CDE Lightband Internet Requirements

Equipment Requirements

We recommend the following for the optimal broadband experience:

CDE Lightband Fiber

PC

Processor Speed: Dual Core CPU @ 2.4GHz or higher
Memory: 16 GB of RAM or higher
SSD Hard Drive with minimum of 100MB of free space
Operating System: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 – 64 bit Recommended Browsers: IE 8+, Mozilla Firefox 30+, Google Chrome 30+
Network Ethernet Card: 10/100/1000 Mbps

Mac

Processor Speed: 1.5 Ghz or higher
Memory: 16 GB of RAM or higher
SSD Hard Drive with minimum of 100MB of free space
Operating System: OS X 10.4+
Recommended Browsers: Mozilla Firefox 10+, Safari 5.0+
Network Ethernet Card: 10/100/1000 Mbps


The following are the minimum requirements for your computer. You may not receive the full experience of our Broadband service if your computer has this type of system:

PC

Processor Speed: Pentium 2
Memory: 4 GB of RAM
Hard Drive of 100MB of free space
Operating System: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Recommended Browsers: IE 8+, Mozilla Firefox 30+, Google Chrome 30+
Network Ethernet Card: 10/100/1000 Mbps

Mac

Processor Speed: Power Macintosh
Memory: 4 GB of RAM
Hard Drive of 100MB of free space
Operating System: OS 9
Recommended Browsers: Mozilla Firefox 10+, Safari 4.0+
Network Ethernet Card: 10/100/1000 Mbps


Wireless Router Requirements

Wireless speeds are dependent on equipment type, distance or signal strength, and interference. On the norm, the closer you are to the wireless router, the faster your speeds are. CDE is not responsible for the speeds of your wireless connections. Be sure to research the device that meets your need for speed and reliability before purchasing.

 Residential Economy Level:

(Recommended for Internet Speeds up to 250Mbps)
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Model R7000
Linksys AC1900 Model EA7500 series
Asus AC1900 Model RT-AC1900
TP-Link AC1900 Model Archer C1900

Residential Mid Level:

(Recommended for Internet Speeds up to 500Mbps)
Netgear Nighthawk AC2600 Model R7800
Linksys AC2600 Model EA8500
Asus AC2900 Model RT-AC68U
TP-Link AC2300 Model Archer C2300

Residential High Level:

(Recommended for Internet Speeds up to 1Gbps)
Netgear Nighthawk AC4000 Model R8000P
Linksys AC4000 Model EA9300
Asus AC3200 Model RT-AC3200
TP-Link AC3150 Model Archer C3150 v2

Residential Premium Level:

(Recommended for Internet Speeds up to 1Gbps)
Netgear Nighthawk X10 Model R9000
Linksys AC5400 Model EA9500
Asus AC5300 Model AC5300
TP-Link AC5400 Model Archer C5400


Wireless Mesh Network

If you own a home that is two or more stories or over 1750 square feet we recommend a wireless mesh network so that you get a good consistent connection throughout your whole home. Bandwidth speeds on a wireless network is dependent on equipment type, distance or signal strength, and interference. A wireless mesh network helps eliminate many of the dead spots in your home. CDE is not responsible for the speeds of your wireless connections. Be sure to research the device that meets your need for speed and reliability before purchasing.

Netgear Luma Home – 3 pack
Negear Orbi
Linksys Velop Tri-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (AC6600) – 3 pack
Asus Lyra AC2200 Tri-Band Whole-Home Mesh Sysem
Eero – AC Whole Home Wi-Fi System – 3 pack
TP-Link Deco M5 – 3 pack
Google Home Wi-Fi System – router replacement for whole home coverage – 3 pack
Ubiquiti Network – Unifi AP Enterprise WiFi system – 3 pack