Posted on August 12, 2021

Optimize Your Wireless Network

Are you missing some wireless coverage in some rooms of your home? Our Premium Wi-Fi service offers a whole-home Wi-Fi experience. Your router plays a HUGE role in your overall internet experience. An old or bad router can cause your household internet issues, resulting in a poor experience. If you have Wi-Fi issues in your household, it is time to upgrade to a new router.

Premium Wi-Fi is a commercial-class premium router that can connect to extenders throughout your household, resulting in whole-home Wi-Fi. Whether you want to stream your favorite TV show from the living room, video chat in the kitchen, or watch a workout video in the basement, you can do it all with Premium Wi-Fi.

Boost Your Wireless Network

In addition to upgrading your router, we have 5 steps that can help boost your wireless network.

Prevent Wi-Fi Interference
Physical barriers, such as concrete or plaster walls, can affect your wireless network. Concrete, metal, and plaster are difficult for the Wi-Fi signal to penetrate. We recommend minimizing the number of physical barriers by placing your router in an open area where the internet is most commonly used.

Position router in the center of the home
Position your router in the center of the home, close to the area where the internet is most used. We recommend placing your router at an elevated position such as a desk or shelf. It is not recommended to hide your router behind walls or in a cabinet. Avoid placing your router in a basement, attic, or utility closet.

Reduce the number of connected devices
Your bandwidth is divided between the connected devices on your network, distributing the speed among the devices. Having multiple connected devices will affect your overall wifi performance by allowing a “smaller portion of the pie” to be delivered to each device. To gain a bigger piece of the pie, eliminate or limit the number of devices you connect toyour network.

In addition, your internet will operate as fast as your slowest device. Most wireless routers will slow down to the speed of your slowest device. For example, if you have an iPad 1 using the same broadband connection as an iPad Pro, the wifi speed on your iPad pro will be
slowed down to match the iPad 1 speed. To see what speed your device can support,
please refer to your device’s owner manual or the manufacturer’s website.

Password protect your network
Protect your wireless network by requiring a password to connect. Not requiring a password will leave your network available for your neighbors to use.

Maintain your devices
Just like us, our devices require a check-up. Overtime our devices performance is slowed down and luckily, it doesn’t take much to bring them back to full health!

  1. Close internet browsers: The more tabs your device has open, the harder your devices have to work. Remember to close each browser tab when you are done.
  2. Clear cookies: Old searches could slow your device down. Clearing cookies is fast and easy. If you are unsure how to clear your cookies, do a simple search for clearing your cookies on your device and browser.
  3. Turn off devices: Power off your devices when you aren’t using them. Remember, devices share the bandwidth pie, and you can free up bandwidth by having less connected devices.