Internet

  • How do I install Mesh in my house?

  • What is Mesh? And do I need Mesh in my house?

    Mesh is a small wireless device that extends your home’s Wi-Fi capabilities farther. This device will increase the overall strength of your Wi-Fi connection, so you can enjoy a much stronger Wi-Fi signal while giving you the best possible online experience in every corner of your home. If you have an area in your home with a weak Wi-Fi signal – adding a Mesh may be a good idea.

  • What is the difference between GigaCenter Managed Wi-Fi and GigaHub?

    GigaCenter Managed Wi-Fi is a high functioning router that creates a secure wireless home network.

    GigaHub is an inside ONT (Optical Network Terminal) that you can use with your own router, but with GigaHub we cannot troubleshoot issues from the office.

  • How do I set up email?

    You can access your All West email directly from the home page of the All West website. Go to the top right under Customer Tools and select WebMail.

    OR

    To set-up IMAP email you will need the following information:

    IMAP Incoming Account Settings:

    Hostname: mail.allwest.net

    Port: 993

    Security Option: SSL

    Username: <your email address> without the domain (@allwest.net)

    Password: <your password>

    IMAP Outgoing Account Settings:

    Hostname: mail.allwest.net

    Port: 587

    Security Option: None

    Check “My server requires authentication”

    Username: <your email address> without the domain (@allwest.net)

    Password: <your password>

    To set-up POP3 email you will need the following information:

    Mail servers need to be set to mail.allwest.net

    Incoming: Needs to be POP3 / use: mail.allwest.net & port 110

    Outgoing: Use: SMTP / SMTP.allwest.net / try port 587, if that doesn’t work use 25

    Always make sure that your outgoing server is set to require authentication.   

    If you have any problems please contact us at 866.ALL.WEST or chat live with us.

  • How do I password protect my wireless router?

    It is important to block access with a password to ensure others are not tampering with or conducting illegal activities over your internet connection. Look at your router to determine the manufacturer and visit their website for information on how to set up or change your Wi-fi password.

  • Do I need a home phone line to activate internet service?

    If you are in a federally-regulated (ILEC) area, phone service is required for internet service. However, non-regulated (CLEC) areas do not require a phone. 

  • What is a GigaCenter Managed Wi-Fi and what are the benefits?

    The GigaCenter is a high functioning router that creates a secure wireless home network. Connect computers, laptops, gaming systems, tablets and other Wi-Fi products for a superior broadband experience. The GigaCenter provides an all-in-one solution for managing and monitoring your internet data, devices and bandwidth consumption. It includes advanced functions such as: firewall, parental controls and diagnostic tools – for a more customizable solution. With a GigaCenter Managed Wi-Fi from All West there is no need to purchase a separate router, the GigaCenter Managed Wi-Fi does it all! And in most cases, we can troubleshoot issues from the office so you save time and money on trip charges.

  • Where can I do an internet speed test?

    Click here to test your internet speed.

  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act, what do you need to know.

    ​Downloading copyright material without paying is a crime.

    1. What is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)?

    The DMCA, has a number of different parts. One part is anti-circumvention, which make it illegal to bypass technological measures that protect against accessing or copying copyrighted material. Another part gives the internet service providers a “safe harbor” from copyright infringement claims if they implement certain prevention procedures.

    1. What are the DMCA Safe Harbor Provisions?

    Safe Harbor Provisions were passed in 1998 to protect ISPs from liability for the activities of its users. ISPs that comply with addressing DMCA complaints against their end-users qualify for the Safe Harbor exemption, meaning only the infringing customers would be liable for monetary damages.

    1. What are the most common examples of DMC violations?

    The most frequent DMCA violations involve downloading copyrighted songs, albums, television shows, movies, video games and software without paying for it. It’s not really free – it’s stolen.

    1. What subject matter is not copyrightable?

    Copyright protects original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, procedures, processes, systems, methods of operation, concepts, principles or discoveries.

    1. How I can protect myself against DMCA Violations?

    All users should be aware of who is using their internet and how it’s being used. Teenagers and young adults are the most frequent offenders, so being mindful of their online activity is important. Also, you should never have an unencrypted wireless router, because you have absolutely no control over who is using your service.

    1. What happens if I am contacted about a DMCA violation?

    First, you should be cautious of anyone beside All West that contacts you regarding a DMCA violation. If All West contacts you regarding a DMCA violation, we will be able to provide you the time & date of the occurrence along with the title of the material that was illegally downloaded. We will work with you to determine what steps can be taken to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Repeat violations can and will result in permanent termination of service. Please review our Terms and Conditions for specific information on enforcement: http://www.allwest.com/residential-terms-conditions​

    1. How can I legally obtain copyrighted material via the Internet?

    There are many options to obtain material legally: Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Watch TVEverywhere and Pandora are just a few options.

    For more details about Digital Millennium Copyright Act click here

  • What is an “Open Internet”?

    ​There are any number of definitions of an “Open Internet” out there. The very basic premise is that ISPs should not interfere with a consumer’s access to content or data of his or her choosing. As noted above, however, complex questions related to how our country can best achieve this goal and what exceptions might be required to allow for reasonable management of broadband networks lead to all sorts of debates, conflicts and confusion.

  • How do I make my new router work?

    To authenticate your router:

    • Click on your normal web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.)
    • In the menu bar up top, where you normally type in a web address, type in 216.250.47.2 or 216.250.47.3 and hit Enter.
    • Once the webpage pulls up it will prompt you for your username and password.
    • Enter your normal email username (without the @allwest.net) and your password and hit Enter/Submit.
    • If it asks you to set this up as a router or an access point, choose router.
    • Once this is setup, reboot your router.

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