What Routers Do Tachus Customers Use?
September 24, 2021
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. 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. While Tachus does not endorse any make or model of Wi-Fi router, we can share with you which ones our customers have had good experiences with. In a recent poll taken by some of our long-standing customers, they recommended two lines of routers the most—neither of which are endorsed by Tachus. Both lines of routers have several models, systems, and price points to consider.
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.
While these are the two lines 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.