How to Make Sure You Have a Robust, Reliable, and Fast Home Network
It’s hard to work from home when you have an unpredictable and slow home network. The same is true if you or your children are enrolled in virtual learning. Your productivity suffers if your video call lags, your files won’t upload or download, or your Wi-Fi connection is poor. Electronic Integration sets you up for success by designing and installing a robust home networking system.
A reliable home network at your home in Denver, CO, can handle all your devices, including your phones, computers, and smart home technologies. By installing advanced routers, Wi-Fi extenders, and enterprise-grade solutions, we ensure you always have a strong and stable connection. Keep reading to discover more.
A Better Signal and More Bandwidth
Facetiming is frustrating if you have a spotty internet connection. The same is true if you’re on a Zoom call. The problem could be your Wi-Fi signal, your internet bandwidth, or both. For instance, the Wi-Fi signal comes from your router. The further away a device is from the router, the weaker the signal gets. So, if your home office is several rooms away, you could notice problems when doing a video conference, streaming videos, or even browsing the internet.
On the other hand, bandwidth is the amount of “traffic” your home network can handle. If there are too many devices on one network, your connection will be sluggish. Like other people in the Denver area working or doing school from home, you are probably putting more of a strain on your bandwidth: more computers, more phones, and more network activity. All of these contribute to additional network usage, which quickly bogs down a system. A stronger signal and “bigger” bandwidth alleviate most connection problems.
A Smart Home Needs a Stronger Network
Some homes simply require a basic router and internet plan. However, if you have two or more 4K televisions, a few computers, several mobile phone users, and smart technologies, an average home network system won’t suffice. Your home’s smart technologies and connected systems work together to create an environment that adds comfort and enjoyment to your life. When you adjust the smart lighting or motorized shades, you expect them to respond immediately. If it’s time to watch a movie in your home theater, you don’t want buffering problems. And when you join an important video conference call, the last thing you need is a frozen screen or choppy audio.
Fortunately, there are several effective ways to deal with these problems. You could check with your ISP (internet service provider) to see if you can upgrade your internet service plan to get more bandwidth, but that most likely won’t give you the speed or reliability you’re looking for. Perhaps you need a better router that can handle all the traffic. Also, Wi-Fi extenders could expand the reach of your Wi-Fi, reducing poor signals in rooms that are farther away from the router. You might also need to combination of wired and wireless connections, with wires to prioritize devices like work computers, ensuring a smooth Zoom call every time.
To determine the best solution for your home network, we invite you to reach out to Electronic Integration. We are happy to diagnose the problem and provide an enterprise-grade solution that gives you lightning-fast speeds and a reliable connection. Plus, we offer long-term network support services anytime you need help.
Get started today by calling Electronic Integration at (303) 761-7277. You can also fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.