With the increase in the availability of small classes, work-at-home opportunities, and mandates to stay at home, we’re all more home than we were before. All of this extra time at home might have led you to realize that your internet service may not be as good as you thought.
Good news: You don’t need to be stuck with poor internet service. There are many things you can do at home to improve your internet service. You don’t need to be a techie to upgrade your internet service.
You can move your router
Your router’s location can sometimes cause Wi-Fi problems. This is not always due to the quality or reliability of your internet plan. Your Wi-Fi network can also be affected by household items, such as microwaves and baby monitors. The easiest thing you can do is to move your router. In the ideal scenario, your router will perform best in open areas away from walls, floors, and other signal dampers. It all depends on the setup of your router. You might need to spend more time trying out different placements. You can extend and disguise router cords for design-minded family members.
Upgrade Your Router
Your internet connection will be limited by two things: the speed of the internet service you are paying for and the quality of your router. It is possible to upgrade your router if it has been in use for more than two years or lease it from an internet provider. While routers can vary in price and functionality, it’s not hard to find the right router. An AC router or Wi-Fi 6 router that is minimally dual-band will be the best option. It should also have features of your family values.
Upgrading your Internet Plan
Is your internet slow? If this sounds familiar, you might need to review the internet speeds that you are currently paying for as well as what internet speed is necessary for your family. You may need to upgrade to a more robust plan with faster speeds and more significant data limits. You can upgrade your internet plan by simply asking your internet provider which internet plans are available. In the unlikely case that you don’t have any other internet plans available, it’s time for you to shop around and find out what other internet providers might be available at your address. Researching first can help you get the internet speeds that your family requires. If you’re fortunate, you may also be able to score a better deal.
Use the Ethernet cable wherever possible
Use your Ethernet cable wherever it is convenient for your mobile internet-enabled technology. The Ethernet cable will give you faster internet speeds and a more robust and more reliable internet connection. Your internet service will work better for computers, streaming devices, and gaming devices if they are hardwired than your Wi-Fi network. For some devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, and tablets, it may not be possible to plug in an Ethernet Cable. These devices are best served by your Wi-Fi.
Call your Internet Provider
If you have tried everything, but it hasn’t worked, it is worth calling the customer service number. Your internet service provider has a staff of internet technicians because they want the internet to work. They also want you to be happy. Although it can be annoying to call your internet company in the middle of a pandemic, your techs are capable of fixing your internet service. Their techs can inspect your modem and determine if there are any outages in your area. They also can see the status of your router and connect you to the internet. Faulty wiring or other issues could be present.