What Routers Do Tachus Customers Use?
June 21, 2022
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Because we believe our modem is the most effective means of delivering our Fiber Internet connection to your home, we provide it to our customers free of any equipment rental fees. But while we’ve determined that our modem is the most suitable equipment to use when connecting to our network, we believe each customer should be able to choose their own wireless router. We have a lot of suggestions when it comes to the best router for Fiber Internet, but there are a few reasons why some might suit you better than others.
This is because no two customers or households are the same when it comes to how they use their Internet connection. The size and layout of your home, the number of people in your household, the number of devices you use, and what you do online all determine what router you should use. It’s a topic that we’ve discussed at length on our blog, but the bottom line is that one size does not fit all when it comes to Wi-Fi equipment.
Because we encourage new customers to find the router that suits their needs the best, we’re often asked which ones we recommend. If you'd like to see which Wi-Fi systems would be a good fit for you, try out our router selection guide. It'll ask you simple questions based on your Internet speeds, home layout, and devices, and match you with routers and mesh systems that would suit you best.
We can also share with you which ones our customers have had good experiences with. In a recent poll taken by some of our long-standing customers, a few product lines of routers came as the most recommended—none of which are endorsed by Tachus. All of these lines of routers have several models, systems, and price points to consider. Are you considering replacing your router but don't know yet if you need to? Check out our post about how to know when it's time to replace your Wi-Fi equipment.
The Linksys Velop is a mesh system capable of setting up to three access points throughout your home. It comes in two standard models: the Velop Dual-Band for smaller homes such as a one or two-bedroom apartment, and the Velop Tri-Band for medium to large homes with a premium Internet plan. There is also the Velop AX, which offers the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology. While you can purchase up to 3 nodes for each mesh system, you can also opt to buy their Wi-Fi extender if you’re looking for additional ways to bring your signal to dead zones in your home.
Because they have different models as well as the option to choose between one and three nodes, customers can choose from a wide variety of options based on coverage, strength, and cost. Minimal Internet can go as basic as the Velop Dual-Band with no additional nodes or extenders for $99.99, while those who want to maximize signal strength and coverage can benefit from either the Velop Tri-Band with three access points for $299.99 or the Velop AX Wi-Fi 6 system for $399.99.
If you think you’re somewhere in the middle and aren’t sure which model to go with, their website has a helpful questionnaire to help you choose and configure your system based on the size of your home and how much you use the Internet.
The TP-Link Deco is also a mesh system with several models and configurations. Many of their models also offer between one and three access points, with range extenders available as well. TP-Link Deco has a very wide array of options, many of which are used by our customers.
The Deco M5, which is their dual-band model, can be ordered from Amazon for as low as $54.99. Their tri-band Wi-Fi 6 system, the Deco X90, is recommended for customers who want to maximize their coverage and Internet use and can be purchased for $399.99.
And if you’re not sure which model is the best fit for you, you can narrow down the options with a helpful filter on their website.
eero has a wide array of products and price points as well. This Amazon-owned company has something for most users, so they're definitely worth considering if you're shopping for Wi-Fi equipment.
For those with not as much Internet usage and bandwidth requirements, they offer a dual-band mesh system option that is currently starting at $79 for a 1-pack, with a 3-pack option available as well. If you want to maximize signal strength and accommodate higher Internet speeds with Wi-Fi 6 technology, eero 6 and eero Pro 6 would be more your speed. The eero Pro 6 can accommodate up to 6,000 square feet with Gigabit speeds, and tops out at $599. Extenders are also available to add to your system's coverage.
Not sure what product of theirs would suit you the best? Their website features a thorough questionnaire that can guide you to your ideal system in their product line.
While these are the brands of Wi-Fi equipment that our customers have recommended so far, we’d love to add to this list. If you’re getting Tachus’ service and are loving your router or mesh system, be sure to let us know! This is something many new customers ask us about, and we’d love to let them know what you use and recommend to better help them maximize their Fiber Internet connection.