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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for wireless adapters for gaming.

If you want to play games online or download video from a gaming service, you need a good wireless connection. A wireless adapter is ideal to ensure you're getting the best performance for your online gaming. It offers additional convenience and functionality for a better gaming experience. Browse the top-ranked list of wireless adapters for gaming below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. NETGEAR - Nighthawk AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adapter - Black - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Netgear Nighthawk USB wireless adapter...I tried a variety of wifi adapters in the past but they all had problems with a weak/dropped signal. "

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    Product Description

    Instantly upgrade to faster Wi-Fi 6 technology. This NETGEAR Nighthawk AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 adapter is engineered to provide faster uploading and downloading, more reliable connections, and smoother streaming to your older Windows 10/11 PCs and notebooks. Experience better overall performance for your HD streaming, video conferences, gaming, work, and online learning. Just plug the adapter into the USB port on your PC or notebook for an easy upgrade. Maximize the signal strength where you need it with the state-of-the-art flexible antenna. Enjoy cutting-edge Wi-Fi security with the advanced WPA3 security protocol. Compatible with any Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi 6 router and works best with the NETGEAR Nighthawk Ecosystem and Orbi mesh products (sold separately). Works with all standard Wi-Fi networks.
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    Top comment

    "Netgear Nighthawk USB wireless adapter...I tried a variety of wifi adapters in the past but they all had problems with a weak/dropped signal. "

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    Product Description

    Instantly upgrade to faster Wi-Fi 6 technology. This NETGEAR Nighthawk AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 adapter is engineered to provide faster uploading and downloading, more reliable connections, and smoother streaming to your older Windows 10/11 PCs and notebooks. Experience better overall performance for your HD streaming, video conferences, gaming, work, and online learning. Just plug the adapter into the USB port on your PC or notebook for an easy upgrade. Maximize the signal strength where you need it with the state-of-the-art flexible antenna. Enjoy cutting-edge Wi-Fi security with the advanced WPA3 security protocol. Compatible with any Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi 6 router and works best with the NETGEAR Nighthawk Ecosystem and Orbi mesh products (sold separately). Works with all standard Wi-Fi networks.
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  2. TP-Link - AX1800 Nano Wi-Fi 6 Wireless USB Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom

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    Boost your PC's Wi-Fi with the TP-Link TX1800U Nano, a tiny dual-band Wi-Fi 6 adapter with incredible performance. Experience blazing-fast speeds, buffer-free streaming, and lag-free gaming. MU-MIMO technology ensures smooth performance on busy networks, while OFDMA eliminates lag in video and online gaming. Plus, WPA3, the latest Wi-Fi security protocol, shields your network and data. Its nano size and pre-loaded setup software make it easy to take the Archer TX1800U Nano with you wherever you go.
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    Product Description

    Boost your PC's Wi-Fi with the TP-Link TX1800U Nano, a tiny dual-band Wi-Fi 6 adapter with incredible performance. Experience blazing-fast speeds, buffer-free streaming, and lag-free gaming. MU-MIMO technology ensures smooth performance on busy networks, while OFDMA eliminates lag in video and online gaming. Plus, WPA3, the latest Wi-Fi security protocol, shields your network and data. Its nano size and pre-loaded setup software make it easy to take the Archer TX1800U Nano with you wherever you go.
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  3. ASUS - Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 AX1800 USB Network Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Perfect for gaming...I can now use my desktop for gaming/ this is perfect for the person that can’t plug in a desktop."

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    Product Description

    Achieve blazing online speeds with this ASUS NANO wireless adapter. It offers selectable 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for a clearer signal, and its built-in 2x2 patch antennas increase the signal's range for better network coverage. This ASUS NANO wireless adapter includes a clip to attach it to notebook computers and a cradle with a long USB cord for desktop use.
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    Top comment

    "Perfect for gaming...I can now use my desktop for gaming/ this is perfect for the person that can’t plug in a desktop."

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    Achieve blazing online speeds with this ASUS NANO wireless adapter. It offers selectable 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for a clearer signal, and its built-in 2x2 patch antennas increase the signal's range for better network coverage. This ASUS NANO wireless adapter includes a clip to attach it to notebook computers and a cradle with a long USB cord for desktop use.
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  4. ASUS - USBBT500 Bluetooth Smart Ready USB adapter - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Works good for wireless bluetooth bose headset I bought with my desktop computer for gaming although limited distance...IT WORKS BUT TERRIBLE DELAY WITH MY HEADPHONES DEF NOT FOR GAMING."

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    Product Description

    The USB-BT500 is a Bluetooth Smart Ready USB adapter with new Bluetooth 5 capabilities. USB-BT500 enables wireless connectivity with a wide range of devices and enjoy up to 2X-faster transmit speeds and 4X-greater range. Slot ASUS USB-BT500 into your PC for an instant upgrade to the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology and enjoy up to 2X-faster transmit speeds and 4X-greater range. Enabling Bluetooth on your PC lets you enjoy the convenience and freedom of wireless connectivity with a wide range of devices, including speakers, headphones and game controllers. The ultra-small USB-BT500 comes with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, which lets you enjoy energy-saving connectivity. In dual mode, USB-BT500 maintains full backward compatibility with Bluetooth 4.x, 3.x, and 2.1. Bluetooth Low Energy technology for energy-saving wireless connectivity. Highly portable and easy to use.
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    Top comment

    "Works good for wireless bluetooth bose headset I bought with my desktop computer for gaming although limited distance...IT WORKS BUT TERRIBLE DELAY WITH MY HEADPHONES DEF NOT FOR GAMING."

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    The USB-BT500 is a Bluetooth Smart Ready USB adapter with new Bluetooth 5 capabilities. USB-BT500 enables wireless connectivity with a wide range of devices and enjoy up to 2X-faster transmit speeds and 4X-greater range. Slot ASUS USB-BT500 into your PC for an instant upgrade to the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology and enjoy up to 2X-faster transmit speeds and 4X-greater range. Enabling Bluetooth on your PC lets you enjoy the convenience and freedom of wireless connectivity with a wide range of devices, including speakers, headphones and game controllers. The ultra-small USB-BT500 comes with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, which lets you enjoy energy-saving connectivity. In dual mode, USB-BT500 maintains full backward compatibility with Bluetooth 4.x, 3.x, and 2.1. Bluetooth Low Energy technology for energy-saving wireless connectivity. Highly portable and easy to use.
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  5. NETGEAR - Dual-Band Wireless-AC USB Network Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Works great for gaming. My motherboard didn't have wifi built in so this solved my internet issue. ...Do not buy for gaming...Buy it if need to have something to surf the internet but not for gaming max output is 2.5mbs"

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    Product Description

    Upgrade home or office networks with this NETGEAR smart router. It delivers high-speed dual-band Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet connections for enhanced gaming and video streaming, and the external antennas improve coverage for larger spaces. This NETGEAR smart router works with the Nighthawk app for effortless operation and control via smartphones.
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    Top comment

    "Works great for gaming. My motherboard didn't have wifi built in so this solved my internet issue. ...Do not buy for gaming...Buy it if need to have something to surf the internet but not for gaming max output is 2.5mbs"

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    Product Description

    Upgrade home or office networks with this NETGEAR smart router. It delivers high-speed dual-band Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet connections for enhanced gaming and video streaming, and the external antennas improve coverage for larger spaces. This NETGEAR smart router works with the Nighthawk app for effortless operation and control via smartphones.
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  6. TP-Link - Archer TX20UH AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 USB 3.0 Adapter - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great for gaming...Great WiFi receiver. Been using for gaming and never experienced dropping signal. Very fast speed and stable connection. "

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    Product Description

    The TP-Link AX1800 USB 3.0 Adapter with dual-band high-gain antennas provides up to 10x faster access than USB 2.0. Wirelessly connect your notebook or desktop computer to a Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 1800 Mbps network for 8K/4K lag-free streaming, large downloads throughout your home.
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    Top comment

    "Great for gaming...Great WiFi receiver. Been using for gaming and never experienced dropping signal. Very fast speed and stable connection. "

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    Product Description

    The TP-Link AX1800 USB 3.0 Adapter with dual-band high-gain antennas provides up to 10x faster access than USB 2.0. Wirelessly connect your notebook or desktop computer to a Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 1800 Mbps network for 8K/4K lag-free streaming, large downloads throughout your home.
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  7. NETGEAR - Nighthawk AXE3000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6E USB 3.0 Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Gaming...Works good my son uses it for gaming on his desk top....Wireless adapter...Works excellent for gaming pc was a little confusing to setup at first"

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    Product Description

    Get high-speed wireless connectivity with this NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6E USB 3.0 adapter. The flip-open antenna design adjusts easily to find optimal signal coverage for your device, while backward compatibility with legacy Wi-Fi technologies, including 802.11a/b/g/n, offers flexibility. This NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6E USB 3.0 adapter supports WPA3 encryption for reliable security.
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    Top comment

    "Gaming...Works good my son uses it for gaming on his desk top....Wireless adapter...Works excellent for gaming pc was a little confusing to setup at first"

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    Product Description

    Get high-speed wireless connectivity with this NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6E USB 3.0 adapter. The flip-open antenna design adjusts easily to find optimal signal coverage for your device, while backward compatibility with legacy Wi-Fi technologies, including 802.11a/b/g/n, offers flexibility. This NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6E USB 3.0 adapter supports WPA3 encryption for reliable security.
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  8. Linksys - AC1200 Dual-Band USB 3.0 Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Good for gaming...Easy set-up, easy to use, good for gaming and streaming...Works great for gaming...MY son uses this for gaming and we get really high speeds out of it...works well for faster internet speeds...."

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    Product Description

    This Linksys WUSB6300 USB 3.0 adapter enables you to connect your computer to a wireless-AC network, so you can easily stream high-definition video and enjoy high-speed gaming. The WPA-TKIP, WPA2, and WEP protocols help keep data private.
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    Top comment

    "Good for gaming...Easy set-up, easy to use, good for gaming and streaming...Works great for gaming...MY son uses this for gaming and we get really high speeds out of it...works well for faster internet speeds...."

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    Product Description

    This Linksys WUSB6300 USB 3.0 adapter enables you to connect your computer to a wireless-AC network, so you can easily stream high-definition video and enjoy high-speed gaming. The WPA-TKIP, WPA2, and WEP protocols help keep data private.
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  9. Insignia™ - Bluetooth 5.0 USB Adapter for Laptops and Desktops Compatible with Windows 8.1, 10, and 11 - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Will stutter at times with gaming controllers connected, so if that is your reason for buying I would probably invest a little more money into a higher quality dongle for gaming....Came in clutch for gaming with my friends because my pc didnt have native Bluetooth"

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    Product Description

    Give your computer access to your Bluetooth devices with this Insignia NS-PA3BT5A2B22 Bluetooth 5.0 USB Adapter. Compatible with Windows 8.1, 10 and 11, a compact USB dongle easily plugs into the side of your compatible PC or laptop, ready to connect wirelessly to your Bluetooth devices. It supports data and audio transfers with data speeds up to 2Mbps, ensuring a reliable and smooth transmission. Even better, it has a low power energy mode, ensuring your battery isn’t being drained when your laptop isn’t plugged in. Ensure you have a reliable connection to your Bluetooth devices with this adapter. This adaptor can support driver automatic installation, but you need to ensure your computer’s internet connection is available and Windows Update is enabled.
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    Top comment

    "Will stutter at times with gaming controllers connected, so if that is your reason for buying I would probably invest a little more money into a higher quality dongle for gaming....Came in clutch for gaming with my friends because my pc didnt have native Bluetooth"

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    Product Description

    Give your computer access to your Bluetooth devices with this Insignia NS-PA3BT5A2B22 Bluetooth 5.0 USB Adapter. Compatible with Windows 8.1, 10 and 11, a compact USB dongle easily plugs into the side of your compatible PC or laptop, ready to connect wirelessly to your Bluetooth devices. It supports data and audio transfers with data speeds up to 2Mbps, ensuring a reliable and smooth transmission. Even better, it has a low power energy mode, ensuring your battery isn’t being drained when your laptop isn’t plugged in. Ensure you have a reliable connection to your Bluetooth devices with this adapter. This adaptor can support driver automatic installation, but you need to ensure your computer’s internet connection is available and Windows Update is enabled.
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  10. ASUS - Dual-Band AC1200 USB Network Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "For gaming...Its pretty decent for gaming, bought it for my son coz hes always getting disconnected...Wireless adapter...Great adapter to go wireless. Not great for gaming but good for everything else."

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    Product Description

    ASUS USB-AC53 Nano USB Wifi Adapter delivers an instant Plug and Play providing 802.11ac Wifi standard for desktops and laptops. The dual-band wireless AC1200 USB adapter features 2.4GHz and 5GHz connectivity coupled with MU-MIMO technology.
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    Top comment

    "For gaming...Its pretty decent for gaming, bought it for my son coz hes always getting disconnected...Wireless adapter...Great adapter to go wireless. Not great for gaming but good for everything else."

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    Product Description

    ASUS USB-AC53 Nano USB Wifi Adapter delivers an instant Plug and Play providing 802.11ac Wifi standard for desktops and laptops. The dual-band wireless AC1200 USB adapter features 2.4GHz and 5GHz connectivity coupled with MU-MIMO technology.
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