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Gaming Modems

Browse the selection of gaming modems available at Staples® to find the right cable or DSL modem for your gaming PC or console. Playing online games is a bandwidth-intensive task that requires a high-tier internet plan. To take full advantage of your broadband internet connection, you need a high-speed modem. Staples has an extensive range of gaming modems as well as other computer peripherals.

Choose Fast Gaming Modems to Download Heavy Files
Besides playing video games, gamers also need a fast internet connection to download game files and enjoy in-game voice chats. These tasks use up data and require a consistent internet connection. While cable and DSL internet providers often rent modems to subscribers, you should buy your own to avoid monthly rental fees and get a faster model. Before ordering it, make sure the DSL or cable box you choose is compatible with your ISP's network. You can find out by checking the list of approved modems on its website.

If you opt for a cable gaming modem, make sure it supports DOCSIS® 3.0 or later. DOCSIS is the standard that cable providers use to deliver internet services. Modems that support the third generation of this standard are ideal for subscribers paying for cable internet connections that offer download speeds above 300Mbps. Choose a DOCSIS 3.1 router if the provider in your area offers Gigabit speeds.

Consider High-Speed Routers While Shopping for Gaming Modems
Although a gaming PC or console can connect directly to a modem, it is better to have a router between both devices. Routers generally have better security features than modems. Furthermore, a router can distribute the incoming internet connection to other devices besides your gaming hardware. In addition to a fast modem, you also need an equally fast router for gaming. To help maintain broadband internet speeds, most DSL and cable modems have Gigabit Ethernet ports to establish fast connections with routers.

You can avoid troubleshooting compatibility issues between a modem and a router by opting for a modem-router combo device. This hybrid is an all-in-one solution that brings the internet into your home and also distributes it to other devices. Whether you pick a separate gaming router or a modem with a built-in router, make sure you have a Wireless-N or AC router. Wireless-AC units offer faster wireless speeds and are usually dual-band and tri-band routers.

Should Casual Gamers Get Fast Gaming Modems?
Yes. As long as you are competing with other players online, you need a fast internet connection with low latency. A high-speed modem will help eliminate input lag and framerate drops that can affect your gaming performance.

What Gaming Modems Are Ideal for Streaming?
You need a high-speed DSL or cable modem to stream HD and 4K contents on your game console or gaming PC. Streaming gameplay consumes more data than playing games. Live streaming also requires a faster internet connection. Since game streaming uploads video and audio files to the internet, you need the best modem for gaming with a high upload speed and preferably with four to eight upstream channels.

Are There 4G Gaming Modems?
Yes. 4G LTE internet connections are fast enough for online gaming. 4G modems usually have built-in routers too. For mobile gaming sessions, get a portable 4G modem with a rechargeable battery.
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Netgear CM500-100NAS DOCSIS 3.0 High Speed Cable Modem Cert for Comcast XFINITY & Time Warner Cable
Item : 1622536 / Model : CM500-100NAS
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  • Speeds up to 680Mbps for fast downloading and Internet access
  • Certified for use with Comcast Xfinity and Time Warner Cable
  • Gigabit Ethernet port provides fast local area network connection
69.99 $69.99
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NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (CM400)
Item : 1247261 / Model : CM400-100NAS
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  • Eliminate monthly rental fees and save money over time
  • Up to 340 Mbps download and upload speeds
  • Gigabit Ethernet port for faster access and downloads
51.29 $51.29
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NETGEAR AC1750 Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router
Item : 822201 / Model : C6300-100NAS
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  • Wi-Fi speeds up to 450+1300 Mbps
  • Gigabit wired connections are ideal for HD gaming and video
  • Quick, easy setup for iPad, tablets, smartphones, and computers
179.99 $179.99
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NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router
Item : 1895946 / Model : C7000-100NAS
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  • Fastest cable modem router available with AC1900 WiFi – speeds up to 1.9 Gbps
  • Powerful 1.6GHz combined processor boosts performance for streaming and gaming
  • Two-in-One—Cable Modem and WiFi Router combo
179.99 $179.99 199.99 $199.99
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Instant Savings: -$20.00
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ARRIS SURFboard SB6183 Cable Modem 686 Mbps
Item : 1748632 / Model : 592432-003-00
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  • Wired cable modem
  • Has speeds of up to 686 Mbps in download and 131 Mbps in upload
  • Has a Gigabit Ethernet port for connectivity with a computer or router
76.69 $76.69
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NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 24x8 Cable Modem - CM600
Item : 2103624 / Model : CM600-100NAS
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  • Includes: High Speed Cable Modem- DOCSIS 3.0 (CM600); Ethernet Cable; Quick Install Guide; Power Adapter
  • Provides a connect to high- speed cable internet.
  • 24 downstream channels
99.99 $99.99
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NETGEAR CM700 Cable Modem DOCSIS 3.0
Item : 2508792 / Model : CM700-100NAS
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  • Cable Internet Speeds up to 1.4Gbps. 32 downstream & 8 upstream channels
  • Ideal for the fastest Internet speed service plans
  • Cable Labs DOCSIS 3.0 Certified to work with cable Internet provider XFINITY from Comcast
109.99 $109.99
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NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem - CM1000
Item : 2580019 / Model : CM1000-100NAS
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  • ELIMINATE MONTHLY CABLE MODEM RENTAL FEES: Approximately $120/year savings
  • DOCSIS 3.1 is 10X faster than DOCSIS 3.0: great for streaming HD videos, faster downloads, and high-speed online gaming
  • Industry's first Cable Labs DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem: Certified for XFINITY by Comcast. Fast self-activation for XFINITY customers; get connected without a service call. Not certified for Charter and Time Warner Cable Networks
179.99 $179.99
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ARRIS SURFboard SBG6580 Cable Modem with Dual Band N300 2.4Ghz + N300 5Ghz WiFi Router
Item : 927430 / Model : 570763-034-00
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  • Up to 8x faster than a DOCSIS 2.0 modem
  • Plug-and-play installation
  • Wi-Fi Pairing button for easy WPS wireless connections
92.99 $92.99
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ARRIS SURFboard SBG6900-AC Cable Modem with AC1900 WiFi Router
Item : 2112552 / Model : 1000020
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  • Requires CABLE Internet Service, if not sure your provider is CABLE call them to confirm.
  • Perfect for Comcast Xfinity Internet Extreme! TWC MAXX approval in process, stay tuned
  • Internet DOWNLOAD speeds up to 686 Mbps and UPLOAD speeds up to 131 Mbps based on your Cable Internet provider service subscription.
169.99 $169.99
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ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 Cable Modem 343 Mbps
Item : 61872 / Model : 581902-022-00
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  • Download speeds up to 8x as fast as an older cable modem
  • Enhanced security with AES traffic encryption
  • User-friendly online diagnostics
55.79 $55.79
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ARRIS SURFboard SBG6700AC Cable Modem with AC1600 WiFi Router
Item : 1748644 / Model : 591331-012-00
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  • Requires CABLE Internet Service, if not sure your provider is CABLE call them to confirm
  • Compatible with ALL Major CABLE providers like Comcast/Xfinity, Cox, Charter, Time Warner, Mediacom, Bright House.
  • Internet speeds based on your Cable providers service - up to 343 Mbps download and 131 Mbps upload
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NETGEAR AC1200 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router, (C6220)
Item : 2637983 / Model : C6220-100NAS
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  • Up to 340 Mbps download and upload speed for streaming videos, faster downloads, and high-speed online gaming.
  • Compatible with U.S. cable Internet providers like XFINITY from Comcast & more.
  • Fast self-activation for XFINITY customers. Get connected without a service call.
129.99 $129.99
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Arris TM822R DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
Item : 2721876 / Model : 1000131
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  • DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
  • Download speeds up to 343 Mbps
  • 8 download and 4 upload channels with 2 carrier-grade Voice over IP (VoIP) lines
139.99 $139.99
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NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S AC3200 WiFi DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem Router- C7800
Item : 2730151 / Model : C7800-100NAS
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  • Two-in-one ultra-high speed DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem + Nighthawk WiFi Router
  • CableLabs Certified DOCSIS 3.1 is 10X faster than DOCSIS 3.0
  • Works with DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Internet service providers
399.99 $399.99
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ARRIS SURFboard SB6190 Cable Modem, White - Refurbished
Item : 24253685 / Model : 1000446-RB
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  • Internet speeds up to 1.4 Gbps download and 262 Mbps upload depending on your Cable Internet provider service
  • 32 download and 8 upload channels to future proof your modem as your Cable ISP enhances service offerings
  • Gigabit Ethernet port to connect to computer or router for fast downloads
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Motorola 16x4 Cable Modem, Model MB7420, 686 Mbps DOCSIS
Item : 2354104 / Model : MB742010
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  • Attractive, compact design minimizes shelf space, improves cooling and extends product life while looking great in any home or office
  • Includes a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port for a high-speed connection of a router, computer, HDTV, game station, or other Ethernet-capable device
  • MB7420 does not have a built-in Wi-Fi
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NETGEAR N600 DOCSIS 3.0 Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router
Item : 822202 / Model : C3700-100NAS
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  • Eliminate monthly rental fees—Up to $120 per year
  • Works with all major cable internet proviers
  • Optimized for large homes
109.99 $109.99
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D-Link® DSL2740B ADSL2 Plus Modem with Wireless N300 Router
Item : 2110621 / Model : DSL2740B
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  • ADSL2+ Modem with wireless N 300 router features firewall protection, Quality of Service, draft 802.11n wireless LAN and 4 Ethernet switch ports
  • Wireless transmission speed: 300 Mbps
  • RJ-11 ADSL, four RJ-45 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet ports with auto MDI/MDIX, Built-in draft 802.11n wireless LAN and WPS button ports included
99.99 $99.99
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Arris SURFboard SVG2482AC DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem and Wi-Fi Router
Item : 2721875 / Model : 1000425
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  • DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem and Wi-Fi Router
  • Download speeds up to 1 Gbps
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds up to 1750 Mbps
239.99 $239.99
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NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi High-Speed DSL Dual Band Modem Router -(D6400)
Item : 2637982 / Model : D6400-100NAS
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  • 300+1300 Mbps WiFi speed
  • Fast VDSL modem for fiber broadband
  • VDSL/ADSL Auto Detection for Universal DSL Support
199.99 $199.99
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Netgear Broadband High-Speed DSL Modem
Item : 2232656 / Model : DM200-100NAS
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  • Simple and cost-effective connection to high-speed VDSL/ADSL Internet
  • It works with DSL Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon, & CenturyLink
  • Provides easy setup and installation
59.99 $59.99
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NETGEAR AC1600 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router
Item : 2428174 / Model : C6250-100NAS
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  • Access: Wireless, Ports: Two 10/100/1000 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology, one USB 2.0 port
  • Has 1.4 GHz combined internal processor for reliable performance
  • Dimensions: 7.79"H x 7.68"W x 2.52"D
149.99 $149.99
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NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
Item : 1895947 / Model : D7000-100NAS
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  • Extreme WiFi speed—Up to 1.9Gbps
  • Built-in DSL modem is also compatible with VDSL, VDSL2, ADSL, ADSL2, & ADSL2+
  • Fast VDSL2/ADSL2+ modem for fibre broadband
249.99 $249.99
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