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==Important Notes==
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<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Please note:</strong></span>  
<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>NOTE:</strong></span> XMission has tested and verified that the following equipment are supported on the XMission and UTOPIA Network. While any standard router should work, we recommend that our customers use the recommendations below for any new purchases.  
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* XMission has tested and verified that the following equipment is supported on the XMission and UTOPIA networks. Keep in mind that while any gigabit router is compatible, XMission recommends the following products based on feedback from our staff and customers. These products are not required for service.
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* The model number may change depending on the most recent revision from the manufacturer and may have different firmware versions. While it is unlikely, any changes in models and firmware may differ enough from the equipment we have tested to cause issues. We recommend that you document your manufacturer, model, and software version for the best support experience.
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* XMission cannot guarantee advertised speeds over wireless Internet. When available we recommend the use of Ethernet cables.
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* WiFi(6) 802.11AX is not standard routing at this time. It is not expected to be default routing until later this year, 2020. The AX protocol is still new enough that we have not been able to do any testing on our network. XMission doesn't do testing on equipment or software until a stable release has been announced. While we have not completed any testing, WiFi 6 is expected to work on the XMission/UTOPIA network.
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<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>NOTE:</strong></span> The model number may change depending on the most recent revision from the manufacturer, and may have different firmware versions. While it is unlikely, any changes in models and firmware may differ enough from the equipment we have tested to cause issues.
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== Small (1&ndash;2 Room) Spaces ==
  
<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>NOTE:</strong></span> If you are ever in need of support from XMission, please be sure to know your manufacturer, model, and software version.  
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These spaces are typically 1,500 square feet or fewer. These spaces include most apartment complexes and single-bedroom homes that have one or two bedrooms.  
  
<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>NOTE:</strong></span> XMission strongly recommends the use of Ethernet when available, as wireless may result in poor performance, and often will not reflect the speed of the XMission network.
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;" |'''[https://amzn.to/3bGnjbP TP-Link Archer C7(v5)]''' <br> [[File:TP-LinkC7v5.png|200px]]
== What We Use ==
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;" |'''[https://amzn.to/3cWiT0O ASUS RT-AC68U]''' <br> [[File:AusuRT-AC68U.jpeg|200px]]
While we can recommend all of the listed equipment below, the following networking equipment is used by XMission Staff at home.
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;" |'''[https://amzn.to/3aFHo0A NETGEAR R7000P]''' <br><br><br> [[File:NetgearR7000P.png|200px]]
 
 
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''AmpliFi MeshPoint HD''' <br> [[File:AFi R.jpg|200px]] <p> '''Standalone Wireless Router.'''</p> <p> Requires additional Meshpoints or Antennas for more coverage. </p> <p> Personally used by XMission's CEO, Pete Ashdown.</p> <p> [[Recommended_Routers#Mesh | See below for more information]] </p>
 
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''AmpliFi HD Mesh Router''' <br> [[File:Meshpoint.png|200px]] <p> '''Antenna Only.'''</p> <p> Requires AmpliFi MeshPoint Wireless Router. </p> <p> Personally used by XMission's CEO, Pete Ashdown.</p> <p> [[Recommended_Routers#Mesh | See below for more information]] </p>
 
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''UniFi Lite Access Point''' <br>[[File:UAP-AC-Lite Front grande.png|200px]] <p> '''Access Point ONLY'''.</p> <p> Requires a router for use. </p> <p> [[Recommended_Routers#Ubiquiti | See below for more information]] </p>
 
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;" |'''Netgear Nighthawk''' <br> [[File:NetgearR7000P.png|200px]] <p> The Nighthawk series from Netgear is a common router we see and use.</p> <p> The model of Nighthawk would depend on your home size. </p><p>[[Recommended_Routers#Small_.281-2_Room.29_Homes | See below for more information.]] </p>
 
 
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The Archer C7 is a fast 802.11ac router with incredible range. It's better than many routers that are twice as expensive. This advanced WiFi is designed for high-traffic online activities and can help to run applications at triple the speed of the previous 802.11n standard." <p>''Please Note: The (v#) indicated the version of this model, TP-Link has released different versions and results can very depending on the version''</p><br><p> [https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-c7/#specifications Product Specifications]</p><p> [https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202001/20200113/1910012752_Archer%20C7A7_UG_REV5.1.1.pdf User Guide]</p><p>  Router Interface:</p> <p>http://tplinkwifi.net </p> <p> http://192.168.0.1</p> </small>
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The AC1900 (RT-AC68U) is a Dual Band Gigabit router that comes with AiProtection, Network Security, Mobile App, and supports the AiMesh system to allow for whole-home WiFi coverage." <p>''Please Note: Firmware upgrades are needed during setup to ensure all available features are installed and is at maximum functionality.'' </p><br><br><p>[https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RTAC68U/specifications/ Product Specifications]</p><p> [https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/RT-AC68U/E14013_RT-AC68U_manual_v2.pdf User Guide]</p><p> Router Interface:</p> <p>http://router.asus.com </p> <p> http://192.168.0.1</p><p> [[Recommended_Routers/Asus_Routers | Additional ASUS Support]]</p> </small>
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The R7000P is the first of NETGEAR SmartWiFi Dual Band Gigabit routers. The R7000 supports the NETGEAR Nighthawk Mobile App, ReadyCLOUD®, OpenVPN, have access to a secure personal cloud, access home network remotely, and share photos stored on the storage from anywhere."<br><br><br><br><p> [https://www.netgear.com/images/datasheet/networking/wifirouter/R7000P.pdf Product Overview]</p><p> [http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/R7000P/R7000P_UM_EN.pdf User Guide]</p><p> Router Interface:</p> <p> http://routerlogin.net </p> <p> Nighthawk  Mobile App</p><p> [[Recommended_Routers/NETGEAR_Routers | Additional NETGEAR Support]]</p></small>
 
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== Small (1-2 Room) Homes ==
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== Medium (3&ndash;4 Room) Spaces ==
''1,500 square feet or less.'' This would include most apartment complexes and single bedroom homes that have one or two rooms.  
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These spaces are typically between 1,500 and 3,000 square feet. Most medium-sized spaces will have three or four bedrooms.
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;" |'''TP-Link Archer C7(v5)''' <br> [[File:TP-LinkC7v5.png|200px]]
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/3eVcMeS TP-Link Archer C3150]''' <br><br> [[File:TP-LinkArcherC3150.jpg|200px]]
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;" |'''Asus RT-AC68U''' <br> [[File:AusuRT-AC68U.jpeg|200px]]
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/35aFsMw ASUS RT-AC87U]''' <br> [[File:AsusRT-AC87U.jpeg|200px]]
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;" |'''Netgear R7000P''' <br> [[File:NetgearR7000P.png|200px]]
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/2W4NMcC NETGEAR R7800]''' <br><br> [[File:NetgearR7800.png|200px]]
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/35aCasH Linksys EA7500] ''' <br><br> [[File:LinksysEA7500.jpg|200px]]
 
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The Archer C7 is a fast 802.11ac router with incredible range. It's better than many routers that are twice as expensive. This advanced Wi-Fi is designed for high-traffic online activities and can help to run applications at triple the speed of the previous 802.11n standard." <br><br><p> [https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-c7/#specifications Product Specifications]</p><p> [https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202001/20200113/1910012752_Archer%20C7A7_UG_REV5.1.1.pdf User Guide]</p><p> Router Interface:</p> <p>http://tplinkwifi.net </p> <p> http://192.168.0.1</p> </small>
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The Archer C3150 V2 uses a Broadcom NitroQAM technology that provides a 25% increase in Wireless stability and speed. This provides smooth performance for 4K Streaming, Online Gaming and much more." <br><br><br><p> [https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-c3150/#specifications Product Specifications]</p><p> [https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/RRlL8cESL9M Settup Video]</p><p> Router Interface:</p> <p> http://tplinkwifi.net </p> <p> TP-Link Tether App</p></small>
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The AC1900 (RT-AC68U) is a Dual Band Gigabit router that comes with AiProtection, Network Security, Mobile App, and supports the AiMesh system to allow for whole-home WiFi coverage." <br><br><p> [https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RTAC68U/specifications/ Product Specifications]</p><p> [https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/RT-AC68U/E14013_RT-AC68U_manual_v2.pdf User Guide]</p><p> Router Interface:</p> <p>http://router.asus.com </p> <p> http://192.168.0.1</p> </small>
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "With Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology stability and speeds increase 33% faster older models. This means RT-AC87U gives you lag-free online gaming, silky-smooth 4K/UHD video streaming, and effortlessly copes with even the most bandwidth-demanding tasks." <br><br><p> [https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RTAC87U/specifications/ Product Specifications]</p><p> [https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/RT-AC87U/E9689_RT_AC87U_Manual.zip?_ga=2.221210651.266419516.1580747677-1740141374.1568133695 User Guide]</p><p> Router Interface: </p> <p>http://router.asus.com </p> <p> http://192.168.0.1</p><p> [[Recommended_Routers/Asus_Routers | Additional ASUS Support]]</p></small>
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The R7000P is the first of Netgear's SmartWiFi Dual Band Gigabit routers. The R7000 supports the NETGEAR Nighthawk Mobile App, ReadyCLOUD®, OpenVPN, have access to a secure personal cloud, access home network remotely, and share photos stored on the storage from anywhere."<br><br><p> [https://www.netgear.com/images/datasheet/networking/wifirouter/R7000P.pdf Product Overview]</p><p> [http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/R7000P/R7000P_UM_EN.pdf User Guide]</p><p> Router Interface:</p> <p> http://routerlogin.net </p> <p> Nighthawk Mobile App</p></small>
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "With NETGEAR's next generation Wave2 WiFi—160MHz, MU-MIMO, Quad-stream technology. The R7800 should be able to produce a combined total of 2Gpbs in speed and performance allowing you to work anywhere within your house." <br><br><p>[http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/datasheet/en/R7800.pdf Product Overview]</p><p>[http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/R7000/R7000_UM.pdf User Guide]</p><p> Router Interface: </p> <p>http://routerlogin.net </p> <p> Nighthawk Mobile App</p><p> [[Recommended_Routers/NETGEAR_Routers | Additional NETGEAR Support]]</p></small>
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "Linksys has a 3x3 AC dual-core CPU built into this router giving you optimal coverage for your home. This means the whole family can play, stream and work online with minimal to no lag or buffering." <br><br><br><p> [https://www.linksys.com/us/p/P-EA7500/ Product Specifications]</p><p> [http://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/userguide/EA7500-MUG_International_20160610.pdf User Guide]</p><p> Router Interface:</p> <p> http://linksyssmartwifi.com </p> <p> Linksys SmartWiFi App </p> <p> [[Recommended_Routers/Linksys_Routers | Additional Linksys Support]]</p></small>
 
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== Medium (3-4 Room) Homes ==
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== Large (4&ndash;6 Room) Spaces ==
''1,500 and 3,000 square feet.'' Most medium homes will have three or four rooms.
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These spaces are typically between 3,000 and 4,500 square feet. Most large spaces will have four to six rooms.
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''TP-Link Archer C3150''' <br> [[File:TP-LinkArcherC3150.jpg|200px]]
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/2xffcUA TP-Link Archer C4000]''' <br> [[File:TP-LinkArcherC4000.jpg|200px]]
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''Asus RT-AC87U''' <br> [[File:AsusRT-AC87U.jpeg|200px]]
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/2YfFzET NETGEAR R8000P]''' <br><br><br> [[File:NetgearR8000.png|200px]]
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''Netgear R7800''' <br> [[File:NetgearR7800.png|200px]]
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/37xVb9C ASUS RT-AX3000]''' <br> [[File:Asus-AX3000.jpeg|200px]]
 
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The Archer C3150 V2 uses a Broadcom NitroQAM technology that provides a 25% increase in Wireless stability and speed. This provides smooth performance for 4K Streaming, Online Gaming and much more." <br><br><p> [https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-c3150/#specifications Product Specifications]</p><p> [https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/RRlL8cESL9M Settup Video]</p><p> Router Interface:</p> <p> http://tplinkwifi.net </p> <p> TP-Link Tether App</p></small>
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;" | <small> "TP-Link has crammed a-lot into a small box. This means you are able to have 1.8Ghz, 64bit quad core CPU with 512MB of ram processing your home network. Using the MU-MIMO technology, this C4000 lets you stream 4k and game will simultaneously playing music or photo sharing at a combined support of 2Gbps+." <br><p> [https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-c4000/#specifications Product Specifications]</p><p> [https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202001/20200115/1910012751_Archer%20C4000_UG_REV3.2.0.pdf User Guide]</p><p> Router Interface:</p> <p> http://tplinkwifi.net </p> <p> TP-Link Tether App</p></small>
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "With Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology stability and speeds increase 33% faster older models. This means RT-AC87U gives you lag-free online gaming, silky-smooth 4K/UHD video streaming, and effortlessly copes with even the most bandwidth-demanding tasks." <br><br><p> [https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RTAC87U/specifications/ Product Specifications]</p><p> [https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/RT-AC87U/E9689_RT_AC87U_Manual.zip?_ga=2.221210651.266419516.1580747677-1740141374.1568133695 User Guide]</p><p> Router Interface: </p> <p>http://router.asus.com </p> <p> http://192.168.0.1</p></small>
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;" | <small> "With breakthrough Tri-band WiFi and multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) is ideal for simultaneous streaming to many WiFi devices in your home. The Nighthawk X6S works with Amazon Alexa™ & the Google® Assistant allowing you to control your home network using voice commands." <br><br><p> [https://www.netgear.com/images/datasheet/networking/wifirouter/R8000P.pdf Product Overview]</p><p> [http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/R8000P/R8000P_UM_EN.pdf User Guide] </p><p> Router Interface: </p> <p>http://routerlogin.net </p> <p> Nighthawk Mobile App</p><p> [[Recommended_Routers/NETGEAR_Routers | Additional NETGEAR Support]]</p> </small>
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "With Netgear's next generation Wave2 WiFi—160MHz, MU-MIMO, Quad-stream technology. The R7800 should be able to produce a combined total of 2Gpbs in speed and performance allowing you to work anywhere within your house." <br><br><p>[http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/datasheet/en/R7800.pdf Product Overview]</p><p>[http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/R7000/R7000_UM.pdf User Guide]</p><p> Router Interface: </p> <p>http://routerlogin.net </p> <p> Nighthawk Mobile App</p></small>
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The Next Gen WiFi Standard - Future proof your home network with the next-gen WiFi 6 technology, providing up to 2. 7x faster speed than the previous WiFi generation featuring OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology" <br><br><p> [https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RT-AX3000/specifications/ Product Specifications]</p><p> [https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/RT-AX3000/E16134_RT-AX3000_UM_1119.pdf?_ga=2.147726324.2110985851.1592334863-916930494.1592334863 User Guide]</p><p> Router Interface: </p> <p>http://router.asus.com </p> <p> http://192.168.0.1</p><p> [[Recommended_Routers/Asus_Routers | Additional ASUS Support]]</p></small>
 
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== Large (4-6 Room) Homes ==
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== Extra-Large (8+ Rooms) Spaces ==
''3,000 and 4,500 square feet.'' Most large homes will have four to six rooms.
 
  
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These spaces are typically over 4,500 square feet. These spaces are usually large homes and have more than eight rooms.  
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''TP-Link Archer C4000''' <br> [[File:TP-LinkArcherC4000.jpg|200px]]
 
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''Linksys EA7500 ''' <br> [[File:LinksysEA7500.jpg|200px]]
 
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''Netgear R8000P''' <br> [[File:NetgearR8000.png|200px]]
 
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "TP-Link has crammed a-lot into a small box. This means you are able to have 1.8Ghz, 64bit quad core CPU with 512MB of ram processing your home network. Using the MU-MIMO technology, this C4000 lets you stream 4k and game will simultaneously playing music or photo sharing at a combined support of 2Gbps+." <br><br><p> [https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-c4000/#specifications Product Specifications]</p><p> [https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202001/20200115/1910012751_Archer%20C4000_UG_REV3.2.0.pdf User Guide]</p><p> Router Interface:</p> <p> http://tplinkwifi.net </p> <p> TP-Link Tether App</p></small>
 
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "Linksys has a 3x3 AC dual-core CPU built into this router giving you optimal coverage for your home. This means the whole family can play, stream and work online with minimal to no lag or buffering." <br><br><p> [https://www.linksys.com/us/p/P-EA7500/ Product Specifications]</p><p> [http://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/userguide/EA7500-MUG_International_20160610.pdf User Guide]</p><p> Router Interface:</p> <p> http://linksyssmartwifi.com </p> <p> Linksys SmartWiFi App </p> <p> [[Recommended_Routers/Linksys_EA7500 | Additional Linksys Support]]</p></small>
 
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "With breakthrough Tri-band WiFi and multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) is ideal for simultaneous streaming to many WiFi devices in your home. The Nighthawk X6S works with Amazon Alexa™ & the Google® Assistant allowing you to control your home network using voice commands." <br><br><p> [https://www.netgear.com/images/datasheet/networking/wifirouter/R8000P.pdf Product Overview]</p><p> [http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/R8000P/R8000P_UM_EN.pdf User Guide] </p><p> Router Interface: </p> <p>http://routerlogin.net </p> <p> Nighthawk Mobile App</p> </small>
 
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== Extra Large (8+ Rooms) Homes ==
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<span style="color: #ff0000;">'''NOTE:'''</span> In extra-large spaces, XMission strongly recommends the use of Ethernet wiring when available, as wireless may result in poor performance and often will not reflect the speed of the XMission network.
''Homes over 4,500 square feet.'' Most extra large homes will have more than eight rooms. For homes this large we recommend using one of the options below.  
 
  
<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>NOTE:</strong></span> XMission strongly recommends the use of Ethernet when available, as wireless may result in poor performance, and often will not reflect the speed of the XMission network.
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''Wireless Mesh Network''
===Mesh===
 
''Beginner-level full home coverage''
 
  
For most users, a whole home mesh WiFi system will suffice, usually with the compromise of trading WiFi coverage for wireless speed. A mesh WiFi system typically has a main router module that connects directly to your UTOPIA equipment. Satellite nodes or access points that connect to the main module, can then be placed around your house for full WiFi coverage. Together these create a single and seamless wireless network and share the same wireless name (SSID) and password.  
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For most users, a whole-home mesh WiFi system will suffice, usually with the compromise of trading WiFi coverage for wireless speed. A mesh WiFi system typically has a main router module that connects directly to your UTOPIA equipment. Satellite nodes or access points that connect to the main module can then be placed around your house for full WiFi coverage. Together, these create a single and seamless wireless network and share the same wireless name (SSID) and password.  
  
Please note, that while Mesh can help cover more floor space, it often trades coverage for speed. You may see lower speeds than expected going with a mesh option. The following recommendations have performed the best for us, with little to compromise.  
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Please note: While Mesh can help cover more floor space, it often trades coverage for speed. You may see lower speeds than expected going with a mesh option.  
  
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/3f0XK7u TP-Link Archer Deco M9Plus]''' <br> [[File:TP-LinkDecoM9Plus.jpg|200px]]
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/2ySXOp2 NETGEAR Orbi]''' <br> [[File:NetgearOrbi.png|200px]]
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/3bL2MTF AmpliFi MeshPoint HD]''' <br> [[File:AFi R.jpg|200px]] <p>'''Standalone Wireless Router.'''</p><p>Requires additional MeshPoints or antennas for more coverage.</p>
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''AmpliFi HD Mesh Router''' <br> [[File:Meshpoint.png|200px]] <p>'''Antenna Only.'''</p> <p>Requires AmpliFi MeshPoint Wireless Router.</p>
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The TP-Link Deco can guarantee a strong WiFi that will cover every corner of your home up to 6,500 square feet. These devices are a Tri-Band WiFi that creates a fast and secure connection to every devices you have. The Deco M9 Plus also will connect to and allow you to control your TP-Link smart home devices with out the need of an additional hub." <br><br><p>[https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/deco/deco-m9-plus/#specifications Product Specifications] </p> <p>[https://www.tp-link.com/us/user-guides/deco-m9-plus_v1&v2/ User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> TP-Link Deco Mobile App  </p> <p>[[Recommended_Routers/Deco_M9_Plus |Additional TP-Link Deco Support]] </p> </small>
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The NETGEAR Orbi creates a in-home network covering 5,000+ square feet. Orbi helps create a single stream less network allowing you to move room to room with out losing your connection. You are also able to work with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant to control your smart home devices." <br><br><br><p> [https://www.netgear.com/images/datasheet/orbi/RBK50v2.pdf Product Specifications] </p> <p> [http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/RBK50/Orbi_UM_EN.pdf User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> Netgear Orbi Mobile App </p>  </small>
 +
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The AmpliFi™ HD Mesh Router can be used as a stand-alone router or with other AmpliFi™ Mesh Routers for multi-hop, self-healing wireless coverage and enhanced range. For a typical home, the router alone delivers maximum throughput to meet your streaming and gaming demands with lag-free performance." <br><br><p>[https://amplifi.com/docs/AmpliFi_Datasheet.pdf Product Specifications] </p> <p>[https://amplifi.com/docs/AmpliFi_QSG.pdf User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> AmpliFi Mobile App  </p> <p>[https://help.amplifi.com/hc/en-us Additional Support] </p> </small>
 +
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "Pair the MeshPoint with the AmpliFi™ Router to expand the coverage of an AmpliFi™ network or turn an existing router into a powerful mesh network. Add MeshPoints around your house as needed to eliminate dead spots in your home." <br><br><br><br><p>[https://amplifi.com/docs/AmpliFi_Datasheet.pdf Product Specifications] </p> <p>[https://amplifi.com/docs/AFi-P-HD_QSG.pdf User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> AmpliFi Mobile App  </p> <p>[https://help.amplifi.com/hc/en-us Additional Support] </p> </small>
 +
|}
  
{|
+
== Enterprise ==
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''AmpliFi MeshPoint HD''' <br> [[File:AFi R.jpg|200px]] <p> '''Standalone Wireless Router.'''</p> <p> Requires additional Meshpoints or Antennas for more coverage. </p> <p> Personally used by XMission's CEO, Pete Ashdown.</p>
 
  
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''AmpliFi HD Mesh Router''' <br> [[File:Meshpoint.png|200px]] <p> '''Antenna Only.'''</p> <p> Requires AmpliFi MeshPoint Wireless Router. </p> <p> Personally used by XMission's CEO, Pete Ashdown.</p>
+
For intermediate users, or those who would like to take advantage of the full capabilities of the XMission Network, we recommend Ubiquiti's UniFi wireless line: a proprietary mesh-like network environment, commonly used in enterprise-level deployments. XMission's office and some staffers use Ubiquiti for wireless access points.
  
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''TP-Link Archer Deco M9Plus''' <br> [[File:TP-LinkDecoM9Plus.jpg|200px]]  
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<span style="color: #ff0000;">'''NOTE:'''</span> This does require the purchase of a traditional router or gateway switch (not a wireless router), or access points to provide your home with WiFi.
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''Netgear Orbi''' <br>[[File:NetgearOrbi.png|200px]]
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<br>
 +
{|
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/3aRk409 EdgeRouter X]''' <br> [[File:Er-x-01 grande.png|200px]] <p>'''Router ONLY'''. </p> <p> May require additional switching gear for more Ethernet ports and access point(s) for wireless use. </p>
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/3f5gkLR EdgeRouter 10X]''' <br> [[File:ER-10X.png|200px]] <p> '''Router ONLY'''. </p> <p> Requires access point(s) for wireless use. </p>
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/2KKzLeA UniFi Lite Access Point]''' <br>[[File:UAP-AC-Lite Front grande.png|200px]] <p> '''Access Point ONLY'''.</p> <p> Requires a router for use. </p>
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/2YbHoTk UniFi AP Beacon HD Wi-Fi MeshPoint]''' <br>[[File:UDM-B.png|200px]] <p>'''Wireless Repeater ONLY'''.</p> <p> Requires a router and access point for use. </p>
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The AmpliFi™ HD Mesh Router can be used as a stand-alone router or with other AmpliFi™ Mesh Routers for multi-hop, self-healing wireless coverage and enhanced range. For a typical home, the Router alone delivers maximum throughput to meet your streaming and gaming demands with lag-free performance." <p>[https://amplifi.com/docs/AmpliFi_Datasheet.pdf Product Specifications] </p> <p>[https://amplifi.com/docs/AmpliFi_QSG.pdf User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> AmpliFi Mobile App </p> <p>[https://help.amplifi.com/hc/en-us Additional Support] </p> </small>
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "Ubiquiti Networks introduces the EdgeRouter™ X, part of the EdgeMAX® platform. The EdgeRouter X combines carrier‑class reliability with excellent price‑to‑performance value in an ultra‑compact form factor. The ER-X, can be powered by an external power adapter or 24V passive PoE input. A passive PoE passthrough option* is available to support a single airMAX® device*" <br><br><p>[https://store.ui.com/collections/operator-edgemax-routers/products/edgerouter-x Product Specifications] </p> <p>[https://dl.ubnt.com/guides/edgemax/EdgeRouter_ER-X_QSG.pdf User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> https://192.168.1.1</p> <p>[https://help.ui.com/hc/en-us/articles/219051528-UniFi-Setting-Up-UniFi-for-Beginners Setting up UniFi for Beginners] </p> </small>
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| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "Featuring top price/performance value, the EdgeRouter™ 10X is an advanced Gigabit Router with PoE flexibility. Ten Gigabit RJ45 ports offer copper connectivity with PoE input on port 1 and PoE passthrough on port 10. The EdgeRouter 10X supports Layer-2 switching with one internal switch. For scalable configuration, use EdgeOS® or the Ubiquiti® Network Management System (UNMS™)." <br><br><p> [https://store.ui.com/collections/routing-switching/products/edgerouter-10x Product Specifications] </p> <p> [https://dl.ubnt.com/qsg/ER-10X/ER-10X_EN.html User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> https://192.168.1.1</p> <p>[https://help.ui.com/hc/en-us/articles/219051528-UniFi-Setting-Up-UniFi-for-Beginners Setting up UniFi for Beginners] </p> </small>
 +
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "Build your WiFi network with the UniFi® ac Lite Access Point, part of the Ubiquiti Networks® UniFi Enterprise WiFi System. The UniFi ac Lite Access Point is an indoor, high-performance 802.11ac dual-radio access point, capable of speeds up to 1167 Mbps with a range of up to 122 meters." <br><br><br><br><p>[https://store.ui.com/collections/unifi-network-access-points/products/unifi-ac-lite Product Specifications] </p> <p>[https://dl.ubnt.com/qsg/UAP-AC-LITE/UAP-AC-LITE_EN.html User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> [https://www.ui.com/download/unifi/unifi-ap-ac-lite/default/unifi-network-controller-51266-windows UniFi Controller] </p> <p> UniFi Network Mobile App </p> </small>
 +
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The UniFi AP BeaconHD is the fastest way to extend WiFi coverage and increase throughput in your home and office. The sleek design integrates easily into any environment and plugs in to a standard US wall outlet. Compared to a standard WiFi device, the powerful BeaconHD uplink results in more than 4x larger WiFi coverage range in an open space." <br><br><br><p> [https://store.ui.com/collections/unifi-network-access-points/products/uap-beaconhd Product Specifications] </p> <p> [https://dl.ubnt.com/qsg/UAP-BeaconHD/UAP-BeaconHD_EN.html User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> [https://www.ui.com/download/unifi/unifi-ap-ac-lite/default/unifi-network-controller-51266-windows UniFi Controller] </p> <p> UniFi Network Mobile App </p>  </small>
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== What XMission Uses ==
 +
 
 +
Here at XMission, we enjoy supporting our customers and appreciate the support they show us in return! Our incredible user community makes us feel like we are more than just a service provider. This is why we provide [https://xmission.com/community XMission Wireless Hotspots]. Below, we have listed some of the equipment XMission uses for these hotspots. Our staff uses most of this equipment at home as well.
  
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "Pair the MeshPoint with the AmpliFi™ Router to expand the coverage of an AmpliFi™ network or turn an existing router into a powerful mesh network. Add MeshPoints around your house as needed to eliminate dead spots in your home." <p>[https://amplifi.com/docs/AmpliFi_Datasheet.pdf Product Specifications] </p> <p>[https://amplifi.com/docs/AFi-P-HD_QSG.pdf User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> AmpliFi Mobile App  </p> <p>[https://help.amplifi.com/hc/en-us Additional Support] </p> </small>
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{|
 +
| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"|'''[https://amzn.to/3bL2MTF AmpliFi MeshPoint HD]''' <br> [[File:AFi R.jpg|200px]] <p> '''Standalone Wireless Router.'''</p> <p> Requires additional MeshPoints or antennas for more coverage. </p>
 +
| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''AmpliFi HD Mesh Router''' <br> [[File:Meshpoint.png|200px]] <p> '''Antenna Only.'''</p> <p> Requires AmpliFi MeshPoint Wireless Router. </p>
 +
| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''[https://amzn.to/2KKzLeA UniFi Lite Access Point]''' <br>[[File:UAP-AC-Lite Front grande.png|200px]] <p> '''Access Point ONLY'''.</p> <p> Requires a router for use. </p>
 +
|-
 +
| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;" |'''[https://amzn.to/3bGnjbP TP-Link Archer C7(v5)]''' <br><br> [[File:TP-LinkC7v5.png|200px]] <p> Used for the majority of our wireless hotspots </p>
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;" |'''[https://amzn.to/2xeZOYj NETGEAR Nighthawk]''' <br><br><br> [[File:NetgearR7000P.png|200px]] <br><br><br><p> Heavily used by customers and staff </p>
  
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The TP-Link Deco can guarantee a strong WiFi that will cover every corner of your home up to 6,500 square feet. These devices are a Tri-Band WiFi that creates a fast and secure connection to every devices you have. The Deco M9 Plus also will connect to and allow you to control your TP-Link smart home devices with out the need of an additional hub." <p>[https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/deco/deco-m9-plus/#specifications Product Specifications] </p> <p>[https://www.tp-link.com/us/user-guides/deco-m9-plus_v1&v2/ User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> TP-Link Deco Mobile App  </p> <p>[[Recommended_Routers/Deco_M9_Plus |Additional TP-Link Deco Support]] </p> </small>
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|- style="vertical-align:top;"
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The Netgear Orbi creates a in-home network covering 5,000+ square feet. Orbi helps create a single stream less network allowing you to move room to room with out losing your connection. You are also able to work with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant to control your smart home devices." <p> [https://www.netgear.com/images/datasheet/orbi/RBK50v2.pdf Product Specifications] </p> <p> [http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/RBK50/Orbi_UM_EN.pdf User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> Netgear Orbi Mobile App </p>  </small>
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
===Ubiquiti===
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== Not Recommended Routers  ==
''No Compromise Performance''
 
 
 
For intermediate users, or those that would like to take advantage of the full capabilities of the XMission Network, we recommend Ubiquiti's UniFi wireless line. A proprietary Mesh-like network environment, commonly used in enterprise level deployments. XMission's office and some staffers personally use Ubiquiti for wireless access points, and strongly recommend them under all living situations.
 
  
<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>NOTE:</strong></span> XMission would like to clarify to our customers that this does require the purchase of a traditional "router" or "gateway switch" (not a "wireless router"), as well as "access points" to provide your home with WiFi.
+
In our testing and supporting of equipment we have found a few routers with the following negative qualities:
 +
:* Difficult to work with
 +
:* Not fully supported by XMission on the UTOPIA network
 +
:* Do not work on XMission's network
  
 +
We suggest that our customers do not use the following routers.
  
 
{|  
 
{|  
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''EdgeRouter X''' <br> [[File:Er-x-01 grande.png|200px]] <p> '''Router ONLY'''. </p> <p> May require additional switching gear for more ethernet ports and access point(s) for wireless use. </p>
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;"| '''Eero Router / Mesh WiFi''' <br><br> [[File:Eerorouter.jpg|300px]]
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''EdgeRouter 10X''' <br> [[File:ER-10X.png|200px]] <p> '''Router ONLY'''. </p> <p> Requires access point(s) for wireless use. </p>
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;"| '''Modem/Router Combo''' <br><br> [[File:Modemrouter.jpg|300px]]
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''UniFi Lite Access Point''' <br>[[File:UAP-AC-Lite Front grande.png|200px]] <p> '''Access Point ONLY'''.</p> <p> Requires a router for use. </p>
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|-
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;text-align:center;vertical-align:top;"| '''UniFi AP Beacon HD Wi-Fi MeshPoint''' <br>[[File:UDM-B.png|200px]] <p>'''Wireless Repeater ONLY'''.</p> <p> Requires a router and access point for use. </p>
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;"| As of April 2020, XMission found a configuration error on how service is routed to certain devices. This change affects eero brand routers as they accept service from Internet providers differently. <br><br>Eero devices do not currently work on XMission's network and require a second router for service.  
|
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| style="width: 375px;padding:5px;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;"| Modem/Router combo's are not supported by XMission. Cable/DSL router combo devices are capable of providing the appropriate routing however we can not guarantee service.
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "Ubiquiti Networks introduces the EdgeRouter™ X, part of the EdgeMAX® platform. The EdgeRouter X combines carrier‑class reliability with excellent price‑to‑performance value in an ultra‑compact form factor. The ER-X, can be powered by an external power adapter or 24V passive PoE input. A passive PoE passthrough option* is available to support a single airMAX® device*" <p>[https://store.ui.com/collections/operator-edgemax-routers/products/edgerouter-x Product Specifications] </p> <p>[https://dl.ubnt.com/guides/edgemax/EdgeRouter_ER-X_QSG.pdf User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> https://192.168.1.1</p> <p>[https://help.ui.com/hc/en-us/articles/219051528-UniFi-Setting-Up-UniFi-for-Beginners Setting up UniFi for Beginners] </p> </small>
 
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "Featuring top price/performance value, the EdgeRouter™ 10X is an advanced Gigabit Router with PoE flexibility. Ten Gigabit RJ45 ports offer copper connectivity with PoE input on port 1 and PoE passthrough on port 10. The EdgeRouter 10X supports Layer-2 switching with one internal switch. For scalable configuration, use EdgeOS® or the Ubiquiti® Network Management System (UNMS™)." <p> [https://store.ui.com/collections/routing-switching/products/edgerouter-10x Product Specifications] </p> <p> [https://dl.ubnt.com/qsg/ER-10X/ER-10X_EN.html User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> https://192.168.1.1</p> <p>[https://help.ui.com/hc/en-us/articles/219051528-UniFi-Setting-Up-UniFi-for-Beginners Setting up UniFi for Beginners] </p> </small>
 
  
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "Build your Wi-Fi network with the UniFi® ac Lite Access Point, part of the Ubiquiti Networks® UniFi Enterprise WiFi System. The UniFi ac Lite Access Point is an indoor, high-performance 802.11ac dual-radio access point, capable of speeds up to 1167 Mbps with a range of up to 122 meters." <p>[https://store.ui.com/collections/unifi-network-access-points/products/unifi-ac-lite Product Specifications] </p> <p>[https://dl.ubnt.com/qsg/UAP-AC-LITE/UAP-AC-LITE_EN.html User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> [https://www.ui.com/download/unifi/unifi-ap-ac-lite/default/unifi-network-controller-51266-windows UniFi Controller] </p> <p> UniFi Network Mobile App </p> </small>
 
  
| style="width: 300px;padding:5px;" | <small> "The UniFi AP BeaconHD is the fastest way to extend Wi-Fi coverage and increase throughput in your home and office. The sleek design integrates easily into any environment and plugs in to a standard US wall outlet. Compared to a standard Wi-Fi device, the powerful BeaconHD uplink results in more than 4x larger Wi-Fi coverage range in an open space." <p> [https://store.ui.com/collections/unifi-network-access-points/products/uap-beaconhd Product Specifications] </p> <p> [https://dl.ubnt.com/qsg/UAP-BeaconHD/UAP-BeaconHD_EN.html User Guide] </p> <p> Router Interface:</p> <p> [https://www.ui.com/download/unifi/unifi-ap-ac-lite/default/unifi-network-controller-51266-windows UniFi Controller] </p> <p> UniFi Network Mobile App </p>  </small>
 
|}
 
  
  

Latest revision as of 11:32, 28 August 2020

Please note:

  • XMission has tested and verified that the following equipment is supported on the XMission and UTOPIA networks. Keep in mind that while any gigabit router is compatible, XMission recommends the following products based on feedback from our staff and customers. These products are not required for service.
  • The model number may change depending on the most recent revision from the manufacturer and may have different firmware versions. While it is unlikely, any changes in models and firmware may differ enough from the equipment we have tested to cause issues. We recommend that you document your manufacturer, model, and software version for the best support experience.
  • XMission cannot guarantee advertised speeds over wireless Internet. When available we recommend the use of Ethernet cables.
  • WiFi(6) 802.11AX is not standard routing at this time. It is not expected to be default routing until later this year, 2020. The AX protocol is still new enough that we have not been able to do any testing on our network. XMission doesn't do testing on equipment or software until a stable release has been announced. While we have not completed any testing, WiFi 6 is expected to work on the XMission/UTOPIA network.


Small (1–2 Room) Spaces

These spaces are typically 1,500 square feet or fewer. These spaces include most apartment complexes and single-bedroom homes that have one or two bedrooms.

TP-Link Archer C7(v5)
TP-LinkC7v5.png
ASUS RT-AC68U
AusuRT-AC68U.jpeg
NETGEAR R7000P


NetgearR7000P.png
"The Archer C7 is a fast 802.11ac router with incredible range. It's better than many routers that are twice as expensive. This advanced WiFi is designed for high-traffic online activities and can help to run applications at triple the speed of the previous 802.11n standard."

Please Note: The (v#) indicated the version of this model, TP-Link has released different versions and results can very depending on the version


Product Specifications

User Guide

Router Interface:

http://tplinkwifi.net

http://192.168.0.1

"The AC1900 (RT-AC68U) is a Dual Band Gigabit router that comes with AiProtection, Network Security, Mobile App, and supports the AiMesh system to allow for whole-home WiFi coverage."

Please Note: Firmware upgrades are needed during setup to ensure all available features are installed and is at maximum functionality.



Product Specifications

User Guide

Router Interface:

http://router.asus.com

http://192.168.0.1

Additional ASUS Support

"The R7000P is the first of NETGEAR SmartWiFi Dual Band Gigabit routers. The R7000 supports the NETGEAR Nighthawk Mobile App, ReadyCLOUD®, OpenVPN, have access to a secure personal cloud, access home network remotely, and share photos stored on the storage from anywhere."



Product Overview

User Guide

Router Interface:

http://routerlogin.net

Nighthawk Mobile App

Additional NETGEAR Support

Medium (3–4 Room) Spaces

These spaces are typically between 1,500 and 3,000 square feet. Most medium-sized spaces will have three or four bedrooms.

TP-Link Archer C3150

TP-LinkArcherC3150.jpg
ASUS RT-AC87U
AsusRT-AC87U.jpeg
NETGEAR R7800

NetgearR7800.png
Linksys EA7500

LinksysEA7500.jpg
"The Archer C3150 V2 uses a Broadcom NitroQAM technology that provides a 25% increase in Wireless stability and speed. This provides smooth performance for 4K Streaming, Online Gaming and much more."


Product Specifications

Settup Video

Router Interface:

http://tplinkwifi.net

TP-Link Tether App

"With Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology stability and speeds increase 33% faster older models. This means RT-AC87U gives you lag-free online gaming, silky-smooth 4K/UHD video streaming, and effortlessly copes with even the most bandwidth-demanding tasks."

Product Specifications

User Guide

Router Interface:

http://router.asus.com

http://192.168.0.1

Additional ASUS Support

"With NETGEAR's next generation Wave2 WiFi—160MHz, MU-MIMO, Quad-stream technology. The R7800 should be able to produce a combined total of 2Gpbs in speed and performance allowing you to work anywhere within your house."

Product Overview

User Guide

Router Interface:

http://routerlogin.net

Nighthawk Mobile App

Additional NETGEAR Support

"Linksys has a 3x3 AC dual-core CPU built into this router giving you optimal coverage for your home. This means the whole family can play, stream and work online with minimal to no lag or buffering."


Product Specifications

User Guide

Router Interface:

http://linksyssmartwifi.com

Linksys SmartWiFi App

Additional Linksys Support

Large (4–6 Room) Spaces

These spaces are typically between 3,000 and 4,500 square feet. Most large spaces will have four to six rooms.

TP-Link Archer C4000
TP-LinkArcherC4000.jpg
NETGEAR R8000P


NetgearR8000.png
ASUS RT-AX3000
Asus-AX3000.jpeg
"TP-Link has crammed a-lot into a small box. This means you are able to have 1.8Ghz, 64bit quad core CPU with 512MB of ram processing your home network. Using the MU-MIMO technology, this C4000 lets you stream 4k and game will simultaneously playing music or photo sharing at a combined support of 2Gbps+."

Product Specifications

User Guide

Router Interface:

http://tplinkwifi.net

TP-Link Tether App

"With breakthrough Tri-band WiFi and multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) is ideal for simultaneous streaming to many WiFi devices in your home. The Nighthawk X6S works with Amazon Alexa™ & the Google® Assistant allowing you to control your home network using voice commands."

Product Overview

User Guide

Router Interface:

http://routerlogin.net

Nighthawk Mobile App

Additional NETGEAR Support

"The Next Gen WiFi Standard - Future proof your home network with the next-gen WiFi 6 technology, providing up to 2. 7x faster speed than the previous WiFi generation featuring OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology"

Product Specifications

User Guide

Router Interface:

http://router.asus.com

http://192.168.0.1

Additional ASUS Support

Extra-Large (8+ Rooms) Spaces

These spaces are typically over 4,500 square feet. These spaces are usually large homes and have more than eight rooms.

NOTE: In extra-large spaces, XMission strongly recommends the use of Ethernet wiring when available, as wireless may result in poor performance and often will not reflect the speed of the XMission network.

Wireless Mesh Network

For most users, a whole-home mesh WiFi system will suffice, usually with the compromise of trading WiFi coverage for wireless speed. A mesh WiFi system typically has a main router module that connects directly to your UTOPIA equipment. Satellite nodes or access points that connect to the main module can then be placed around your house for full WiFi coverage. Together, these create a single and seamless wireless network and share the same wireless name (SSID) and password.

Please note: While Mesh can help cover more floor space, it often trades coverage for speed. You may see lower speeds than expected going with a mesh option.

TP-Link Archer Deco M9Plus
TP-LinkDecoM9Plus.jpg
NETGEAR Orbi
NetgearOrbi.png
AmpliFi MeshPoint HD
AFi R.jpg

Standalone Wireless Router.

Requires additional MeshPoints or antennas for more coverage.

AmpliFi HD Mesh Router
Meshpoint.png

Antenna Only.

Requires AmpliFi MeshPoint Wireless Router.

"The TP-Link Deco can guarantee a strong WiFi that will cover every corner of your home up to 6,500 square feet. These devices are a Tri-Band WiFi that creates a fast and secure connection to every devices you have. The Deco M9 Plus also will connect to and allow you to control your TP-Link smart home devices with out the need of an additional hub."

Product Specifications

User Guide

Router Interface:

TP-Link Deco Mobile App

Additional TP-Link Deco Support

"The NETGEAR Orbi creates a in-home network covering 5,000+ square feet. Orbi helps create a single stream less network allowing you to move room to room with out losing your connection. You are also able to work with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant to control your smart home devices."


Product Specifications

User Guide

Router Interface:

Netgear Orbi Mobile App

"The AmpliFi™ HD Mesh Router can be used as a stand-alone router or with other AmpliFi™ Mesh Routers for multi-hop, self-healing wireless coverage and enhanced range. For a typical home, the router alone delivers maximum throughput to meet your streaming and gaming demands with lag-free performance."

Product Specifications

User Guide

Router Interface:

AmpliFi Mobile App

Additional Support

"Pair the MeshPoint with the AmpliFi™ Router to expand the coverage of an AmpliFi™ network or turn an existing router into a powerful mesh network. Add MeshPoints around your house as needed to eliminate dead spots in your home."



Product Specifications

User Guide

Router Interface:

AmpliFi Mobile App

Additional Support

Enterprise

For intermediate users, or those who would like to take advantage of the full capabilities of the XMission Network, we recommend Ubiquiti's UniFi wireless line: a proprietary mesh-like network environment, commonly used in enterprise-level deployments. XMission's office and some staffers use Ubiquiti for wireless access points.

NOTE: This does require the purchase of a traditional router or gateway switch (not a wireless router), or access points to provide your home with WiFi.

EdgeRouter X
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Router ONLY.

May require additional switching gear for more Ethernet ports and access point(s) for wireless use.

EdgeRouter 10X
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Router ONLY.

Requires access point(s) for wireless use.

UniFi Lite Access Point
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Access Point ONLY.

Requires a router for use.

UniFi AP Beacon HD Wi-Fi MeshPoint
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Wireless Repeater ONLY.

Requires a router and access point for use.

"Ubiquiti Networks introduces the EdgeRouter™ X, part of the EdgeMAX® platform. The EdgeRouter X combines carrier‑class reliability with excellent price‑to‑performance value in an ultra‑compact form factor. The ER-X, can be powered by an external power adapter or 24V passive PoE input. A passive PoE passthrough option* is available to support a single airMAX® device*"

Product Specifications

User Guide

Router Interface:

https://192.168.1.1

Setting up UniFi for Beginners

"Featuring top price/performance value, the EdgeRouter™ 10X is an advanced Gigabit Router with PoE flexibility. Ten Gigabit RJ45 ports offer copper connectivity with PoE input on port 1 and PoE passthrough on port 10. The EdgeRouter 10X supports Layer-2 switching with one internal switch. For scalable configuration, use EdgeOS® or the Ubiquiti® Network Management System (UNMS™)."

Product Specifications

User Guide

Router Interface:

https://192.168.1.1

Setting up UniFi for Beginners

"Build your WiFi network with the UniFi® ac Lite Access Point, part of the Ubiquiti Networks® UniFi Enterprise WiFi System. The UniFi ac Lite Access Point is an indoor, high-performance 802.11ac dual-radio access point, capable of speeds up to 1167 Mbps with a range of up to 122 meters."



Product Specifications

User Guide

Router Interface:

UniFi Controller

UniFi Network Mobile App

"The UniFi AP BeaconHD is the fastest way to extend WiFi coverage and increase throughput in your home and office. The sleek design integrates easily into any environment and plugs in to a standard US wall outlet. Compared to a standard WiFi device, the powerful BeaconHD uplink results in more than 4x larger WiFi coverage range in an open space."


Product Specifications

User Guide

Router Interface:

UniFi Controller

UniFi Network Mobile App

What XMission Uses

Here at XMission, we enjoy supporting our customers and appreciate the support they show us in return! Our incredible user community makes us feel like we are more than just a service provider. This is why we provide XMission Wireless Hotspots. Below, we have listed some of the equipment XMission uses for these hotspots. Our staff uses most of this equipment at home as well.

AmpliFi MeshPoint HD
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Standalone Wireless Router.

Requires additional MeshPoints or antennas for more coverage.

AmpliFi HD Mesh Router
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Antenna Only.

Requires AmpliFi MeshPoint Wireless Router.

UniFi Lite Access Point
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Access Point ONLY.

Requires a router for use.

TP-Link Archer C7(v5)

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Used for the majority of our wireless hotspots

NETGEAR Nighthawk


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Heavily used by customers and staff

Not Recommended Routers

In our testing and supporting of equipment we have found a few routers with the following negative qualities:

  • Difficult to work with
  • Not fully supported by XMission on the UTOPIA network
  • Do not work on XMission's network

We suggest that our customers do not use the following routers.

Eero Router / Mesh WiFi

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Modem/Router Combo

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As of April 2020, XMission found a configuration error on how service is routed to certain devices. This change affects eero brand routers as they accept service from Internet providers differently.

Eero devices do not currently work on XMission's network and require a second router for service.
Modem/Router combo's are not supported by XMission. Cable/DSL router combo devices are capable of providing the appropriate routing however we can not guarantee service.