Internet Equipment for Home Networking

We understand that setting up your home network and WiFi for optimal access and speed is key to enjoying your RCN Internet service. Internet equipment options and home networking services offer you a choice for best connectivity, security and ease of Internet use.


RCN Internet access is fiber rich resulting in a super-fast online experience. We will provide and install a high-quality modem with your service. If at any time you decide to use your own modem, you must return the one we installed in your home to one of our payment centers or you can simply package your modem for shipment and use a prepaid equipment return label.


Wireless Router

With a wireless router from RCN, you’ll get:

  • a Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect screaming fast Wireless-G, Wireless-B, and Wireless-N devices to the network
  • a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together
  • connect up to four wired PCs directly
  • wiring will be embedded along the baseboards in your home
Finally, the router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share your high-speed Internet.


3-in-1 Gateway

With the Arris Touchstone DG1670 3-in-1 Gateway, you do not need a separate wired or wireless router nor is an Ethernet MoCa bridge required – this functionality built into the device. The 3-in-1 Gateway is available with 155 mbps or higher.


Bring Your Own Modem

To achieve optimal speeds and the best Internet experience, we recommend using an RCN provided modem. If you would like to bring your own modem (BYOM), a DOCSIS 3.0 device is required to deliver the best, fastest, most consistent internet experience.

To ensure your modem is designed to optimize your Internet speed, please ensure your modem has the following specifications:

Minimum Modem Requirements
Service Speed Any speed up to 330 Mbps
Service Speed Any speed up to 330 Mbps
Modem DOCIS Type DOCSIS 3.0
Downstream Channel(s) 24 Channels
Upstream Channel(s) 8 Channels

* RCN does not currently support customer owned DOCSIS 3.1 modems.
EURODOCSIS cable modems are not supported in the United States.

If you wish to use your own equipment, please see the manufacturer’s website for technical specifications. Please note that while some manufacturers indicate they provide a specific range of speeds, they must meet the above downstream and upstream channel recommendations in order to receive optimal RCN Internet speeds and ensure compatibility with your service.

As technology evolves, and network improvements are made, the above recommendations could change at any time. We may not always be able to notify you in advance of changes to these requirements, and we reserve the right to update these requirements as needed.

Tips For Getting a Faster Internet Connection
  • Connecting your cable modem to your computer via a USB cable may slow you down.
  • If you're using a PC, download all available Microsoft operating system patches. Downloading these patches is critical to the performance of your PC.
  • Programs that run in the background such as instant messaging software, email clients like Outlook Express, or any other program that is connected to the Internet, communicate over the same cable modem so closing them will free up bandwidth.
  • If you are using a wireless Internet connection, your speed may be slower than your actual cable modem speed. Connecting directly to the Internet when downloading large files will reduce download times.

* The availability of services, pricing and offerings displayed on are for residential NEW RCN customers only. Commercial and business pricing and service offerings differ. Other restrictions may apply.

Service offerings are contingent upon RCN verification that the specific address covered by the service request is an RCN serviceable location. Prices do not include taxes, franchise fees or other surcharges. Learn more about taxes and surcharges. Services and pricing are subject to change. Services are subject to RCN’s customer terms and conditions, online shopping terms and conditions, and other applicable terms and conditions.

Leased equipment must be returned to RCN if service is canceled. More information on returning equipment.

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