Can I buy my own modem? If so, what modem should I buy?
Yes, you can choose to buy your own equipment. You need at least a DOCSIS 3.0 modem and router, or you could get a DOCSIS 3.1, 32-channel modem that supports higher download speeds.
Any brand modem and router will work perfectly with BELD Internet, with one exception. We do not support Motorola 3.1 modems, and we can't guarantee they will work on our system. We recommend avoiding a Motorola if you are purchasing your own 3.1 modem.
DOCSIS 3.1 is a technology that can provide speeds up to 10 Gbps. Such gigabit level speeds were previously possible only using fiber optic cables. But by implementing it, BELD can provide blazing speeds even over coaxial cables.
No Internet connection?
The first thing you should do when you can’t connect to the Internet is check that the issue isn't isolated to only a single device. By confirming if your computer, your tablet and your phone can or cannot connect to the Internet. That will help determine if it's just your PC that's having an issue or your entire home.
Do you have BELD phone service—is that currently working? If not, there may be an outage in your area. Check for outage-related information on our Facebook or Twitter pages, or the home page at BELD.com. You can also call us at 781.348.BELD (2353).
If you’ve ruled out an outage, make sure your modem has power (lights are on), then reset it:
1. Unplug the power from your modem and wait 2 minutes
If you have our phone service and are using a battery backup, you'll also need to disconnect the battery from the modem.
2. Unplug the power from your router (if you have one)
3. Plug the modem back in and wait until it has fully restarted. This can take a few minutes
If you are using a battery backup, reconnect the battery before plugging the power back in.
4. Plug the router back in and wait another minute
5. Check your Internet connection by opening a new web browser window
6. If you still have no Internet connectivity, restart your computer and then re-open a web browser and try to connect
7. If you are still experiencing issues, contact the HelpDesk at 781.348.2353.
Like it or not, most Braintree residents are streaming live for work, school and entertainment every day. So what do you do when Internet slowdowns, drop-offs and buffering get you down?
This easy, step-by-step guide can help you solve issues with your connection speed. No worries if technology isn't your thing. At BELD Internet we keep it simple and might even save you a few bucks.
Has your Internet connection been disabled?
Click the image on the right to run a test to measure the speed coming through to your computer. If the results are lower than you expect, bypass your router by connecting your modem directly to your computer and run the test again. If you still see slow download or upload speeds, contact the HelpDesk.
Still need assistance? Please check our FAQ's or contact the HelpDesk at 781.348.BELD (2353).