Router Recommendations

Greenlight Approved Routers

Your router needs:

  • AC1900 or better speed rating

  • Dual-Band AC, which can operate at 2 frequencies, 2.4 GHz and 5GHz

  • An Ethernet cable as its WAN connection with a Gigabit Ethernet port

  • Make sure you have the proper equipment to get the speeds you purchase

Choose the router that will work best with your service level

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When to Upgrade Your Router

Below are some common signs that it is time to upgrade your router.

  • If you have upgraded your router’s firmware to the latest release and still experience issues.

  • If you are unable to get a wireless signal everywhere in your home and have considered a Wi-Fi extender.

  • If your router is over 5 years of age, then it may no longer be supported and may not be compatible with the latest application updates.

Where to Place Your Router

Do’s & Don’ts

  • Do place your router in a central location

  • Do place your router in an open place with airflow

  • Do try to place your router as high as possible

  • Do not place your router by a mirror. Mirrors can bounce a wireless signal so using a device with a mirror between you and the router will cause a degraded signal.

  • Do not place your router on or too close to a fish tank.  If a signal passes into a fish tank, the inner walls of the tank paired with the reflective water act like mirrors, causing the signal to bounce off of them, trapping the signal inside and degrading the quality of your service.

  • Do not place your router on top or too close to your ONT (modem.) Place a foot apart to avoid interference.

Still have questions? Contact our Support Team here!

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