NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000-100NAS Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, BlackNETGEAR Nighthawk R7000-100NAS Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black
21% off
149
Item #280401
Model #R7000-100NAS
  • Wireless transfer rates up to 1.9Gbps
  • Powerful 1GHz processor boosts performance for streaming and gaming
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NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S R8000P-100NAS Tri Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, BlackNETGEAR Nighthawk X6S R8000P-100NAS Tri Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black
279.99
Item #2712371
Model #R8000P-100NAS
  • Wireless transfer rates up to 4Gbps
  • Powerful 1.8GHz processor boosts performance for streaming and gaming
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$279.99
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NETGEAR AC1000 Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black (R6080-100NAS)NETGEAR AC1000 Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black (R6080-100NAS)
59.99
Item #2707011
Model #R6080-100NAS
  • AC1000 WiFi-300+700 Mbps speeds
  • Reliable wireless coverage for your entire home
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NETGEAR Nighthawk C7000-100NAS Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, BlackNETGEAR Nighthawk C7000-100NAS Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black
21% off
149
Item #1895946
Model #C7000-100NAS
  • AC1900 Wi-Fi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem unleash download speeds up to 960Mbps
  • Four 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports, one coaxial port for cable Internet, and one USB 2.0 port
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NETGEAR R6400-100NAS Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, BlackNETGEAR R6400-100NAS Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black
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99
Item #1895945
Model #R6400-100NAS
  • Wireless transfer rate up to 1.75 Gbps
  • Beamforming+ technology improves the Wi-Fi range and performance
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$99.00
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TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router, Black (ARCHER C7)TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router, Black (ARCHER C7)
79.99
Item #2123921
Model #ARCHER C7
  • 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
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NETGEAR WNDR3400-100NAS Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black/SilverNETGEAR WNDR3400-100NAS Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black/Silver
49.99
Item #886778
Model #WNDR3400-100NAS
  • Wireless transfer rate up to 600 Mbps
  • Five 10/100 (one WAN and four LAN) Fast Ethernet ports and one USB 2.0 port
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$49.99
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Netgear AC750 Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black (R6020-100NAS)Netgear AC750 Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black (R6020-100NAS)
39.99
Item #24454851
Model #R6020-100NAS
  • Up to 750Mbps transfer rates prevent any lags in downloads or uploads of movies, music, or data
  • Ports: 4 x LAN Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX, 1 x WAN Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX
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Google Nest 2nd Gen AC Dual Band WiFi Router and Extender, Snow (GA00822-US)Google Nest 2nd Gen AC Dual Band WiFi Router and Extender, Snow (GA00822-US)
269
Item #24418748
Model #5664798
  • One Nest Wi-Fi router with one Wi-Fi point is strong enough to handle up to 200 connected devices, and fast enough to stream multiple 4K videos at a time.
  • Compatible with Google Assistance. Also compatible with previous generation Google WiFi devices
16
$269.00
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Tenda AC1200 Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black (AC5)Tenda AC1200 Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, Black (AC5)
29.99
Item #24454413
Model #AC5
  • This wireless router offers a data transfer rate of up to 1167Mbps and provides improved coverage
  • Equipped with one 10/100Mbps WAN port and three 10/100Mbps LAN ports
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Wireless routers are essential networking equipment that serves as Wi-Fi® hubs for connecting computing devices to the internet. Besides computers, internet-ready consumer electronics include smartphones, game consoles, smart TVs, media streamers, and smart home devices. Offices also need these wireless hubs to create Wi-Fi networks that interconnect computers, printers, and VoIP phones. Browse the wide selection of networking products on Staples® to choose from different high-speed routers for home and office.

Factors to Consider When Shopping for Internet Routers
Whether buying their first unit or upgrading to a new one, users need to pick the right model for their internet plans. Choose a unit that’s faster than the maximum connection speed provided by the internet service provider (ISP). This decision makes the wireless hub future-proof if a home or office sign up for a faster plan. Consider the number of devices that’ll connect to the networking hub. Most models can connect to more than 10 devices at once. However, it’s important to find one that won’t intermittently drop signals or slow down with all the devices connected.

Users should also consider their internet activities when picking these networking devices. Activities that demand high bandwidths include 4K media streaming, online gaming, and video calls. Homes and offices that run multiple bandwidth-intensive applications need the fastest wireless routers available. Mid-range models are suitable for small offices and homes with only a few users.

Features to Look for in a Wireless Router
Pick either dual-band or tri-band model. Single-band units that operate solely on the 2.4 GHz band offer significantly slower speeds. A dual-band model adds a 5 GHz frequency band. This enables it to maintain fast connection speeds even when many devices connect to it. A tri-band unit adds a second 5 GHz band to further reduce congestion and interference on Wi-Fi networks.

The wireless standard supported by a router also determines its speed and performance. Most units support 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4) or 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5). Wi-Fi 5 models are significantly faster and have longer wireless ranges. Both types use Ethernet ports for wired connections. These are useful for connecting to desktop computers and offer faster speeds than wireless connections. Look for a unit with a Gigabit Ethernet port to enjoy very fast wired connections.

What Are the Differences Between Regular and Mesh Routers?
A mesh unit includes a main hub and nodes placed around a home or an office to create a mesh network. The chief reason to get mesh routers is extending Wi-Fi range. Like regular models, mesh units can be single-, dual-, or tri-band hubs and support Wi-Fi 4 or 5. They’re ideal for large and multi-story homes and offices. They help users avoid dead zones and spotty connections in areas outside the reach of a regular networking hub.

What Is a Wi-Fi 6 Router?
It’s a unit that supports the 802.11ax standard. Planned to succeed 802.11ac, this new standard offers a maximum throughput of 1.2Gbps per stream compared to a maximum single-stream speed of 866Mbps for Wi-Fi 5. Unlike 802.11ad, it doesn’t use the short-range 60 GHz band but 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. It’s backward compatible with Wi-Fi 5 and 4.  

Can Modems Serve as Routers?
No. However, there are modems with built-in routers. These hybrid devices combine the two key networking products needed to create internet-connected Wi-Fi networks. Having both products in a single unit eliminates potential incompatibility and setup complexity.

Routers FAQs

You lead a busy life. That’s why at Staples we want to help you find the Routers you’re looking for so you can get on with your day. We carry 222 Router products, all starting at prices as low as $4.89. That means you have some options and products to compare, which is where our FAQs can help.

Below you’ll find questions about top rated products, popular products, and the best deals Staples has on Routers. We’ve pulled together ratings, reviews, and deal information to help you filter through our inventory and find the right Router at the best price anywhere.

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