2022’s Best Gaming Routers

Written by Mark

Last updated Mar 21, 2022

In this piece, we will be detailing the best gaming routers available. We are going to consider several factors including speed, wireless standard, and processor.  

As we highlighted in our article on whether a gaming router really makes a difference in game play, we found that getting a router specifically designed for gaming is important because it allows for a superior internet connection, quality of service feature, and better interface. We also told you about the factors you should take into account when choosing a router. These included wireless standards, speed, and processor capacity.  

However, since we published that article, we have realized that it may be time to come up with a list of the best gaming routers on our own as well. After all, we have given you suggestions regarding gaming laptops, monitors, keyboards, headsets so why not routers? Not only are we going to enlist what we think are the best routers for gaming but we will also give you information about the routers’ speeds, wireless standards, and processors. This way, you can choose the one that specifically fits your needs and preferences in the finest way. It goes without saying but, to take the maximum advantage of a quality router, you need to have a fine internet connection such as the one provided by Xfinity internet. 

So let’s get right into it. 

Best WiFi Routers For Gaming

Here are the 5 best WI-FI routers for gaming.

#1 Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR 700

Remember when the Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR 500 was all the rage last year as it delivered the fastest of all gaming routers ever? Well, fortunately for gamers, Netgear has released a successor to that marvel packing specs that even outperform its famed predecessor! At a frequency of 60 GHz, this beast can offer you speeds of up to 4600 Mbit/s. It also allows bands of 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz enabling speeds of 1733 and 400 Mbit/s respectively. To achieve those speeds, you will probably have to connect to the router in a wired manner which is why Netgear has provided as many as seven LAN ports. To ensure that wireless users can also benefit from superfast speeds, there are four antennas attached to the gaming router.  

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#2 ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000

Well, this one is a powerhouse inside and out. On the inside, it has a quad-core 1.8 GHz processor built into it. On the outside, it has eight antennas built around the main body. The proper positioning of the antennas is crucial in taking full advantage of this router. Moreover, it boasts a 2.5G Base-T port for increased bandwidth along with four Gigabit LAN ports. Like the Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR 700, this is also a tri-band router. One band is 2.4 GHz, enabling speeds of up to 1148 Mbps. The other two bands are 1.5 GHz and can help you get exceptional speeds of approximately 4800 Mbps. It also boasts the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology and dynamic QoS to prioritize gaming traffic. 

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#3 TP-Link Archer C5400X

We could not have completed a list of routers without featuring a device from TP-Link. This year’s flagship router of the company really competes with the world’s best. It boasts a speed of AC5400. Alongside, it has eight LAN ports and the same amount of antennas so there is a lot to look for in terms of hardware. The best part about this device is that it is easy to set up. Normally, getting a router to prioritize the system that you are gaming on is a challenging task. However, with TP-Link Archer C5400X, this process is made much easier because of its easily usable quality of service features.  

Perhaps, the biggest advantage of this router is that it is much more affordable compared to the ones mentioned above. If you go to Amazon right now, you can probably get the system in about two hundred dollars. Notably though, unlike the other routers, mentioned in the article, that use Wi-Fi 6 technology, this is built using Wi-Fi 5 technology. 

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#4 ASUS RT-AX88U

This router has everything that you could ask for. Just like the preceding router, it also has a quality of service (QoS) feature. In addition to that, it is built using the famed Wi-Fi 6 technology. Alongside, it has as many as eight LAN ports so rest assured you can hold a whole gaming party at your place! It also has a Quad-core 1.8 GHz processor. If you are worried about viruses entering your internet system, know that the ASUS RT-AX88U comes with a Trend Micro antivirus subscription till the end of the life of the router. At a 5 GHz frequency, this sleek equipment can give you really great speeds.  

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#5 Netgear Nighthawk AX4

If you want a router that is built using the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology and is affordable as well, the Netgear Nighthawk AX4 is the way to go. Like any Wi-Fi 6 router, the Netgear Nighthawk AX4 also boasts throughputs much faster than the routers belonging to Wi-Fi 5 routers. It has 4 Gigabit LAN ports alongside two external antennas. So, admittedly, the hardware is not as elaborate as those of some others.  

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Conclusion

We hope this list of the best gaming Wi-Fi routers has helped you decipher which one fits your needs the best.  If your looking for a PC to go with your Wi-Fi router, check out our PC Build Packages, which come in all price ranges. 

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