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TP-Link Archer GX90 AX6600 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router
NW-22B-TP
TP-LINK Archer GX90 AX6600 Gaming Router, 8x Antennas, MU-MIMO, Tri-Band 2+5+5GHz (574+1201+4804Mbps), 802.11ax, One Mesh Compatible
£299.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Deco X20 AX1800 Wi-Fi Mesh System (3-Pack)
NW-22C-TP
Wi-Fi 6 Technology, Whole-Home Coverage, Seamless Roaming, speeds up to 1800 Mbps - 1800 Mbps on 5 GHz and 575 Mbps on 2.4 GHz
£224.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Deco X60 AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System (2-Pack)
NW-22D-TP
Wi-Fi 6 Technology, Whole-Home Coverage, Seamless Roaming, speeds up to 3000 Mbps - 2402 Mbps on 5 GHz and 574 Mbps on 2.4 GHz
£279.95 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link AV600 2-Port Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit (TL-PA4022P KIT)
NW-20U-TP
Up to 600Mbps, Up to 300m Range, Dual LAN Ports, Passthrough design / Keep access to your power sockets
£49.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Archer C80 AC1900 MU-MIMO Router
NW-228-TP
Access your entertainment from every corner of your home with 4 external high-performance antennas. Beamforming technology detects devices and concentrates wireless signal strength towards them.
£79.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Archer VR2100 MU-MIMO Modem Router
NW-229-TP
Make full use of dual-band Wi-Fi abilities with speeds reaching up to 1733 Mbps on 5 GHz band and 300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz band. Enjoy total speeds of up to 2.1 Gbps, eliminate latency and buffering.
£100.00 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Deco X60 AX5400 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System (3-Pack)
NW-223-TP
Connect More, Cover Everything. AX5400 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
£359.99 (incl. VAT)
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£329.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link G.hn2400 PGW2440 KIT Powerline AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Kit
NET-TPL-00871
Greater Speeds, Better Performance, Brand New G.hn Wireless Powerline
£179.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link G.hn2400 PG2400P KIT Passthrough Powerline Kit
NET-TPL-00872
High-Speed Internet, Throughout Your Home G.hn2400 Passthrough Powerline Kit
£119.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link TL-SG1024D 24 port Desktop/Rackmount Gigabit Switch
NET-TPL-00874
TP-Link TL-SG1024D 24 port Desktop/Rackmount Gigabit Switch
£100.00 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Deco X50(2-pack) AX3000 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System, 2 pack
NET-TPL-00878
AX3000 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 System
£179.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Deco M4(3-pack) AC1200 Whole-Home Mesh Wi-Fi System(3-pack)
NET-TPL-00879
AC1200 Deco Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
£130.00 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link AC1200 Whole-Home Mesh Wi-Fi System(2-pack)
NET-TPL-00880
AC1200 Deco Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
£100.00 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link TL-PA7027P KIT AV1000 2-Port Gigabit Pass-through Powerline Starter Kit
NET-TPL-00881
AV1000 2-Port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit
£59.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link RE315 AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender
NET-TPL-00883
Flexibly Create Whole Home Mesh WiFi
£32.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Archer TX20U Plus AX1800 High Gain Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 USB Adapter
NET-TPL-00888
AX1800 Dual Antennas High Gain Wireless USB Adapter
£40.00 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless N 4G LTE Router
NET-TPL-00890
300Mbps LTE-Advanced Mobile Wi-Fi M7450
£149.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link UE300C USB 3.0 Type-C to Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter
NET-TPL-00892
USB Type-C to RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter
£19.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter
NET-TPL-00893
USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter
£16.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link RE505X AX1500 Wi-Fi Range Extender
NW-221-TP
WiFi 6, Gigabit Ethernet Port, Access Point Mode, TP-Link Tether App, Intelligent Signal Light, One Mesh Compatible
£59.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link AXE75 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6E Router
NW-22K-TP
Faster. Broader. Unstoppable.
£209.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Archer AX55 Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router
NW-22L-TP
Faster. Broader. Unstoppable.
£129.95 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Archer T4E Dual-Band Wireless AC1200 PCI-E Adapter
NW-21G-TP
Up to 1200 Mbps Wi-Fi speeds, 867 Mbps on 5 GHz band and 300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz band, 802.11ac Dual Band, MIMO, Beamforming, Dual Antennas
£29.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Deco X20 AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System (2-Pack)
NW-226-TP
Wi-Fi 6 Technology, Whole-Home Coverage, Seamless Roaming, speeds up to 1800 Mbps - 1800 Mbps on 5 GHz and 575 Mbps on 2.4 GHz
£179.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Archer AX73 AX5400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router
NW-22E-TP
Gigabit WiFi for 8K Streaming, Fully Featured Wi-Fi 6, Extensive Coverage, HomeShield
£149.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link 16-port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch (TL-SG1016)
NW-046-TP
The TL-SG1016 is specially designed for Ethernet (10Mbps), Fast Ethernet (100Mbps) and Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps) with seamless link.
£79.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link 10-Gigabit 2-Port SFP + Module (TX432)
NW-159-TP
10-Gigabit 2-Port SFP+ Module TX432 is an interface card providing two 10G SFP+ ports. It is applicable to multiple TP-LINK switch models/SFP+ transceivers/SFP+ cables.
£69.95 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link AV2000 2-port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit (TL-PA9020P KIT)
NW-206-TP
Ultra-fast Powerline Speed – HomePlug AV2 standard compliant, high-speed data transfer rate of up to 2000Mbps, ideal for Ultra HD streaming and online gaming.
£104.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link AV1300 3-Port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit (TL-PA8033P KIT)
NW-20V-TP
Up to 1300Mbps, Up to 300m Range, Triple LAN Ports, Passthrough design / Keep access to your power sockets
£74.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Archer C6 AC1200 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
NW-20Y-TP
TP Link AC1200 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Archer C6 V2.0, Quick & Simple Setup, Wireless Speeds of Over 1Gbps
£49.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Archer C2300 AC2300 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
NW-214-TP
Powerful 1.8GHz dual-core 64-bit CPU, MU-MIMO, RangeBoost and Beamforming, Dual Band, Watch 4K movies and game with high-speed AC2300 dual-band Wi-Fi
£164.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Archer VR2800 AC2800 Wireless MU-MIMO VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
NW-216-TP
2167Mbps on 5GHz, 600Mbps on 2.4GHz, 1GHz dual-core CPU, TP-Link Tether App, MU-MIMO
£179.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link LS1008 - 8 Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch
NW-21X-TP
8x 10/100Mbps Auto-Negotiation RJ45 ports, IEEE 802.3X flow control provides reliable data transfer, Plug and play, Fanless design, Green Ethernet technology saves power consumption
£8.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Archer AX11000 Wi-Fi 6 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Gaming Router
NW-21Z-TP
Speeds up to 10756mbps, MU-MIMO Technology, OFDMA Technology, Tri-Band, 1.8GHz Quad-Core CPU, 3 Co-Processors, TP-Link Tether App
£379.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link AV1000 Gigabit Powerline Starter Kit (TL-PA7017 KIT)
NW-21Y-TP
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Speeds up to 1000mbps, Reliable Connection, Plug & Play
£44.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Archer AC1300 Mini Dual Band Wireless MU-MIMO USB Adapter (Archer T3U)
NW-211-TP
Mini Size / Big Performance, Dual Band Wi-Fi, Up to 1300Mbps
£22.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Archer AC600 Nano Wireless USB Adapter (Archer T2U Nano)
NW-212-TP
Mini Size / Big Performance, Dual Band Wi-Fi, Up to 600Mbps
£14.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link Archer A5 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Router
NW-213-TP
Supports 802.11ac standard, Simultaneous 2.4GHz 300 Mbps and 5GHz 867 Mbps connections, Dual Band, 1200 Mbps total available bandwidth
£26.99 (incl. VAT)
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TP-Link LS1005 - 5 Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Network Switch
NW-21W-TP
5x 10/100Mbps Auto-Negotiation RJ45 ports, IEEE 802.3X flow control provides reliable data transfer, Plug and play, Fanless design, Green Ethernet technology saves power consumption
£7.49 (incl. VAT)
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All Things Networking: WiFi, Bluetooth, and More

Networking allows multiple nodes such as computers, mobile phone, printers or even NAS units to connect and exchange data. The links are established utilising either a cabled or wireless (WIFI) connection standard and instead of allowing only one device access, a network allows multiple devices to share the available connected resources.

Overclockers UK sells a wide variety of networking hardware and accessories enabling you to create your perfect home network whatever your requirements.

Basic overview of common network devices:

Router

Routers

The brain of home networking is called a router and you will likely of received a basic modem router from your Internet provider as part of your broadband package. The router literally routes and prioritises data - simply and efficiently routing data packets between nodes. In the modern home, networking is now common place without you even knowing it - Being used by everything from your PC to your security cameras and smart home devices. Today’s routers utilise both WIFI and wired Ethernet connections allowing you to connect a variety of devices.

Powerline Adaptor

Powerline / Home plugs

These small devices utilise your homes electrical wiring as the cabling for your network. Turning any electrical socket into a potential connection point for networking or internet connectivity.

Access Point

Access points / Bridges

Access points and bridges essentially extend the range of a WIFI connection with some units having a Ethernet port built in allowing older non wireless devices access to your high speed network.

network adaptor

Wireless Network Adaptor / Wired network Adaptor

Need to connect your pc or laptop to the internet/home network? You need a wireless or wired network adaptor. Most PCs have a wired adaptor as standard built into the motherboard but will likely need a wireless adaptor. Most gaming laptops have both options available.

The adaptors come in 2 forms – Internal and external with the external models connecting via USB.

Network Switch

network Switch

When you run out of Ethernet connections on your router you can use a network switch, expanding the amount of devices you can connect to your network.

NAS

NAS

Network attached storage devices are exactly what they sound like – storage that is attached to the network. NAS units allows many devices to access the data or save to a centralised storage location.

Smart Home

Smart Home

Turn youR home into a modern marvel by adding smart home devices. Control everything from lighting to electrical sockets using nothing but a smart phone or connected assistant such as the Amazon Alexa. These devices either connect directly to your router or a master hub which in turn connects to your network.

Network standards

There are many different Network standards so we have included them below in a easy to understand list. This will help you understand what you are buying and why certain standards are better than others.

WIFI Logo

WIFI – Wireless connection

  • 802.11: Supporting a maximum bandwidth of only 2Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. Due to the unregulated frequency, equipment using this standard can incur a lot of interference from household appliances such as microwaves, and cordless phones.
  • 802.11b: Utilising the same 2.4Ghz frequency but hitting a much higher bandwidth of 11Mbps. Devices using this standard are general low cost and not designed for performance use due to the relatively slow speeds and potential interference. The upside to the frequency is the great range and the signal is not easily obstructed.
  • 802.11a: Created at the same time as the 802.11b variant but due to its higher cost and shorter signal range it was generally utilised on business grade equipment. Supporting bandwidth upto 54Mbps and operating around the 5GHz regulated band meaning much less interference but poor penetrating performance. Due to the different bands utilised 802.11a/b are incompatible. To overcome this some manufacturer’s offer a hybrid allowing the use of one or the other depending on what devices were connected.
  • 802.11g: Very similar to the 802.11b standard and additionally backwards compatible with it but operating at a much faster 54Mbps. This means 802.11g has a great signal range, it’s not easily obstructed and performs well. The downside - Appliances may interfere due to its operation on the 2.4 GHz band.
  • 802.11n: Known as Wireless N, 802.11n was designed to improve on 802.11g standard. Utilising multiple antennas (MIMO) instead of one and providing upto 300Mbps of network bandwidth. It offers amazing speed, great signal range and is resistant to external interference. The only downside is that it may interfere with nearby 802.11b/g networks due to its use of multiple antennas.
  • 802.11ac: Backwards compatible with 802.11b/g/n and utilising dual band technologies, allowing simultaneous connections to both 2.4GHz and 5 GHz bands. This is the current best wireless standard and offers a bandwidth of upto 1300Mbps on the 5Ghz band and upto 450 Mbps on the 2.4Ghz.

Ethernet – Wired connection

Ethernet Cable

Many people ask us what Ethernet cable do I need? The answer is – It depends on what you plan to do with your network. We would generally recommend a Cat 5e which gives you lots of headroom without breaking the bank but ideally buy what you can afford. Take a look at the table below for an idea of what speeds you can expect from each type of cable.

Ethernet cable standards

 Cable TypeMax Data Transmission SpeedMaximum Bandwidth
Cat 3 UTP 10 Mbps 16MHz
Cat 5 UTP 10/100 Mbps 100MHz
Cat5 e UTP 1000 Mbps 100MHz
Cat 6 UTP or STP 1000 Mbps 250MHz
Cat 6a STP 10,000 Mbps 500MHz
Cat 7 SSTP 10,000 Mbps 600MHz

 

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