The world relies on the internet. In fact, 51% of the world is connected online, which means that there are 3.2 billion people with internet connection globally. Every computer, tablet, phone or device with an internet connection needs a router. How else would we be able to work or stream our favorite shows or movies? Well, the Arc Smart Home takes care of that and more with its own built-in router to keep your home or your business connected.

The development of the 802.11 ac router took six years to develop to bring us to where we are today. Most routers in homes or businesses are at a wireless standard of 802.11 ac and since then we’ve moved past its predecessor the 802.11 n. AC routers are backwards compatible with previous WiFi standards, and if you use an older standard, you will suffer in performance. So why choose the Arc’s 802.11 multi-band router? Arc delivers the speed and range you need for you and your home and is compatible with all generations of devices.

Speed by Definition

The speeds of the AC router are three times faster than the N router and even faster than the older generations. You can clock an AC router reaching up to theoretical speeds of up to 1.3 gigabits per second versus the N router’s theoretical speed of 450-megabytes per second. There are other factors to consider when choosing a router. What kind of internet user are you and what are you using it for?

Battle of the Bands

Now how does the AC router and N router compare in range? Well, there isn’t much of a difference in range. The AC router uses both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands while the N uses the 2.4 GHz. Single-band routers are comparatively cheaper versus multi-band routers like Arc that can support devices that rely on single-band routers.

Routers with lower frequency are better at penetrating obstacles such as walls, doors, furniture, and more. The only con is that they are slower, which is likely due to interference because of how dated they are and owning a single band router won’t give you access to modern features like app-based monitoring or device prioritization.

If you’re into gaming, streaming, and being productive than you’re going to want to use a multi-band router. They ’re a little bit pricier than a single band router but they are the industry standard of routers today. Multi-band routers offer more range and reliability than single bands do, and are more compatible with 5GHz friendly devices such as the latest iPhone, PS4 Pro or Google Pixel 2. There are some cons to a multi-band router. 5 GHz bands have a shorter wireless signal range than 2.4 GHz bands in environments with lots of obstacles, and the speeds are impacted by the number of devices connected to that network.

Choose What’s Right For You

Arc’s multi-band smart home internet router lets you track which devices are connected to the router’s band. Connect the devices you want to experience blazing fast speeds on the 5.0 GHz network and maybe connect your phone to the 2.4 bands for general browsing on mobile devices. Arc lets you prioritize your bandwidth with more power for when you’re on the web browsing, streaming movies, or even playing games. Switch between modes for limited or extended WiFi range and create a network for your guests on their own WiFI signal.

There’s versatility around Arc’s network. Customize your router that best suits your network needs. Arc is more than a router but a solution to your home with its amazing features. Connect smart devices and control them through the Arc’s smart hub or through the X-Home app. Track energy usage of connected Z-Wave devices over time with. Stream over 1000 sources of entertainment like movies, Tv shows, live Tv and go abroad with international channels. Get yours today and experience “Smart Living Made Simple.”

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