How much time do you spend waiting for a webpage to load? Do you suffer through the buffering bugs when you're streaming movies and videos? Do your kids scream about lag costing them a life in their favorite game? All of these issues can be resolved and shouldn't be getting in the way of your work or enjoyment. Here, you'll find a few tips to help improve the internet service in your home.
Explore Home Internet Packages
If your home is like many others, there are more gadgets connected to the internet than there are people using them. It's possible that the internet package that you've been utilizing isn't quite right for your family. You could be using more bandwidth than the package provides and you may not be connected to the highest-speed connection that the provider offers. Take some time to compare different home internet packages—it's possible that you could end up paying less for a better connection.
Note: If you have multiple hardcore gamers in the household and the available internet services are limited, you may need to install a second internet line in the home. This would require a second modem and router, but the gamers can remain dedicated to that one connection without slowing the rest of the household down.
Shut the Wi-Fi Off
All of those gadgets sitting around that are not being used need to have the wi-fi turned off. Even though these devices aren't being used all the time, they are constantly using the internet to update and perform system services in the background. Turn the wi-fi connection off on each device and the internet speed throughout the home will improve.
Reposition the Router
Do you have dead zones in your home where the connection is lost? You may be able to resolve this issue just by repositioning the router. If you move it to a more centralized location, the connection should improve throughout the home. If you have a very large home, you may need to upgrade to a long-range router or add some signal boosters to get a strong signal throughout every area.
Start looking into your options today. It can take some time to narrow down the options and find the provider that will best meet your needs. Hopefully, you'll be able to get back to watching Netflix while your kids game together in the next room.
For more information on home internet packages, contact your ISP.