Setting up a wireless network


Setting up a wireless (WiFi) network is a great way to share Internet among several people living under the same roof, and it’s as easy as purchasing a wireless router.

For our 100 Mbps Internet service, we recommend an “80.11n dual band” router.  These routers allow access to connections from 2.4Ghz up to 5Ghz and range in price from $80 to $100 at most electronics retailers.

For our gigabit customers, we highly recommend an “802.11ac” router. Unfortunately there are no wireless routers currently on the market that are capable of delivering a full gigabit of speed wirelessly, but “ac” routers are the fastest available so far. They range in price from $135 to $250 at most electronics retailers.

Plug the wireless router into the Ethernet jack installed by EPB using a Cat5 Ethernet cable (included with the router) and then simply follow the instructions provided by the router manufacturer on setting up your own home WiFi network.

Afterwards, run a speed test to check your wireless Internet speeds. And feel free to call EPB tech support at 423-648-1372 anytime day or night with questions.


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