Updated 19 Dec 2017
Bottom line: This dual-band router supplied by MyRepublic has very good incoming fibre speeds and good VDSL speeds at 500m. Its WiFi speeds however could have been better with OK speeds on 5GHz and just OK on 2.4GHz. Obstructions weren't a problem for this router, but under load testing we saw a noticeable (81%) drop in speeds.
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Overall score includes:
WiFi performance (60%) – measured at 4m and 10m from the router with the router and laptop in line of sight from each other. We calculated the speeds, in megabits per second (Mbps), by timing how long it took to transfer a 1.1GB file from a network attached storage (NAS) device, connected to the router, to a laptop over WiFi. We repeated the test 3 times on each band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and at each distance. The speeds from both distances were averaged and scored compared to the speeds expected for the WiFi standards they were using.
Ease of use and setup (20%) – based on an assessment of set up and how easy the device is to use including monitoring and managing network access and changing default settings (service set identifier (SSID), network key/password, encryption and WiFi protected set-up (WPS) settings). We also looked at the ease of accessing advanced functions such as guest networks, virtual private network (VPN), attached external media and parental control tools.
Security (20%) – looked at whether the networks were encrypted, how easy it was to identify them by SSID, and the security of the network key/password.
03 Feb 2018, David C.
Product use: 6 months or more
Ease of installation was so quick and easy. never been simpler.
Love fridge magnet password holder very clever.
Have never had to ring help desk
On 100/20 plan usually get around 70/20 because of 5g router.
With slingshot was only getting around 2-12 overall on same plan
Yes, I recommend this product.