Good quality voice calls over the Internet require a good quality Internet connection, and a good quality Internet router.   This is especially true for the hybrid phones offered by Republic Wireless that can use Wi-Fi Internet connections rather than cell service.

If you're a Republic Wireless customer or are considering the service, you may wonder which routers are known to work well.  While many routers will work well for E-mail, surfing the 'Net, or even streaming music or video, some will not handle Republic's voice calls properly.  And a higher or lower price is not necessarily a good indication of whether a router can properly handle voice calls.

Decision Matrix

The table of routers below has been constructed from comments made by Republic Wireless customers in the Republic Community and from comments posted to this page.  Here's what's included:

  • Make, Model, Firmware
These three items uniquely identify a router.  The model number may also include a hardware version (e.g. V2 = version 2).  Firmware version can be critical to whether a router works properly, and is required for a router to be listed here.
  • QOS or WMM
These router features can give voice calls priority over other types of data traffic, thereby improving call quality when the phone must compete with other Internet activity. WMM is helpful with Republic's newer phones but only affects the Wi-Fi airwaves; QOS can insure that sufficient Internet bandwidth is available for voice calls regardless of other Internet activity.  Note that some routers with only WMM may refer to it as QOS; the way to know the difference is, WMM is an on/off switch, while QOS requires filling in a form with a variety of information.
  • More Info
Posts link to the Republic Community where members may have mentioned required settings needed for that router to work well. Comments link to remarks about that model posted in the comments section at the bottom of this page.  Names of individuals willing to assist with that router may also be listed here.
  • This Router Works For Me
More green than red means that router is likely to work well enough for Wi-Fi voice calls on Republic's phones.

How To Contribute

If your router matches one in the table, including firmware version, and you've made calls from a Republic phone using Wi-Fi via that router, please record your positive or negative experience by clicking the appropriate bullet and then click the Register Mine button.

If your router is not in the table, please contribute by adding a comment to this page that includes make, model, hardware version, and firmware version of your router.   Then watch for a response that the model was added, after which you can register your positive or negative outcome with that model.  If you don't provide at least make, model, and firmware version, your router will not be added to the table.

Note: Some routers that don't work properly can be made to work with minor changes to settings.  If you have a router that's not listed and isn't working, please ask for assistance in the Republic Community before having it added here and registering a negative result.   If your non-working router is listed here with more than a 50% positive rating, please consult the sources under More Info before registering a negative result.

Please also post a comment if you know that particular model and firmware supports QOS or WMM and that has not been noted.

A Note About Third Party Router Firmware

Some entries below reference firmware that's not supplied by the router manufacturer. Names such as DD-WRT, OpenWRT, and Tomato are the most popular third party firmwares that are available for free. Except for a few exceptions, these are not supported by the manufacturer and their use will void the manufacturer's warranty. Configuring third party firmware may require advanced knowledge and technical skill. The benefits include additional features and sometimes greater stability than the manufacturer's firmware.

CAUTION: Improperly choosing or installing third party firmware can permanently damage a router. Where third party firmware has been linked for easy downloading, it's hoped that the referenced download is safe to use. Nonetheless, proceed at your own risk when installing any third party firmware, whether from the download referenced here or from your own searching. The writers of this Wiki are not responsible for your damaged router.

Tested Routers

2Wire

(Support for 2Wire products is now provided by Pace)

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
2701HG DSL Router/Modem 5.29.133.27
2701HG-B DSL Router/Modem 5.29.109.13
3600HGV 6.3.7.50-plus.tm
3800HGV-B 2700-100531-006 6.9.1.42-plus.tm
3801HGV 000778-004 6.9.1.42-plus.tm
i38HG 2700-100679-004 6.9.1.45-wifi.tm Comment

Actiontec

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
C1000A CAC001-31.30L.8 WMM Post
C2000A-D0 rev. 3B CAH005-31.30L.85 QoS
C2000A-D0 rev. 3B CAH006-31.30L.95 Both Post
GT784WN NCS01-1.0.11 Both Post
GT784WNV GT784WN-VZ-1.1.12 [Post]
MI424WR for Verizon FiOS 40.19.22 Both [Post]
MI424WR rev F for Verizon FiOS 20.12.2.4 QoS
MI424WR rev I for Verizon FiOS 40.21.10.3 Both
V1000H for TDS Telecom TDS02-31.60L.20

Airlink101

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
AR420W 1.0.14, Mar 13, 2006 (EOL'd) QoS
AR670W 1.00 Both

Amped Wireless

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
R20000G v 2.5.3.24 QoS
RTA15 1.0 QoS

Apple

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
Airport Extreme (3rd gen) 7.6.4
Airport Extreme (4th gen) 7.6.1
Airport Extreme (5th gen) 7.6.4
Airport Extreme (6th gen) A1521 7.7.2
Airport Extreme (6th gen) A1521 7.7.3
Airport Time Capsule (4th gen) A1409 7.6.4

ARRIS

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
Touchstone Data Gateway DG1670A 8.1.102 WMM Comment
Touchstone TG852 7.6.59M Comment
Touchstone TG862 7.6.59N.CT

ASUS

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
N10+ 2.0.2.8 QoS
RT-AC66R 3.0.0.4.354 QoS
RT-AC66U 3.0.0.4.374.2050 Both Comment
RT-AC66U Asuswrt-Merlin 3.0.0.4.374.42 Both Comment
RT-AC68R 3.0.0.4.374.379 Both
RT-AC68U 3.0.0.4.374_583 Both
RT-AC68U 3.0.0.4.378_9313 Both
RT-AC3200

3.0.0.4.378_9313

Both
RT-AC5300

3.0.0.4.380.7743

QoS
RT-ACRH13

3.0.0.4.380_8119

Both
RT-N10P 3.0.0.4.374.4561 QOS
RT-N12 Tomato v1.27.9045 MIPSR2-beta11 K26 Std (Teddy Bear)
RT-N56U 1.0.1.8i QoS
RT-N56U 3.0.0.4.342 QoS
RT-N56U 3.0.0.4.374_979 QoS Comment
RT-N56U 3.0.0.4.374_5656 Both
RT-N56U 3.0.0.4.376.3879 Both Comment
RT-N65U A1 3.0.0.4.374_1317 Both
RT-N66R 3.0.0.4.374_720 QoS
RT-N66U 3.0.0.4.260
RT-N66U 3.0.0.4.374_720
RT-N66U 3.0.0.4.374.4561 QoS Comment
RT-N66U Asuswrt-Merlin 3.0.0.4.374.35 QoS
RT-N66U Tomato Shibby 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-116
WL-500W Olegs

BEC

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
7800TN R2 2.02e.dc8 Both Post

Belkin

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
AC1200 2.03.30 QoS
F5D8235-4 v2000 2.01.09 WMM
F7D2301 V1 1.00 Post
F9K1001 3.00.03 WMM
F9K1110 1.10.16 QoS Comment
F9K1116 v1 1.00.28
N600 DB 1.00.19 WMM
Surf N300 3.00.11

Buffalo Technology

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
WHR-HP-G54 Victek's Tomato RAF
WHR-HP-G300N DD-WRT v24SP2-MULTI build 19154 Both
WZR-300HP DD-WRT (factory installed version) Both
WZR-600DHP DD-WRT v24-sp2 (06/23/14) std build 24461 Both
WZR-600DHP2 DD-WRT v24-SP2 (06/23/14) std Build 24461 Both Post
Buffalo WZR-1750DHP 2.24 Both Post
WZR-HP-AG300H DD-WRT v24SP2-MULTI build 19154 Both

Cisco

(For consumer products, see: Linksys)

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
DPC3825 v302r125531-110321a-COX WMM
RV120W 1.0.5.6 Both

Clear

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
WIXFBR-117 01.01.15.999 (03/06/2012)

Comtrend

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
Comtrend AR-5381U M731-406FPC-C05_R01_TTS3211-2.A2pD035j.d24 Comment

D-Link

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available?  More Info This Router Works For Me
DGL-4300 1.9, 2008/02/04
DIR-601 A1 DD-WRT v24-sp2 (02/17/11) std QOS
DIR-605L A1 1.11 WMM
DIR-615 B2 2.25 QoS
DIR-615 I1 9.03NA Both
DIR-632 A1 DD-WRT v24-sp2 (03/25/13) std Both Comment
DIR-655 1.35NA QoS
DIR-655 2.06NA (17, Jan, 2012) QoS
DIR-655 A4 1.35NA QoS
DIR-815 1.04 Both
DIR-815 B1 1.04 Both
DIR-815 B1 2 Both
DIR-815 B1 2.02 Both Comment
DIR-859 1.03.B04 Both Comment

Edimax

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
BR-6428n v1.20 Both Comment

Linksys

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
E900 DD-WRT v24 sp2 build 21061 Both
E1000 2.1.03.005 Both
E1200 1.0.02 build 5 Both
E1200 V2 Both
E1200 v2 2.0.06 Both
E1500 1.0.05 Both Comment
E2000 1.0.04 Both
E2500 1.0.005 Both
E2500 1.0.07 Both
E3000 DD-WRT v24-sp2 build 18774 Both Comment
E3000 Toastman Mod Tomato QoS
E3000 TomatoRAF v1.28.9013 V1.2va QoS
E3000 Tomato USB
E3200 1.1.39.145204 Both
E4200 1.0.04 Build 11 Both
E4200 DD-WRT v24-sp2 (03/25/13) mega Comment
EA3500 1.0.03 Both
EA4500 2.0.37 build 131047 Both Comment
EA4500-RM 2.1.39.145204 QoS
EA6100 1.1.5.159694 QoS
EA6300 v1 1.1.40.153731 Both
EA6400 1.1.39.149770 QoS
M10 Valet 2.0.03 (build 4) Both
M20 Valet Plus 1.0.04 (build 7) Both
WCG200 1.1.2.9.4-1104
WRT54G v.4 4.20.6 QoS Comment
WRT54G v.5 1.02.8 Both Comment
WRT54G v.6 1.00.7 Both SouthpawKB
WRT54G v.6 1.02.08 Both
WRT54G v.8 8.00.8 build 001 Both Comment
WRT54GL DD-WRT v24-sp2 build 14929 std Both Post
WRT54GL Tomato v1.28.1816 QoS
WRT54GL Tomato v1.28.7821 MIPSR1-Toastman-ND K26 MiniIPv6 QoS
WRT54GS v7.50.2 QoS
WRT54GS V6 1.52.8 Both
WRT54GS V7 7.50.8 Both
WRT160N V3 DD-WRT v24-K2.6 build 13575 mini Both
WRT610N 1.00.03 B15 Both
WRT1900AC 1.1.10.167514 Both Comment
WRTU54G-TN v1.00.25 Both

Medialink

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
MWN-APR150N H2_V3.3.5w_MDL_02 WMM

MikroTik

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
CRS125-24G-1S-2HnD-IN RouterOS v6.19 Both

Motorola

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
NVG510 9.0.6h2d30
NVG510 9.0.6h2d45 Comment
NVG589 9.1.0h12d22 Comment
SBG901 2.12.2.0-GA-03-728-NOSH WMM Comment
SBG6580 3.1.0.0-GA-07-180-NOSH
SBG6580 3.5.8.4-GA-00-505-NOSH
SBG6580 6.5.0.0-GA-00-226-NOSH WMM
SGB6580 6.5.2.0-GA-06-077-NOSH WMM Comment

Netgear

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available?  More Info This Router Works For Me
C3000 1.01.05
DGN2200 V1 V1.0.0.46_7.0.44 Both Comment
DGN2200 V3 V1.1.00.23_1.00.23NA Both Comment
FVS318N 4.2.0-14 Both
R6250 V1.0.3.6_10.1.3 Both Comment
R6300 V1.0.1.72_1.0.21 Both
R6300 V1.0.2.68_1.0.49 Both
R6300v2 1.0.2.72_1.0.46 Both
R6400 1.0.0.24 Both
R7000 1.0.2.164._1.0.15 Both
R7000 V1.0.2.194_1.0.15 Both
R7000 v1.0.2.197_1.0.17 (beta) Both Comment
R7000 1.0.3.24_1.1.20 Both Comment
R7000 1.0.3.56 Both Comment
R7000 1.0.3.68_1.1.31 Both Comment
R7000 1.0.3.80_1.1.38 Both Comment
R7000 1.0.4.18_1.1.52 Both Post
R7000 1.0.4.18_2.1.50 Both
R7000 1.0.4.28_1.1.64 Both Comment
R7000 1.0.4.30_1.1.67 Both
R7000 1.0.6.28 Both Comment
R7500 1.0.0.82 Both
RBR50 2.1.4.16 WMM
WGR614 V9 V1.2.30_41.0.44 NA WMM
WGR614 V10 1.0.2.54_60.0.82 NA
WGT624 v3 V2.0.26_1.0.1 NA No
WNDR3300 V1.0.45_1.0.45 NA QoS

WNDR3400 v1

V1.0.0.51_20.0.60 _dome Both
WNDR3400 v2 V1.0.0.16_1.0.34 Both
WNDR3400 v2 V1.00.38_1.0.61 Both
WNDR3400 v3 V1.0.0.22_1.0.29 Both Comment
WNDR3700 v2 V1.0.0.12 Both
WNDR3700 v2 CeroWrt 3.10.24-8 Both
WNDR3700 v2 DD-WRT build 16785 Both
WNDR3700 v3 1.0.0.36 Both
WNDR3700 v4 1.0.1.52 Both
WNDR3800 V1.0.0.24 Both
WNDR3800 V1.0.0.48 Both Comment
WNDR4000 V1.0.2.2_9.1.84 Both Post
WNDR4300 1.0.1.42 Both
WNDR4500 1.0.1.18_1.0.36 Both
WNR1000 v2 v1.1.2.58 QoS Comment
WNR1000 v3 v1.0.2.54_60.0.82 NA QoS
WNR1000 v3 v1.0.2.68_60.0.93NA QoS Comment
WNR2000 v1 v1.2.3.7 NA Both
WNR2000 v2 DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/19/10) build 15943M NEWD-2 K2.6 Eko Both Carlh
WNR2000 v3 1.1.2.6 Both
WNR3500L v1 1.2.2.30 Both
WPN824 v2 V2.0.26_2.17 NA No  

Novatel

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
Novatel Wireless MiFi 4510L 2.10-3.0.0.5 WMM Comment

Pace

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
PACE4111N-031 (AT&T) 9.5.1.47.5 Comment
PACE5031 9.8.1.489233-att

Rosewill

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
RNX-AC750RT 0.9.10.9 v0032.0 Build 140929 Rel.57903n WMM Comment
RNX-EasyN4 1.1.2 Both Comment

Securifi

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
Almond AL1 R196 L299 W33 Comment

Sagemcom

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
F@ST 5260 SG9C120074 Post

SMC Networks

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
SMCWBR14S-N4 0.0.1.1 WMM Comment

SonicWALL

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
TZ200 Enhanced 5.8.1.5-46o QoS

Synology

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
RT1900ac SRM 1.1.5-6542 Update 2 Traffic Control

Technicolor

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
TC8305C v1.5 01.E6.00.30 No

TP-Link

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
Archer C2 AC750 V1 Build 140716 WMM
Archer C7 AC1750 V2/V3 Build 141110 WMM Comment
Archer C7 AC1750 V2 3.15.2 Build 170525 Rel.37571n WMM
TL-WDR3600 V1 3.13.34 Build 130909 Both Carlh
TL-WDR3600 V1 ROOter Huntsman 2014-01-25red (OpenWRT-based) Both Carlh
TL-WDR3600 V1 DD-WRT v24-sp2 (05/23/14) std - build 24118 Both
TL-WDR4300 V1 V1_130617 Both Comment
TL-WR841N v.9 131129 Both
TL-WR841N v.9 150310 Both Comment
TL-WR841ND v7.2 DD-WRT Build 15778 Both
TL-WR941ND v3.8 3.13.9 Both Comment
TL-WR1043ND 3.13.13, build 130428 No
TL-WR1043ND openwrt v12.09 QoS
TL-WR1043ND V1 DD-WRT v24-sp2 (02/11/13) std build 20675 Both
TL-WR1043ND V2 3.15.31 Build 130925 Rel.32445n Both Post

TRENDnet

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
TEW-652BRP 3.02b05 (Sep 2012) WMM Comment
TEW-692GR 1.0.0.11, 1-Aug-2011 WMM
TEW-751DR 1.01B01 WMM
TEW-812DRU V2 2.0.2.0, Oct 18, 2013 Both Comment
TEW-818DRU 1.0.11.0 QoS

Verizon

Branded routers provided by Verizon are listed by the manufacturer's name from the nameplate. See Actiontec and Westell.

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
FiOS-G1100 0.17.52 WMM

Westell

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
A90-750015-07 5.01.00.05 QoS
A90-750022-07 5.02.00.04 QoS Post
C90-610030-06 (H) 03.08.02 Comment

Western Digital

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
My Net N750 1.04.16 WMM Comment
My Net N750 ROOter Huntsman 2014-01-25red (OpenWRT-based) Both
My Net N900 1.07.16 Both Comment

Zoom

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
Zoom 5350 5.5.3.6 WMM
Zoom 5363 5.510.3.4 WMM

ZyXEL

Model Firmware QoS or WMM Available? More Info This Router Works For Me
NBG-419N V1.00(BFQ.7)C0 Both
PK5000Z QZP004-3.4.023.0-PK5000Z Both
PK5001Z v.A0B CZP002-4.3.009.16 Both SouthpawKB
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