Updated 19 Dec 2017

Myrepublic Technicolor

WiFi Hub+

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.

WiFi Hub+
Consumer score
54
Avg price

$0

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Test results

Overall score
Just OK
54
WiFi performance
Just OK
5.0/10
Ease of use and setup
Just OK
5.0/10
Security
OK
6.8/10

Good points

  • Good VDSL speeds at 500m.
  • Very good fibre speeds.
  • OK WiFi performance on 5GHz.
  • Good security.
  • Good parental controls.
  • Has guest networks, but they're not enabled by default.
  • Can be mounted on the wall.
  • Has a USB port.

But

  • Just OK WiFi performance on 2.4GHz.
  • Just OK to use and setup.
  • Poor documentation provided.

How we test

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.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$0

Speeds

Fibre
8.0
ADSL/VDSL performance 200m
7.5
ADSL/VDSL performance 500m
7.0
ADSL/VDSL performance 1000m
1.3
ADSL/VDSL performance 1500m
1.3
Vectoring speed increase
69%
WiFi performance 2.4GHz
4.5
WiFi performance 5GHz
5.5
Obstruction 2.4GHz
Nominal interference from obstruction
Obstruction 5GHz
Nominal interference from obstruction
Load test
Noticeable drop in load test speeds
Channel switching ability
Good at channel switching

Specifications

ADSL
Yes
VDSL
Yes
Fibre
Yes
WiFi bands (GHz)
2.4 & 5
Antennas
None external
Antenna placement
n/a
Dimensions (WxDxH) [mm]
213x185x32
Weight (g)
498

Features

MIMO support
Beamforming support
Ethernet LAN ports
4
VOIP/Phone ports
2
USB ports
1
Media sharing via USB
DLNA
Installation wizard
×
Quality of Service
×
Parental controls
Parental control features
Time scheduling and block websites.
Firewall
Guest network WiFi
Yes
WPS support
3G/4G passthrough
×
VOIP
Wall mountable

More Info

Notes
Myrepublic also send a text (SMS) message with a link to an online quick start guide when the device is shipped.

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