Top 10 Wireless Routers for Gaming and Multiple Computers

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A wireless router has become the heart of modern day device wireless connectivity and most importantly in the high demand multi-computer gaming world. Sadly, not all routers in the market can be used in multiple computer gaming and one has to take into consideration various factors including the speed, security and wireless signal standard when selecting a suitable router. Speed is necessary to enable quick connectivity without any lag, with speeds of about 300mbs and above is being desirable. Other factors that need to be considered are the range and the ability to connect to other devices such as printers via USB cable. The number of antennas on a router gives good indication of its signal strength and range. With dozens of suitable routers available in the market, picking the right one for your need can be a doubting task. Here is a list of top ten wireless routers that you can choose from for multi-player computer games.

Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band (EA9200)

Pros

  • High speed of 3.2 Gbps
  • 1dual core GHz processor speed with three co-processors integrated
  • Tri-band Wi-Fi advanced technology
  • Wide coverage with six antennas
  • Reasonably priced

Cons

  • Non self-supporting vertical design
  • Short range for all the bands available

ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band (AC1750)

Pros

• 802.11 ac chipset (5th Generation) with concurrent dual-band.
• Advanced VPN functions supported.
• Total of three antennas (removable) offer excellent signal a good range.
• Dual-and Connectivity
• Affordable

Cons

• Build quality is poor
• Not very reliable
• Sluggish with maximum speed of 1.75 Gbps

Netgear Nighthawk X4S (AC2600) (R7800) 

Pros

• Good range with four beam-forming antennas and excellent signal strength.
• 1.7 Ghz Dual core Processor.
• Total speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps.
• Fair price for what you get

Cons

• Hard to understand software interface
• Expensive

D-Link AC3200 (DIR-890L/R)

Pros

• Unique slick design.
• Six antennas giving excellent signal strength at long range.
• Tri-band connection to allow many active devices.
• Very long range.
• Reasonably priced.

Cons

• The features are complicated, making it difficult to use.
• VPN features can be found on cheaper models.

TP-LINK AC3150 (Archer C3150) 

Pros

• Minimalist design, simple to set up.
• 3.15 Gbps is much faster than other models.
• MU-MIMO capability.
• Four dual band antennas offer great connectivity

Cons

• More expensive than competitors

Linksys WRT1900AC

Pros

• Good data rates.
• Beautiful design.
• Flexible network management
• Comes with a USB 3.0 port

Cons

• Expensive.
• Large in size.

Netgear N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4500 v2)

Pros

• Six antennas, enabling a wide range of strong signal.
• Comes with two USB ports.
• Simultaneous dual band high speed Wi-Fi.
• Parental control to block some websites.
• Guest networking setup.

Cons

• No wall mountings.
• No USB 3.0 connectors

TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v2

Pros

• Easy installation and setup with Setup assistant.
• Antennas set up for good coverage.
• Comes with USB port.
• Quick security setup with a single button.
• Gigabit LAN ports.

Cons

• Does not have dual band.
• Does not have guest network.

ZyXEL NBG5715

Pros

• Gigabit Ethernet WAN.
• Single button Wi-Fi activation.
• Comes with two SB ports.
• Fast dual band internet of up to 450 Mbps

Cons

• Lacks USB 3.0 ports.
• More expensive than competition.

Zyxel Armor Z2 AC2600

Pros

• High MU-MIMO wireless speed.
• Good traffic analysis software.
• Four antennas ensure a strong signal and long range.
• Easy to install.
• Unique slick design.

Cons

• Expensive.
• Poor MU-IMO performance.

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