Black Friday 2018 and Cyber Monday 2018 gaming router deals: What to expect this year

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost upon us. As with every year, tons of products in every imaginable category will be on sale, including routers. But not all routers are created equally—many models can't maintain the low-latency connection that online games require, especially over Wi-Fi.

We already have a guide for the best gaming routers, but here we'll go over what kind of Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales you can expect to see in the weeks ahead.

What to expect from gaming router deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

This past Amazon Prime Day gives us a good idea of what to expect from this year's Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Linksys, Netgear, Asus, TP-Link, and Synology all had their higher-end routers on sale — typically around 30-50 percent off the original prices.

There haven't been any radical advances in Wi-Fi technology over the past year, so there isn't a specific feature you should be looking for in discounted routers. Mesh systems like the Google Wi-Fi and Netgear Orbi are becoming more and more popular, but recent improvements in that product category are mostly thanks to better software, not new hardware.

The best router deals from last year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday

TP-Link AC5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router | $200.00 ($100 off)
This high-end router from TP-Link was $100 off last year. It's still a popular model, so expect it to go on sale again this year.

ASUS RT-N12/D1 Wireless-N300 | $10 ($30 off)
This budget router from ASUS was just $10 last year, after a mail-in rebate.

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