Deciding Which Internet Perks You Need

When you start shopping for Internet services, you might not know which speed you need, which provider is the best, and how to choose little upgrades. However, after you check out the rest of this blog, you might have a better idea of what to ask for. I have been setting up utilities for apartment buildings and for myself for years, and I have learned what you really need and what you can leave behind. Check out this website for more information, so that you can read the news, work, bank, play, and chat with friends from the comfort of your computer screen.

4 Ways To Improve Your Home Internet Speeds


Do you feel as if your Internet is a bit sluggish when you use it at home? If so, it will help to know the following ways to improve your Internet speeds.

Upgrade To A Faster Speed Package

It's worth contacting your Internet service provider (ISP) to find out what your current speed package is, and if you can upgrade to one that is faster. What may have been fine several years ago may not be working out for you today as you work from home, transfer large files, and watch 4K streaming video. One thing to keep in mind is that you'll likely have some options for faster download speeds, but the upload speeds may be limited. This is because coaxial Internet connections often dedicate much more bandwidth to download speeds, as that is what most people are using the most data from.

Add A 5 GHz Wi-Fi Network

Are you still using an old router that only has a 2.4 GHz network, or simply not know what that means in terms of your speeds? There are essentially two wireless frequencies that data can be transmitted at, which are 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. While the 2.4 GHz network is an older way of transmitting data at slower speeds, it also works at a distance that is further away from your router. Meanwhile, a 5 GHz network is going to offer much faster 1 Gbps transfer speeds when close to the router, but can struggle as you get further away. This is why having a modern router with both networks can be beneficial.

Add A Mesh W-iFi Network

If the problem is that you're too far away from your router, the other option is to upgrade to a mesh Wi-Fi network. This uses small beacons as relay points that extend your network's signal across your entire home. It can be a great way to get a more stable Internet signal in a room that is typically a dead zone due to the distance from your router. These beacons can either be in close proximity to relay the signal, or wired with an Ethernet cable to extend your network.

Use A Hard Wired Connection

If you live in a densely populated area, like an apartment building, you may be getting too much interference from neighbors that have routers of their own. Consider using a hard wired connection when possible to get the fastest transfer speeds you can get from your Internet service provider. Even laptops with just a USB port can use a dongle to get a direct Internet connection into the computer. 

Contact a home Internet service for more information.


19 May 2021