You’ve maxed out your network speeds to 1Gbps, you’ve placed the router in an optimal position, and even kept the fish tank out of the way. But your connection still remains spotty at best, what gives?

Perhaps, what you need is the latest router in the market that helps you overcome this problem with a feature called Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS). But first, let’s explore what may be the cause of your slow network speeds.

Congestion.

Imagine yourself scanning the available WiFi networks in your home, only to find more than 20 networks available in the vicinity belonging to your neighbours below, above or beside you. With a multitude of WiFi networks crowding the space, there will be interference to your connection - or congestion.

Couple that with 5-10 devices connected on one network in a single home, and you have a “traffic jam” in the network space.

Limited channels.

Traditionally, regular WiFi routers are only allowed to operate on 9 out of 25 channels on the 5GHz spectrum. The other channels are typically reserved for official uses.

It may sound like a whole bunch of tech-garble to you, but think of it this way: there are 9 queues to enter a theme park, and the other 16 lines are reserved for VIPs. This means that all households in Singapore that are connected through WiFi must operate on one of these 9 channels.

With so many households on so little channels, your connection speeds will inevitably be compromised.

Don’t give me problems, give me solutions!

Image credit: Linksys

Thankfully, we are writing this article with a gleaming eye, because the latest technology in this newest WiFi router in Singapore overcomes these problems!

Enter the Linksys EA8100-AH MAX-STREAMTM AC2600 router.

The Linksys EA8100 router, exclusive to StarHub, is a sleek, simple yet effective router equipped with DFS (as mentioned above), multiple-user, multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO) capabilities, and two WiFi bands that provide combined speeds of up to 2.6Gbps.

So what is DFS and how does it benefit me?

Let’s start with DFS. Remember the theme park analogy? The DFS certification on the Linksys EA8100 router enables it to access the ”VIP queues”, not accessible by other routers. Which also means that you get a less congested network space, allowing you to maximise the performance on your router.

But that’s not all that makes this possibly the latest, ‘in’ WiFi router in Singapore.

MU-MIMO - pronounced exactly like it sounds in your head.

It sounds like things a robot might say, but it really is a nifty function that allows multiple users with multiple devices to work seamlessly on the same network without compromising speeds.

Think of it this way: Before MU-MIMO, several customers were served by only one cashier at McDonald’s. As a result, each customer only gets a certain amount of service at any one point in time (there’s only one of me!). With MU-MIMO, McDonald’s decides to put the same number of cashiers upfront to serve that number of customers so every customer gets served at the same time.

Essentially, you don’t need to compromise your network speeds just because there are multiple users on the same connection - and you get to multi-task too!

An app to rule them all.

To round it all up, your final decision to purchase a WiFi router in Singapore has to come with an app. With the degree of customisability in the Linksys EA8100 router, the app holds the ability to give guest access, set parental controls, as well as prioritise access to the network.

Shut up and take my money!

We know you’re probably pulling your hairs out by now, and want the best WiFi router available to solve your connection problems (if you have any; we wouldn’t wish that upon anyone).

But to convince you further, here’s an overview of how 2018’s WiFi router offering in Singapore stacks up against other routers in the market:

Brand
Linksys Arcadyan ASUS

Model

EA8100 AC2600

AC Plus

RT-AC1200G+

WiFi Category

AC2600

AC1200

AC1200

Data Rate

2.4 GHz: 800Mbps
5 GHz: 1,733Mbps

2.4 GHz: 300Mbps
5 GHz: 867Mbps

2.4 GHz: 300Mbps
5 GHz: 867Mbps

MU-MIMO

Yes

NA

NA

Connectivity

4 LAN, 1 WAN, 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0

4 LAN, 1 WAN, 1 USB

4 LAN, 1 WAN, 1 USB 2.0

Antenna Type

4 external antennas

Internal antennas

4 external antennas

DFS

Yes

NA

NA

Mobile App Support

Smart WiFi App

NA

ASUS Router app

Get the Linksys EA8100 router with StarHub 1Gbps Fibre Broadband today!

So you’ve made the wise choice to get the latest WiFi router in Singapore, now what?

Good news for those who sign up for or renew their StarHub 1Gbps Fibre Broadband and HomeHub Plus plans: you will receive the Linksys EA8100 router at no extra cost.

The Linksys app is available as a free download to iOS and Android users on The App Store and Google Play respectively.