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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 Cable Modem DOCSIS 3.0 (CM700)
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
119.99 $119.99
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Netgear CM400 Desktop Cable Modem
Item: 1247261 / Model : CM400-100NAS
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  • High-speed cable modem designed to meet DOCSIS 3.0 specifications
  • Provides connection to high-speed cable Internet with speeds of up to 340Mbps
  • One 1-Gigabit Ethernet port with auto-sensing technology and coaxial cable connector
64.99 $64.99
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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
104.99 $104.99
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Netgear DOCSIS 3.1 CM1000 Ultra-High Speed Desktop Cable Modem
Item: 2580019 / Model : CM1000-100NAS
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  • Ultra-high-speed cable modem designed to meet DOCSIS 3.1 specifications
  • Provides connection to high-speed cable Internet with speeds of up to 1Gbps
  • One 1-Gigabit Ethernet port with auto-sensing technology and coaxial cable connector
189.99 $189.99
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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
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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.
144.59 $144.59
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Arris SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 SB6141 Desktop Cable Modem
Item: 61872 / Model : 581902-022-00
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  • High-speed DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem provides an ultra-fast Internet experience
  • Provides you with 343Mbps download speed, perfect for streaming, online gaming, and downloading
  • One 1-Gigabit Ethernet port and coaxial cable connector
58.59 $58.59
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Arris SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 SB6183 Desktop Cable Modem
Item: 1748632 / Model : 592432-003-00
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  • High-speed DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem provides an ultra-fast Internet experience
  • Provides 686Mbps download speeds for HD video streaming and online gaming
  • One 1-Gigabit Ethernet port and coaxial cable connector
85.89 $85.89
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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
159.99 $159.99
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Netgear CM500 Desktop Cable Modem
Item: 1622536 / Model : CM500-100NAS
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  • High-speed cable modem design to meet DOCSIS 3.0 specifications
  • Provides connection to high-speed cable Internet with speeds of up to 680Mbps
  • One 1-Gigabit Ethernet port with auto-sensing technology and coaxial cable connector
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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
78.79 $78.79
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Linksys DOCSIS 3.0 24x8 Cable Modem
Item: 2259021 / Model : CM3024
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  • Compatible with all major cable providers. Eliminate monthly modem rental fees with Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner, Cox and Charter.
  • Easy plug and play setup
  • Features high performance Intel Puma 6 chipset
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Netgear Cable Modem for Internet & Voice (CM500V-100NAS)
Item: IM12GY017 / Model : CM500V-100NAS
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  • DOCSIS 3.0 up to 16x faster download speeds than DOCSIS 2.0
  • Not compatible with: Verizon, AT&T, or CenturyLink
  • Compatible Only with Xfinity Voice & Internet Service plans up to 300 Mbps
138.99 $138.99
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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
62.99 $62.99
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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
206.99 $206.99
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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
120.89 $120.89
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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
258.79 $258.79
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Linksys CM3016 DOCSIS 3.0 16x4 Cable Modem
Item: 2510890 / Model : CM3016
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  • Optimal download and upload speed. Multiple channels support speeds of up to 686Mbps.
  • Transfer data 10x faster than Fast Ethernet, ensuring high-speed connectivity for wired devices.
  • Installation is fast and easy. No CD required.
94.49 $94.49
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ASUS® BLUE CAVE 6-Port 2600 Mbps Wireless Router
Item: IM12MK316 / Model : BLUE CAVE
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  • Wireless router delivers high performance
  • Ports: Four RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN, one RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for WAN, USB 3.0 x 1
  • Dimensions: 3.14"H x 6.29"W x 6.29"D
202.19 $202.19
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