Find answers to many of your Internet service questions right here.
What modems can I use with my Atlantic Broadband High-Speed Internet service?
Customers can either lease a modem from Atlantic Broadband or purchase a modem approved for use with our service. Click here for a list of modems that will work with the Atlantic Broadband network.Topic: Internet » Internet Basics
Can I fax through a cable modem without a fax machine?
No. A fax requires an analog fax modem connected to a phone line to operate. However, software is available that lets you fax from your computer through an Internet connection.Topic: Internet » Internet Basics
Why can't I connect to the Internet via my router?
Check the cable modem and make sure all the lights except standby are lit. If the lights are on, you may need to power cycle your router. Also check the Ethernet or wireless connection to the computer. If you are unable to fix the router with a power cycle, refer to the troubleshooting section inside your owner's manual or contact your router manufacturer for more support.Topic: Internet » Internet Basics
Do you have caps on your Internet service?
No, Atlantic Broadband does not have Internet usage caps for any of our services. All customers using residential High Speed Internet Services are subject to the terms of service.Topic: Internet » Internet Basics
How can I test the speed of my current home Internet service?
You can test your current home internet speed using our speed test.Topic: Internet » Internet Basics
Do you have contracts?
No, Atlantic Broadband does not use contracts for High Speed Internet service or any other services for your home.Topic: Internet » Internet Basics
Do I need to have Phone service to sign up for High Speed Internet service?
You do not need to have phoen service from Atlantic Broadband to get High Speed Internet Service. Customers that do sign up for Phone Service will get better value and priority customer service. Find out more.Topic: Internet » Internet Basics
What if my cable modem isn’t working?
Your cable modem should operate continuously without maintenance. You can leave the power to the modem on even when your computer is off. If your cable modem isn't working, try these troubleshooting measures:
1. Check your cable TV service. If there's a cable outage, neither your TV nor the Internet connection will work.
2. Check all of your cable connections. If your coaxial, Ethernet, or USB connections are loose, you may not be able to send or receive data.
3. Reset the modem by unplugging the power to the modem. Wait 30 seconds, plug it back in. If you have a router, unplug the router, wait 30 seconds, plug it back in.
4. Check the standby light. If the standby LED light on the modem is on, this indicates the modem is in standby mode and therefore has lost connectivity. Simply press the standby button and ensure the standby light goes off.
5. Reboot your computer. Many computer problems are resolved by shutting down and restarting your computer.
6. If you have a surge protector, make sure it is plugged in and that it doesn’t need to be reset.Topic: Internet » Troubleshooting
What if I can’t log in on the atlanticbb.net home page?
Perhaps your Internet connection is unavailable. Try loading another website to ensure you are connected. Be sure you entered your username and password correctly and that they have not expired. Try reentering your login information.Topic: Internet » Troubleshooting
What if I forget my password?
If you are trying to login to the Home Page and you've forgotten your email password, click on FORGOT PASSWORD in the login box and follow the instructions. Please ensure that an alternate email address is set up in your mailbox under "Options". Your current password will be emailed to you. If you cannot currently access email, contact Atlantic Broadband Customer Care for assistance.Topic: Internet » Troubleshooting
Connecting Your Service
How do I connect my equipment?
To connect your modem and computer, follow this simple diagram.Topic: Internet » Connecting Your Service
Why can't I connect some of my wireless computers to the router?
A wireless signal is limited by obstructions such as walls and floors, as well as distance. You may need to move your router to acquire a stronger wireless signal. This could also indicate a problem with the computer trying to connect. If you are unable to correct the problem, please contact your router manufacturer for more support.Topic: Internet » Connecting Your Service
My wireless network says it is not secured. How do I secure my network?
Out of the box, all routers are configured with unsecured wireless networks. If you need assistance setting up a secured network, please refer to the router owner's manual or contact your router manufacturer.Topic: Internet » Connecting Your Service
How do I tell my router to find my new wireless network?
Some routers have the option to enable wireless during the initial set up. Please refer to your owner's manual for instructions on how to enable the wireless connection. If you need assistance setting up the wireless connection, please contact your router manufacturer.Topic: Internet » Connecting Your Service
What can I do at atlanticbb.net?
Atlantic Broadband's home page, atlanticbb.net is your one stop to check and send email, and see all the latest news, sports, entertainment and information you want.Topic: Internet » Atlanticbb.net
How do I log in to the home page?
1. Enter your Atlantic Broadband email address and password in the box in the upper right corner of the Atlantic Broadband Home Page.
2. Press LOG IN. After logging in once, you will be able to personalize your Home Page to see exactly what you want, without logging in again.
If you do not have an email address or have forgotten your password, please contact Atlantic Broadband.Topic: Internet » Atlanticbb.net
How do I set my browser home page to Atlanticbb.net?
1. Once on the www.atlanticbb.net website, expand MANAGE MY HOME PAGE in the directory bar. Click on the link that says MAKE THIS MY HOME PAGE.
2. Follow the directions in the dialog box that appears on your screen.Topic: Internet » Atlanticbb.net
How do I customize my home page?
1. From the Directory menu on the left hand side of the screen expand MANAGE MY HOME PAGE link.
2. From the drop down menu that appears, choose CUSTOMIZE MY HOME PAGE.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.Topic: Internet » Atlanticbb.net
How do I set up my primary Atlantic Broadband email address?
To set up your first email account, you need to call Atlantic Broadband. This will be your primary email address.Topic: Internet » Email
What if I’ve forgotten my email address or am not sure I have one?
If you are already an Atlantic Broadband customer and you have our Internet service, you should already have an email address assigned to you. If you cannot remember it or it has not been set up, please call our Customer Care Center.Topic: Internet » Email
What if I forget my email password?
If you forgot your password, please click here.Topic: Internet » Email
How do I change my email password?
To change your current password, please go to emailtools.atlanticbb.net and login. After login you will be able to change your password via the “Change Password” link.Topic: Internet » Email
Can I set up secondary email addresses?
Your Atlantic Broadband service comes with the ability to have multiple email addresses/boxes based on your service level. To create and manage secondary email accounts, go to emailtools.atlanticbb.net. You will use the online tool to manage email account preferences and settings, create additional email accounts or change your password.Topic: Internet » Email
How do I configure my email?
There are 3 ways to configure your email.
1. The easiest way is to use webmail at: www.atlanticbb.net. There is no configuration required.
2. If you would like to use an email client instead of webmail, Atlantic Broadband recommends Outlook Express, which comes installed on most PC’s, Mac Mail or Microsoft Entourage. If you have a PC you can use our Install Wizard at start.atlanticbb.net to automatically configure Outlook Express, or you can use the directions below.
3. If you are an advanced user and would like to configure your own email client, use the following server addresses:
1. Open Outlook Express.
2. Click TOOLS, ACCOUNTS from the menu.
3. Click on the MAIL tab, then click on ADD and select MAIL.
4. Fill in your name as you would like it to appear in the “From” notation on emails you send. Click NEXT.
5. Make sure that I ALREADY HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS I'D LIKE TO USE is selected. Enter your full email address and click NEXT.
6. Provide the email server names. Choose POP3 for the server. For Incoming Mail, type “pop.atlanticbb.net”. For Outgoing Mail, type “smtp.atlanticbb.net.” Select box next to “Password authentication for the outgoing server.” Click NEXT.
7. In the ACCOUNT NAME BOX, enter your user name (all of the characters to the left of the @ sign in your email address).
8. In the password box, enter your password. You might want to check the REMEMBER PASSWORD BOX so that you don’t have to re-enter your password each time you use your email. Click NEXT.
9. Click FINISH.
1. In the MAC Mail Top Toolbar click MAIL, then click PREFERENCES.
2. In the box that appears, click on ACCOUNTS, then click on the + symbol that appears in the lower left corner.
3. Type in your full name, email address, and password, then click CONTINUE.
4. In the Incoming Mail Server menu, type in the following values:
For account type choose: POP
Incoming Mail Server: pop.atlanticbb.net
Username: (your email address without the @atlanticbb.net, this is usually automatically filled in if email address was provided above)
Password: (your email account password)
5. Click CONTINUE.
6. In the Outgoing Mail server menu, please type in the following values:
Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.atlanticbb.net
Do not check the "Use Authentication" box
7. Click CONTINUE.
8. In the Account Summary menu, review to be sure all information is correct, then click CREATE. You have now set up your email to work with Macintosh Mail.Topic: Internet » Email
What is webmail?
Our free webmail service lets you read and send email and manage your settings using just a web browser on any computer. It's the easiest, most convenient way to stay in touch. You can access Atlantic Broadband webmail at www.atlanticbb.net.Topic: Internet » Webmail
How do I use webmail?
1. Log in at www.atlanticbb.net.
2. Click on any message to see the full message.
3. Click on MY MAIL and you will be taken automatically to your webmail full screen inbox.
4. From your inbox, you can manage your email settings by clicking the OPTIONS tab at the top of the page. In the OPTIONS menu, you may perform tasks such as creating an email signature, setting a vacation message, autoforwarding email or changing your password.
5. If you change your password, you will be required to re-login to the Home Page and you must use your new password
For more information on how to use Webmail, please consult our Quick Reference Guide.Topic: Internet » Webmail
How does Atlantic Broadband provide a secure online experience?
To provide a secure, hassle-free online experience for customers, Atlantic Broadband offers NetSafe Security Suite free as part of your service.Topic: Internet » Online Security
What does NetSafe Security Suite include?
Topic: Internet » Online Security
- Full anti-virus protection leveraging the largest continuously updated library of virus definitions (more than 320,000 threats identified and blocked), keeps your PC safe.
- A software firewall that monitors the connections of your PC and ensures that only allowed and safe data and traffic can be passed between your computer and the world.
- Spyware and pop-up blocking technology that stops unwanted ads and potentially malicious spyware dead in their tracks. Together, these services act like an alarm system and police squad to protect your PC.
- Parental Controls blocks your children from inappropriate websites, sets time limits on their internet usage, monitors the sites they visit and sends regular reports of their browsing history via email.
- Anti-phishing database watches for suspect sites and alerts you when you hit a destination that might be fraudulent. This live protection protects you in a manner often overlooked by conventional security solutions.
How do I download NetSafe Security Suite?
To download this free security suite, go to www.atlanticbb.net and look for My Atlantic Broadband in the directory section on the left hand side of the page. Within the My Atlantic Broadband section, click on NetSafe Security Suite and follow the download instructions.
Before installing NetSafe, it is critical that you uninstall any other security software that may have been installed on your PC. Popular programs that should be uninstalled or disabled include Symantec’s Norton Internet Security, McAfee Internet Security, Trend Micro, ZoneAlarm, Kapersky Security and Windows Defender. To remove these programs, go to the Start Menu on your PC, click on Control Panel and then Click on Add/Remove Programs. Review the list that is displayed for the names above or any other security programs and take the appropriate action.
If you are running Windows firewall, this should be disabled as well. To do this, go to the Start Menu on your PC, click on Control Panel and then click on Network Connections. Under the Network Tasks section in the upper left, click Change Windows Firewall Settings.Topic: Internet » Online Security
How can I help protect myself against online fraud and or “phishing”?
Online criminals attempt to impersonate financial institutions, government agencies and companies like Atlantic Broadband. Called “Phishing”, it is an attempt to criminally and fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as social security numbers, usernames, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an email. Hallmark signs of “Phishers” include: Logos that are not an exact match to the company’s logo, spelling errors, percentage signs followed by numbers or @ signs within the hyperlink, random names or e-mail addresses in the body of the text, or even e-mail headers which have nothing to do with the company mentioned in the e-mail.
Atlantic Broadband will never request any sensitive personal information via email. Please report any suspicious email correspondence to: email@example.com.Topic: Internet » Online Security
How does Atlantic Broadband help minimize Spam?
Our email servers use the latest technology to identify and minimize unwanted commercial email, also known as “spam.” Our spam control system works in two ways:
1. We deny messages from known spammers by using a common third party Internet “blacklist”.
2. We filter all messages in an attempt to identify spam based on a number of factors. These messages are not deleted but are marked as suspected spam. This ensures that a message you may want to see is never deleted. If you download mail using the POP protocol, you need to create a rule in your email program to automatically move spam emails from your Inbox to a designated folder.
If you use the IMAP protocol or check your email using our Web interface, suspected spam is automatically placed in a separate folder. In either case, you’ll want to scan your designated spam folder occasionally to be sure that email has not been improperly categorized as spamTopic: Internet » Online Security
Topic: Internet » Online Security
- Don’t ever open email from a suspicious address.
- Use a secure password that mixes both letters and numbers.
- NEVER provide your account information (user name or password) to anyone via email.
- If you don’t have a firewall installed, be sure that file and print sharing are disabled in your network settings.
- Keep your operating system updated so you always have the newest security. If you’re running Windows XP, visit http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com or run Windows Update from the Control Panel in Windows 7/8. If you’re a Macintosh user, visit http://www.info.apple.com.
How do I set up a home network?
1. Turn off your modem. Unplug your cable modem. This will prepare the modem to connect a new device
2. Connect your modem, router and computer together. Once your modem is unplugged, connect the modem to the router's Internet (or WAN) port and connect your computer to any Ethernet port on the router. If the Ethernet ports on your router are numbered, use port #1. If they are not numbered, please refer to your router's instruction manual.
3. Configure your router for a broadband connection.
A. If your router requires a set up prior to use, follow the instructions in the router's manual or installation CD.
B. Choose "Automatic Configuration" or "DHCP" for the connection type. Your router will be configured to receive connection information automatically from Atlantic Broadband.
4. Power cycling your modem and router.
A. Unplug the router's power cable.
B. Unplug the modem's power cable and wait for 30 seconds. If you have Atlantic Broadband Phone service, you must reset the phone modem. Use a paper clip to reboot the EMTA recessed button on the back of the modem.
C. Plug in the modem's power cable and wait for its lights to stop flashing.
D. Plug in the router's power cable and wait 20 seconds. If you need assistance setting up a secured network, please refer to the router owner's manual or contact your router manufacturer.
Technical Support Hotlines:
Apple Airport 1-800-275-2273
Netgear 1-888-638-4327Topic: Internet » Home Networking
What about Wireless Home Networking?
Wireless Home Networking lets you tap the power and speed of your Atlantic Broadband connection from anywhere in your home, on any Internet-enabled device. The simplest, most hassle-free way to establish a Wireless Home Network is to let our experienced technicians do it for you. Learn more.Topic: Internet » Home Networking
How do I keep my home network secure?
A broadband connection is ideal for sharing across multiple computers in your home. If you're running a wireless network, we strongly recommend that you enable the access control settings that come with your wireless access point. Otherwise, anyone in the vicinity can easily detect and gain access to your home network and you may be held liable for their online actions or at risk for security breaches.Topic: Internet » Home Networking
Does Atlantic Broadband offer Wireless Home Networking?
Yes, Atlantic Broadband offers a Wireless Home Networking service which includes professional installation, set up, and 24/7 customer support for your home networking needs.Topic: Internet » Home Networking