Calix GigaCenter

Home  >>  Plans and Pricing  >>  Fiber  >>  Calix GigaCenter

Want Faster WiFi? Get GigaCenter – The Ultimate Fiber Router

Experience Carrier-Class Wi-Fi

Gigacenter puts you in control.

Gigacenter puts you in control.

Now, take control of your home network. You finally have the power over all the devices in your home.  Plus, with all the newest wireless tech packed into the GigaCenter, you will get unprecedented performance in wireless speed and coverage that reaches throughout the entire home.

Make your luxury Fiber Internet experience even better with fully managed home WiFi and Internet service.

Purchase for $200 or lease for $10 per month.

Take Control of your Home Network

Control your home network from anywhere in the world

Control your home network from anywhere in the world

With GigaCenter, you control who gets Internet service and at what times. Don’t want the kids browsing the wilds of the Internet late at night? Simply click on their device in the easy router interface and set a nightly curfew. The Internet to their phone or other device will turn off automatically every night at the time of your choosing.

Control what apps on your kids devices will be able to get Internet access through the GigaCenter–if you don’t want them using Snapchat–simply disable Internet to that app in the router. You can also ban certain devices from ever having Internet access on your network. Plus, make your network more secure by activating separate home and guest networks, so nosy visitors won’t be able to snoop through your real network. Plus, control your router and home network from anywhere through a convenient mobile app, even when you are not home. Easily view web logs to see who’s been online and what websites they have visited. Blacklist websites you don’t want in your home. You are the boss!

Better Tech Support with Remote View of your Entire In-House Network

GigaCenter Fiber Home WiFi Router

GigaCenter Fiber Home WiFi Router

Unfortunately, the Internet service experience while using your connected smart devices is only as good as your in-home WiFi. Most consumer-grade Wifi routers which you buy in retail stores  do not meet our rigorous Fiber industry standards or fulfill most customer expectations, no matter what the packaging or product marketing claims. Most broadband service calls are wireless-related. Without the ability to see remotely what is happening inside your  home WiFi network, it can be difficult to diagnose your real problem devices, and this often leads to frustration and wasted time on the part of consumers and our tech support reps, while trying to troubleshoot WiFi issues. The Calix GigaCenter solves this problem because it pairs with your Calix Fiber electronics on the side of your home to provide Directcom tech support reps with an end-to-end, remote view of your entire in-house network and all your connected devices,  so we can quickly and easily diagnose and measure Wi-Fi signal strength, channel capacity, and overall Wi-Fi network performance, and solve your WiFi problems.

The Biggest Home Wi-Fi Challenges
Interference: Doors and walls obstruct Wi-Fi signals. Radio interference from baby monitors, cordless phones, microwave ovens, and garage door openers can degrade performance and disrupt Wi-Fi coverage. As we all add more Wi-Fi smart devices within the home, this problem will only continue to grow.
Noisy Neighbors: Most Wi-Fi access points do not follow Wi-Fi best practices of using channels 1, 6, or 11 in the 2.4 GHz band, or they violate good neighbor policy. Eagle Mountain is notorious for having a lot of wireless interference, because highly-connected young families living close together inevitably put out a lot of WiFi  signals and overlap networks all the time.

Directcom aims to help our customers overcome these WiFi challenges by using the new Calix GigaCenter, especially designed for Fiber customers.

GigaCenter Features:

Gigabit WiFi

Too often, we see luxury Fiber Internet being degraded by poor-quality WiFi routers inside the home. With all Gigabit-enabled WAN ports, the latest AC-wireless technology, and designed specifically to pair with your fiber electronics seamlessly, the Gigacenter will ensure you can fully enjoy your premium Fiber speeds. Carrier class WiFi means cutting-edge technologies that deliver a new era in the fiber-connected home.

Dual Band Wireless

Now you can run both the old 2.4 GHz (for your old devices) and the newer 5GHz wireless networks inside your home at the same time. 5 GHz, the latest IEEE WiFi standard, provides seven times the capacity as the commonly used 2.4 GHz band.

Unrestricted access to speed at 5GHz
More lanes, higher speeds, less congested. 

Multi-User 4×4 Power

4×4 multi-user multiple input multiple output (4×4 MU-MIMO) significantly increases range and speeds throughout the home by multiplying the capacity of the radio link using four separate transmit and receive antennas. This means you can stream more data to multiple devices simultaneously, resulting in faster downloads and smoother streaming to each device.

beamformingBeamforming

Beamforming is an enhanced new technology which automatically  sends more WiFi power  to your devices who need it most, no matter where they are in your home. This is especially useful in large homes where you might be far away from the router. Beamforming is made possible by the use of 4 separate antennas. Beamforming has approximately twice as much signal gain as regular WiFi, assuring that no matter where you are in your spacious home, you will be able to receive a strong WiFi signal.

Quality of Service (QoS)

The Gigacenter allows you to prioritize video streaming and gaming, or customize what traffic you want to make sure gets priority to suit your needs. You can tell the GigaCenter router, for example, to ensure that you will always get priority over guests on your network, to stop that geeky visiting nephew from sucking up all your bandwidth.

Smart Channel Selection (SCS)

Smart Channel Selection will automatically change channels when your network experiences any interference from your neighbors WiFi networks or devices. This is particularly important if you live in apartment buildings or dense neighborhoods like much of Eagle Mountain, where more wireless interference often exists.

Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)

This technology takes advantage of certain 5 GHz channels that are typically reserved for use by specialized applications such as weather radar. Dynamic Frequency Selection will more than double the number of channels available to you, and allow you to operate with less much interference.

844_w_award-gifKEY ATTRIBUTES (For the Geeks)

Home Gateway: − Layer 2 bridge and Layer 3 routing for High Speed Internet (HSI) data and IPTV video services − DHCP server options − DHCP (IPoE) and PPPoE network connections − Network Access Translation (NAT), public to private IP addressing − Configurable IP address schemes, subnets, staticIP addresses − DNS server − Bridge port assignment and data traffic mappings − Port forwarding − Firewall and security − Application and website filtering − Selectable forwarding and blocking policies − DMZ hosting − Parental controls, time of day usage − Denial of service − MAC filtering − Time/Zone support − Universal Plug-and-Play (UPnP)  Wireless: − 2.4GHz and 5GHz, simultaneous dual-band − 5GHz 802.11ac certified, 802.11a/n compatible − 2.4GHz 802.11n certified, 802.11b/g compatible − WPA/WPA2 − WPS push-button − WEP 64/128 bit encryption − Eight SSIDs per band with factory default SSIDs − MAC filtering  Two voice lines: − FXS ports, ANSI Carrier grade SIP VoIP  Four Gigabit Ethernet (GE) interfaces: − Symmetrical 1 Gbps bandwidth for residential IPTV and data services − Multi-rate 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet, autonegotiating  USB port: − USB 2.0 – Type A configured as a host interface  Supports multiple data service profiles  Traffic management and Quality of Service (QOS): − 802.1Q VLANs − 802.1p service prioritization − Q-in-Q tagging − Multiple VLANs − DiffServ − Pre-defined QOS on service type  IPTV, IGMPv2, future support of IGMPv3: − IGMP Snooping and Proxy − IGMP Fast Leaves  Calix Consumer Connect  Gateway Management: − TR-069 − Local Home Gateway GUI, access provisionable − Remote WAN side GUI access − Default username/password − Set-up persistence, factory reboot support  Indoor mounting: − Wall and Structured Wiring Enclosure (SWE) mount with fiber management − Desktop mounting stand  AC to 12 VDC power adapter available for non-lifeline services

Download GigaCenter 844E product datasheet-full specs

Setup Note:

Please use security settings WPA2 and AES together. Any other other WiFi security settings will result in slower WiFi speeds, with a limit of 50Mbps per device.

For product demonstration videos and more information see:

https://www.calix.com/systems/gigafamily-overview/GigaCenters.html

side_844E