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TRENDnet AC100 Ethernet Router, Blue (TW100-S4W1CA)
20.99
Item #IM1Q72543
Model #TW100-S4W1CA
  • Network standards: 10/100Base TX
  • WAN ports: 1 x 10/100Mbps Auto MDIX port (Internet)
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TRENDnet SpecForge.Transformer.Bumblebe Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, White (TEW-830MDR)
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146.99
Item #24432771
Model #TEW830MDR
  • Up to 867Mbps transfer rate prevents any lag in downloads or uploads of movies, music or data
  • Ports: 1 x LAN Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T x , 1 x WAN Ethernet 1000Base-T x , 1 x USB 3.0 Type A
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TRENDnet TEW-830MDR2K Dual Band Wireless and Ethernet Router, White (TEW-830MDR2K)
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250.99
Item #24432768
Model #TEW830MDR2K
  • Up to 867Mbps transfer rate prevents any lag in downloads or uploads of movies, music or data
  • Ports: 1 x LAN Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T x , 1 x WAN Ethernet 1000Base-T x , 1 x USB 3.0 Type A
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$250.99
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Delivering a secure internet connection across a home or office network is a must for anyone who connects to the web on a regular basis. A TRENDnet® router provides a connection from an ISP to multiple devices, and it offers increased security to safeguard against unauthorized access to the devices within the network. Staples carries a selection of Trendnet routers, along with many other popular brands of network devices.

Available Options for a Router
Speed is one of the most important considerations when selecting a router. Wireless routers are available in several standards. The most common types include Wireless-G, Wireless-N, and Wireless-AC. Most routers fall within the Wireless-G category and operate on the 2.5 GHz frequency. They deliver speeds of up to 54 Mbps and are ideal for one to three users. Wireless-N routers run on 2.5 GHz and 5.0 GHz frequencies and are ideal for heavy gamers. They provide speeds of 130 Gbps or less.

The fastest router type is the Wireless-AC. Theses routers only run on the 5.0 GHz frequency and can deliver speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

Range Is Important in a Router
When purchasing a Trendnet router for home or office use, look at the range of the router. The device should be able to cover the given area for maximum efficiency. High-end routers offer around 150 to 300 feet of coverage. This may be reduced depending on the number of obstacles, including concrete walls and different levels of a home.

For best results in a large home or office, use a compatible wireless extender to expand the range of the router. You can also increase the range by replacing an existing small antenna with a higher-range one. Routers with a greater number of antennas can efficiently service more devices than those without antennas or those with only one or two.

What Is the Difference Between a Gateway and a Router?
A gateway is a type of router that forwards the traffic of a subnetwork to other devices within a network. It can act as a go-between device for different computers and is also useful for forwarding network traffic from one ISP to another. The main difference is that a gateway regulates traffic between two networks that aren't the same, while a router transfers traffic within the same network.

Do You Need a Router to Set Up a Home Network?
The required devices to set up a home network include an internet connection and an internet modem, which converts the raw signal from the ISP into a usable one. A wireless router is also required to route the traffic from the modem to devices within the network.

What Is a Wireless Travel Router?
Also referred to as a mobile router, a travel router is a battery-powered portable device that lets you tether to a 3G or 4G cell phone to share an available internet connection. Most high-end devices have this feature built-in and do not require the need for a travel router.