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Gaming internet

Internet & WiFi for gaming

Game better with a WiFi 6 router + award winning internet and speeds up to 1500 Mbps

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Total gaming internet solution

How you game is up to you. One thing is clear – you need fast and ultra-reliable internet. Astound Broadband’s fiber-powered internet delivers Gig speed internet no matter what high-bandwidth activity you choose. Astound’s gaming WiFi router let’s you stabilize your ping and comes packed with gaming features, powerful enough to handle your home networking needs.

Kick lag spikes to the curb

The only gaming router you'll ever need -- with features that are designed for gamers, by gamers.

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Fast Internet to elevate your gameplay

Supercharge every aspect of your gaming experience, with Gig internet that delivers faster speeds and more reliable gameplay. Need to go even faster? Check out our internet speeds up to 1500 Mbps.


Reliable Streaming

Dropping frames is the last thing you need, whether you’re growing your audience or watching your favorite streamer. With Astound’s Pro Gaming router, you get peace of mind with reliable WiFi that plays as hard as you do.

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Beyond gaming... Gig is great

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Desktops & laptops

Internet that works faster than your fingers. A must to keep you on top of your game.

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Get in on the action anywhere in your home with a reliable WiFi connection.

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Gaming consoles

Bring vivid, 4K high definition video to life for truly immersive gameplay.

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Wireless speakers

Get amped up in the arena and flex your skills on the battlefield.

Frequently asked questions

Gig speed internet is the best internet for gaming because it enables higher internet speeds that drastically reduce bandwidth. If you’re a competitive gamer or an avid Twitch viewer, you’ll want a Gigabit connection to keep up with bandwidth requirements.

Depending on the game you play, online gaming uses anywhere from 40MB to 300MB per hour. The bigger consideration is how many other devices are using your internet at the same time. If you also have household members streaming shows, working from home, or smart devices keeping your home running, that takes up a good chunk of your broadband. With Gig internet, you can continue gaming without dropping frames while other devices are connected.

Upload and download speed are important in gaming because they determine the speed at which data is transferred. The upload speeds are the rate at which your device sends data to a server hosting the game while the download speeds tracks the speed at which your computer receives data from the server. Higher upload and download speeds help keep your game running smoothly, which is why fiber-based Gig internet is so beneficial to online gaming.

If you are gaming online the best way to experience lower latencies is by directly connecting an Ethernet cable (Cat 5 or 6 is recommended) from your modem to your device. This is because a wired connection is faster and more reliable than a wireless connection.

However, if you are playing on a wireless connection you can reduce latency and lag is by optimizing your WiFi. Start by preventing WiFi interference by placing your router in an open space towards the center of the house, reducing the number of devices on your WiFi, and cleaning your devices of viruses or malware. Your modems may also need to be updated.

You may consider a whole home WiFi solution — like eero — to help extend your internet’s reach to every corner of your home. If you’ve taken steps to increase your WiFi speeds and it isn’t working, re-evaluate what internet is best for your household. With more WiFi use, it may be time to upgrade your internet.

The recommended modem for gaming and streaming is DOCSIS 3.0 / 3.1. These modems are best for high-speed internet, such as Gig services. With the modem, you’ll have an increased transmission range and sensitivity for quality gaming performance.

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*Internet speeds may vary & are not guaranteed. Certain equipment may be required to reach advertised speeds. DOCSIS 3.1 modem with 2.5GE physical LAN port is required for 1 Gigabit speeds and higher. See for why speeds may vary. To view Astound’s FCC Network Management Disclosure see Modem required for Internet service. No contract required. Subject to availability. We substantiate that the cable modem equipment provided, and the configuration of such cable modem, meets the broadband speeds advertised when attached to a wired connection based on SamKnows testing procedures.

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Whole Home WiFi: Activation and installation not included. Up to $40/mo for Whole Home WiFi equipment. Additional eero devices available for an additional cost, per device. ©2024, Inc. or its affiliates. eero and all related marks are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. c/o eero LLC, 660 3rd St. San Francisco, CA.

NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NIGHTHAWK, the NIGHTHAWK logo, NIGHTHAWK PRO GAMING and the NIGHTHAWK PRO GAMING logo are trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. DumaOS is a trademark of Netduma Software, Ltd. Any other trademarks in this communication are for reference purposes only. © 2024 NETGEAR, Inc.

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