Dual-band: two simultaneous bands - 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz - that eliminate interference and optimise performance for media-intensive applications like high-definition video streaming and gaming USB: two USB ports for media storage, sharing or wireless printing Gigabit for ultra-fast file sharing Comes with four Ethernet LAN ports for fast and reliable wired connections Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging
Platform Compatibility Mac Windows Max. Link Rate Up to 1.3Gbps Antenna Form Factor Internal LED Status, WPS, 2 USB Compliant Standard(s) IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11n IEEE 802.11ac (draft) Data Link Protocol(s) IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11n IEEE 802.11ac (draft) Gigabit Ethernet Form Factor Vertical Integrated Switch 4-port Gigabit Switch Modem Included No Network Transport Protocol IPSec L2TP Routing Protocol Static IP routing Switching Protocol Ethernet Browser Based Management Yes BT Connections No IP Sharing Method DHCP ISP Protocols Supported Dynamic, Static, PPPoE Quality Of Service IntelliStream Radio Frequency Band 2.4/5 GHz Reset Process Reset Button WPS Push Button Security true Authentication Method(s) SSID Encryption Type(s) Supported 128-bit WEP, 256-bit WPA, 256-bit WPA2 Connector Type(s) RJ45 Max WLAN Connections 32 Firewall NAT and SPI Interface Connector Type RJ45 Remote Management Protocol HTTP Max. Supported Clients 32 WLAN, 4 LAN Ports 4 LAN, 1 WAN, 2 USB, 1 Power Adapter Interface Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T (4) Operating Operating Humidity 10% to 85% Operating Temperature 0C to 40C Power Input Current 0.8A Output Current 2.5A Output Voltage 12V General Advice 802.11ac is the fifth generation in Wi-Fi networking standards that will bring fast data speeds up to 3.5Gbps, high-quality video streaming and nearly instantaneous data syncing and backup to the notebooks, tablets, and mobile phones that have become our everyday companions. A Wireless AC Router is faster and superior to existing 802.11a/b/g/n routers based on its reliability it delivers faster throughput, higher capacity, broader coverage and will become the dominant technology in the coming years. Benefits of Wireless 802.11ac Faster Throughput: Stream content, like 3D or HD videos, to your PC, Mac, media player or Smart TV Higher Capacity: Connect multiple devices to the network simultaneously without dropping performance. Broader Coverage: Extend range with fewer dead spots throughput the home. Less Interference: Works on the 5Ghz frequency with minimal interference from other devices. Improvements over 802.11n: 802.11ac offers data speeds up to 3.6Gbps vs 450Mbps offered by 802.11n Wi-Fi Direct: Content can be shared between devices without passing through an access point Broadband Compatibility A Broadband Wireless AC Router can be used by customers who have cable broadband supplied by Virgin Media (previously NTL or Telewest). The wireless AC router will need to be connected to your ISP ( Internet Service Provider) supplied cable modem or set-top-box via an ethernet cable. A Broadband Wireless AC Router can also be used with Fibre Broadband via an Openreach/Fibre Modem. With it's fast WAN throughput and advanced 802.11ac Wireless speeds it's perfect for Fibre Broadband such as BT Infinity. If Fibre Broadband is unavailable in your area and you have an ADSL connection, then you will need an ADSL Wireless AC Router instead.