Enhance your MyRepublic WiFi-Experience
To maximise the performance of your Fibre Pro connection you can upgrade your modem.
The Wi-Fi Hub+ is great for small-medium homes with AC1600 and dual-band connectivity – $0 upfront when you commit to a new 12-month term.
If you are looking for the King of Wi-Fi Modems, the D-Link EXO AC2600 with MU-MIMO and Smart Beam technology is great for larger homes and provides extended coverage, when you sign up to a MyRepublic 12-month contract- pay just $99.99 upfront, (RRP $349).
We aim to dispatch new modems within 3 working days- we will send you a text message when this has been dispatched with your tracking code.
If you have a payment card pre-registered with MyRepublic, we will debit the cost of this before we dispatch your modem, if you pay by direct debit, one of the MyRepublic team will call you to take payment.
We will send the new modem to your home address, please note this will have to be signed for- if you aren’t home you can pick this up from your local courier depot once you receive a missed delivery card.
If you sign a new contract, you are committing to being a MyRepublic customer for the next 12 months, if you terminate your new contract before the end of your new 12 month term, you will be required to pay Early Termination Fees. Full information is available in the CIS document.
Speed can be affected by many factors such as:
- Hardware: You will need a modem capable of connecting you to Fibre Pro which can handle the high speeds available to you. MyRepublic provides a choice of an AC1600 Wi-Fi Hub+ or upgrade to an Dlink EXO AC2600 modem. In large premises or in buildings with thick walls, Wi-Fi performance can often be the slow point in a fibre connection, for optimum performance we recommend connecting directly to your modem via an Ethernet cable.
- Network links: External network factors such as physical location of the host computer, and global Internet link between MyRepublic and the destination. This includes the backhaul network between your premises and MyRepublic and whether there is congestion on domestic and international links during peak periods.
- Software: There are many applications and programs that access the internet. These may be running in the background on your device which can use up some of your accessible bandwidth.
- Multiple Users on your connection and the applications being used. The more simultaneous streaming, gaming and downloads will affect the amount of bandwidth available to your connection, but with Fibre Pro- you have lots of bandwidth to go round even the largest homes.
Important information when choosing your modem
If you have a large house- the D-Link AC2600 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (DIR-882) combines ultra-fast next generation Wi-Fi with Gigabit Ethernet and a dual-core processor for enhanced performance, with advanced AC SmartBeam which can bring dead zones back to life by delivering individual beams of bandwidth where you need it. 4 Gigabit ports give you lightning fast wired connections and dual USB ports let you access content on your network.
The MyRepublic Wi-Fi Hub+ has AC1600 technology and is also dual-band, providing a good modem for small-medium households.
Wireless-AC has wider bandwidth capabilities of 80 MHz (and an optional 160 MHz). By comparison, older N-Series Modems bandwidth was only 20 or 40 MHz. Imagine the MHz as lanes on a highway: 20 MHz represents 2 lanes and 80 MHz represents 8 lanes. The more lanes available, the larger the amount of data that can pass through simultaneously, giving you the maximum performance connection speed.
Multi Input Multi Output (MU-MIMO) available on D-Link DIR 882
MU-MIMO allows communication with 4 different devices at the same time where you only used to be able to connect one. No longer is there a queue of connectivity on a router waiting for availability. With Wireless-AC, more devices can connect instantly to a single router, with less interference or disruptions.
Why have 2 bands?
Both Modems use wireless-AC with a choice of the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands. Most people will use the 5GHz frequency most of the time, but if you are on the edge of your Wi-Fi Modem’s reach, use the 2.4 GHz network as it is slower but more stable when you are further away from your connection point.