Contract fiber with Digi
Digi Mobil allows us to hire 300 Mb or 1 GB fiber for 25 euros per month or for 30 euros per month with free installation in exchange for three months of commitment or permanence. Furthermore, tand includes the router for free. You can also contract Fibra + Móvil with options of 300 Mb or 1 GB with the same conditions: free installation with a three-month commitment and WiFi router included.
If you have contracted fiber from Digi, a technician is in charge of going to your house to perform the fiber installation, so it will be him the one with the router that you are going to install, you will not receive it by post or by any type of express parcel agency.
Digi’s installation is carried out in two “phases”: first a Movistar installer goes to install a “fiber optic termination point”. This point is not always mandatory because you may already have it if you have had fiber before at home or someone who lived before you. Once this is done, the DIGI technician will go and take the router and leave it installed. You may have your own DIGI fiber (it is less common) and only this second step will be performed.
Routers you install
It is the most current model that Digi installs for its customers but that does not imply that it will be the one installed if you hire the operator now, but it may be one of the options. If you are that lucky, it is a model router Zyxel EMG5523-T50B with WiFi 5 or WiFi AC1200. From the manufacturer’s website they claim to be a router with bandwidth access performance to get better 4K UHD IPTV services. This device installed by Digi offers a speed of up to 867 Mbps in the 5 GHz band and up to 300 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band. Also has technologies like MU-MIMO and Beanforming to achieve simultaneous connections without saturation.
The router can be managed remotely and also claims to be able to adapt to the “style of each client”. For example, you have the ability to create individual networks or guest networks with up to 3 SSIDs. It also has the possibility of connecting via WPS.
Other routers installed by Digi It is the ZTE model H298Q. It arrived in the first quarter of 2021 in order to replace the previous models. Specifically, the ZTE H298A router. A router compatible with WiFi Mesh that allows to improve the coverage in any area of the home using mesh networks. This ZTE H298Q router arrives in order to improve the WiFi coverage of the clients thanks to the fact that it has more antennas, as we can see in the images, it is designed to be placed in a vertical position.
Although it is expected that Digi will bet on the two previous models in its new facilities, it is possible that you still receive this model at home. It is another of the routers installed by Digi in Spain, the ZTE ZXHNH298A. A router with four ethernet ports and one USB port. It works in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band and with 2 × 2 MIMO antennas.
Router achieve a theoretical download speed that would reach 1200 Mbps. As Digi collects from its technical sheet, it offers “high-speed Internet connection services, IPTV and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) through the GE uplink. The gateway provides these services, through its home network, to computers, STB phones, gaming devices, etc. via the integrated interfaces: Ethernet, Wi-Fi and FXS ports ”
The fourth of the wireless routers that Digi installs is this OBSERVA dual band router that has two fixed antennas and supports fiber. It works in the 2.4 GHz band and in the 5 GHz band and has a USB port, ethernet ports …
Which one are you going to install? You can choose?
As they tell us from Digi, there is no “rule” or rule to install a router or another of those that are available. All routers of the Romanian company are compatible with the carrier fiber. You cannot choose which one you are going to install and it will depend, as explained by the operator, who the technician takes. A gradual transition is expected even the most modern models but it will depend on the stock that is still left of models like the ZTE ZXHN298A, for example.
How to configure the router
Normally, the technician will leave the router working but, if not, you can connect directly with the password on the back or with an ethernet cable or with a WPS connection. In addition, it is normal and recommended that you change the default password as soon as possible so we explain how to do it …
Connect to the internet
As explained from Digi, there are three ways to connect to the Internet. The four routers above allow these three different ways so the process will be identical regardless of the one you have at home.
- With wireless network connection: Simply take your mobile phone or your computer, find the WiFi network indicated by the router on the sticker at the bottom or the back and write the password that comes on said sticker.
- Connection via WPS: Press the WPS button on the back of the router for one second and you will have approximately 120 seconds to connect. Activate the WPS connection on your device and the WiFi will connect.
- Ethernet cable connection: If you want to connect by cable, just connect it to the computer and the router with LAN1, LAN2, LAN3, LAN4. Normally the computer will automatically connect to the router.
It is recommended that you change the password as soon as you connect to the Internet. To do this, you must enter the address in the browser. Write 192.168.1.1 and it will give you username and password. Type user / user and you will access the settings.