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Internet Self-Installation Guide

Purchase a modem from a retailer. Once you properly connect your new modem to the coax cable in your home, you can install the modem yourself by following on screen instructions. Get started with this how to guide.

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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.

Enhanced Whole Home WiFi Only

RCN's enhanced Whole Home WiFi system, powered by eero, blankets your home in fast, reliable WiFi. Click here for information about bringing your own modem.

$11.95 per month includes 1 base eero and 1 beacon eero. Each additional eero beacon is $5.00 per month.

11.95 *

eero Pro 6

Tri-band Wi-Fi 6 supports gigabit speeds (up to 940Mbps) with coverage up for your entire home. Enough bandwidth to support high speeds for 75+ connected devices. Features a built-in Zigbee smart home hub, making it easy to connect compatible devices with Alexa. So you can control certain lights, locks, plugs, and more - without the need to buy separate smart home hubs for each.

11.95 *
eero 6

Nighthawk®Pro Gaming Router

The Nighthawk®Pro Gaming Router is Netgear's latest model, which features WiFi 6 and the latest DumaOS 3.0 operating system. Lower your latency, optimize your ping, and up your gameplay with a router built for gaming.

Activation and installation not included. $12.95 per month is an additional monthly fee and includes 1 Pro-gaming router.

12.95 *
Nighthawk Router

eero Secure+

Add eero Secure+ to your Whole Home WiFi. With eero Secure+, you can manage all your security settings and tools in one place. eero Secure+ provides brilliant security features to fit your home - antivirus software, ad blocking, VPN protection, password management and more.

9.99 *

Standard WiFi & Modem

This DOCSIS 3.0 device offers both the modem and router in one compact piece of equipment. DOCSIS 3.0 provides significantly increased data rates that allow for a much higher maximum throughput than DOCSIS 2.0.

Stream HD video, download huge files, work from home and more with a Wi-Fi connection. convenience of Wi-Fi.

3.00 *

Standard WiFi & Gig Modem

This DOCSIS 3.1 device is our most advanced equipment for our fastest Gigabit* speeds. With the combined functionality of a modem, a Wi-Fi router and telephone modem, all-in-one.

Our best Wi-Fi modem that’s great for the largest families and the most devices online at once. If you Gotta Gig, it’s a must.

10.00 *
Standard WiFi & Gig Modem

*Experienced speeds may vary. For complete details click here.

Bring Your Own Modem

Modem Recommendations

Modem DOCSIS TypeModem DOCSIS Type

Service SpeedService Speed

Downstream ChannelDownstream Channels


Up to & including 330 Mbps

24 Channels


500 Mbps or higher

32 Channels

Currently the Motorola MB8600 is not compatible with the RCN network. We continue to work with the manufacturers to certify the modems, and will update when this is completed. EURODOCSIS cable modems are not supported in the United States.

For more information, visit our Bring Your Own Modem page.

*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device connection & other factors outside of RCN’s control. Gig Internet offers speeds up to 940 Mbps. See for why speeds may vary. Certain equipment may be required to receive Gigabit speeds up to 940 Mbps. RCN substantiates that the cable modem equipment provided, and the configuration of such cable modem, meets the broadband speeds advertised when attached to a wired connection based on SamKnows testing procedures. High-speed modem required for RCN High-Speed Internet service.If a data outlet is needed, an additional outlet fee may apply in addition to applicable installation fees. Actual speeds may vary; stated speeds are up to subscribed to/stated speed and are not guaranteed. The actual range and reliability of a wireless network is affected by a number of factors. Downstream data speed may be affected by whether the data accessed is cached or non-cached; Internet-related factors, such as the location and configuration of each accessed server; internal network factors, including customer compliance with RCN usage policies set forth in the acceptable usage policy; the level of overall traffic; and the customer’s computer configuration. RCN's FCC Network Management Disclosure makes available information regarding our network management practices and the performance and commercial terms of our Internet access services to enable you to make informed choices regarding the purchase and use of our services, in accordance with Part 8 of the Rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

*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. All prices exclude taxes, surcharges, fees and equipment. At the end of your promotional period, standard rates apply. Services are subject to RCN’s customer terms and conditions, online shopping terms and conditions, and other applicable terms and conditions.

Restrictions apply. Activation and installation not included. $11.95 per month includes 1 base eero and 1 beacon eero. Each additional eero beacon is $5.00 per month. For more info visit or call. All names, logos, images and service marks are property of their respective owners. ® 2022 RCN Telecom, LLC. All rights reserved.

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

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