Router Recommendations

Here's a list of routers we know will work with our internet services. We just use plain old Ethernet routers and you will not need a modem of any kind (in fact modems won’t work well with our network in most cases and we will supply a modem in those rare cases where they are needed). One thing to keep in mind is that all the routers listed here are Gigabit-capable, all use either 802.11AC or 802.11AX wifi technology, with dual-band networks. Just be sure to review its specs to be sure of this, whichever router you ultimately choose. This is not by any means a comprehensive list of compatible dual-band wifi routers that will work with our services but is meant to help you find one that will fit your needs. The single-starred ones are available for lease by Atlas Networks if desired; the charge is $6 per month and includes remote support for the duration of the lease.

 

802.11AC

ASUS AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit WiFi Router (RT-AC3200)

($$$)

ASUS Whole Home Dual-Band AiMesh Router, AC1900 (RT-AC68U)

($$)

ASUS AC2900 WiFi Dual-band Gigabit Wireless Router (RT-AC86U)

($$)

D-Link AC1200 Wireless WiFi Router – Smart Dual Band – Gigabit (DIR-842)

($)

D-Link EXO AC2600 MU-MIMO Dual Band Wireless Router (DIR-882-US)

($$)

Linksys WRT AC3200 Dual-Band Open Source Router for Home (WRT3200ACM)

($$$)

Linksys WRT AC1900 Open Source Dual-Band Gigabit WiFi Wireless Router (WRT1900ACS)

($$)

Linksys AC1900 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router with Gigabit & USB 3.0 Ports (EA6900)

($)

Linksys AC1600 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router with Gigabit & USB Ports (EA6400)

($)

Linksys AC1200 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router with Gigabit & USB Ports (EA6350)

($)

Motorola AC1700 Dual-Band WiFi Gigabit Router with Extended Range (MR1700)

($)

Netgear AC1200 Dual Band Smart WiFi Router, Gigabit Ethernet (R6230)

($)

NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S Smart WiFi Router (R7800)

($$)

Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band Smart WiFi Router (R8000P-1AZNAS)

($$$)

Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000)

($$)

Netgear AC1200 Dual Band Smart WiFi Router, Gigabit Ethernet (R6230)

($)

TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A7)

($) *

TP-Link Dual Band Wireless AC1200 (Archer C1200)

($)

TP-Link AC750 Wireless Router (Archer C2)

($) *

TP-Link AC1700 Wireless Router (Archer C7)

($) *

TP-LINK Wireless Router (Archer C8)

($)

TP-Link AC4000 Smart WiFi Router - Tri Band Router (Archer A20)

($$)

 

802.11AX

Asus AX6000 Dual-Band Wifi Router, Aimesh Compatible for Mesh WIFI System, Next-Gen Wifi 6, Wireless 802.11Ax (RT-AX88U) ($$$)
Asus ROG Rapture AX11000 Tri-Band 10 Gigabit WiFi Router (GT-AX11000) ($$$)
Asus AX6100 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router with 802.11Ax (RT-AX92U) ($$$)
AmpliFi Alien WiFi 6 Mesh Router Ubiquiti AFi-ALN-R ($$$)
Netgear 4-Stream Wifi 6 Router - AX1800 Wireless Speed (RAX15) ($$)
NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Router AX5700 (RAX80) ($$$)
TP-Link WiFi 6 AX1500 Smart WiFi Router – ax Router, Gigabit, Dual Band, OFDMA, MU-MIMO (Archer AX10) ($)
TP-Link WiFi 6 AX3000 Smart WiFi Router – 802.11ax Router, Gigabit, Dual Band, OFDMA, MU-MIMO (Archer AX50) ($$)
Vanin WiFi 6 Router - AX1500 Dual Band AX WiFi Router, Next-Gen WiFi 802.11ax ($)

 

$ = $50 - $100
$$ = $100 - $200
$$$ - $200 and above
Prices are off their Amazon product page. Any exception, shown with a double star next to it, was priced on eBay.

 

802.11AC technology – Newer technology and allows for greater speeds than 802.11N routers.
Emits simultaneous dual-band networks - This means your router will emit 2 networks of different frequencies (2.4 & 5GHz). Devices that can connect to the 5GHz network will experience more stable connections than to the 2.4GHz network.

802.11AX technology - Among the newest wifi standards, also known as WiFi 6, an 802.11AX router still has 2 effective wifi networks, 2.4G and 5G, but employs a newer technology for better connection to client devices and will support an even higher number of them over wifi than their 802.11AC counterparts.

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