ASUS Wi-Fi Gaming Router (RT-AC5300)

ASUS Wi-Fi Gaming Router (RT-AC5300) is a 2015 model router that comes with dimensions 24.5 x 6.5 x 24.5 inches and has a weight of 3.21 pounds. The router has a very sleek and classic design with 8 antennas. You will find this router in black color only with a touch of grey color in the middle and a red line at the boundary.

The router comes with 4 ports so you can connect your wired devices and can also be controlled by voice commands like other smart devices. The router offers you the tri-band frequency for enhanced performance and speed of transferring data.

The range of the ASUS Wi-Fi Gaming Router (RT-AC5300) is up to 5000 square feet with a speed of up to 5334 Megabits per second. It is capable of supporting multiple operating systems such as Windows, Mac, OS, and Linux so you do not have any problem while connecting your devices.

You can also control how much speed every device or person can have when connected to the network. This is the perfect option for you if you are buying for home use as you can connect and look at your security cameras as well as play high-speed and high-quality games. The ASUS Wi-Fi Gaming Router (RT-AC5300) comes at a mid-range price.

Pros
  • Sleek design and shape
  • Can be controlled with voice
  • High speed and a large range
Cons
  • Expensive than other models

Synology RT2600ac

Synology RT2600ac is the fastest router with a speed of 2.34 Gigabits per second. You can easily transfer large amounts of data, surf the internet, or can play and stream high-end games with this router in your college dorm with a big network circle. The dimensions of Synology RT2600ac are 6.65 x 11.02 x 3.03 inches with a weight of 1.54 pounds.

You can operate and adjust the settings of this router easily with the app that can be downloaded from the app store or play store. The router has 13 ports so you can connect multiple devices at a time and it also lets you connect wirelessly through Wi-Fi technology. The router can provide you connectivity range up to 3,000 square feet with fast speed and enhanced performance.

This router comes at a mid-range price and will be best for you if you are using it for several devices to connect because it lets you control the traffic and monitor other devices for effective networking. The router can work in 5° C to 40° C or 40° F to 104° F.

Pros
  • App control method
  • 13 ports for wired devices
  • Large connectivity range
Cons
  • Have its operating system

Linksys AX1500 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router

Linksys AX1500 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi comes with a very sophisticated and classy design that includes a mesh top and two antennas at the back. The router has a small light flashing at the front that tells you your device is turned on. The dimensions of the router are 5.4 x 9.8 x 5.9 inches and weigh only 2.16 pounds.

The router is available in only one color and that is pure black. The router can be controlled through an app and you can also adjust settings easily. It gives you a range of 1700 square feet for wireless connections of more than 25 devices at a time. The powerful mesh technology added to the router can enhance the speed of the router.

The Linksys AX1500 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi comes at a very reasonable price with high-end features. You can also monitor and control all the devices connected to the router. The router also gives you an option of guest mode so you can limit the resources a device can use. You can connect up to 3 wired devices with the ports available on the router.

Pros
  • 1.5 gigabits per second
  • Multiple device connectivity
  • Small and compact
Cons
  • Fewer ports

ASUS AC2900 Wi-Fi Gaming Router (RT-AC86U)

ASUS AC2900 Wi-Fi Gaming Router (RT-AC86U) has a unique and simple design that comes with three antennas so you can enhance the Wi-Fi range. The router is available in one color only which is black color with a touch of bright red color. The router is built with indicating lights on the top so it can be easy for you to identify and adjust the settings. The dimensions of the router are 6.2 x 3.3 x 8.66 inches while it comes with a weight of 2 pounds.

The router is capable of providing you a speed of 2900 megabits per second with a dual-band frequency of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. It also comes with 6 ports that are added to attach wired devices in a network like USB, printer, scanner, and other shared devices. The wireless technology or connectivity type of ASUS AC2900 Wi-Fi Gaming Router (RT-AC86U) lets you connect many devices through Wi-Fi in your network.

You can get rid of all the threats or virus issues through a built-in protection system of the router. Many other devices are available in a suitable price range for a college student but this device is a little expensive because of the high-end features so if you prefer features over price then this is for you. You can control your network through settings and can act as an admin of the network.

Pros
  • Simple and unique design
  • LED indicators
  • 2900 megabits per second
  • 6 wired connectivity ports
Cons
  • A little expensive than others

NETGEAR Nighthawk Smart Wi-Fi Router (R7000)

NETGEAR Nighthawk Smart Wi-Fi Router (R7000) was first introduced in the market in 2013 and has dimensions 11.22 x 7.26 x 1.97 inches and comes along with a weight of 1.65 pounds. You can find this router in black color only and is built with three antennas. The look of the router is simple and sophisticated that will create a classic touch to your taste and your house. The router is available in 6 different variants according to their specifications.

The router works with a dual-band mechanism and gives you a speed of up to 1300 Megabits per second which is used to transfer large amounts of data easily at the same time. The router allows you to attach only 5 wired devices whereas it offers you to connect up to 30 devices wirelessly with 1800 square feet connectivity range.

According to us, this device will be good only for personal use as it offers you a very limited range of connectivity as well as fewer ports for wired devices. The device is capable of running smoothly and fast with all the technological features that you want. The price of the router is affordable and kept low as compared to others because it is not made for commercial or business use.

Pros
  • High transfer speed
  • Classic design
  • Wireless connectivity
  • 5 ports available
Cons
  • No voice controls