Routers come in a wired or wireless variety, each with its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of connection speed and security. These devices can be cheap or expensive depending on their features and capabilities.
Just like most electronic devices, routers are fragile and must be handled with care during transport. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a router to ensure that it survives any form of impact that it may encounter during transit and arrives in excellent condition.
A router is best-shipped double-boxed in its original packaging. Remove power cords and other attachments and place them in the designated sections in the original packaging. Make sure that the router and its detached components fit snugly in the original box, with sufficient padding and incapable of shifting or moving. Secure the package with tape and place in a slightly larger box with a couple of inches of packing peanuts in the bottom. Fill the sides with more packing peanuts up to the top of the box. The peanuts should prevent the inner box from moving when the outer box is closed. Seal the outer package with packaging tape.
When shipping a router without its original box, place it in an anti-static bag and seal. Then, wrap it in at least two layers of anti-static bubble wrap. Do the same with its detachable components. Then, lay the router in a small box that can snugly accommodate the device. Place the other parts beside it and fill spaces between the items with packing peanuts. All spaces must be filled up to prevent unnecessary movement. Close and seal the inner box and place it in another box. Double box the router as previously described and seal with packaging tape.
Address and label the package with “Fragile” and “Handle with Care.” Take it to your local post office or shipping company.