gaming router ideal for households running multiple devices.
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    "Awesome Dual Band Router...This is a awesome router ,very easy to set up and connect all devices too,love it...Excellent router, only wish it had triple band...The only downside is a router this expensive not having triple band and is still only dual band."

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    Make sure your wireless connection reaches every room in your home with this ASUS ROG Rapture gaming router. Speeds of up to 11000 Mbps deliver interruption-free connectivity throughout intense games and binge-watching sessions. Built-in network security defends against potential breaches, and the 4X capacity makes this ASUS ROG Rapture gaming router ideal for households running multiple devices.
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  8. ASUS - AX3000 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "BEST NON-GAMING ROUTER TODAY...BEST NON-GAMING ROUTER TODAY FOR WIRE OR WIRELESS. I HAVE TWO OF THEM NOW. ...Router Performs Adequately...The router defaults to the 2.4 GHz band out there instead of remaining on the 5 GHz band. "

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    Product Description

    AX3000 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router supporting MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology, with AiProtection Classic network security powered by Trend Micro, compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system-Next-Gen Wi-Fi Standard - Supporting the latest Wi-Fi standard 802.11AX (Wi-Fi 6) and 160MHz bandwidth for better capacity and efficiency.Ultra-fast Wi-Fi Speed - supports 160MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 3000Mbps - 574 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 2402 Mbps on the 5GHz band. Increase Capacity and Efficiency - Supporting not only MU-MIMO but also OFDMA technique to efficiently allocate channels, communicate with multiple devices simultaneously.
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    "BEST NON-GAMING ROUTER TODAY...BEST NON-GAMING ROUTER TODAY FOR WIRE OR WIRELESS. I HAVE TWO OF THEM NOW. ...Router Performs Adequately...The router defaults to the 2.4 GHz band out there instead of remaining on the 5 GHz band. "

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    Product Description

    AX3000 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router supporting MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology, with AiProtection Classic network security powered by Trend Micro, compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system-Next-Gen Wi-Fi Standard - Supporting the latest Wi-Fi standard 802.11AX (Wi-Fi 6) and 160MHz bandwidth for better capacity and efficiency.Ultra-fast Wi-Fi Speed - supports 160MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 3000Mbps - 574 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 2402 Mbps on the 5GHz band. Increase Capacity and Efficiency - Supporting not only MU-MIMO but also OFDMA technique to efficiently allocate channels, communicate with multiple devices simultaneously.
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  9. NETGEAR - Nighthawk AX3000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router - Black - Front_Zoom

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    Built with Wi-Fi 6 technology, the NETGEAR Nighthawk AX4 four-stream AX3000 Wi-Fi router provides speeds up to 3 Gbps so you can connect, stream, and download faster to newer mobile devices. A powerful 1.7GHz quad-core processor ensures outstanding performance for concurrent real-time applications, such as multimedia streaming, online gaming, and audio/video chats. Wi-Fi 6 technology is 2.7 times the speed of the previous standards, and 160MHz channel support allows more devices to connect and stream simultaneously, without impacting speed or reliability. Includes a 1-year subscription to Armor, an all-in-one security protection.
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    Built with Wi-Fi 6 technology, the NETGEAR Nighthawk AX4 four-stream AX3000 Wi-Fi router provides speeds up to 3 Gbps so you can connect, stream, and download faster to newer mobile devices. A powerful 1.7GHz quad-core processor ensures outstanding performance for concurrent real-time applications, such as multimedia streaming, online gaming, and audio/video chats. Wi-Fi 6 technology is 2.7 times the speed of the previous standards, and 160MHz channel support allows more devices to connect and stream simultaneously, without impacting speed or reliability. Includes a 1-year subscription to Armor, an all-in-one security protection.
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  10. NETGEAR - Nighthawk AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router - Black - Left_Zoom
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    "Great wifi connection, speed, and signal strength when you use nighthawk router dual band!...Dual Band Netgear Nighthawk Router...We Puchased The Dual Band Nighthawk Router a Week Ago and It Works Great so far! "

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    Connect your electronic devices with this NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 router. Combined speeds of up to 5.4 Gbps support fast Internet connectivity, while the six-stream dual-band Wi-Fi supports fluid streaming and online gameplay. This NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 router includes a 1-year NETGEAR Armor all-in-one internet security subscription.
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    "Great wifi connection, speed, and signal strength when you use nighthawk router dual band!...Dual Band Netgear Nighthawk Router...We Puchased The Dual Band Nighthawk Router a Week Ago and It Works Great so far! "

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    Connect your electronic devices with this NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 router. Combined speeds of up to 5.4 Gbps support fast Internet connectivity, while the six-stream dual-band Wi-Fi supports fluid streaming and online gameplay. This NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 router includes a 1-year NETGEAR Armor all-in-one internet security subscription.
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