In this category you’ll find all the products you need to build a wired or wireless network to connect your PCs to the internet, such as modems and routers, plus switches and cables for larger networks. Choose a wireless network for convenience or a wired network for higher speed, reliability and security. Premium routers offer more speed, coverage, and features than the simple devices often provided by the broadband company.
These routers deploy the speed advantage gained by using the latest 802.11ac WiFi standard to make sure your home network is as fast as possible. These routers are some of the best-looking on the market, so it's worth exploring this category if you want a piece of hardware that'll look as good as it runs.
- ASUS RT-AC59U Router, 4x Antennas, MU-MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4+5GHz (600+867Mbps), 802.11acWas: £79.99£67.99£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
- ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Dual Band Router, AC1900 (600+1300Mbps), 4x GbE LAN, 1x USB 2.0/3.0Was: £132.98£125.99£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERYPre order
- ASUS RT-AC86U Gaming Router, 3x Antennas, MU-MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4+5GHz (750+2167Mbps), WTFast GPN, 802.11acWas: £160.49£135.98£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
- ASUS RT-AX88U AX6000 Gaming Router, 4x Antennas, MU-MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4+5GHz (1148+4804Mbps), GbE, 802.11axWas: £304.49£254.99£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
- ASUS ROG Rapture AX11000 Gaming Router, 1.8GHz CPU, 1GB RAM 8x Antennas, Tri-Band 2+5+5GHz (1148+4804+4804), 802.11axWas: £376.49£322.99£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
Mesh routers provide superior WiFi coverage than standard routers. They work by including multiple units, which you can place around your home or office. Each unit communicates with one another using a private radio channel, improving bandwidth and reliability.
- ASUS DSL-AC88U AC3100 ADSL/VDSL Gigabit WiFi Modem Router, 3167Mbps, Dual-Band, a/b/g/n/ac for ADSL2+/VDSL2/Cable/FibreWas: £219.98£197.99£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
A network cable (Ethernet) is used to connect a computer to a network. This can be a range of setups such as a broadband router feeding a single computer, two computers connected directly to each other, or a multiple number of computers and a network printer all connected to a server or router. RJ45 is the plug type. The general difference between CAT5 and CAT6 cabling is the increased transmission performance with CAT6. Note that there are two configurations of cables, Straight and X-Over (crossover). A X-Over cable is only used when connecting two computers directly to each other, or when connecting a computer directly to a peripheral for setup/configuration purposes.
- 10m Xclio CAT 5e RJ45 Gigabit UTP PVC INJ Moulded Patch Network Cable - Black
- 30M Xclio Grey CAT5e RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Cable SnaglessWas: £4.99£4.19£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
- 20M Xclio Red CAT5e RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Cable SnaglessWas: £7.99£4.79£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
These cables are vital if you want a wired internet connection in your home or office. We've got them in a wide variety of colours and lengths.
- 0.5M Xclio White CAT6 RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Cable SnaglessWas: £1.99£1.19£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
- 5M Xclio Grey CAT6 RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Cable SnaglessWas: £1.99£1.49£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
- 10M Xclio Blue CAT6 RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Cable SnaglessWas: £11.48£8.48£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
Also known as a NIC (Network Interface Card ), these cards connect directly into the motherboard of your computer and feature an external network socket. This enables the computer to connect to a network via a network cable. Traditionally these network cards use the PCI slot on a motherboard, with newer cards using a PCIe interface. Advanced features include two or more network ports for specific applications. Note that network adaptors that convert a USB port into a network interface are also available.
- Griffin GC43705 USB A to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter RJ45, White
- 1 Port Intel Gigabit PRO EXPI9301CTBLK 1000CT Gigabit PCI-e Network Adapter - OEM£17.99£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
- 4 Port Intel EXPI9404PT, PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter, PCIe x4, 4x 10/100/1000 RJ45, Copper, Full Height ONLY, OEMWas: £118.99£95.99£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
- 4 Port Intel I350-T4 Gigabit Network Card RJ-45, Copper, PCI-e x4, OEM£154.99£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
- 2 Port Intel X550-T2 Ethernet Converged 10 Gigabit PCI-E Network Adapter OEMWas: £263.48£226.80£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
Network wall sockets, tools and accessories for all your cabling network requirements. Build a integrated cable network within the walls of a building to making up loose network patch cables.
- Newlink NLCN-312 RJ45/RJ11 Cable and Stripping and Cutting Tool
- StarTech.com HMPEXADP Half Size to Full Size Mini PCI Express AdapterWas: £8.48£7.19£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
- Xclio Pro Multi Networking Tool Kit inc Crimp Pliers, Strip Knife, Screwdriver, Puch Tool, Cabletest Dual£9.98£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
These pieces of hardware work with both wired and wireless networks and devices in specific ways. A Wireless Access Point is a 'wired to wireless' solution. It extends a wired network by converting it into a wireless connection.A Wireless Bridge allows devices such as gaming consoles, digital video cameras etc that come with a RJ45 network port to connect to a wireless network. As the unit effectively bridges together a wireless network to these connected wired network devices. Check individual specifications of the product for the exact features and capabilities to make sure it meets your requirements.
- ASUS AiMesh AX6100 WiFi System, 2x RT-AX92U, 6x Antennas, MU-MIMO, Tri-Band 2.4+5+5GHz (400+867+4804Mbps), GbE, 802.11axWas: £383.99£280.00£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
These aerials and accessories are for a range of wireless computer products. They include products that will extend the range of the wireless signal. Note that many of these products are specific to particular brands and products, so always check the specification to confirm the application and fitment.
- Dlink DWL-M60AT Directional 6DBi Indoor 2.4GHz desktop Antenna (reverse SMA connector)£7.49£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
These wireless network cards fit inside a computer (PC / notebook / Laptop) and connect using either the PCI, PCIe, M.2, Mini-PCIe interface. These Wireless Adaptors allow the computer to connect to a wireless network without having to run a network cable to the system. Advanced features such as high bandwidth and encryption ensure both a fast and secure connection to a WiFi network. Always check your motherboards interface for PCI or PCIe to ensure you select the correct wireless network card adaptor for your requirements.
- Addon AWP1200E Wireless AC Dual Band 1200Mbps PCI-E Adapter Dual AntennaWas: £22.99£19.98£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
- Addon AWP1750E Dual Band Wireless AC 1750MBPS PCI Express AdapterWas: £32.99£29.99£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
These wireless USB adaptors connect into any USB port of a desktop or laptop. This allows the computer to connect to a wireless network without having to run a network cable to the system. Advanced features such as high bandwidth and encryption ensure both a fast and secure connection to a WiFi network.
- Xclio WL-700N-XSX WiFi USB2.0 Nano Adaptor, 300Mbps, 802.11g/nWas: £4.99£4.19£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
- Xclio WL-USB-NANO-600 11ac 600MB/s (433+150) Nano Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter, 802.11ac 2.4/5GHzWas: £8.99£7.07£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY
- ADDON AWU-G37 Wireless 1300Mbps AC Dual Band High Gain USB AdapterWas: £16.99£13.19£5.48 1-3 DAY DELIVERY