1. What third party router can I use in conjunction with the integrated modem-router? Can I connect more than one third party router?
You can use any third party router that can be set as an Access Point (AP).
You can connect more than 1, provided all the routers are configured as Access Points (APs). You can connect up to a maximum of 4 to the integrated modem-router to gain huge Wi-Fi coverage and an increased number of wired connections.
2. My speedtest isn't going beyond 1Gbps, is this normal?
Yes – Each wired connection on the integrated modem-router, and on the third party router, cannot go beyond 1Gbps. However, the combined total bandwidth of all devices in your household is 2Gbps.
3. What are the advantages of having a single network in the home?
By having a single network on our complementary static IP address, all your connected devices within your home are able to view/access each other within a local network on a single SSID. This allows you to share files, videos, and photos with ease and also easy connectivity for your wireless cameras.
One possible scenario: Using your mobile phone to access your shared home storage to download a photo and print it via your home printer.