What’s a good gaming router to replace an Xfinity Cable Provider one?
So, Im gonna get Xfinity Internet soon but I wanna get my own router first so I can use that insert of theirs, they charge too much for equipment... So I plan on using it for gaming, web browsing, etc... I do plan on having multiple devices connected(~8/9), got a big family lol but devices connected will me smartphones and 2 laptops+my PC for gaming. My budget is $100-$250. I want something fast and reliable for the entire family.
- ∅Lv 74 weeks ago
you should talk to them first. they require you use their modem, so the fee for that may not go away.
otherwise, look for a router with Gigabit speeds.
- 4 weeks ago
Don't get a "gaming" router. These are usually overpriced (just because they have "gaming" in the name) and often don't really work much better than a non-gaming router. A few years ago I bought a Netgear R6400 (I'm not sure if it still on sale) for about $110 at Target. I replaced an aging Belkin router with it and it worked much better than the old one.
Something like this would probably be very good for home use: https://www.amazon.com/Linksys-Dual-Band-Wireless-... maybe even overkill.
Just make sure that you put it in a central location in your house for the best Wi-Fi signal. If you put it in a corner in your house, it won't work that well if you're too far away.