Top 9 Gaming Routers for PS4 and Xbox One

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When it comes to online gaming, a good connection is just as important as being good at the game. It is nearly impossible to play if you are lagging constantly. Sometimes it can be hard finding the best gaming router that is both economical and powerful. It can also sometimes be confusing. Thankfully, PopularReviews.net has provided some guidance in the review list of the top 9 gaming routers for PS4 and Xbox One.

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router

Pros:

  • Easy to setup
  • Astounding 5Ghz range for smart phones
  • Fast connection for most devices
  • Excellent coverage for average to bigger sized homes

Cons:

  • Beware of firmware updates, this router tends to perform better without any updates
  • Lights flash which can be annoying if you are in a room with it trying to sleep

ASUS RT-AC88U Wireless-AC3100 Dual Band Gigabit Router

Pros:

  • Good range for nearly anywhere around the house
  • Built in security software that automatically detects
  • Time machine backup for backing up Mac or PC in case of computer failure
  • 8 Ethernet ports on the back for multiple connections

Cons:

  • USB 3.0 speeds are a bit slow but can be fixed in the settings of the router
  • Firmware checker is pretty bad, its better to just find the firmware manually

NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit WiFi Router

Pros:

  • Easy to set up
  • Can handle multiple devices under heavy loads
  • One of the fastest routers available with a really large range of service
  • USB 3.0 port for a Network Drive

Cons:

  • Bad tech support if needed
  • Firmware update is needed out of the box, but when updated it functions amazingly

TP-Link AC1900 Wireless Long Range Wi-Fi Gigabit Router

Pros:

  • One of the most stable routers on the market
  • Functions as an extender simultaneously to extend Wi-Fi presence
  • Easy and quick set up

Cons:

  • Slight bumps in peak hours, but otherwise pretty consistent
  • Hardware looks a bit older

ASUS AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

Pros:

  • Router management page is automatically updated with useful information
  • Great range for the price
  • Plug and play setup
  • Extremely fast speed

Cons:

  • Requires periodic firmware updates
  • A bit expensive, but you get what you pay for

ASUS RT-AC5300 Wireless AC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Router

Pros:

  • Great for 6+ devices with no interference
  • Solid and beefy hardware
  • Easy to set up, sort of plug and play in most cases
  • Multi-band support
  • Especially optimized for PC/PS4/Xbox One Gaming

Cons:

  • Expensive, but good if you need the best
  • If you want to personalize and tweak the router for best performance, some tech knowledge is necessary

ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router

Pros:

  • Cheap, great bang for the buck
  • Great range of Wi-Fi, great for bigger houses
  • Pretty consistent connection, rarely disconnects in our tests

Cons:

  • If you want to make sure it works, MAKE SURE you download the newest firmware when you get the router
  • Optimization of the router is important for maximum speeds

ASUS RT-AC3200 Wireless-AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Router

Pros:

  • Plug and play setup
  • Cheaper alternative to other models
  • Strong range for use around the house

Cons:

  • We had some problems connecting to the router when we first set it up
  • QoS and UI are a bit unintuitive for the normal user

TP-Link Archer C7 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

Pros:

  • Great bang for the buck, well rounded router
  • Optimized for streaming/gaming,
  • 5Ghz supported along with¬†2.4Ghz, great for mobile gaming

Cons:

  • Verify before buying that the router isn’t the first version; the first versions are notorious for having major flaws¬†for Macs, but the V2 and up are considered much better overall
  • Lags a bit when stress tested with 12+ devices, but most people don’t have this many so this probably doesn’t apply

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