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NEED ADVICE BEFORE 11PM EST - Best Router as of July, 2019?

Discussion in 'Wireless Buying Advice' started by Nick23, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Nick23

    Nick23 New Around Here

    Jul 16, 2019
    Hello all. I read the rankings but am concerned it may be outdated or may be considering some factors other than how well the router might perform (e.g. bang for buck, etc.).

    Is the best performing router currently (as of this post on 7/16/2019) the NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S Smart WiFi Router (R7800) - AC2600?

    I have a 3 story house and would like to have great performance throughout. The usage would be for gaming (console and computer) while simultaneously streaming on smart TVs (e.g. Netflix in 4K); basically connecting many devices at once (TVs, Gaming, Smart Phones, iPads, etc.).

    I am asking for this advice as soon as possible as I would like to take advantage of the Amazon Prime Day sale if the best router is in fact on sale. Thanks in advance!!!!! Your knowledgeable opinions are greatly appreciated
    pink_toaster likes this.
  2. coxhaus

    coxhaus Part of the Furniture

    Oct 7, 2010
    I guess you missed Prime day. The best game router would have low latency. The best low latency is going to be AT&T gig internet. Cable has higher latency. The router is the next link in the low latency chain. You need to use wired as wireless has high latency.

    The next thing is a wireless router is probably not going to cover three floors with 5 GHz wireless. 2.4 GHz maybe will but it is not near as good as 5 GHz. So you might be better off with a wired router and multiple wireless APs.

    Google fiber internet may work as well.
    microchip likes this.
  3. microchip

    microchip Very Senior Member

    Sep 19, 2014
    as coxhaus says, it won't cover it all on the 5 GHz band so APs may be needed. I have the R7800 but live in an apartment so it covers all. I can say from experience that it's a very decent router and currently virtually the only one to consider from NETGEAR due to the other models having so many firmware issues.