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Netgear's XR500 router gives gamers complete control

The Netgear XR500 router has high-end hardware and lots of gaming features to reduce latency and ensure a more reliable local connection.

Dan Dziedzic
Dan has been a professional writer for more than a decade and now specializes in routers and networking devices. Originally from Chicago, IL, Dan studied comedy writing at Second City and worked as a Chicago sports journalist for a number of years. With a background in physics, he spends his spare time learning about the intricacies of the universe.
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This AC2600 router offers fast speeds, great range and lots of gaming features.

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The menu is very customizable and each setting has helpful tips, letting you know exactly what it does.

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One gigabit WAN port and four gigabit LAN ports help ensure that all your wired gaming devices will be lag free.

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Geofiltering lets you set up a radius around your location to make sure your console games connect to local servers and players. PC games can't use this feature.

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Bandwidth allocation gives you control over which devices deserve more of your internet speed.

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Two USB 3.0 ports give you flexibility to add network storage or a printer, and charge your phone at the same time.

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The smart connect feature lets the router automatically choose either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band when new devices join your network, to make sure you have the best connection.

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The 4x4 antennas each offer four streams of data to make sure you have a reliable connection.

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The DumaOS software gives you complete control over your gaming experience and the hardware provides great Wi-Fi coverage in a medium-to-large home.

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