If you're a Windstream internet customer, then you already know about the reliable and affordable internet plans offered by the company. But did you know that the equipment you use also plays a critical role in determining your internet speed and reliability? In this blog, explore the various Windstream internet equipment options available and help you make an informed decision to get the most out of your Windstream internet service.

Windstream Modems

Starting with the basics, Windstream internet service requires a modem to connect to the internet. You can either purchase your own modem or rent one from Windstream. If you choose to rent, Windstream will provide you with a Windstream-compatible modem. However, if you prefer to purchase your own modem, it's important to make sure it's compatible with your kinetic internet.

You can find a list of compatible modems here.

Windstream DSL Modems

Windstream also offers DSL modems for customers who have a DSL internet connection. DSL modems connect to the internet using a telephone line and provide a reliable internet connection for customers in areas where other types of internet service may not be available. If you're not sure what type of internet service you have, Windstream customer service can assist you in determining the best modem for your needs.

Windstream Routers

In addition to a modem, you may also need a router to distribute the internet signal throughout your home. Windstream offers its customers a variety of routers to choose from, including both wireless and wired options. If you opt for a wireless router, it will allow you to connect to the internet wirelessly from any room in your home. This is especially convenient if you have multiple devices that need internet access, such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

Windstream Rental Equipment

Kinetic by Windstream internet plans come with a rental equipment option. This means that Windstream will provide you with a modem and router, and you'll pay a monthly rental fee for the equipment. This is a convenient option for customers who prefer not to purchase their own equipment. However, it's important to keep in mind that you'll continue to pay the rental fee as long as you have Windstream internet service.

If you already have a router and modem, you can use them with Windstream internet service as long as they're compatible. This can be a cost-saving option for customers who don't want to pay a monthly rental fee. Just make sure to check that your equipment is compatible with Windstream's internet service before you sign up.

Windstream Internet Installation

Once you've decided on the equipment you need, the next step is to install it. Windstream offers self-installation options for customers who prefer to set up their own equipment. The self-installation process is straightforward and easy to follow. You can check out our Windstream Self-installation guide to get your internet service running in no time.

However, if you prefer, Windstream also offers professional installation for an additional fee.

Wrapping it all Up

Choosing the right equipment is essential to getting the most out of your internet service. Whether you choose to rent equipment from Windstream, purchase your own equipment, or use existing equipment, make sure it's compatible with your kinetic internet service. If you need help deciding what equipment is right for you, Windstream customer service is always available to assist.

Contact Windstream Customer Service: 1-855-386-4087

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