The average home has at least 10 devices that are connected wirelessly to the internet. Your older devices will do fine with a slow internet but your newer devices like smart TV's need faster internet. Add in your tablet, smartphones, and a laptop or two and your Wi-Fi is stretched and will struggle to keep up. Most people don't know if their Wi-Fi is working right or how fast it is...they only know how many bars they have. Sorry, but relying on your bar count might be ruining your internet experience.
Bars Measure the Wrong Thing: It certainly is good to know that you have a strong signal but it is even better if you know that you have a fast and available signal. The internet could be down and you may still show a bunch of bars but that is only measuring how close you are to the Wi-Fi. We can make sure that your Wi-Fi isn't just available but that it is up to the task.
Wi-Fi Goes Sideways: Your neighbor's Wi-Fi may be able to reach the back of their property but it may also go that same distance sideways into your house. This extra "noise" can slow your Wi-Fi down. In many areas, Wi-Fi is getting lost in a swirling field of signals-using all the same channels and frequency. We can fix this by changing your Wi-Fi channel to one with less cross talk.
Everyone Uses the Default Settings: Most home Wi-Fi uses a 2.4ghz frequency. While this makes set up easier, it does not mean that you are getting the speed that you could be. Changing to a 5ghz frequency means that your Wi-Fi is separated from the cross-talk and as a bonus-this frequency is faster. We can help to upgrade to a 5ghz router or change your existing frequency.
Priority Isn’t Set: We can also set up "Quality of Service" if your router supports it or supply you with one that does. This will allow things like Netflix and Skype to take priority over less important tasks such as downloads. You will be able to watch your movies without the buffering jumps and freezing.
Is your home Wi-Fi keeping up? If not, give us a call at 937-660-4899 so that we can improve your internet experience.