Welcome To Compatible Routers
With all of the improvements of routers over the years, there is no reason to settle for mediocre wireless. After all, nearly everyone has a mobile device of some kind. We should be able to expect the speeds we need.
Regardless of whether you have Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum, AT&T Uverse, Cox, Verizon FiOS, Frontier FiOS, Optimum, CenturyLink, or any other major provider, you can eliminate router rental fees and ultimately get a better router and better Internet speed all by purchasing your own compatible router.
Benefits Of Having Your Own Wireless Router
Faster WiFi & Better Performance
You should be able to expect the fastest speeds and best performance from your home router. Most ISPs offer their subscribers the option to rent a router directly from them instead of buying one separately. If you opt for an ISP’s router, you are settling for something that is simply less than what you could get through buying your own third-party router.
All of us have wireless devices with us most of the time and your home internet should be able to reflect that. If you are using the mediocre product from your ISP, you are just accepting defeat and ineffective internet service. You owe yourself better.
Eliminating Monthly Rental Fees
The average cost for a rental modem is about $10 a month, or $120 a year. $10 a month seems doable, as it is about the cost of two cups of espresso. But at $120 a year, you could buy your own router that is capable of handling the speeds that you really want.
There is no reason to pay your ISP monthly feels for a device that is not customized to meet your needs and one that you will never be able to own. It is just a waste of money and a cause of great dissatisfaction with home internet.
Improved Wireless Coverage
It is reasonable to assume that the routers you can get from your ISP have some home network coverage, but that doesn’t mean it is enough. You can still wind up with dead sports or areas that the coverage simply cannot reach. The coverage offered by rental routers is never going to meet the needs of everyone.
You know the size of your home and should be able to get a router that fills the space nicely, so every device that wants access can reach it from anywhere in the house. A generic router will never have the reach options a third party router does.
Different Types Of Routers
Wireless routers are what most people normally think of when router is mentioned. They transmit radio signals throughout your network to deliver wireless coverage to connected devices. Wireless routers use modems to take the signal from the jack in your wall and distribute it as far as it can. This is what smart devices and smart homes use.
Wired Routers (No WiFi)
Meanwhile, a wired router that does not have wireless connectively operates through Ethernet cables rather than radio signal. The Ethernet cables can be run from the modem to the router, and then from the router to the devices you wanted to hard wire in. Most home networks would rely on wireless rather than wired.