Best Routers for Gaming
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Why buy a gaming router?
Before gaming was really noticed as a major consumer field everyone had to play on the same equipment with no distinct advantages to one's gaming setup. That is no longer the case, and there is a significant advantage to having the right gear when playing games competitively. Even if you play just for fun on the XBox Live, isn't winning more often going to be more fun?
D-Link broadband gaming router, model DGL-4100. - D-Link DGL-4100 with 4 port switch.
D-Link DGL-4100 4-Port GamerLounge Broadband Gigabit Gaming Router
The D-Link DGL-4100 strong points:
GameFuel Priority Technology:
- Provides the most power to where you need it most, your games. Designed to reduce latency and boost network efficiency and performance.
High Performance CPU:
- Supports thousands of concurrent connections, making it great for both peer to peer and multiplayer applications.
Alt-Tab or multitasking:
- The D-Link DGL-4100 enables you to alt tab or minimize the game without a loss in game connection. This is awesome for game hosts or those who want to jump right back into the game.
4 Port hub:
- Connects up to four computers to a single broadband connection.
- The D-Link DGL-4100 offers easy fine tuning of your gaming needs with 256 pre-configured ports and options to add new applications or game settings.
D-Link DGL-4100 customer reviews and ratings:
Out of 41 customer reviews and ratings the D-Link DGL-4100 got an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars, an extremely good rating.
You can check out and read all of the customer reviews Here. (Scroll to the bottom for reviews)
D-Link wireless gaming router, model DGL-4300. - D-Link DGL-4300 108G Wireless Gaming Router.
Comes with an instant rebate of $25 and ships for free.
D-Link DGL-4300 information and reviews.
Pros and cons for the D-Link DGL-4300 wireless gaming router.
A cheap yet highly effective wireless version of the original D-link gaming router, but this one is for wireless connections. It sports all of the same features as the wired version (see above), without all the hassle of running ethernet cables throughout your home. I still recommend the wired version for best connectivity, but sometimes that's just not feasible and the D-Link DGL-4300 does a great job at a great price.
D-Link DGL-4300 Wireless 108G Gaming Router
This wireless gaming router includes a mounting kit with a vertical stand and detachable antenna. It can still be used horizontally as well.
D-Link DGL-4300 customer reviews and ratings:
Out of 102 customer reviews and ratings the D-Link DGL-4300 received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which translates roughly to, a really really awesome wireless gaming router.
You can check out all the technical specs and read all the customer reviews Here. Just scroll to the bottom for reviews.
D-Link Xtreme dualband gaming router, model DGL-4500. - D-Link DGL-4500 wireless gaming router.
Comes with free shipping from some sellers.
D-Link DGL-4500 information and reviews.
Pros and cons for the D-Link DGL-4500 wireless gaming router.
The other more expensive version of the D-link wireless router. This one features dual band technology. While quite a bit more pricewise than some of the other wireless gaming routers, it has had several good reviews and is recommended especially for those who experience slow downs when someone else on your network is using the internet as well.
D-Link DGL-4500 Extreme-N Selectable Dual-Band Gaming Router
All in all I recommend this router only if you want a quality wireless gaming router that won't slow down your connections when someone else on your network is downloading. It features the same strong points as the cheaper version of the wireless D-Link listed above.
D-Link DGL-4500 customer reviews and ratings:
Out of 19 total customer reviews and ratings this router has received an average of 4 out of 5 stars. Not bad, but the competition is stiff.
Read all the reviews for the D-Link DGL-4500 Here. Scroll to the bottom for the reviews and ratings.
D-Link DGL 4500 video review.
A quick video review on the features of the DGL-4500.
Linksys wireless gaming router, model WRT330N. - Linksys WRT330N Wireless-N Gaming Router.
Linksys WRT330N information and reviews.
Pros and cons for the Linksys WRT330N wireless gaming router.
The first thing that I have to say about this gaming router is that it looks incredible. This is without a doubt the best looking wireless router I've ever seen, and on top of that it really delivers on performance too.
Cisco-Linksys WRT330N Wireless-N Gigabit Gaming Router
Linksys WRT330N strong points:
Great wireless signal:
- Using MIMO technology the Linksys WRT330N uses multiple radios to make a far reaching and very strong signal.
Built in optimizer:
- Similar to D-links GameFuel technology, the optimizer boosts network efficiency and reduced lag.
4 point hub:
- Connects up to four computers to your broadband connection.
Cisco-Linksys WRT330N Wireless-N Gigabit Gaming Router
Linksys WRT330N customer reviews and ratings:
Out of a total of 50 customer reviews and ratings the Linksys WRT330N wireless router receives an average of 4 out of 5 stars making it a solid investment.
You can check out all the Linksys WRT330N specs and reviews Here. (Scroll down for reviews)
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Last updated on April 30, 2013
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