Important information when choosing your Router
Now you are getting a fantastic Super-Fast MyRepublic service, it’s time to consider which modem you need for your household.
For large households: For those serious about internet, the D-Link Cobra 5300 is D-Link’s flagship router.
Containing a suite of features including wave 2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi, 8 High-Gain Antennas, Simultaneous Tri-Band, SmartConnect and a 1.8Ghz QuadCore Processor, this device can handle nearly anything you throw at it.
For medium-to-large households: The D-Link EXO 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 Smart Beam which can bring dead zones back to life by delivering individual beams of bandwidth where you need it. Multiple Gigabit ports give you lightning fast wired connections and dual USB ports let you access content on your network.
The AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router is designed to support MU-MIMO technology that allows multiple devices to get high-bandwidth Wi-Fi signal at the same time, distributing data more efficiently, giving you the fastest Wi-Fi speeds in your home. You can stream HD media faster, transfer large files in seconds and play lag-free gaming
For small-to-medium households: The MyRepublic Wi-Fi Hub+ has AC1600 technology and is also dual band, providing good Wi-Fi Coverage and Data Speeds.
Wireless-AC has wider bandwidth capabilities of 80 MHz (and an optional 160 MHz). By comparison, older N-Series Routers 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?
All MyRepublic routers 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 Router reach, use the 2.4 GHz network as it is slower but more stable when you are further away from your connection point.