Your router is your gateway to the internet – and is key to a great internet experience. When purchasing a router, look for one with 802.11AC or newer technology, with Gigabit Ethernet ports for both “WAN” and “LAN”. 802.11AC routers emit simultaneous dual band networks, meaning that your router will emit two networks of different frequencies (2.4 and 5GHz). Devices that can connect to the 5GHz network will generally experience better speeds, while the 2.4GHz offers slightly better range and compatibility with older devices. Most importantly, make sure that you are purchasing an Ethernet based router – not a cable/DSL modem – so that it will work with our services! When installing your router, configure it for DHCP, and for best speeds, place it in a relatively open area (such as on top of a desk or entertainment center) as close as possible to where you will most frequently use it from.
Make sure your router is capable of Gigabit Internet speeds if you’ve selected a package with Gigabit Internet. The LAN ports of your router must be rated for this level of speed. You are welcome to lease a router from Atlas Networks for $6 per month. All Atlas routers are Gigabit-capable, dual-band, and use 802.11AC technology. We also provide customer service and technical support for the router through the duration of your contract with us.