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✅ TOP 5: Best Gaming Router Under $100 2020

✅ TOP 5: Best Gaming Router Under $100 2020


Are you looking for the best gaming router
under $100? In this video, we will breakdown the top gaming
routers on the market. Before we get started with our video detailing
the best gaming routers under $100, we have included links in the description for each
product mentioned, so make sure you check those out to see which one is in your budget
range. Starting off at number 1 we have the Tenda
AC18 Wireless-AC1900. Out of all the different manufacturers of
network devices in our video, Tenda is perhaps the least known. Still, their AC18 remains the best value for
a gaming router under $100, providing exceptional speed and reliability for the price. Inside, the AC18 sports a dual core processor,
pushing out overall bandwidth up to 1900 Mbps. This bandwidth is split over a 5Ghz and a
2.4Ghz band, with the 5Ghz band pushing speeds of 1300 Mbps and the 2.4Ghz band pushing speeds
of 600 Mbps. Where the AC18 really excels is with the inclusion
of Broadcom turbo-qam technology that allows up to 600 Mbps of extra bandwidth under load. The speeds reach decently far as well with
three high powered antenna reaching across a home. While Tenda doesn’t have a branding behind
some of the other routers on this list, the specs list is impressive. The four gigabit LAN ports, 1900 Mbps total
bandwidth, and coverage due to the three high powered antenna make this an excellent value
for a gaming router under $100. At number 2 we have the Belkin AC1900. Belkin throws their variant in the ring at
a slightly higher cost, but matching the speed of the AC18. Speeds come out the same for the AC1900 as
they do for the AC18. The dual band design sports up to 1900 Mbps
overall with 1300 Mbps reserved for the 5Ghz band and 600 Mbps reserved for the 2.4Ghz
band. However, the Belkin goes further than the
Tenda with Intellistream QoS technology that prioritizes HD streaming and gaming over other
wireless signals. This means there’s little fuss in reclaiming
bandwidth when just trying to jump into a game. Unfortunately, the Belkin does fall slightly
short when compared to the AC18 due to the lack of positionable antenna. While Belkin doesn’t clearly state how many
antenna are inside the box, the lack of positioning hurts the AC1900 overall, making direction
much more difficult to achieve. Still, the positioning will provide little
problem for the majority of people, and the AC1900 proves itself to be an excellent box
at a slightly higher price. If you’re more comfortable sticking with
a brand you know, the Belkin AC1900 is a solid alternative. At number 3 we have the NETGEAR Nighthawk
AC1750. The Nighthawk AC1750 is not Netgear’s top
of the line router in their Nighthawk line. In fact, it’s the lowest end model. Still, that says something when considering
the price and performance of it. At $100, the AC1750 provides speeds of 1300
Mbps on the 5Ghz band, matching both previous routers. However, while the 5Ghz band stands up to
the previous routers, the 2.4Ghz band falls significantly short. The rated speeds on this band only up to 450
Mbps is incredibly slow, especially with fiber optic internet becoming more available in
homes. When considering the price, the slap in the
face doesn’t burn as much. Still, I would stick with the 5Ghz band in
gaming. Additionally, Netgear’s Beamforming+ technology
focuses wi-fi signals to specific areas, meaning that your devices receive the maximum bandwidth,
targeted in the direction they are at. At number 4 we have the D-Link AC1750 DIR-859. When comparing the D-Link DIR-859 to the Nighthawk,
they look like very similar routers in terms of bandwidth, QoS, and more. However, while very similar on paper,the DIR-859
comes in at $20 less than the Nighthawk. Bandwidth mirrors the Nighthawk though, with
bandwidth totalling 1750 Mbps, 450 Mbps segmented for the 2.4Ghz band and 1300 Mbps slotted
for the 5Ghz band. Where the DIR-859 really differs from the
Nighthawk(outside of price) is in range.The high performance amplifiers split over 3 antenna
reach incredibly far, setting the DIR-859 to be one of the furthest reaching on this
list. While a sacrifice is made in speed, the feature
set and reach of the D-Link DIR-859 make it a fantastic value, worthy to be included in
the best gaming routers under $100. And for our final pick at number 5 we have
the TP-Link AC1200. The TP-Link AC1200 is not the most impressive
router on paper, falling below every other router on this list. However, specs aren’t everything and the
performance this router brings at only $60 is exceptional, especially considering the
cost. The dual band design suffers significantly
on the 2.4Ghz band, but that shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. However, the 5Ghz band still delivers speeds
up to 867Mbps, rivaling both the AC3200 and AC1750 at a significantly lower cost. The three antenna of the AC1200 provide much
more coverage than the price would suggest, falling below the AC5400 and the AC5300, but
coming into the same range as the AC3200 and the AC1750. While looking over the spec sheet won’t
impress many, the AC1200 still delivers where it counts. The decent speeds can still accommodate most
moderate internet signals, with enough bandwidth for casual online gaming. You may want to hold off on trying to jump
into a game like counter strike global offensive with it though. So that sums up our top gaming routers under
$100 of 2020. We hope you enjoyed. If you did please leave a like on the video
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