With more people working and learning from home, you may find yourself asking why your internet is slow.
On our last Tech Talk, we talked about what the internet is and how it gets to your house. When things slow down, there are a lot of things that can cause your internet to slow down. The most common is the number of devices using the internet - but it's more than your computer or phone. Remember your Alexa, Roomba, smart fridge, smart laundry devices, and more. These things take up a lot of bandwidth.
One option to speed up your internet is to kick everyone off the Internet. But, we know that's not realistic.
Speed up your internet
First, you should call your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and ask if you're getting the speed you are paying for and if you can get a faster service. You may be able to get a better package than you currently have, which will be worth it for how many devices you have using your internet.
Move your router
Also look at where your router is located. Is your router in the basement next to a concrete wall where the signal is blocked? Move your router to a central location in your house.
Hardwire your devices
The best way to get the fastest and most reliable speed to your devices is to connect it to the Ethernet, rather than using the Wi-Fi signal.
Distribute your signal
Another option is to evenly distribute your internet throughout your house. Small Town Tech can extend your wireless signal, even to another building such as your garage. If you're setting up an office in an auxiliary building or in the basement and you don't have a reliable signal in your house, a Wi-Fi booster can distribute your signal.
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