You will need a wireless router to connect to your dedicated fibre line. There are many brands and products available in the market. Some are designed to support gaming and extended range. Others offer the new mesh network technology.
Your router should be Wi-Fi 5 minimum. Wi-Fi 6 is the latest technology; but most devises do not use it yet. Select AC or AX technology. The number after AC or AX is the maximum speed in optimal conditions.
The leading brands are Asus, TRENDnet and Netgear. Prices vary based on speed, range, number of LAN ports, ability to work with Alexa, Siri, etc…
Products priced in the $100 and up range will provide everything you need to cover 1,500 sq. ft. comfortably.
If you have multiple concurrent users or are looking for fast speeds; we recommend you select more robust expensive routers, which can range up to $300+
Also, consider a router that comes with 24/7 call support; so, there is someone available to troubleshoot when needed.
Our technology advisor recommends these brands and models
- Asus RT-AC1200, RT-AC1750, RT-AC68U (AC1900) and RT-AX58U (AX3000)
- Netgear R6850 (AC 2000), R7000 (AC 1900)
- TRENDnet AC 2600, 827DRU AC 2600