Top 3 Budget-friendly Gaming Routers

As we mentioned many times earlier, gaming is more than just a hobby. That’s why in today’s article, we will be focusing on Top 3 Budget-friendly Gaming Routers for seamless gaming. We talked about one of the best no-compromise, top-end gaming routers that money can buy which you can check out from here. But today’s major focus will be on the near similar performance but in the lower end of the budget section. Be sure to go through the entire article to get an idea of what you can expect.

Also Read: Nighthawk XR1000 Pro Gaming Wi-Fi 6 Router Review.

Top 3 Budget-friendly Gaming Routers

Both Single-player and online multiplayer games require a decent WiFi router to provide uninterrupted performance and maintain your internet download and upload speeds for downloading games and streaming. The main thing people should be aware of is that your router can deliver only up to your expectations when your actual internet package speed is fast and reliable. If you are set on that aspect, then these are some of the choices out of which you can pick the one you like for all your internet needs over Wi-Fi.

1- ASUS RT-AC59U V2 – AC1500

Top 3 Budget-friendly Gaming Routers
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This one is from the house of Asus and is on the costlier end of today’s list. But the features that come packed with it justifies the price tag and make it a great choice for your gaming, streaming, and all your other Wi-Fi needs. Let us look into its specifications and features –

Specs and Features:

Frequency- It supports dual-band frequency and meets modern standards. Its 2.4GHz bandwidth supports speeds of up to 600 Mbps, while its 5GHz bandwidth supports speeds of up to 867 Mbps. 
Wireless Type- It comes with wireless type ‎802.11ac 
Connectivity Type- It has a 1 x USB 2.0 port, 4 x Gigabit LAN port, and Dual-band Wi-Fi. The USB 2.0 Port supports Asus AiDisk, i.e. both local and remote network file sharing. 
Antennas- It has 4 adjustable antennas for strong and stable coverage over Wi-Fi with multi-device performance. 
AiMesh Supported- This helps you to connect to other compatible Asus routers and establish a powerful and flexible Whole-home / small-office Wi-Fi network. 
ASUSWRT- The ASUSWRT dashboard UI that comes with the router is very easy to operate and will help you to manage your router. 
Warranty- It also has a 3-year company warranty. 

This router is currently priced around INR 5,599/$75.99 making it a valuable choice.

2- Netgear R6350 AC1750

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The second one in this list is from Netgear, a reliable and popular company in making Wi-Fi routers. The Netgear R6350 AC1750 comes with a lot of eye-catching features and specifications that make it a competing contender in today’s segment.

Specs and Features:

Frequency- This one here also comes with the dual-band frequency. The next-gen 11ac Wi-Fi dual-band tech provides a fast and reliable connection. The AC1750 supports speeds of up to 750+ 1300 Mbps. 
Wireless Type- It comes with an 802.11n wireless type. 
Processor- It has a built-in 880MHz processor that keeps the connectivity and all router operations steady. 
Connectivity Type- It has a 1 x USB 2.0 port, 4 x Gigabit LAN ports, and Dual-band Wi-Fi. The USB 2.0 could be easily used to access and share the USB Hard Drive wirelessly. 
Antennas- It comes with 3 externally adjustable antennas for a greater, uninterrupted connection. 
Optimized- The AC1750 is optimized for HD video streaming and multiplayer gaming without any interruptions. 
Warranty- It comes with a 2-year company warranty. 

The Netgear R6350 AC1750 has currently priced at INR 4,899/$66 a good option for a router under 70 bucks.

3- TP-Link Archer AC1200

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TP-Link is famous for its wide range of Wi-Fi router solutions. The TP-Link Archer AC1200 is one of our favorite value for money options in this segment. It comes with a fairly lower price point along with outstandingly competing features. Lets us have a look at what it has to offer spec and feature-wise;

Specs and Features:

Frequency- It has dual-band Wi-Fi support and supports speeds of up to 300 Mbps over 2.5GHz and 867 Mbps over a 5 GHz network. 
Wireless Type- It comes with wireless type ‎802.11ac 
Connectivity Type- It comes with a single USB port (with file sharing and storage), 4 x Gigabit LAN ports, and Wi-Fi connectivity options. 
Processor-  It has a high-performance chipset that helps it to deliver stable connectivity. 
Antennas-  It has great Wi-Fi coverage with multiple antennas forming a single boost to cover a wider range. It has 3 external adjustable antennas. 
Beamforming technology-  The Beamforming technology concentrates wireless signal strength towards clients to expand WiFi range and delivers highly efficient wireless connection. 
Management- The Router is easy to manage via the Tether App, which comes free on Android and iOS devices. 
Warranty- It has a 3-year company warranty. 

With so many features, the TP-Link Archer AC1200 comes at a price of only INR 2849/$38.99.

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