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recommended-equipment

Staff Favorite Gear

Netgear CM500 Modem

works with almost all US-based ISP's.

  1. Why have your own modem?
  2. In addition to saving on ISP rental fees, owning your own modem means your ISP can't change your settings in unannounced updates. Changed settings equals potential missed calls.

Please Note - Cellular modems do not work reliably for VOIP.

  1. For most small businesses, the TP Link Archer AC1750 is an excellent all around router. Good no-frills router with simple management and nice wifi range for 2-3000 ft' under optimum conditions.
  2. For businesses needing multiple WiFi zones and with disruptive interior walls, we love the TP Link ER605 Omada router paired with your choice of Omada access points.

Switches

Unmanaged For most small businesses, a TP Link TL-SG108, TL-SG116, or TL-SG124 will be ideal.

Managed If you have a managed switch (even an unmanaged managed switch), please plan on having a good IT person on call. Managed switches are fine for VOIP but require competent management.

recommended-equipment.txt · Last modified: 2022/11/21 18:31 by jim