Best affordable family routers to keep streaming, gaming, and working at the same time

When a family is stuck together at home with the internet, there are bound to be bandwidth issues. But all you need is the correct router. So, we decided to begin this new week with some of the best affordable family routers for the quarantine phase. Browsing will be easy and convenient for the entire family if you have one of these at home.

Best affordable family routers to keep streaming, gaming, and working at the same time
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You’re probably reading this blog post at a time when the rest of your family is also on the internet. Someone’s browsing, someone’s gaming, and someone else is working. Handling all that load in this quarantine phase isn’t easy, especially with the reduction in broadband bandwidth. So, we thought of looking for some of the best affordable family routers you can make use of during this phase.

Now, what is a family router?

We came up with that word for routers that are for 3+ family members that use the internet at the same time. Quite clearly, these include all those of you who are struggling for good internet quality during this time. From gaming to working to just watching Netflix, here are our top five affordable family routers you must consider grabbing for your home. 

Let’s do the quarantine right!

Gryphon Guardian Parental Control Router

In the quarantine phase, one of the most crucial factors for parents has been to homeschool kids. With the Gryphon Guardian Parental Control Router, you can ensure that your kid stays safe online. There are threats everywhere, and you can’t always know everything that happens. But the Gryphon Guardian lets you filter content, limit screen time, and more. Compatible with all your internet-connected devices, the Guardian router helps keep everything from your Xbox to your computer safe from hackers. Additionally, this mesh Wi-Fi router works for spaces up to 1800 square feet in size. If you have a home larger than that, it’s easy to purchase and set up a three-pack for spaces up to 5,000 square feet. 

Gryphon Guardian Parental Control Router

Gryphon Guardian Parental Control Router in White

Netgear Nighthawk Mesh Wifi 6 Dual-Band Internet System

By using the Netgear Nighthawk Mesh Wifi 6 Dual-Band Internet System, you’ll have super-fast internet speeds. So if you have a large family, you’ll all be able to stream 4K UHD video or game without any lag. Or, if you like to invite friends over for gaming nights, you’ll all be able to keep up with the competition. This setup includes a router and satellite for a strong Wi-Fi signal in every room of your home. Additionally, this mesh Wi-Fi router system can handle more than 25 devices at a time. So, even if everyone’s streaming different Netflix shows at the same time, this one can handle it with ease. 

Nest Wifi Router

If you typically put your router in a closet or a corner, change that with the Nest Wifi Router. Not only does this home internet router provide better connectivity, but it also looks awesome. Designed to live out in the open, this is the Wi-Fi router you won’t want to hide. This Nest router plugs into your home modem and provides a single strong Wi-Fi connection throughout your entire house. In fact, it offers twice as fast speed and 25% better overall coverage. Say goodbye to dead zones in your house. Combining one router and one point, it sets up in minutes and covers your home. So, if dad wants to watch cricket from the attic, he can. And, if you want to stream Netflix from the extreme corner of your room, you can still do so!


eero Mesh Wi-Fi Router Whole-Home Internet System

Stop experiencing frustrating lags and dead zones in your home with the eero Mesh Wi-Fi Router Whole-Home Internet System. This mesh Wi-Fi system improves your internet signal by ensuring that at least 1,500 square feet per device have a solid connection. Whether you work from home or just like to have internet everywhere—who doesn’t?—this Wi-Fi extender sets up in just ten minutes. With dual-band radio, the eero devices are super easy to set up and use. Plus, they’re much less expensive than previous models as you can now get three for about $150 less than before. 


Netgear Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

Upgrade your home network with the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router. Supporting Wi-Fi 6, this device can handle four times more data capacity to cater to your growing home network. In addition, it provides incredibly fast wireless speeds for improved gaming, 4K/8K UHD streaming and video conferencing. With smarter scheduling, Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router also improves network capacity and efficiency. Likewise, it reduces latency as well. Moreover, the router offers quicker and expanded coverage for all of your devices throughout your entire home. Designed to eliminate lost connections, the router provides more reliable Wi-Fi connectivity. Now that’s a must during this phase of life that we are in. If you want to make sure your home gets the best network reliability, this one’s a must-have. 

Netgear Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

Netgear Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router in Black

So, which one of these do you think would be a great addition to your home right now? Share with us in the comments below. Staying indoors is the best way to combat the present situation and we hope you can do it in the best way possible with these routers recommended by us.

Madhurima Nag is the Head of Content at Gadget Flow. She side-hustles as a parenting and STEM influencer and loves to voice her opinion on product marketing, innovation and gadgets (of course!) in general.
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