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Browse the top-ranked list of Gaming Routers below along with associated reviews and opinions.
- Model: WRT32X
- SKU: 5882521
No lag....Worth it...I was lucky enough to be able to compare the WRT32X to a WRT3200ACM, basically an identical router just without the Killer Networking Engine installed, and confirmed that I was consistently seeing an improvement in the 20% range for gaming traffic with machines using a standard NIC....Unfortunately, none of my devices are equipped with the necessary hardware, but the dashboard does easily allow you to manually prioritize specific devices, which I have done with my main gaming machine, and although I haven't seen a reduction in overall ping, I haven'ticed that periodic lag spikes, which usually occurred during periods of high network traffic, have all but disappeared.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.
- Model: R7000-100NAS
- SKU: 1754208
4 star...FAST !...I purchased this router to upgrade my G type router this was a ac router dual band 2.4 and 5 gig running at same time which is nice my speed test with the g router was running at 20 meg download 3 meg upload with the new ac router I'm getting 65 meg download 5.5 meg upload that is with....I used to only use Apple Extreme routers but I have at least 20 of them out in the field and Apple must have done an update because I got calls from 6 customers in one day complaining of having to keep rebooting their Apple Extreme, so a buddy recommended this Nighthawk and I have installed about 5 of them so far and have had no issues.Accelerate your WiFi 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.
- Model: WNDR3400-100NAS
- SKU: 1208844
I like...It's ok...After talking with someone in the store about this item, I reconfirmed the previous information that I had gathered on the Internet and a consumer guide purchasing magazine that I subscribe to about this product, and I can say now that I have it, that I really made a great purchase;good price, great quality, ease it to set up, what else can you ask for????...This Router is easy to set up installation was simple I like the design and it looks great on my desk and I have had no problems with it works great with all my devices like my smart TV, Tablet, Smart Phone now I am totally wireless in my home thanks to Netgear N600 Wireless Duel Band RouterChoose this NETGEAR router and receive high level wireless security, the ability to share photos, music and more, and a way to keep track of your kids’ activity online. Plus, with easy installation for tablets, smartphones and computers, you’ll be able to start enjoying Wi-Fi throughout your home right away.
- Model: R6400-100NAS
- SKU: 9054017
FAST !...Love it...After I changed many Routers I asked for Best buy employee help in a few questions from him he understand very well how kind a router I need and he suggest NETGEAR R6400-100NAS router, which offers Wireless-AC technology and 3 high-powered antennas for reliable performance....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 itemThe NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi 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.
- Model: ME918LL/A
- SKU: 6943097
My Fav...OH WOW!...Can't get up and running with a router any easier then the Apple Airport Extreme, I actually bought it, returned it thinking I could do better with my carpy stream signal in rural Fla., brought home a nighthawk 3200 and after several hours of tweeking & channel changes I returned it to Best Buy and am happily streaming in every corner of my 3200sq' home with the Airport Extreme....This is a great product, I have owned this for a little while now and it has only had a really small problem with it, all that happened was when I lost power (I live in Washington) the modem resets and you have to re create the password and router name.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.
- Model: NLS-1304-25 1-PACK
- SKU: 5706129
5 stars...It's OK...I purchased the Google mesh WiFi home system a little over a month ago, and I purchased it to go along with my Ring Pro doorbell, because something they don't tell you about the Ring doorbell is that it needs a substantial amount of WiFi in order to work properly, so I had to purchase an additional single satellite and put it on the back side of the wall where my ring Pro doorbell is located in order to get a better wifi connection to the doorbell....I got over that fascination pretty quickly, knowing that the system DOES catch up to where you are pretty quickly, and am pleased to know that no matter where I am in this house, I have enough OOMPH to stream, surf, or play a game, and not worry about buffering!Enjoy a consistent connection to the web with this Google Wi-Fi setup. The single access point is ideal for use in smaller homes of less than 1,500 square feet, giving you the ability to connect your tablets, laptops or phones. This Google Wi-Fi system provides a reliable signal that can be shared by multiple devices at once.
- Model: EA6350-4A
- SKU: 5124122
is good...Nice Ap...Their AT&T router was stuck in a metal communications cabinet and could not be relocated, so I just put the AT&T router into bridge mode, disabled it's wifi, and then bought/installed this new router in a good location....I've had it for a little over a month now and has been working well, except that a couple of times there was a lag in connecting to internet on laptop and had to unplug/plug the router to get a stronger, faster connection, however, this could be due to laptop being old and slow.Linksys EA6350-4A AC1200+ Dual-Band Smart Router: This router offers wireless speeds of up to 867Mbps so it can handle demanding tasks like video streaming and online gaming. The USB 3.0 port lets you connect a USB storage device and share files across your network.
- Model: R8000-100NAS
- SKU: 7201035
Fast !...5 stars...Since I bought the router, I have seen a definite change in clarity of videos, everything is faster, I never drop wifi signal in any floor/corner of my house and I am able to get over 60MBPS download over WIFI from the First floor of my house where as the router sitting in the coat closet near the entry way on a 100MB pipe....So first off I was upgrading from a built in wifi from Verizon which did its jobs.but let me say, this is amazing and I didn't know how much I would really notice performance improvements wow from the first day it was like I got a instant speed increase Netflix was smooth with over 3 people steaming plus a few steam games downloading.The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router, with breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi 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.
- Model: C6300-100NAS
- SKU: 4483016
Good !...I love...I was paying $11 a month for the rental router from comcast and my service was super slow, as soon as I went out a purchased this router I turned in the comcast one and my speed went up 2 times the amount I had with comcast....I was raining hard a few weeks back and lots of lightning well my house got a surge and fried my ZOOM router modem no internet now I freaked I had to go to the best buy store I had not been to an actual store in years always buy online and have it shipped but I need one today Employees were very helpful bought this and easy set up after a call to the cable company very happy now thanks much faster and better quality highly recomendThe NETGEAR AC1750 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router provides very fast cable speeds with an AC1750 WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, up to 680 Mbps. Compatible with cable Internet providers such as XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision, and more.
- Model: C7000-100NAS
- SKU: 4403100
I win....Fast ....I did a speed test 3x all throughout the day just to get an average number on Comcast modem the results where in the middle of the night of course I got the best results but with the new modem I was getting my best numbers in the middle of the day that before I could only get in the middle of the night it is expensive for sure it will take me 26 months to start saving money but the speed increase is sure worth the price...The increased range is what I love - I haven't tested it's limits but it keeps surprising me - husband was taking pics with on his phone out in the field and I saw them all before he could walk back to the house - straight to a shared dropbox folder.The Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router delivers WiFi speeds of up to 1.9Gbps. It ensures uninterrupted HD video streaming with 24x8 channel bonding. Save up to $120 a year by eliminating Internet service provider rental fees. This cable modem router supports XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision & more.
- Model: C3700-100NAS
- SKU: 3707003
I love...5 stars...I love that it takes up very little space, but due to not having external antennas, it goes out a lot if being used for wifi access for smartphones, but is fine with being used for laptops and computers if you don't mind a few delays and even though it's a dual- band wireless-n router with built in cable modem, it's difficult to get the secondary band to function and wouldn't recommend it for large homes but it's rather more suitable for apts....This product works well for me, earlier I had Motorola modem and wi-fi router, I faced buffering issue, I changed over to Netgear and I'm not facing this issue anymore, I have multiple device connected at the same time.The NETGEAR N600 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router with N600 simultaneous dual band WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, provides 8x faster download speeds, up to 340 Mbps. It's CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 Certified to work with U.S. cable Internet providers.
- Model: MC414LL/A
- SKU: 5852654
Love it...5 Stars...As an "Apple Fan" I was looking for a simple router that could extend the wi-fi signal of my base router station, so I could improve the signal throughout my home, and the Airport Express does this beautifully....I've never set up a extended WiFi device, so I was so quite happy when my Apple Time Capsule noticed it right away after I plugged this new Apple Express into 110v power and my computer asked me if I wanted to set it up for extension or an additional network and all I had to do was pick "yes" and it worked.Quickly connect your devices with this Apple® MC414LL/A AirPort Express base station that supports dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi for optimal performance with reduced interruptions. The rear USB port enables simple wireless printing.
- Model: R6220-100NAS
- SKU: 8827854
A plus...Good AP...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...I keep the unit on a somewhat high shelf so I can stand up to check the lights if I need to, but don't have them lighting up the room or blinding me when I wake up in the morning and it is still dark.Keep your many WiFi devices streaming effortlessly with AC WiFi technology that delivers the speed, range, and reliability you need. The AC1200 Smart WiFi Router with External Antennas is an incredibly fast router delivering 1200Mbps WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds.
- Model: SBG6700AC
- SKU: 9584145
Good ....Love it...Evidently the 1st one I purchased was a lemon but Best Buy graciously allowed it's return and with the help of a very good rep at Arris, this unit was set up and I can now successfully keep a connection throughout my house....I switched to Xfinity recently and instead of leasing their modem for around $10 a month I decided to shop Best Buy, the associate was very helpful since I did not do my research and he explained it to me and recommended this product, not only that but the cashier matched the price from Amazon also.Enjoy rapid downstream and upstream data with this ARRIS SURFboard SBG6700AC wireless gateway, which features up to 1600 Mbps throughput and front-panel LED lights for simple troubleshooting. The Wi-Fi pairing button makes it easy to connect.
- Model: R6250-100NAS
- SKU: 8449041
5 star...Not bad...I don't get a very strong signal when I am in the back part of the house but I do get a strong signal when I am in the room where the router is located hence the average rating....However I can't judge this router yet in the long term, but I think overheating may have been an issue with previous routers and the vertical orientation of this router seems like it may be more efficient at staying cool and venting heat.The NETGEAR R6250 Smart WiFi Router with AC dual band Gigabit delivers AC1600 WiFi speeds. It offers the best wireless coverage for large homes and is ideal for homes with 8 or more wireless devices. It also provides the best connectivity for dual band wireless devices.