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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 X10 AD7200 Wi-Fi Router (R9000)
Item: 2438839 / Model : R9000-100NAS
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  • AD7200 Quad Stream Wave2 WiFi. Up to 4600+1733+800 Mbps wireless speed
  • 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi . Fastest WiFi technology for instant downloads and backup
  • Plex Media Server. Organize, stream and share your personal photos, videos, music and movies.
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NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
Item: 280401 / Model : R7000-100NAS
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  • AC1900 Wi-Fi delivers fast speeds up to 600 + 1,300 Mbps speeds
  • Built with gaming, streaming and mobile devices in mind
  • WORLD'S FASTEST AC1900 WIFI. Speeds Up to 600 + 1300 Mbps
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NETGEAR AC1750 Smart Wi-Fi Router (R6400)
Item: 1895945 / Model : R6400-100NAS
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  • AC1200 WiFi-300+867 Mbpsspeeds
  • External antennas for improved Wi-Fi coverage
  • Ideal for homes with 8 or more WiFi devices
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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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NETGEAR R6220 AC1200 WiFi Router
Item: 1694155 / Model : R6220-100NAS
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  • AC1200 WiFi-300+867 Mbpsspeeds
  • External antennas for improved WiFi coverage
  • Ideal for homes with 8 or more WiFi devices
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NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router
Item: 1116779 / Model : R8000-100NAS
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  • High-speed router delivers Gigabit speeds up to 3.2 GHz
  • Built for streaming, gaming and lag-free downloading
  • Tri-Band Wi-Fi offers fast, interference-free Wi-Fi for multiple devices
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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
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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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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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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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LINKSYS WRT3200ACM AC3200 MU-MIMO GIGABIT WI-FI ROUTER (CERTIFIED REFURBISHED)
Item: 2764701 / Model : WRT3200ACM-RM2
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  • This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all original accessories plus a 90-day warranty.
  • TRI-STREAM 160: Doubles bandwidth from 80 MHz to 160 MHz on all spatial streams
  • 1.8 GHz DUAL-CORE CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT (CPU): Promotes simultaneous high-speed data processing.
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NETGEAR N600 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router
Item: 886778 / Model : WNDR3400-100NAS
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  • N600 technology delivers speeds up to 300 Mbps + 300 Mbps
  • WPA/WPA2-PSK protocols, integrated firewall, and DDOS attack prevention
  • Simultaneous dual-band technology accommodates multiple devices
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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 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
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NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 24x8 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C7100V)
Item: 2613468 / Model : C7100V-100NAS
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  • Three-in-One. High-Speed Cable Modem, WiFi Router and XFINITY Voice.
  • Built-in DOCSIS 3.0 modem (24x8 channel bonding) enables up to 960 Mbps download speeds.
  • High-speed cable modem router with AC1900 WiFi speeds up to 1.9Gbps. Get fastest Internet speeds for your WiFi devices including smartphones, tablets, computers, game consoles and more.
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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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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 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 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 Nighthawk AC2300 Smart Wi-Fi Router MU-MIMO Dual Band Gigabit (R7000P)
Item: 2581523 / Model : R7000P-100NAS
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  • AC2300 WiFi with up to 1625+600 Mbps wireless speed
  • MU-MIMO capable for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices
  • Dynamic QoS prioritizes network traffic by application & device
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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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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.
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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 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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