Recommended Routers

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! Important XMission has done testing and has verified the "manufacture" type is supported on the XMission/UTOPIA Network. Please note that the model of each router does change depending on the size of your home. Also be aware that each model may have a different version(v#). This can make a large difference and we ask you ensure you are purchasing the newest version of each router.

Small (1-2 Room) Homes

A small home is often considered a home with 1,500 square feet or less. This includes most apartment complexes and homes that have one or two unique rooms.

TP-Link Archer C7(v5)
Asus RT-AC68U
Netgear R7000P
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 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. The R7000P is the first of Netgear's SmartWiFi Dual Band Gigabit routers. The R7000 supports the NETGEAR Nighthawk App, ReadyCLOUD®, OpenVPN, have access to a secure personal cloud, access home network remotely, and share photos stored on the storage from anywhere.
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Medium (3-4 Room) Homes

A medium home is often considered a home that is between 1,500 and 3,000 square feet. Most medium homes will have three or four unique rooms.

TP-Link Archer C3150
Asus RT-AC87U
Netgear R7800
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. 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. 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.
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Large (4-6 Room) Homes

A large home is often considered a home that is between 3,000 and 4,500 square feet. Most large homes will have four to six unique rooms.

TP-Link Archer C4000)
Linksys EA7500
Netgear R8000P
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+ 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. 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
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Extra Large (8+ Rooms) Homes

A Extra Large home is often considered a home that is larger than 4,500 square feet. Most homes will have more than 8 unique rooms. For homes this large we recommend using a Whole Home Mesh WiFi System. A Mesh WiFi System typically has a main router that connects directly to your UTOPIA Equipment. This is followed by satellite nodes or access points that you place around your house for full WiFi coverage. Together these create a single wireless network and share the same Wireless Name (SSID) and Password.

TP-Link Archer Deco M9Plus)
Netgear Orbi
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 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.
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