The NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi 5 Router with external antennas delivers extremely fast WiFi. With AC1750 WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet speeds, and high-powered external antennas, this router offers ultimate performance in wireless coverage for large homes with 12 or more wireless devices. It gets 3x faster access than similar 802.11n.
Supports high definition video conferencing (Zoom, Skype, WebEx, FaceTime, and more)
Whether you work from home or want to connect with your friends and family you can video conference with crystal clear audio and video from anywhere in your home.
High-power external antennas utilized for better WiFi speeds.
Compatible with Amazon Echo/Alexa - Control your home network using voice commands.
Dual band WiFi
Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices.
Optimized for smooth HD streaming and gaming.
Improved WiFi Coverage
Beamforming improves range & performance plus High powered amplifiers & antennas to extend your WiFi coverage.
Enhanced Parental Controls
Manage website access by family member and device.
A:AnswerI have a two floor house and have signal everywhere, even outside. It's worth noting that the 5GHz band has a shorter range and you should use this for devices that support it and are fairly close to the router. The 2.4GHz band will have a better range but may suffer from some interferences that the 5GHz band does not.
A:AnswerFirst things first. The answer depends on the rest of your devices that you want to use and how far away they are from the wireless access point of the router.
802.11g wireless devices max out at 54mbs
802.11n wireless devices max out at 450mbs
802.11ac wireless devices max out at 1330mbs
No device can go faster than your internet provider will allow it to go. (A 802.11ac device will not go faster than 200mbs when it is connected to an internet connection of 200mbs.)
The other thing to consider is how many wireless devices will be used at the same time. If you want to use more than one at the same time then you may want to get a MIMO (multiple input multiple output) wireless router. 2x2 = 2in 2out. 3x3 = 3in 3out. MIMO routers have multiple antennas.
If all the devices are in the same room then you can use just a wireless router. If your devices are at opposite ends or on multiple floors of a building then you may be better served with a mesh system. Google WiFi, Nest Connect and eero are all mesh systems. Mesh systems use multiple access points that are placed throughout a building in locations that are in the same rooms that you will be using your wireless devices. Some mesh systems connect their wireless access points together wirelessly using a 3rd channel. Others ues hard wiring to connect the access points.
So it all boils down to how much do you want to spend, how much work do you want to do to set it up, how big of a system do you need and how long do you expect it last. (New standards come out that are better than the old ones. There is a new standard being developed as I write this.)
A:AnswerThe router has antenna's which "push" and "receive" data across your network to your computer and other network devices. Some routers have one antenna, some have 2, some have 6, etc. Some of them even have antenna's built inside the router so you can't see them.
Your computer has a wireless card with has it's own built in antenna (which you can't see), and it communicates with the router.
Together, your computer and router use their pre-existing antenna's to send data back and forth.
So- the short answer to your questions is No. Unless you live in a large house (or have multiple walls/floors which can cause the signal to have trouble making it through), you do not need to buy some sort of antenna.
A:AnswerRouters do not interface with DOCSIS but they will be able to network with a DOCSIS modem.
Modems are responsible for receiving the signals from the cable line which is needed in order to get internet from a cable internet provider such as Xfinity. Modems are the ones that use DOCSIS. Routers on the other hand, are responsible for spreading internet access across multiple devices. For example, through wireless signals.
In order to connect multiple computers to the internet in a home or office you will need both a modem and a router.
I hope this helps!
A:AnswerDo you have other wireless devices in the home? Maybe getting interference from other electronic devices even from the neighbors. If you have a cordless phone in the home operating on the 2.4ghz it could be interferring also. I recommend going into wireless setup and change the channel it is operating on. Typically the wireless channel is set to auto. If it is try channel 11, 6, or 7 and see if that helps. Not sure what best channel is for 5g band, sorry... Good Luck!!!