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Best gaming router 2021

Netgear Nighthawk RAX80
Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 (Image credit: Netgear)

The best gaming router packs in extremely fast speeds and low latency so there's enough overhead to keep your games quenched for internet bandwidth. The worst thing that could happen is to be in a competitive game and have your router let you down. These routers come with sharp gaming features like QoS and fast LAN ports to deliver top-of-the-line performance over many of the best everyday Wi-Fi routers.

The best gaming router you can buy

The best gaming router for most people is the ASUS RT-AX86U. It's faster than most other normal routers out there, and it's at an affordable price. It'll keep you gaming well into the future with its Wi-Fi 6 capabilities, ensuring any modern device like the Razer Blade 14 is fast and secure. If you need something even more affordable, the ASUS RT-AC86U is an incredible choice.

Tyler Colp is a freelance writer for Windows Central. He's written about tech, games, and the culture around them across the internet. Ask him anything about Dark Souls or just follow him on Twitter.