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Speed and performance of the available Internet are important factors to an intense gamer. A gaming router provides a fast and stable connection that is optimal for streaming games and watching videos. Staples® carries a line of gaming routers as well as gaming computers and accessories.

Reasons to Purchase a Gaming Router
A gaming router is one of the best ways to improve your Internet performance for streaming games and video. Other users on the network can also benefit from the higher speeds and reliable connection. This type of router improves browsing, downloading times, and upload speed. With this sort of router, you can wire a gaming console directly to the router to achieve maximum speeds, which only the speed of your ISP connection can limit.

Faster processors prevent the decrease in speed that occurs when other processes run on the computer or when others are accessing the same WI-Fi connection. These routers identify and prioritize gaming data packets, so a gamer's needs come first when the router allocates and routes the Internet from the ISP modem.

Available Options for a Gaming Router
The best routers for gaming are those that use advanced technologies that typically aren't part of a standard router's offering. Extra ports let you set up devices for access within the network. Connect a USB flash drive for sharing gaming profiles and software programs, or set up a printer to generate activity reports. A gaming router also doubles as a way to charge a smartphone or other media device when using the correct cable.

These devices have high bandwidth ranges, so multiple users can play on the same network without a lag. Dual-band and tri-band designs also allow for flawless multiple device connections. Choose a router with a high-frequency range of at least 5GHz so you aren't sharing the web space.

What's the Difference Between an Ethernet Switch and a Router?
A router channels the internet connection from a modem to multiple users within the same network. It takes the internet connection and broadcasts it for access to all users. A switch connects multiple internet devices to one another and can route information to a specific computer, which makes it more selective than a router.

How Do You Increase Security on a Wireless Gaming Router?
To boost the security on a wireless gaming router, it's important to set up a password to the network. To do so, you must access your router settings within an internet browser.

What Is the Difference Between a Wireless Router and a Wireless Extender?
The main difference between a wireless router and a wireless extender is the ability to route information from one computer to the next. A router can act as an extender, but an extender cannot act as a router. An extender, or repeater as some people call it, lengthens the range of the connection. They often become part of an overall solution to cover dead zones within a home or office. Unlike a router, an extender does not offer any type of firewall or security protection.
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Netgear Nighthawk R7000-100NAS Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black
Item: 280401 / Model : R7000-100NAS
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  • Wireless transfer rates up to 1.9Gbps
  • Five 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports (one WAN and four LAN), one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port
  • Powerful 1GHz processor boosts performance for streaming and gaming
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TP-LINK AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (Archer C7)
Item: 2123921 / Model : ARCHER C7
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  • Smoother 4K HD streaming and online gaming with high-performance AC1750 Wi-Fi over 5GHz (1300Mbps) and 2.4GHz (450Mbps) bands
  • Fully expanded Wi-Fi coverage with three external detachable antennas and three internal antennas
  • Lightning-fast wired connections using four Gigabit Ethernet Ports
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NETGEAR AC1000 Dual Band WiFi Router (R6080)
Item: 2707011 / Model : R6080-100NAS
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  • AC1000 WiFi-300+700 Mbps speeds
  • AC WiFi compatible with current and future WiFi devices
  • Works with all N150, N300, N600 and AC device
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Netgear Nighthawk X10 R9000-100NAS Tri Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black
Item: 2438839 / Model : R9000-100NAS
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  • Wireless transfer rate up to 7.2 Gbps
  • Seven 10/100/1000 (one WAN and six LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 3.0 ports
  • Powerful 1.7GHz processor boosts performance for streaming and gaming
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NETGEAR AC1600 Dual Band Gigabit Smart WiFi Router (R6260) (R6260-100NAS)
Item: 24308478 / Model : R6260-100NAS
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  • AC1600 WIFI—Speeds up to 300+1300Mbps
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports – Connect your Smart TV and other wired devices for fast download and upload speeds
  • Large home range – Ideal for Smart Home and other WiFi connected devices
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TP-Link AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Router (Archer C50)
Item: 2696798 / Model : ARCHER C50
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  • Supports 802.11ac standard - the next generation of Wi-Fi
  • Simultaneous 2.4GHz 300Mbps and 5GHz 867Mbps connections for 1.2Gbps of total available bandwidth
  • 2 dual band external antennas provide stable wireless connections and optimal coverage
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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
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Google WiFi AC1200 Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (3-Pack) - NLS-1304-25
Item: 2502752 / Model : 811571018987
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  • A new type of home Wi-Fi system that replaces your router for seamless Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home, helping eliminate dead zones and buffering
  • Network Assist technology keeps your connection fast by always selecting the clearest channel and fastest band for your devices
  • A simple app get you set up quickly and allows you to see what's connected, prioritize devices, and more
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Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000-100NAS Tri Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black
Item: 1116779 / Model : R8000-100NAS
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  • Wireless transfer rate up to 3.2 Gbps
  • Four 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports, one coaxial port for cable Internet, two RJ-11 telephone ports, and two USB 2.0 ports
  • Powerful 1GHz processor boosts performance for streaming and gaming
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Netgear Orbi Home Mesh WiFi Add-on Satellite (RBS20)
Item: 24369159 / Model : RBS20-100NAS
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  • Add-on to your existing Orbi WiFi System (Requires existing Orbi Router)
  • Use Orbi app for quick installation and easy management
  • Super-fast WiFi speeds up to 2.2Gbps
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Luma Home WiFi System (3 Pack)
Item: 2521898 / Model : 990-400-0436R
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  • Control your network with advanced networking features such as Guest Network, port forwarding, Static Lease, and UnPP
  • Create user profiles, assign devices and set content filtering policy ratings for the overall network and for individuals based on the G, PG, PG-13, R rating scale
  • Manage your network with controls like pause the internet, pause the internet by user, and set daily time limits
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Netgear Orbi Home Mesh WiFi Router (RBR20)
Item: 24369158 / Model : RBR20-100NAS
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  • Use Orbi app for quick installation and easy management
  • Super-fast WiFi speeds up to 2.2Gbps
  • High-performance with sleek, modern design
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NETGEAR Orbi™ Add-on Satellite – Expand your Orbi Tri-Band WiFi System (RBS50)
Item: 2478642 / Model : RBS50-100NAS
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  • Expands your Orbi WiFi System to cover up to an additional 2,500 square feet with strong WiFi signals.
  • Tri-Band WiFi enables max speed Internet.
  • Package Includes one (1) Orbi Satellite (RBS50), one (1) 6.5 ft Ethernet cable, one (1) 12V/3.5A power adapter, and the quick start guide.
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Netgear Nighthawk R7000P-100NAS Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black
Item: 2581523 / Model : R7000P-100NAS
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  • Wireless transfer rates up to 2.3Gbps
  • Five 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports (one WAN and four LAN), one USB 3.0, and one USB 2.0 port
  • Powerful 1GHz processor boosts performance for streaming and gaming
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NETGEAR Orbi Whole Home WiFi System AC2200 Add-on Wall Plug Satellite (RBW30)
Item: 2676218 / Model : RBW30-100NAS
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  • Only compatible with Orbi Home WiFi System
  • The Wall Plug Satellite extends your WiFi signals and maintains one network name throughout your home.
  • Available in a wall plug form factor, for easy, hassle-free placement. Just plug the Satellite into any electrical socket to extend WiFi coverage.
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NETGEAR PowerLINE WiFi 1000
Item: 2103626 / Model : PLW1000-100NAS
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  • Deliver high-speed wired and wireless Internet to every room in your home using existing electrical wiring for all your gaming and streaming activities
  • Very fast speeds-up to 1000Mbps
  • Gigabit PowerLINE WiFi speed
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ASUS® RT-AC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router, 5334 Mbps, 5-Port
Item: IM11X5975 / Model : RT-AC5300
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  • Transfer rate: 5334 Mbps
  • Connectivity: IEEE 802.11ac wireless LAN, Gigabit Ethernet, beamforming Wi-Fi, number of ports: 1 x RJ45 for WAN, 4 x RJ45 for LAN
  • 1.4 GHz dual-core processor
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Google Wifi System
Item: SS5779381
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  • Please select your color and size from the menus on the right
  • Product details available once you have made your selections
  • Don't see what you are looking for? Call our service team at 800-333-3330 for assistance
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Netgear Orbi WiFi System RBK50 Tri Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, White
Item: 2428175 / Model : RBK50-100NAS
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  • Stream and game even faster with up to 3Gbps combined WiFi speeds
  • Three Gigabit LAN ports/one Gigabit WAN port on router and four Gigabit LAN ports on satellite - connect your Smart TV and other wired devices for fast download speed
  • Powerful 710GHz processor boosts performance for streaming and gaming
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Netgear Nighthawk X6S R8000P-100NAS Tri Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black
Item: 2712371 / Model : R8000P-100NAS
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  • Wireless transfer rates up to 4Gbps
  • Five 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports (one WAN and four LAN), one USB 3.0, and one USB 2.0 port
  • Powerful 1.8GHz processor boosts performance for streaming and gaming
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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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ASUS ® RT-AC3100 Wireless Gigabit Router, 3100Mbps, 7 Ports
Item: IM11X5974 / Model : RT-AC3100
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  • Transfer rate: 3100 Mbps
  • Ports: one RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for WAN, four RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for LAN, one USB 2.0, one USB 3.0
  • 1.4 GHz Dual-core processor with 128MB flash and 512MB RAM for faster operation
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NETGEAR Nighthawk AC2100 Smart WiFi Router (AC2100)
Item: 24364773 / Model : AC2100-100NAS
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  • Faster performance and speed with 800 Mbps 2.4GHz + 1300 Mbps 5GHz ideal for Smart Home devices and large homes
  • 5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports to directly connect all your wired devices for maximum speed and performance.
  • MU-MIMOCapable for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices.
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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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