Apple’s “Choosing a Wi-Fi router to use with Apple devices” page lists essential features for a Wi-Fi router to use with a Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or other Apple device.
“For the most compatibility, reliability, and performance when used with Apple devices, look for a Wi-Fi router that offers these features,” said Apple.
The router features are:
- IEEE 802.11ac standard.
- Dual-band – 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
- WPA2 Personal (AES) encryption.
- MIMO or MU-MIMO.
“A traditional, single router is suitable for the size and layout of most home environments. For areas that are larger or more difficult to cover, mesh Wi-Fi systems offer flexible coverage, with multiple nodes,” said Apple.
Apple also provides guidance on how to set up your router and access points.