In today's digital age, a strong and reliable Wi-Fi connection is the lifeblood of our homes. Whether you're streaming your favourite shows, working from home, or connecting with loved ones, a well-optimized home Wi-Fi network is essential.
As experts in this space here are some best practices for setting up and maintaining a fast and reliable home network.
QUIZ ALERT: Please comment on where you think the best placement for a Router is on the image above.
Choose The Right Router
A lot of providers ship you a device as part of your agreement and this may be perfect for your needs. However, for those seeking increased bandwidth and elevated performance a more powerful product may be the way to go.
Try to opt for a router that supports the latest Wi-Fi standards (like Wi-Fi 6E) for improved performance.
A useful place to start comparing devices is Choice.com
Placing it too far to one side of the house will mean a weak signal at the opposing end of the property and increase the likelihood of dropouts or weak signal strength.
Elevating the router also, if possible, can help improve signal coverage. (P.S. This answer may give you a clue on our quiz image above)
Mesh Wi-Fi Systems
These systems consist of multiple nodes that work together to provide seamless coverage throughout your home, eliminating dead zones.
Although more complex to set up when you get it right the results will be fantastic.
We would definitely advise doing your research on the type of systems available and look to employ an expert.
Check Your Speed Now!
If you are noticing dropouts or poor coverage at home, then running a speed test from the device in question is critical.
It may be that two devices in the same area are operating at different speeds which could be due to the quality of Wi-Fi adapter on those devices. Another common scenario is different speeds at different times of the day. A lot of ISP's will throttle speeds at peak hours which may be a common theme you are seeing.
Making use of the speed test regularly can paint you an overall picture of the performance of your Wi-Fi network in your house.
Brining Our Wi-Fi Expertise to the Home: Summary
IPTel Solutions are all about Enterprise and Business Implementations of Networking and Wi-Fi services, however being and expert in this space means a lot of the same rules and advice apply in the home.
If your business is having trouble with their network, we are here to help.