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Spring Clean Your WiFi

71% of U.S. broadband homes have Wi-Fi and 100% of these homes will experience problems at some point.

YOUR ROUTER LOCATION MAY BE AFFECTING YOUR SERVICE

The location of your router can make all the difference in getting the WiFi signal to all corners of your house. The best solution is to place the router as close to the center of your house as possible. We can help you to identify the best location and then check signal strength throughout your house. If necessary we can recommend a location for a WiFi extender or Mesh satellite to better cover those hard to reach rooms.

WI-FI CONGESTION

Single-Band Wi-Fi routers offer a very limited channel selection and there can often be interference with your neighbor’s Wi-Fi. Other sources of interference can come from common appliances in your home such as microwave ovens and baby monitors. All these can cause interrupted service and intermittent disconnection. Upgrading your Wi-Fi router to a new GigaCenter or GigaSpire home gateway with both 2.4 and 5.0 MHz bands and the latest WiFi technology will greatly increase your satisfaction.

NETWORK CONGESTION

Network congestion within your own home can be the cause of most Wi-Fi problems. Every connected device is transmitting data and special care must be taken to insure that an unexpected download or upload from a device isn’t causing you to max-out your bandwidth and crashing the whole network. We will look at the your past broadband usage to recommend the best Internet package for your family.

 While Spring is in the air and cleaning out clutter is on your mind, let us help you get the best performance from your WiFi. Call today to set an appointment for one of our staff to help.