Having a racing simulator at home, I, for one, know how important a good internet connection is! Your in-game experience, apart from your GPU and CPU, depends highly on your internet connection. Today most of us are connected to a wireless setup, so your router is a crucial part of this gaming experience. In this article, we have listed for you 6 of the best gaming routers of 2020. You can easily log in to your router admin page with the help of this 192.168.1.13 IP guide.
While we have looked at the six best, you also may ask which of these is the best suitable router for you; keep in mind the following criteria while buying a router.
#1: Asus RT-AC86U
The dual-band Asus RT-AC86U isn’t the highest-end router currently on the market. The RT-AC86U comes with pretty much all of the latest desirable features a router can come with (MU-MIMO streaming, adaptive QoS, GameBoost, VPN support, AiProtection, etc.). It comes with a powerful 1.8GHz 64bit dual-core processor and 5GHz quad-stream technology. Asus claims that the RT-AC86Ugives you upto 120% more coverage than the others in this range.
For gamers who are not looking to spend a bomb, this is one good-looking router. The customization features are an added benefit.
#2: Nighthawk Pro Gaming (XR1000)
While the Nighthawk Pro Gaming (XR500) had its glory days, here is the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000. It comes with 4-gigabyte ethernet ports and six Wi-Fi streams at up to 5.4Gbps. The built-in Geo-Filter will always make sure you are connected to the fastest server. Its Tri-core 1.5gz processor makes sure you get the ultimate gaming experience in VR with very low latency. An added benefit is the NetGear Armor, which gives you a customizable dashboard to monitor bandwidth, network usage, and private and safe data.
Any gamer with an unlimited budget, don’t look anywhere else; this is the router you need. The Nighthawk Pro Gaming X4500 and X500 are good options if you are looking for a low-range router from NetGear.
#3: TP-Link Archer 6000
With eight Gigabit LAN ports and one 2.5Gbps WAN port, the TP-Link Archer 6000 gets the job done. This easy-to-set-up router can connect via Bluetooth or the Tether app. The eight high-gain antennas boosted by 1024QAM deliver speeds up to 5952Mbps via 5GHz and 2.4GHz connections. The TP-link Archer 6000 is the first router with next-generation 802.11ax WiFi technology, which is especially required for gaming and 8k/4k streaming and AR/VR.
Not budget-friendly, but TP-Link has a long-standing reputation for providing long-lasting routers.
#4: Zyxel Armor Z2
Yet another mid-range budget-friendly router that delivers more for its price range. Armor Z2 ensures performance by 1.7GHz dual-core processor and dual-band Wi-Fi for maximized speed up to 2600Mbps Stream 4K UHD video contents. It has four gigabit LAN ports, but the only downside is the software of customization features.
If you’re willing to install custom firmware like OpenWRT, you will find that this gaming router can compete with much more expensive devices from better-known brands.
#5: Asus RT-AC88U
When the RT-AC88U was released, it was considered the best gaming routers in the market, and even today, it stands true. While the RT-AC86U is the newer, cheaper version, RT-AC88U is still a solid all-around router. It utilizes a Broadcom 1.4GHz dual-core processor and Broadcom’s NitroQAM technology to deliver up to 3,167Mbps of combined throughput (1,000Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 2,167Mbps on the 5GHz band). It has 8 LAN ports, VPN support, and a fully customizable dashboard. Its class-leading Adaptive QoS, along with Trend Micro antivirus and the WTFast GPN, is how this router stands out.
Spend a little for more features is the theory Asus has with the two routers. You can also combine it with the mesh kit for larger homes.
John Ocampos can usually be found binging on random series on Prime. When not absorbed in the latest gut wrenching thriller, John loves experimenting with gadgets, sings very badly, enjoys loitering around the city, and otherwise spends far too much time at the computer. He lives in the Philippines, with his brother and a cute turtle, Tomato.