Top 5 Gaming Routers to Buy in 2017
Games and sports are a necessary part of our life. They are to the body what education is to the mind and also they are an integral part of education itself.
Those who have not played any games in life should consider their education incomplete. But in present generation games are played in online or with a group of friends playing the game together which gives more fun. To support this there should be a basic platform or a device which allows a group of friends or people play together i.e gaming routers. This is where gaming routers come in. It is very hard to select the best gaming router that offers the best connectivity and wide range with so many options in hand. If you are also looking to buy a gaming router, here are some of the top 5 routers that you can get in the market right now.
Top 5 Wireless Router of 2017
1. Linksys WRT1900AC
Linksys WRT1900AC was introduced on Apr 16, 2014. Linksys WRT1900AC features a four-external-antenna configuration and powerful 1.2 GHz dual-core processor to deliver unparalleled WiFi performance. Multiple users can play games, stream HD movies, or transfer files simultaneously without a single lag. The connectivity options are yet another beauty. It features four Gigabit Ethernet ports, one USB 3.0 port, and two USB 2.0 ports for easy file transfer. The four antennas provide greater coverage and signal strength, and the 1.2 GHz dual-core processor enables users to experience ultra-fast data processing, HD video streaming, web surfing and gaming. This is the first router to feature four antennas to enhance dual-band performance. You can use Linksys Smart WiFi software for total home network control. This extreme gaming router is ideal for multi-storied buildings. It also features optional open-source firmware for advanced users. According to 2017 the rating given for this wireless router is 9.5/10. The price of this model is $249.99.
2. Asus RT-N66U N900
Asus RT-N66U N900 was introduced on Mar 22, 2012. The ASUS RT-N66U N900 router delivers incredible performance and extended coverage range. This router is suitable for multiplayer gaming, video streaming in HD, file sharing, etc. The RT N66U increases transmission speed by 50%, to up to 900 Mbps for both bands together. It has a built-in WiFi amplifier for larger and multi-level buildings. The router is easy to set up and connect devices quickly using QIS (Quick Installation Setup). With ASUSWRT, you can quickly setup networks and customize user access, monitor signal strength, etc. The main feature of the ASUS RT-N66U N900 is the three detachable WiFi antennas which provide a stronger signal and wide range. The router is dual-band, up to 450Mbps each. The ASUS Ai Radar functions enable high-powered amplification and beam forming. It features Gigabit Ethernet ports and is IPv6 enabled. The twin USB 2.0 ports can be used for faster file sharing. According to 2017 the rating given for this is 9.3/10. The price of this model is $170.33.
3. NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 came into the picture on Dec 19, 2016. Take a look at the picture. Wow. This beautifully designed dual band is really a monster in the business. Although it lacks a built-in ADSL modem, you can buy an external modem along with the Nighthawk. It has four LAN ports, one WAN, and one USB 2.0 and one 3.0 port. The company claims it is the fastest AC1900 router, which is almost true. The router is fast enough for all of your gaming purposes. It has long range and stable connectivity over the distance. Speaking of software, Netgear Nighthawk didn’t impress us as Linksys did. We found Linksys software more user-friendly and with more features. Finally, the Netgear Nighthawk is one of the fastest wireless gaming routers we have examined that comes with useful features like content-based parental controls, Android and iOS app support, and free backup software. According to 2017 the rating given for this is 9/10. The price of this model is $249.99.
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4. NETGEAR N900
Netgear N900 was introduced on Sep 19, 2011. The Netgear WNDR4500 v2, the successor to the wildly popular WNDR4500, is a simultaneous dual-band wireless router with four Gigabit network ports and six internal WiFi antennas to accommodate super-fast wireless and wired networks. So you just connect your computer, laptop, media player, tablet, and smartphone to the internet in a snap.
The Netgear WNDR4500 v2 has two Ready SHARE USB ports onboard. Using one of these ports, one can incorporate an external hard disk drive into the network. So you can make the WNDR4500 v2 a basic NAS (Network Attached Storage), to download movies, music and other computer files to the network to store and share. The other USB port can be used to share a printer with other network users.
• High WiFi speed (450 + 450 Mbps) with simultaneous dual band
• Block some websites with Live Parental Controls
• Six Internal antennas for wide range and a strong WiFi signal
• Two USB ports for connecting a hard drive or printer
• Ability to set up guest networking
• On / Off button for WiFi
• No USB 3.0 connectors on board
• No wall mounting
According to 2017 the rating given for this is 8.8/10. The price of this model is $149.99.
5. NETGEAR N750
The Netgear WNDR4300 is a simultaneous dual-band router to run a fast wireless network. You can connect your computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone media player to the Internet in no time. If you prefer to turn off the wireless internet signal while you’re not home, turn off the WiFi connection with the push of a button. With Netgear WNDR4300 you can create a guest network, so your guests can use wireless internet.
The Netgear WNDR4300 has a Ready SHARE Cloud USB port onboard to connect an external hard drive, USB drive, or printer with the network. So share your downloaded movies, music and other computer files with other users on your home network.
• USB connection.
• Guest networking
• On/ Off button for WiFi
• No USB 3.0 port to connect a hard drive.
According to 2017 the rating given for this is 9/10. The price of this model is $200.
If you would ask me, we would suggest you NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900. It is really awesome for multiplayer gaming. According to the years go technology is improving for Linksys WRT1900AC and NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900. There is not much price difference. At present Linksys WRT1900AC is a more advanced router for multiplayer games.