Once Airband have installed your broadband connection, you will need a Cable Compatible Router (if you haven’t ordered one in your package) in order to connect your devices to the internet.
A router is simply a device that connects two networks together – in this case, it connects your internal home network to Airband’s wider network.
You can choose between a Wireless Cable Compatible Router so you can connect several devices within a limited range without the use of wires, or a Wired Cable Compatible Router that uses Ethernet cables to ‘hardwire’ your devices to the internet.
If you don’t have a Cable Compatible Router, you’re likely to have an ADSL Router, which is used to connect a broadband service over a telephone line, usually used by the likes of BT and (sometimes) Sky. Unfortunately, due to the differing technologies, you cannot use an ADSL Router for our fixed wireless broadband.
What is the difference between an ADSL Router and a Cable Router?
An ADSL Router has an input socket that takes an RJ11 connector (used for connecting telephone units as they carry voice/analog signals), and a Cable Router has an input socket that is for an RJ45 connector (used in computer networking for Ethernet/data). Whilst they are similar, you can tell the difference by their size – the RJ45 connector is physically larger than the RJ11.
Where can I buy a Cable Router?
How do I setup the Airband supplied router?
If you have selected the router option when ordering your service, you find all the information you need to setup and support the router in this handy Cambium Router Guide.