Online Gaming

Are you finding your online gaming experience frustrating? Do you find yourself sitting through gaming lags, buffering, skips, etc.? Are you limited in the range of international gaming options you can access?

We understand how aggravating this can be, and there is an easy way to experience better gaming. The problem lies with your router.

In the past, we’ve shown you some of the best routers for gaming consoles like the Xbox, PS4, and PS5, but we thought it was time for a broader look at the ways in which the right router for gaming is the solution you’re looking for.

Top 5 Reasons You Need a Better Router for Gaming

As the video above argues, the solution to your online gaming woes is a DD-WRT FlashRouter. With our open-source devices, you’ll be enjoying a flawless gaming experience, because your wireless network will be run on a device that is built to handle any amount of bandwidth you can throw at it.

How does a FlashRouter ensure the best online gaming experience possible? Here are the top five reasons you need a top router for gaming:

Reason 1: Powerful Performance from your Router for Gaming

Suffice to say, if you’re running your Xbox or PS4 or whatever your console of choice off of a weak router, with a weak CPU with limited RAM/flash memory, you’re going to find out real quick the limitations of your gaming experience.

That’s why we offer routers for gaming with DD-WRT best-in-class processors. They’re particularly helpful for all of the encryption and decryption involved in VPN usage (more on that right below).

Reason 2: Higher Level of Added Security 

It goes without saying, but this is an important one: if you’re going to be competing with other people online, you’re leaving your network wide open for invasion by nefarious online forces. Hackers are waiting for opportunities like this to access and hijack your important info. That’s why you need a router for gaming with advanced security options like VPN-compatibility to keep your network secure.

And at FlashRouters, we take this quite seriously, which is why we’re affiliated with and fully support a wide variety of some of the top VPN service providers around. Not only do VPN service providers allow you to access geo-restricted gaming options around the world, but they also protect your network by tunneling all of your online activity through encrypted servers whenever you log in.

So we like to make your VPN experience that much easier by offering to send your router with your VPN subscription fully installed if it’s on our supported provider list. Furthermore, if you want to make VPN usage that much easier, we recommend holding onto your old router for day-to-day usage and using a new, more powerful FlashRouter as a dedicated VPN router for gaming. Our popular dual router setup (also known as daisy-chaining) is an easy and effective way to simplify your network and make it that much more powerful.

Reason 3: More Stable Performance

We’ve all been through our share of reboots and network malfunctions over the years. It’s these sorts of issues that made us start FlashRouters in the first place; we wanted to be able to offer more network stability, lest we have our gaming sessions interrupted by yet another service breakdown.

And with our DD-WRT routers, network stability is exactly what you’ll get. Among the many benefits of the open-source firmware on your router for gaming is a more reliable build, which means a device you can trust with a longer shelf life. A router like the ones below may not seem the best performing router, but adding DD-WRT firmware can certainly change the dynamics of the performance of this device. Enjoy online gaming with a mind unbothered by potential service interruptions around the corner.

Reason 4: Routers with Alternative Firmware Offer More Versatility 

One of the top benefits of owning a FlashRouter is the versatility of our devices. Third-party firmware is so special because the open-source community is continuously updating and improving on them. As DD-WRT has grown, so has the feature list of our devices, and we pass the benefits on to you.

Got wireless dead spots in your home? Well, you can extend the range of your wireless network with a FlashRouter. Want to prioritize certain sites and channels on your network so they get the most bandwidth? Again, a FlashRouter, which can be used with DD-WRT firmware, is what you need.

Reason 5: Better Capabilities Means a Faster Performance

FlashRouters offers any number of Wireless-AC devices that can deliver wireless speeds the likes of which you’ve never seen.

Asus RT-AX88U PRO Merlin FlashRouter

Introducing the Asus RT-AX88U FlashRouter - With Wi-Fi 6 + Merlin Customization
  • Perfect for Max Wi-Fi Coverage
  • Recommended for 15+ Devices

GL.iNET Flint-2 AX VPN FlashRouter

GL.iNET Flint-2 AX VPN FlashRouter
  • Perfect for Large Homes
  • Perfect for 30+ Devices

Asus RT-AX58U FlashRouter

Asus RT-AX58U Merlin FlashRouter - Front View from Above
  • Blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6 (Wireless-AX) Speeds
  • Easy Router Setup via Asus App

Optimize Gaming Performance with the FR Privacy App

In addition to VPN configuration and enhanced features, all of our DD-WRT FlashRouters come with the FlashRouters Privacy App! The FR Privacy App is an easy, free, and user-friendly way to access and configure your wireless network. Our app runs directly from any Internet browser on desktop or mobile devices.

This allows for easy tweaking and VPN configuration, including but not limited to:

      • Easy device management.
      • Seamless VPN server switching.
      • Optimized UI on any browser or mobile phone.
      • Kill switch and VPN bypass by device.

Want better support for your entire network? The FlashRouters Privacy App is here to help.

Any questions or concerns? Contact our support team for more information!