Tp-link anchor AC2600 router

Best Router for cloud gaming in 2021 (All games on 4K)

If you don’t have a high and pc but still you want to play games on your computer.

Then cloud gaming is a great option for you. But still, for that, you need a router that can handle the internet connection required for cloud gaming.

So let’s check some best in budget options for routers.

Best router for cloud gaming

For 1080p to 2k cloud gaming, you require 50-200 Mbps internet speed. Depending upon the games you’re playing.

For that, a budget router will be enough for you. But still, you want to play on 4k resolution with the best gaming experience then check the upcoming routers.

1. Tp-link ax50 ax3000 smart router

(High-speed internet and smart router)

Tp-link AX50 router
(Image credit: Tp-link)

Specifications

  • Speed: 3000 Mbps
  • IEEE technology: 802.11ax
  • Features: Beamforming, Parental control, Guest mode, Built-in antivirus.
  • Antennas: 4x antennas
  • Lan ports: 1x WAN and 4x LAN
  • USB ports: One

Overview of this router

Tp-link routers are great options for basic as well as gaming purpose.

This router supports the latest 802.11ax technology. This router can handle internet speeds up to 2400 Mbps.

It means you can play games on 4k resolution if you have a 4k monitor with this router. With low latency, it increases your gaming experience.

It has an intel chip which is better than a normal chip available on a budget router. This chip helps you to connect and handle up to 256 devices properly with this router.

However, it also supports 6dBi antennas great for long-range usage. Also, WIFI 6 is available for a stronger connection.

PROSCONS
1. Affordable router with WIFI 61. Little bit warm
2. Good internet speed2. Slow performance with NAS drive
3. Lightweight
4. Connect up to 256 devices

But still, if you don’t have that much budget to spend on a router then you can check some of the options given below.

2. Tp-link ac2600 Router

Tp-link anchor AC2600 router
(Image credit: Tp-link)

Specifications

  • Speed: 2600 Mbps
  • IEEE technology: 802.11ac
  • Features: Mu-mimo, Beamforming, Parental control, Guest mode.
  • Antennas: 4x antennas
  • Lan ports: 1x WAN and 4x LAN
  • USB ports: Two

Overview of this router

This is another great option for cloud gaming. But still it the first option will be better.

However, this router has 802.11ac technology which is the main difference from the first two routers.

But still, it supports 1733 Mbps internet speed with a 5 GHz band. This router supports the Mu-Mimo technology helps to connect better with more devices.

This router is also more than enough for handling the internet speed required for 4k cloud gaming.

PROSCONS
1. Good internet speed1. Range is middling
2. Affordable router2. Sometimes expensive
3. Mu-mimo available
4. Two USB ports

3. Tp-link c80 AC1900

Tp-link anchor C80 AC1900 wifi router
(Image credit: Tp-link)

Specifications

  • Speed: 1900 Mbps
  • IEEE technology: 802.11ac
  • Features: Mu-mimo, Beamforming, Parental control, Guest mode.
  • Antennas: 4x antennas
  • Lan ports: 1x WAN and 4x LAN
  • USB ports: No

Overview of this router

This is a budget option available for cloud gaming. It supports the maximum 1300 Mbps speed for the 5 GHz band and 600 Mbps speed for the 2.4 GHz band.

It can also handle internet speed for cloud gaming. This router supports 3×3 Mu-mimo technology. It helps a router to make a better connection with your devices.

You will get better coverage due to beamforming technology. Some features like Parental control, Guest mode, and Access control are also available on this router.

This router will be enough for budget cloud gaming and 1Gpbs internet plans. However, if you are on a limited budget check the upcoming routers.

PROSCONS
1. Good internet speed1. No USB port
2. Affordable router2. Sometimes expensive.
3. Mu-mimo available
4. Good looking

4. Tenda AC10 router

Tenda AC10 AC1200 wireless router

Specifications

  • Speed: 1167 Mbps
  • IEEE technology: 802.11ac
  • Features: Mu-mimo, Beamforming, Parental control, Guest mode.
  • Antennas: 4x antennas
  • Lan ports: 1x WAN and 4x LAN
  • USB ports: No

Overview of this router

Tenda is also a good brand for routers. If you want a router that looks good and within budget for cloud gaming then this router is a good option.

As per the internet connection, it supports 867 Mbps speed for 5 GHz and 300 Mbps speed for 2.4 GHz band.

This router supports 1 Gbps LAN port. That means if you want to use a 1 Gbps plan then you can connect it through LAN wire for the best internet speed.

For a better connection, you will get dual Mu-mimo technology and a 1 GHz processor based on 28 nm.

PROSCONS
1. Average internet speed1. No USB port
2. Affordable router2. Not enough for a 1 Gbps internet plan
3. Mu-mimo available
4. Good looking

5. Tp-link Anchor A5 AC1200 router.

TP-Link Archer C50 AC1200
(Image credit: Tp-link)

Specifications

  • Speed: 1167 Mbps
  • IEEE technology: 802.11ac
  • Features: Parental control, Guest mode, Access point mode.
  • Antennas: 4x antennas
  • Lan ports: 1x WAN and 4x LAN
  • USB ports: No

Overview of this router

This is another budget router. It can also handle the internet speed required for 4k gaming. But still, you rarely face issues on 4k gaming with this router.

However, 2k and 1080p will be great on this router. It supports the internet speed up to 867 Mbps for the 5 GHz band and 300 Mbps speed for the 2.4 GHz band.

As per other features, you will get all the features like Parental control, Guest mode, and access point mode in this router.

The wireless coverage of this router is also good due to the four antennas. 

PROSCONS
1. Average internet speed1. No USB port
2. Budget-friendly router2. No Mu-mimo
3. Access mode option available
4. Good looking

Conclusion

Cloud gaming is a great way to play high-end games on your devices. Even you can play high-end games on your mobile.

But still, cloud gaming requires a good internet connection. That’s why you need a good router. So if you want the best experience you can check the list of routers given above.

So here’s the best router for cloud gaming in India.

Now I want to hear from you which of the router you liked the most. Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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FAQ

Can I use the Jio router for Cloud Gaming?

If you have a Jio fiber router is a great option. It supports 1 Gbps+ internet speed. So that router will be more than enough for you. Even 4k Cloud gaming is possible on that router.

Can I use the normal routers for Cloud Gaming?

As per the normal routers that you will get for free from internet providers. Some of the routers are not compatible with higher internet speed. You can use them. But still, make sure to check if the internet is constant with less latency.

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