Superloop Router and Modem Router information
This article will detail whether a router or modem/router will be required for your Fixed Wireless Service
- A modem and a router are not the same thing
- A router enables you to connect multiple devices to the internet
- Our Fixed Wireless antenna acts as the modem
Do you need a router or modem/router for a Fixed Wireless service
There are many different types of internet connections, some require 'Modem Routers' to work, whereas some internet connection types use provider installed equipment to perform the role of the modem, therefore just a basic WiFi 'Router' can be used to provide local connectivity to the devices in the home or business.
With our Fixed Wireless service, the antenna we install on the roof is a modem as well as a radio receiver/transmitter, this means that all you will need is a WiFi Router; which will take the connection from the antenna and supply it to your devices locally within your home.
You can supply and connect your own hardware as long as it isn't locked to your current or previous internet service provider. Otherwise, you can purchase one from us which can either be brought by the technician installing the antenna, or shipped from our office (hardware postage fees apply)
We always keep an eye out for up-to-date hardware which performs well, is user-friendly (easy to set up and navigate the configuration interface), and is reasonably priced. So if you're looking for a suggestion on what to get, check out either the latest plans' Critical Information Summary or Pricing Schedule to see what hardware we're currently on-selling.
Please note that a modem/router can still be used for a Fixed Wireless service, however there may be extra configuration steps.
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