What to avoid when buying a Wireless Router?

When purchasing a wireless router here are some things you should avoid if possible.

  • Router says Cable or DSL Modem on the box as this will NOT work with iLines' service
  • Dual Band (5Ghz) router - This only leads to a high probability that your router will interfere with you iLines service as we use the 5Ghz band to supply wireless service to our customers.  If you must purchase a 5Ghz router please reconfigure the 5Ghz setting to use the smallest possible channel size and lowest frequency.  You could alternativealy contact iLines support and we will help you change those settings.
  • Wifi systems like Google Wifi as those devices use 5Ghz and do not allow you to change the channel size or frequency to avoid interfereing with your iLines service.
  • Anything in the $80-$150 price range unless it has a feature you MUST have.  A basic $50.00 router will be more than fast enough for our service speeds.  One exception would be the need for better wifi coverage (antenna strength) where a more expesive router may have stronger signal coverage in your home.

 

If you are unsure of what router to buy, iLines also offers our own wireles router for a small one time charge. 

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