2 Simple Ways to Improve Your Home Network


How to Prepare Your Network for Virtual Learning and Working From Home

Setting up your home network may seem like an overwhelming task, but it’s essential to any modern household, especially now that many people throughout Lafayette, LA are working from home and their children are engaged in distance learning online.

With more and more smart devices coming out every year that can connect to your home network and suck up bandwidth, it’s more important than ever to do everything you can to ensure your internet is working at its maximum capacity.

A great home networking setup is key to keeping your family connected while they are home. Here are simple 2 ways to improve your home network that you might not have even considered.

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1. Pick the Right Spot for Your Router

The first thing most people want to do once their router is set up is to put it out of sight completely. Routers are rarely aesthetically pleasing and can stand out in a room and become an eyesore. You may be tempted to put the router behind a piece of home theater furniture or in a closet to keep it out of sight.

IT experts would try to dissuade you from doing this. A router usually does best when it is in an open space, preferably in the middle of the house and away from any walls.

Not only does the right placement of your router impact how well your devices connect to it, it also keeps your router from interfering with other signals in the house. Something as seemingly unrelated as your microwave can interfere with your routers’ signal.

Our clients have benefited immensely from experimenting with router placement and ultimately finding the perfect spot.

2. Experiment with Different Wi-Fi Bands

Most modern routers are dual-band. This means that either 2.4 Gigahertz and 5 Gigahertz bands can be broadcast from the router. Larger homes will benefit more from the 2.4 Gigahertz band because the 2.4 Gigahertz band can transmit through walls and multiple rooms much easier than a 5 Gigahertz band can.

However, if you have a smaller, more compact home, the 5 Gigahertz band is probably better. By its very nature, 5 Gigahertz is going to be faster and more stable. It’s also worth noting that not all devices are available at both broadbands, so it’s vital you work with a networking professional to ensure you have the right bandwidth requirements for your home.

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