3 Ways to Upgrade Your Home’s Wireless Internet Signal
Boost Your Home Network Setup To Get The Best Service (Even Outside!)
Your wireless network is under more pressure than you might think. Your computers are connected to Wi-Fi, but so are all your smartphones and tablets. Your smart TV is online, your video game consoles are online, even your thermostat is online.
This creates significant stress on your Wi-Fi, especially when everyone in your house is using it at once. And given how much of your routine involves using the internet, it's likely that online activity is continually happening.
You need a home network setup that can handle the needs of your family, and there are various ways to strengthen your wireless signal so everyone can do what they need to without dealing with internet lag. Read on to learn how you can make sure your Wi-Fi reaches everywhere in your Ogunquit home, including tricky outdoor spaces.
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Update Your Wi-Fi Technology
If you’ve been using the same Wi-Fi router for years, you may be missing out on technology upgrades that help you get the most consistent, far-reaching signal. You always want to make sure that the firmware for your router is up to date so it’s operating at peak performance.
Most people use the router given to them by their ISP, so it's always a good idea to contact that company and make sure your router is up-to-date. Often they've upgraded the standard router to optimize connection speeds.
A dual-band router supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks. The former gives you further reach while the latter gives you the strongest signal, and you’ll be able to switch between networks depending on the demands of the day.
Move Your Router
The quickest solution for Wi-Fi connectivity issues is making sure your router is in a centralized location where the signal can reach everywhere it's needed. If your router is in your office but your kids’ bedrooms are on the other side of the house, consider moving it so that it’s at a midway point. This will ensure that everyone has access to the network, and make it easier to extend the router’s reach with other equipment.
Get Maximum Coverage (Including Outside) with Wireless Access Points
You’re accessing your devices everywhere, including your outdoor spaces. Wi-Fi should be able to reach all the points in your home where it’s needed, but your router will need a boost if it’s going to make it past the exterior of your house to your patio and pool.
Some Wi-Fi range extenders are cheap, but you get what you pay for with unreliable service.
A professionally installed wireless access point is the best way to expand your coverage. Our team can help place one in an area of your property that currently doesn't receive ideal Wi-Fi connection, carrying the signal from the router further without sacrificing strength. Putting these units close to outdoor spaces expands your Wi-Fi through that tough barrier, and there are even outdoor models that will take your Wi-Fi outside while protecting the equipment from the elements.
Looking for more information on how to fortify the network setup of your Ogunquit-area home? Contact one of our specialists at (207) 985-9770 or by filling out our online form.