We run through the best gaming routers to ensure you can play without delay. 

The best gaming routers

6. TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900

The best budget gaming router you'll find in 2021. With throughput speeds that best most other routers we've tested, such as 5 GHz speeds that we clocked at 311 Mbps, the Archer outperforms its price point. 

Speed: AC1900 | Wi-Fi: 5 (802.11ac) | LAN Ports: 4 | Antennas: 3 | Processor: Dual-core 1GHz

5. Netgear Nighthawk AX4

Terrific Wi-Fi 6 performance on a budget. In testing, the AX4 achieved great performance numbers when it came to throughput, with a close testing speed of 344 Mbps on 2.4 GHz frequency, and 345 Mbps on 5 GHz. 

Speed: AX3000 (Dual-band 2400(5GHz)+ 600(2.4GHz) Mbps wireless speed) | Wi-Fi: 6 (802.11ax) | LAN Ports: 4 | Antennas: 2 | Processor: Dual-core

4. TP-Link Archer C5400X

TP-Link's latest high-end gaming router is a significant improvement over previous models, and now ranks among the best gaming routers around. We love that the C5400X is so easy to set-up and use. 

Speed: AC5400 | Wi-Fi: 5 (802.11ac) | LAN Ports: 8 | Antennas: 8 | Processor: quad-core 1.8GHz

3. ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000

A class-leading router that delivers exceptional 5 GHz speeds. While 2.4 GHz speeds clocked in at a decent 171 Mbps during our testing, 5 GHz hit a throughout speed of 334 Mpbs—the fastest we've seen from any router. 

Speed: AX11000 (Tri-band 2.4 GHz - 1148 Mbps x 1, 5 GHz - 4,804Mbps x 2) | Wi-Fi: 6 (802.11ax) | LAN Ports: 4 | Antennas: 8 | Processor: Quad-core 1.8GHz

2. Nightgear Nighthawk XR700

A superb router that packs in the right ingredients, with one WAN and six LAN ports, support for link aggregation, and even a 10 Gigabit LAN SFP+ port for ridiculously fast Ethernet bandwidth. 

Speed: AD7200 (Tri-band 4600(AD) + 1733(5GHz)+ 800(2.4GHz) Mbps wireless speed) | Wi-Fi: 5 (802.11ac) | LAN Ports: 7 | Antennas: 4 | Processor: Quad-core 1.7GHz

1. Asus RT-AX88U

The best high-end router you can currently buy. The RT-AX88U features next-gen Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) tech, and an impressive eight Gigabit Ethernet ports, which even support link aggregation. Its 5 GHz speeds are tough to beat. 

Speed: AX6000 | Wi-Fi: 6 (802.11ax) | LAN Ports: 8 | Antennas: 4 | Processor: Quad-core 1.8GHz

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