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Browse the top-ranked list of Routers For Online Gaming below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Top comment

    "Fast ....I win....Best gaming modem/router I've ever had!...I did a speed test 3x all throughout the day just to get an average number on Comcast modem the results where in the middle of the night of course I got the best results but with the new modem I was getting my best numbers in the middle of the day that before I could only get in the middle of the night it is expensive for sure it will take me 26 months to start saving money but the speed increase is sure worth the price"

    "Best gaming modem/router I've ever had!"

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    Product Description

    The Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router delivers WiFi speeds of up to 1.9Gbps. It ensures uninterrupted HD video streaming with 24x8 channel bonding. Save up to $120 a year by eliminating Internet service provider rental fees. This cable modem router supports XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision & more.
    $149.99
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    Was $199.99
    Top comment

    "Fast ....I win....Best gaming modem/router I've ever had!...I did a speed test 3x all throughout the day just to get an average number on Comcast modem the results where in the middle of the night of course I got the best results but with the new modem I was getting my best numbers in the middle of the day that before I could only get in the middle of the night it is expensive for sure it will take me 26 months to start saving money but the speed increase is sure worth the price"

    "Best gaming modem/router I've ever had!"

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    Product Description

    The Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router delivers WiFi speeds of up to 1.9Gbps. It ensures uninterrupted HD video streaming with 24x8 channel bonding. Save up to $120 a year by eliminating Internet service provider rental fees. This cable modem router supports XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision & more.
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    "I love...Good !...Highly recommend it for the gamers....Comcast says it is not there problem because I am not leasing a modem from them any more so they are un willing to investigate if there is a line problem with out me paying a ransom for them to come out for a service visit."

    "Highly recommend it for the gamers."

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    Product Description

    The NETGEAR AC1750 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router provides very fast cable speeds with an AC1750 WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, up to 680 Mbps. Compatible with cable Internet providers such as XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision, and more.
    $134.99
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    Was $169.99
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    "I love...Good !...Highly recommend it for the gamers....Comcast says it is not there problem because I am not leasing a modem from them any more so they are un willing to investigate if there is a line problem with out me paying a ransom for them to come out for a service visit."

    "Highly recommend it for the gamers."

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    Product Description

    The NETGEAR AC1750 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router provides very fast cable speeds with an AC1750 WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, up to 680 Mbps. Compatible with cable Internet providers such as XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision, and more.
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    "I love...no lag....perfect for our family needs, streaming and gaming...I love that it takes up very little space, but due to not having external antennas, it goes out a lot if being used for wifi access for smartphones, but is fine with being used for laptops and computers if you don't mind a few delays and even though it's a dual- band wireless-n router with built in cable modem, it's difficult to get the secondary band to function and wouldn't recommend it for large homes but it's rather more suitable for apts."

    "perfect for our family needs, streaming and gaming"

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    Product Description

    The NETGEAR N600 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router with N600 simultaneous dual band WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, provides 8x faster download speeds, up to 340 Mbps. It's CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 Certified to work with U.S. cable Internet providers.
    $89.99
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    Was $99.99
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    "I love...no lag....perfect for our family needs, streaming and gaming...I love that it takes up very little space, but due to not having external antennas, it goes out a lot if being used for wifi access for smartphones, but is fine with being used for laptops and computers if you don't mind a few delays and even though it's a dual- band wireless-n router with built in cable modem, it's difficult to get the secondary band to function and wouldn't recommend it for large homes but it's rather more suitable for apts."

    "perfect for our family needs, streaming and gaming"

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    The NETGEAR N600 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router with N600 simultaneous dual band WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, provides 8x faster download speeds, up to 340 Mbps. It's CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 Certified to work with U.S. cable Internet providers.
  4. Top comment

    "Good ....A steal...Great router for gaming or streaming...I got this router because Spectrum wanted to give me a free router, but charge me $5 a month for wifi...it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that in 15 months this router pays for itself."

    "Great router for gaming or streaming"

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    Product Description

    Enjoy rapid downstream and upstream data with this ARRIS SURFboard SBG6700AC wireless gateway, which features up to 1600 Mbps throughput and front-panel LED lights for simple troubleshooting. The Wi-Fi pairing button makes it easy to connect.
    $139.99
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    "Good ....A steal...Great router for gaming or streaming...I got this router because Spectrum wanted to give me a free router, but charge me $5 a month for wifi...it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that in 15 months this router pays for itself."

    "Great router for gaming or streaming"

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    Product Description

    Enjoy rapid downstream and upstream data with this ARRIS SURFboard SBG6700AC wireless gateway, which features up to 1600 Mbps throughput and front-panel LED lights for simple troubleshooting. The Wi-Fi pairing button makes it easy to connect.
  5. Top comment

    "Love it...It's ok...A good router/modeum combo nice for gaming...I pay to twc for 50 Mbps & rent a modem only get 37 or 40 Mbps I returned modem to twc & I save 10 dll a month I got modem netgear Ac1600 from bestbuy now I got 60 Mbps excellent buy I recommend this modem sorry for the spelling"

    "A good router/modeum combo nice for gaming"

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    Product Description

    The NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router provides the fastest cable speed available with an AC1600 WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, with up to 680 Mbps. It compatible with cable Internet provider Comcast XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, and more.
    $109.99
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    Was $139.99
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    "Love it...It's ok...A good router/modeum combo nice for gaming...I pay to twc for 50 Mbps & rent a modem only get 37 or 40 Mbps I returned modem to twc & I save 10 dll a month I got modem netgear Ac1600 from bestbuy now I got 60 Mbps excellent buy I recommend this modem sorry for the spelling"

    "A good router/modeum combo nice for gaming"

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    Product Description

    The NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router provides the fastest cable speed available with an AC1600 WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, with up to 680 Mbps. It compatible with cable Internet provider Comcast XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, and more.
  6. Top comment

    "Love it...It's ok...Does the job for my online gaming....I got this router on sale during a holiday weekend and I have to say that it worked out better than I expected."

    "Does the job for my online gaming."

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    Product Description

    Connect to high-speed internet with this Motorola cable modem and router. Its integrated router and Power Boost technology provide fast networking speeds up to 343 Mbps downstream with reliable wireless internet ideal for multimedia applications and streaming. This Motorola cable modem and router also includes ten LEDs for monitoring its status.
    $99.99
    Top comment

    "Love it...It's ok...Does the job for my online gaming....I got this router on sale during a holiday weekend and I have to say that it worked out better than I expected."

    "Does the job for my online gaming."

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    Product Description

    Connect to high-speed internet with this Motorola cable modem and router. Its integrated router and Power Boost technology provide fast networking speeds up to 343 Mbps downstream with reliable wireless internet ideal for multimedia applications and streaming. This Motorola cable modem and router also includes ten LEDs for monitoring its status.
  7. Top comment

    "Love it...Love it!...Great wifi router for gamer...So far, the router is working good as it should and hope I don't have any issues with it for a while."

    "Great wifi router for gamer"

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    Product Description

    Rely on fast, secure Internet with this ARRIS SURFboard cable modem and Wi-Fi router. Its DOCSIS 3.0 technology provides up to 686 Mbps of download speed, and its 1900 Mbps Wi-Fi speed lets you stream 4K content smoothly. This ARRIS SURFboard cable modem and Wi-Fi router comes with Secure Home Internet software to protect connected devices.
    $164.99
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    Was $179.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...Great wifi router for gamer...So far, the router is working good as it should and hope I don't have any issues with it for a while."

    "Great wifi router for gamer"

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    Product Description

    Rely on fast, secure Internet with this ARRIS SURFboard cable modem and Wi-Fi router. Its DOCSIS 3.0 technology provides up to 686 Mbps of download speed, and its 1900 Mbps Wi-Fi speed lets you stream 4K content smoothly. This ARRIS SURFboard cable modem and Wi-Fi router comes with Secure Home Internet software to protect connected devices.
  8. Top comment

    "No lag....Love it...Good for gaming too....Things that I really like are: It boots in about 30-45 seconds, it has a On-Off power button, a WPS button and WLAN button to turn wi-fi on or off."

    "Good for gaming too."

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    Product Description

    Connect to the internet wirelessly with this dual-band Wi-Fi Motorola cable modem. Power Boost technology provides wireless amplification to the U.S. legal limit so you can watch videos or enjoy high-performance networking. This Motorola cable modem lets you stream media at up to 686 Mbps on downstream channels and up to 123 Mbps on upstream channels.
    $179.99
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    "No lag....Love it...Good for gaming too....Things that I really like are: It boots in about 30-45 seconds, it has a On-Off power button, a WPS button and WLAN button to turn wi-fi on or off."

    "Good for gaming too."

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    Product Description

    Connect to the internet wirelessly with this dual-band Wi-Fi Motorola cable modem. Power Boost technology provides wireless amplification to the U.S. legal limit so you can watch videos or enjoy high-performance networking. This Motorola cable modem lets you stream media at up to 686 Mbps on downstream channels and up to 123 Mbps on upstream channels.
  9. Top comment

    "No lag....Worth it...I was lucky enough to be able to compare the WRT32X to a WRT3200ACM, basically an identical router just without the Killer Networking Engine installed, and confirmed that I was consistently seeing an improvement in the 20% range for gaming traffic with machines using a standard NIC....The ugly: "Killer" wireless only works with client devices that have "Killer" wireless, and honestly I couldn't determine a difference in performance, as upstream/provider variations in internet access performance were larger than the variations in ping time or download speed caused by the router or other LAN devices."

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    Enjoy lag-free gaming with this Linksys dual-band Wi-Fi router. Its Killer prioritization engine works with Killer-enabled computers to minimize peak ping by up to 77 percent, and the 1.8GHz CPU delivers super-fast speeds with wired and wireless connections. This Linksys dual-band Wi-Fi router has a custom-built user interface that lets you manage your gaming network performance.
    $187.99
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    Was $299.99
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    "No lag....Worth it...I was lucky enough to be able to compare the WRT32X to a WRT3200ACM, basically an identical router just without the Killer Networking Engine installed, and confirmed that I was consistently seeing an improvement in the 20% range for gaming traffic with machines using a standard NIC....The ugly: "Killer" wireless only works with client devices that have "Killer" wireless, and honestly I couldn't determine a difference in performance, as upstream/provider variations in internet access performance were larger than the variations in ping time or download speed caused by the router or other LAN devices."

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    Enjoy lag-free gaming with this Linksys dual-band Wi-Fi router. Its Killer prioritization engine works with Killer-enabled computers to minimize peak ping by up to 77 percent, and the 1.8GHz CPU delivers super-fast speeds with wired and wireless connections. This Linksys dual-band Wi-Fi router has a custom-built user interface that lets you manage your gaming network performance.
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    "No lag...Great QOS...Now to the features, love the DumasOS, the Geo-Filter I see can make a difference in gaming, but in my use I do not see a benefit, I mainly play Gears of war 4 on Xbox One which is on a server, It does a good job connecting to a close server but unfortunately we cannot control who connects to the server, so I'm stuck playing with players with high pings....I recently upgraded to Centurylinks 1 gig fiber internet and did not want to rent their router for 10 bucks a month and decided to purchase this, I am not only getting faster wifi speeds with this router but I also get prioritization with my gaming devices as the router will send them more bandwidth."

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    Enjoy seamless connectivity when playing online games with this Netgear Nighthawk Pro gaming router. Local connection options and the ability to choose preferred servers help limit game lag, while the Internet utilization monitor lets you keep track of devices that might be using too much bandwidth. With a customizable dashboard, this Netgear Nighthawk Pro gaming router shows usage data and other key details so you can optimize your gaming experience.
    $299.99
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    "No lag...Great QOS...Now to the features, love the DumasOS, the Geo-Filter I see can make a difference in gaming, but in my use I do not see a benefit, I mainly play Gears of war 4 on Xbox One which is on a server, It does a good job connecting to a close server but unfortunately we cannot control who connects to the server, so I'm stuck playing with players with high pings....I recently upgraded to Centurylinks 1 gig fiber internet and did not want to rent their router for 10 bucks a month and decided to purchase this, I am not only getting faster wifi speeds with this router but I also get prioritization with my gaming devices as the router will send them more bandwidth."

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    Enjoy seamless connectivity when playing online games with this Netgear Nighthawk Pro gaming router. Local connection options and the ability to choose preferred servers help limit game lag, while the Internet utilization monitor lets you keep track of devices that might be using too much bandwidth. With a customizable dashboard, this Netgear Nighthawk Pro gaming router shows usage data and other key details so you can optimize your gaming experience.
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    "4 star...Fast !...Great price for this one too at 150 bucks, I only wish I had looked more into the details when I bought the laptop a year before (been waiting for the city to get its act together with fiber for 2 years!) but its all good, the gig wifi card for the laptop is only about 11 bucks, and the cost for a new laptop with gig wifi already built in is WAY more....I have no idea what else people do with a router...,but if I need to change my wireless passwords....it is so " "easy peasy"...I cannot really comment on the range since I live in a small 1100 sq. ft. home...the signal appears very stable...need to test it a little more /w/ streaming videos, etc....love the fact I can shop online at nite and then do in-store pick-up the next day!!!"

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    Accelerate your WiFi 5 with NETGEAR Nighthawk! Enjoy fast WiFi speeds up to 1900 Mbps and a powerful dual core 1GHz processor for extreme performance. High-powered amplifiers, external antennas and Beamforming improve range and reliability for up to 100% more wireless coverage. Features like downstream and upstream QoS prioritize streaming and gaming, creating a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience.
    $179.99
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    "4 star...Fast !...Great price for this one too at 150 bucks, I only wish I had looked more into the details when I bought the laptop a year before (been waiting for the city to get its act together with fiber for 2 years!) but its all good, the gig wifi card for the laptop is only about 11 bucks, and the cost for a new laptop with gig wifi already built in is WAY more....I have no idea what else people do with a router...,but if I need to change my wireless passwords....it is so " "easy peasy"...I cannot really comment on the range since I live in a small 1100 sq. ft. home...the signal appears very stable...need to test it a little more /w/ streaming videos, etc....love the fact I can shop online at nite and then do in-store pick-up the next day!!!"

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    Accelerate your WiFi 5 with NETGEAR Nighthawk! Enjoy fast WiFi speeds up to 1900 Mbps and a powerful dual core 1GHz processor for extreme performance. High-powered amplifiers, external antennas and Beamforming improve range and reliability for up to 100% more wireless coverage. Features like downstream and upstream QoS prioritize streaming and gaming, creating a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience.
  12. Top comment

    "No lag...I like...After I changed many Routers I asked for Best buy employee help in a few questions from him he understand very well how kind a router I need and he suggest NETGEAR R6400-100NAS router, which offers Wireless-AC technology and 3 high-powered antennas for reliable performance....This item is a good purchase... had one bad experience...we had a bad storm and knocked out the lights...when electric was restored...the router had a hard time hooking up ... with a few attempts it finally hooked up... all in all its a good item"

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    The NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi 5 Router with external antennas delivers extremely fast WiFi. With AC1750 WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet speeds, and high-powered external antennas, this router offers ultimate performance in wireless coverage for large homes with 12 or more wireless devices. It gets 3x faster access than similar 802.11n.
    $84.99
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    Was $129.99
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    "No lag...I like...After I changed many Routers I asked for Best buy employee help in a few questions from him he understand very well how kind a router I need and he suggest NETGEAR R6400-100NAS router, which offers Wireless-AC technology and 3 high-powered antennas for reliable performance....This item is a good purchase... had one bad experience...we had a bad storm and knocked out the lights...when electric was restored...the router had a hard time hooking up ... with a few attempts it finally hooked up... all in all its a good item"

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    The NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi 5 Router with external antennas delivers extremely fast WiFi. With AC1750 WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet speeds, and high-powered external antennas, this router offers ultimate performance in wireless coverage for large homes with 12 or more wireless devices. It gets 3x faster access than similar 802.11n.
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    "I like...love it...After talking with someone in the store about this item, I reconfirmed the previous information that I had gathered on the Internet and a consumer guide purchasing magazine that I subscribe to about this product, and I can say now that I have it, that I really made a great purchase;good price, great quality, ease it to set up, what else can you ask for????...So we looked into a dual band to help out and might I add we're able to access with this router with no issues at all, it has 3 ssid's you can set up, 1 for a 2.4 ghz, 1 for 5 ghz, and even a guest set up so you don't have to worry about guest coming over and asking for passwords and what have you."

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    Choose this NETGEAR router and receive high level wireless security, the ability to share photos, music and more, and a way to keep track of your kids’ activity online. Plus, with easy installation for tablets, smartphones and computers, you’ll be able to start enjoying Wi-Fi throughout your home right away.
    $49.99
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    "I like...love it...After talking with someone in the store about this item, I reconfirmed the previous information that I had gathered on the Internet and a consumer guide purchasing magazine that I subscribe to about this product, and I can say now that I have it, that I really made a great purchase;good price, great quality, ease it to set up, what else can you ask for????...So we looked into a dual band to help out and might I add we're able to access with this router with no issues at all, it has 3 ssid's you can set up, 1 for a 2.4 ghz, 1 for 5 ghz, and even a guest set up so you don't have to worry about guest coming over and asking for passwords and what have you."

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    Choose this NETGEAR router and receive high level wireless security, the ability to share photos, music and more, and a way to keep track of your kids’ activity online. Plus, with easy installation for tablets, smartphones and computers, you’ll be able to start enjoying Wi-Fi throughout your home right away.
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    "Spot on...5 Star....I purchased the Google mesh WiFi home system a little over a month ago, and I purchased it to go along with my Ring Pro doorbell, because something they don't tell you about the Ring doorbell is that it needs a substantial amount of WiFi in order to work properly, so I had to purchase an additional single satellite and put it on the back side of the wall where my ring Pro doorbell is located in order to get a better wifi connection to the doorbell....Pros: simple to set up; multiple points provide robust coverage for a space underserved by a single wifi point; WPA2-PSK encryption and built-in TPM; attractive and smells good :); independent controls for each point; decent length of power cord Cons: this system is meant to operate on its own for the most part - not the right product for those who want or need to tinker and configure; no web interface; solutions to problems can seem frustratingly out of reach; no usb port; only 1 availab"

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    Enjoy a consistent connection to the web with this Google Wi-Fi setup. The single access point is ideal for use in smaller homes of less than 1,500 square feet, giving you the ability to connect your tablets, laptops or phones. This Google Wi-Fi system provides a reliable signal that can be shared by multiple devices at once.
    $100.00
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    Was $129.00
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    "Spot on...5 Star....I purchased the Google mesh WiFi home system a little over a month ago, and I purchased it to go along with my Ring Pro doorbell, because something they don't tell you about the Ring doorbell is that it needs a substantial amount of WiFi in order to work properly, so I had to purchase an additional single satellite and put it on the back side of the wall where my ring Pro doorbell is located in order to get a better wifi connection to the doorbell....Pros: simple to set up; multiple points provide robust coverage for a space underserved by a single wifi point; WPA2-PSK encryption and built-in TPM; attractive and smells good :); independent controls for each point; decent length of power cord Cons: this system is meant to operate on its own for the most part - not the right product for those who want or need to tinker and configure; no web interface; solutions to problems can seem frustratingly out of reach; no usb port; only 1 availab"

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    Enjoy a consistent connection to the web with this Google Wi-Fi setup. The single access point is ideal for use in smaller homes of less than 1,500 square feet, giving you the ability to connect your tablets, laptops or phones. This Google Wi-Fi system provides a reliable signal that can be shared by multiple devices at once.
  15. Top comment

    "My Fav...Not Bad...Can't get up and running with a router any easier then the Apple Airport Extreme, I actually bought it, returned it thinking I could do better with my carpy stream signal in rural Fla., brought home a nighthawk 3200 and after several hours of tweeking & channel changes I returned it to Best Buy and am happily streaming in every corner of my 3200sq' home with the Airport Extreme....One in the house and three in other outbuildings across the property, I can pull up the Airport app and see all the routers in my network and troubleshoot or changes settings on any router from anywhere I can connect via the app."

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    The intelligent, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school or office. It offers next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and delivers high-performance wireless access for Mac computers, PCs and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch and Apple TV.
    $190.99
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    "My Fav...Not Bad...Can't get up and running with a router any easier then the Apple Airport Extreme, I actually bought it, returned it thinking I could do better with my carpy stream signal in rural Fla., brought home a nighthawk 3200 and after several hours of tweeking & channel changes I returned it to Best Buy and am happily streaming in every corner of my 3200sq' home with the Airport Extreme....One in the house and three in other outbuildings across the property, I can pull up the Airport app and see all the routers in my network and troubleshoot or changes settings on any router from anywhere I can connect via the app."

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    The intelligent, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school or office. It offers next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and delivers high-performance wireless access for Mac computers, PCs and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch and Apple TV.