Black Friday Buyer's Guide 2019
4 Simple Upgrades to Your Home Gaming Network.
It’s the holiday season and the “big” games drop in the next few weeks. It’s a great time for gaming during the long winter hours but it’s the perfect time to upgrade your gaming network.
As more games require online connection for single and multiple-player experiences, the more your home gaming network is crucial for lag-free connections. Streaming, cord-cutting, smart devices, smart homes all competing for space in your local queue. Nighthawk Pro Gaming routers prioritize gaming traffic to the front of that line and reduce your standing latency by up to 84%! That can make the difference between a target and a POGchamp.
Replacing your router with Nighthawk Pro Gaming router would be the top choice this season to improve your gaming network, here are 4 other simple upgrades.
Replace Your Modem
Most of us in North America have cable internet. It’s fast, easy to setup and convenient, but did you notice how old your ISP’s gateway is? Most are at least one generation back and are missing the latest features and that can have an effect on your overall speed. To add to it, many ISP’s charge for renting the device each month as well. You modem connects your home gaming network to the world and it is an essential key to quicker speeds.
There are several fantastic cable modems from NETGEAR with several to choose from based on your needs:
The CM series has DOCSIS 3.1 and ready right out of the box with most cable providers. The CM series supports link-aggregation and is ready to deliver multi-gig speeds. If you have cable internet and XFINITY Voice, there is the CM1150V that can handle both high-speed internet and give you crystal clear calls.
Get Whole Home Coverage with an Extender
There’s nothing worse than dead spots in your own home. That guest bedroom, attic, garage or basement, backyard where internet just doesn’t seem to make the trip. With a mesh extender, you can fill in those dead spots and have whole home coverage as well as solid connections for your gaming devices.
Nighthawk X6S Mesh Extender has patented FastLane3 technology boosts your WiFi with speeds up to 3Gbps. EX8000 is the most advanced tri-band WiFi extender that includes a dedicated 5GHz band with up to 1.7Gbps for extending internet speeds to your devices. Works with any router.
Unlike other extenders, the Nighthawk X4S and X6 keep the same WiFi name and password you already have so you’ll enjoy seamless all through the house. Both have the same patented FastLane3 technology as the X6S.
A small percentage of gamers don’t have access to traditional ISP’s. Perhaps you live in the woods overlooking a magnificent lake or are a world traveling gamer that is never in the same place twice. Having a connection that is stable and portable is a huge advantage. The Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router, as an unlocked device, this mobile router is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile mobile SIM cards and bands and limited with Verizon mobile SIM cards and bands. The M1 has an ethernet port on the back, so you can plug your console or pc directly.
Switch it up
Have you run out of ports on the back of the router? Typically, routers have 2-4 ports for ethernet on the back. These can get used up quickly with multiple devices demanding ethernet. The easiest way around this is to use an Ethernet Switch.
With a sleek and stylish design and the built-in cable organizer the GS908 and GS908E will help keep your station neat and tidy. Every port has an innovative shaped design so cables won’t come loose on their own. Moreover, the Port LED ON/OFF button will keep your environment quiet so no light will disturb your movie, gaming or sleep.
The GS908E has Smart Management and 2 USB ports for power, both will add 8 gigabit ports to your gaming network.
To summarize, this holiday season you can upgrade your home gaming network with a couple of quick and easy changes. Change out your modem, add a mesh extender, wire up your devices and add a switch to wire up even more devices. If you are the edge case gaming, maybe a mobile router like the M1 is something that add solid internet and gaming on the road.
Happy Holidays from Nighthawk Pro Gaming!