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Routers Gaming: The best offers from Gaming Week

Posted on March 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

This week is gaming week on online stores. A specific week when manufacturers give big discounts on their gaming products. In Badawave we put together a list of the best high-performance routers with interesting discounts, up to 30% and even more. Do you need high-performance router? Get a hold of these offers.

ASUS

ASUS, the manufacturer, has a large experience in gaming, since it has a group of devices specifically designed for gamers called ROG (Republic Of Gamers). ASUS has launched significant discounts on their top-of-the-range routers as well as on a middle-range neutral router with the best price-quality relation on the market. (If you don’t have a gaming laptop, check here to choose one.)

ASUS ROG GT-AC5300

This high-performance router is the manufacturer’s top-of-the-range. It has a simultaneous triple band with AC5300 Wi-Fi (up to 1000Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and up to 2.167Mbps on each frequency band), a total of 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN with Link Aggregation support, VLAN Tagging, Gaming port to give it priority and NAT for hardware. This router also has two high-performance 3.0 USB ports.

We recommend you read our ASUS GT-AC5300 analysis where you can see the real performance and all the specifications in detail.

ASUS RT-AC5300

This high-performance router is the GT’s little brother, though the design is exactly the same. It has a simultaneous triple band with AC5300 Wi-Fi (up to 1000Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and up to 2.167Mbps on each frequency band), a total o4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN with Link Aggregation support, VLAN Tagging and NAT for hardware. This router also has two high-performance 3.0 USB ports.

We recommend you read our analysis of the ASUS RT-AC5300 where you can see the real performance and all the specifications in detail.

ASUS RT-AC88U

This high-performance router has a simultaneous double band with Wi-Fi AC3100. On the 2.4GHz band we can get up to 1.000Mbps and on the 5GHz band up to 2167Mbps. This router has a Gigabit Ethernet port for the WAN and 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN with Link Aggregation support. This device also has a high-performance 3.0 USB port and a 2.0 USB port.

We recommend that you read our analysis of the ASUS RT-AC88U where you can see the real performance and all the specifications in detail.

ASUS RT-AC86U

This is the last of the gaming routers that ASUS has launched and there is no doubt that this is one of the best price-quality relations of the high-range routers. It has a simultaneous double band with Wi-Fi AC2900, a 2.4GHz network to get up to 750Mbps of speed, on the 5GHz band we can get up to 2167Mbps. Other features of this router are its 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN, NAT for hardware and compatibility with VLAN Tagging, Triple VLAN and much more. Finally, this new RT-AC86U has a 3.0 USB port to share resources on the local network and a 2.0 USB port.

We recommend that you read our analysis of the ASUS RT-AC86U where you can see the real performance and all of the specifications in detail.

All of these routers from the ASUS manufacturer are compatible with ASUS AiMesh, the manufacturer’s Mesh solution that will allow us to reuse the routers to amplify the Wi-Fi reach in our home in an easy and quick way:

ASUS RT-AC66U B1

This router has one of the best price-quality relations on the high-range. It is a device that works really well and only today we can buy it for 109 USD. The main features of this router are its simultaneous double band with Wi-Fi AC1900, its 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for LAN, a high-performance 3.0 USB port on the front and 2.0 USB port on the back.

We recommend that you read our analysis of the ASUS RT-AC66U B1 where you can see the real performance and all of the specifications in detail.

AVM FRITZ! 7490

This is a modem-router ADSL2+/VDSL2 that can also work as a neutral router. It is compatible with VLAN Tagging on the WAN, it has 4 Gigabit Ethernet port for the LAN and two 3.0 USB ports. This router also allows to create a Wi-Fi Mesh network with other routers or AVM devices, which is ideal to do wireless roaming in an easy and quick way.

We recommend that you read our analysis of the FRITZ!Box 7490  where you can see the real performance and all of the specifications in detail.

D-Link

D-Link has launched significant discounts on their EXO routers, specifically designed for the best wireless performance possible thanks to their external high-reach antenna.

D-Link DIR-869 AC1750

This router, a member of the EXO family, has simultaneous double band with AC1750 Wi-Fi. We can get up to 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and up to 1.300Mbps on the 5GHz band. This new router has four Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN and one Gigabit Ethernet port for the WAN. It has a switch to easily put it on router mode or point of access for the best wireless performance. It doesn’t have USB ports to share files on a local network.

We recommend that you read our analysis of the D-Link DIR-869 where you can see the real performance and all of the specifications in detail.

D-Link DIR-878 AC1900

This is a simultaneous double band router with Wi-Fi AC1900 and MU-MIMO. It has one Gigabit Ethernet port for the Internet’s WAN with VLAN Tagging support and Movistar’s FITH triple VLAN. In addition, it has four Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN. It doesn’t have USB ports but it has a firmware with an easy to use QoS to prioritize gaming devices.

Soon, we will publish the complete analysis for this router. For now, we can say that it is a good option because of its superior performance.

D-Link DIR-882 AC2600

This device has the same hardware platform than the previous one, but in this case it is a 4 X 4 MU-MIMO with up to 800Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and up to 1.733Mbps on the 5GHz band with Wi-Fi AC. It has one Gigabit port for the WAN, four Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN with VLAN Tagging and one high-performance 3.0 USB port.

NETGEAR

Switch NETGEAR Nighthawk S8000

Although it is not a router, we have to mention it here since it is a gaming oriented switch. Thanks to this switch, we can prioritize packages easily with it QoS and QoS by port and we can also limit the width of the band of any device connected to it. It has a total of 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a firmware with a great deal of options.

We recommend that you read our complete analysis of the NETGEAR Nighthawk S8000 where you can find all the real performance proof.

NETGEAR R7000P

This router is one of NETGEAR’s best sellers. It is a simultaneous double band device with 2300 Wi-Fi (up to 600Mbps on 2.4GHz and up to 1625 Mbps on the 5GHz band with Wi-Fi AC). It has one Gigabit Ethernet port for the WAN and support for VLAN Tagging as well as four other Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN. Finally, it has a high-performance 3.0 USB port and a 2.0 USB port.

TP-Link

TP-Link Archer C3150

This router, from the manufacturer TP-Link, is one of the latest releases on the market. It has a simultaneous double band with AC3150 Wi-Fi. On the 2.4GHz band we can get a speed of up to 1.000Mbps and on the 5GHz band we can get up to 2167Mbps with Wi-Fi AC. It has all the G Gigabit Ethernet ports for the WAN and LAN, support for NAT via hardware and also VLAN Tagging, making it compatible with FITH operators in Spain. Lastly, it has a high-performance 3.0 USB port and a 2.0 USB port.

TP-Link Archer C9

This router made by TP-Link is a best seller. In fact, it is one of those recommended directly by Amazon due to how good it works. It is a simultaneous dual-band AC1900 router that has one Gigabit Ethernet port for WAN, four Gigabit Ethernet ports for LAN, hardware NAT and VLAN Tagging support. Lastly, it features a USB 2.0 port and high-performance USB 3.0 port.

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