Best Routers for Gaming

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The Best Gaming Modem Routers

Information and reviews on the best gaming routers available today. Check out our poll on the best gaming router with over 800 votes from fellow gamers. Join in on the gaming router discussion and submit your own review. New gaming router reviews coming soon. Find the best gaming routers for the XBox Live here.

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.

The D-Link DGL-4100 information and reviews.

Pros and cons for the D-Link DGL-4100 gaming modem router.


D-Link DGL-4100 4-Port GamerLounge Broadband Gigabit Gaming Router

The D-Link DGL-4100 is a wired router which I will always prefer over wireless. Of course you have to deal with running cables but that’s usually not a problem, and the wired routers ultimately have the best connection.

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.

Easily customizable:
  • 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.

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.

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.
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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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  • frankston-seo-consultants Feb 09, 2014 @ 6:16 am
    I have found my d-link router to be unstable on some ADSL2+ connections, seems stable on this one though.
  • Tim Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:25 pm
    I have had a DGL 4500 for a while and it has been great. However, D-link will no longer be supporting it after May 2013.
  • Margot_C Apr 20, 2013 @ 9:10 am
    Very useful info. It can be quite intimidating finding a piece of electronic equipment these days. Things are changing so fast. Thanks for the tips.
  • bamalife Feb 19, 2013 @ 5:53 am
    Very good lens. I have an Apple Router and like it quite a bit. I may have to check these out once my current router dies.
  • McMenimen Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:10 pm
    I'll definitely have to pick one of these up.
  • DanielTorri Jan 30, 2013 @ 9:35 pm
    I had no idea what router you used even really made a difference!
  • Leek Jan 11, 2013 @ 4:56 am
    AirPort Extreme 4gen by apple works great
    I've played cod games while someone's Skyping and others streaming vids all at the sometime(with occasional lag because of people uploading huge damn files but nothing that would throw your game off). Of course that sounds to amazing to be true but I do have 30mbps Download and 5mbps Upload speeds. What it all comes down to is the router and this machine delivers what it's worth ($170). So if you have the money to spend you won't be disappoint(unless you have people uploading, that's about your only worries).
  • cleanyoucar Jan 05, 2013 @ 3:58 am
    Great collection of routers here :D
  • TarahFlesch Jan 04, 2013 @ 6:25 pm
    Very helpful lens!
  • JoeTheMiner Dec 29, 2012 @ 11:16 am
    not bad at all but this lens is more of HIGH priced and all around do you get what you pay for or do you get a peace of crap for the money because i have did this before buy something that's HIGH class but in the end it turned out that it wasn't what i had in mind can you recommend anything is in the low to medium price range that offer's great security great firewall and high proformance $200 for a router is way out there kinda fills like a sore thumb.
  • raitoavi Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:01 am
    Not ony is a lens dedicated for the best routers for gaming a great idea, you also made it extremely extensive and informative, bookmarked :)
  • mistaben Dec 14, 2012 @ 1:41 pm
    Very helpful info. Great lens =)
  • SilverSwan Nov 22, 2012 @ 1:24 am
    good insite ,good work
  • Kris Nov 19, 2012 @ 2:56 pm
    We actualy use Docsis 3 the that Ccomcast offers. It has been the best gaming modem and it grabs three incoming lines for internet and determines which is the best incoming highspeed connection line and connects to the best. Any true gamer knows that hardline is better than wireless. If someone tries to sell you on a wireless for gaming, it is crap. We combine the Docsis 3 with the linksys router and we are always host even when we are both gaming at the same time. It gives our Xbox 360's about 30mbps per system. For some reason we have found that the original generation of Xbox 360's suck up more of the internet that the slims. And the older Xbox 360 always ends up being the "host" while the slim never does. I do not know why this occurs.
  • at3mlos Oct 26, 2012 @ 6:10 am
    how much coin did u get from d-link? this is not a review, it free advertising!
  • Trolling Mantis Jun 06, 2013 @ 12:45 pm
    D-Link specializes in gaming routers. They just have the most models and were the first to come out with gaming routers. Its just the nature of the industry.
  • Oct 21, 2012 @ 2:22 pm
    Great choices!
  • Cavedweller Aug 23, 2012 @ 10:49 pm
    Very nicely put together.....i think i know a little more about routers now.
  • maxidef Aug 19, 2012 @ 7:52 pm
    very interesting lens.
    Congrats.
  • maxidef Aug 19, 2012 @ 7:52 pm
    very interesting lens.
    Congrats.
  • JuserTM Aug 06, 2012 @ 9:23 am
    Nice and useful lens, well done! Squidlike
  • newbizmau Jul 18, 2012 @ 11:20 pm
    Seems like my wireless router from my provider just isn't cutting it. Whenever someone else is using wireless in the house the connection slows way down if not completely out. I have ATT Uverse. Can I add a router on top of theirs?
  • Jul 10, 2012 @ 3:12 pm
    i do not understand what a router can possible have to do with the affect on ur ehternet?!?!!?/
  • nanee00 Aug 23, 2012 @ 12:19 am
    Its true that all Ethernet cables transfer at similar rates. But the router can only accept interpret and transfer Ethernet information at a certain speed thus limiting the cable speed.
  • Jul 10, 2012 @ 2:42 pm
    i dont really understand how the router has anything to do with the internet lol! i thought that all depended on your internet provider?

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