Due to the increased smart devices and internet dependency, a strong Wi-Fi connection is required to be available in every corner of the house at any hour.
Certainly, a modem is unable to distribute quality signals to the basement and other floors of the house. This particular need creates demand for quality routers that evenly spread high-quality signals throughout the residents.
Choosing a router can prove to be a tiring task because of all the technicalities and specifications, a common man like you and me is hardly aware of. Due to this shortcoming, most of the sales representatives try to upsell expensive routers that you might not really need.
Certainly, the lag is not only dependent on the router but also on the quality of service an ISP is providing. I did get myself a high-end router from this list and continuously experienced a dip in the speeds. Upon endless complaints, I found out that it’s my internet service provider delivering poor service. Then I switched to the best internet service provider near me to enjoy my router’s efficiency at its best.
Well, this article can save you from wasting extra money on the Wi-Fi routers and introduce you to quality routers just under a hundred dollars.
If you think you’re interested in knowing about the best performing routers under just $100 which are capable of supporting a busy household then read further:
1. NETGEAR Nighthawk R6700 ($73.97)
This router on top of our list is quite smart for its price. It is the perfect choice for gamers and residential internet users as it supports speeds up to 1750 Mbps. Netgear Nighthawk R6700 allows multiple connections at a time and distribute equal speeds without any lag.
The best thing about the router is that it is efficient enough to differentiate between mobile usage, online gaming or streaming, etc. It is smart enough to adapt to each situation swiftly.
- 1GHz dual-core processor
- It allows connection with 12 Wi-Fi devices and 4 LAN connections.
- Plus the router also provides USB 3.0 port to easily share the data with the entire house
- It comes with free backup software to protect and preserve your settings and other parental control setups.
- The router can also be controlled by the Nighthawk app easily.
2. ASUS Dual-band AC1300 ($64.90)
This small beast is integrated with 2×2 Mu-MIMO technology and is robust enough to tackle multiple connections at uninterrupted speeds. For 2.4 GHz network, it offers speeds up to 400 Mbps and for 5 GHz network, ASUS AC1300 is capable of providing speeds up to 1267 Mbps.
With its 4 external antennas, it is capable of spreading strong signals all across the house. The installation and control of the device has been made quite simple with the user-friendly web portal and mobile app.
The device is also integrated with SmartConnect to switch automatically between the bands when required. The only drawback to this router is that it doesn’t offer DD-WRT support.
3. Linksys AC1200 ($66.00)
Linksys AC1200 is the perfect slim and smart router that goes with almost every type of interior. It’s not just its elegant design that makes it third on our list but also a plethora of features that make it different from other routers.
Linksys AC1200 is strong enough to support dual wireless bands and can deliver speeds up to 300 Mbps for 2.4 GHz networks. On the other hand, it can handle speeds up to 867 Mbps for 5GHz.
\Moreover, the router also features 4 Gigabit LAN ports and one USB 3.0 port. The router keeps the network secured via WPA/WPA2 encryption and an SPI firewall.
4. TP-Link AC1750 ($57.99)
TP-Link AC1750 is one of the most amazing dual-band routers one can get under 100 bucks. The router supports speeds up to 450 Mbps for 2.4 GHZ network, however, for the 5GHZ network, it is capable of supporting speeds over 1300 Mbps. The router is also compatible with the Amazon Alexa.
- It contains three external antennas enabling it to expand the Wi-Fi range. The router is powerful enough to deliver signals even in the 2500 feet wide houses.
- The router is capable of supporting 50 Wireless devices ( I mean wow)
- It has four gigabit LAN ports for the wired devices
- TPLink AC1750 also offers fast storage access through USB port 3.0.
- Along WPA/WPA2 it offers a safe and secure online connectivity
- It can also be controlled via a cloud-based tethering app
5. Motorola AC1700 ($59.00)
This high-end router distributes wireless signals in a good range for all your wireless devices. This little dude comes with six adjustable antennas. Out of these six antennas four are specifically designed to handle 2.4 GHz band (also known as the best band for long-range Wi-Fi). As a result, one can enjoy a good wireless signal all over the house without any delay.
The router is compatible with all sorts of wireless and wired devices and comes equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports.
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