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Wi-Fi Router recommendation and specifications

What are the recommended Wi-Fi routers and specifications?

Polk Omni products are compatible with all Wi-Fi certified routers that meet Wi-Fi standards. Uncertified routers may cause problems for your Polk Omni products.



Recommended Specifications


While all certified routers should work, for the optimal streaming experience, we recommend using a router that is rated at least “N600”. This designation means the router supports 802.11n dual band with a speed of 300Mbps on each band. You’ll see the rating “N600” in the router name, or on the front of the box.



These are the detailed N600 specifications you should look for:



LAN Ports:


WAN x 1, LAN x 4 RJ-45 for 10/100/1000 Base T



Antenna:


2 x antenna for 2.4 GHz with 3.8dBi gain
3 x antenna for 5 GHz with 5.1dBi gain

Memory:


8 MB flash and 128 MB RAM



Operating Frequency:


Simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz


Data Rate:


802.11n: up to 300Mbps



Please note that these are recommendations and not requirements. Polk Omni does work with routers with lower performance specifications, and the experience may be acceptable or good. However, using a router with these performance levels will dramatically reduce the chances that your network set up will interfere with the enjoyment of your Polk Omni products.

 

Examples of Routers that meet this specification:
This series of routers has reliable and consistent performance in our internal testing and strong customer reviews. We’ve organized them in a “Good, Better, Best” format:

 

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