Want to Improve Your Home's Wi-Fi Reach? Here Are 3 Ways You Can.
Increase Internet Coverage and Speed Throughout Your San Antonio Property
Take a moment and think about the sheer amount of technologies utilizing your home’s Wi-Fi network.
Cell phones. Tablets. Laptops. Smart home devices. The list goes on.
The fact is, Wi-Fi plays a huge role in today’s residential environment – even if some of your home’s larger devices instead rely on a wired connection.
Having a strong home Wi-Fi network will help your wireless devices operate at their best capacity. Read on to find out how you can help your San Antonio or Texas Hill Country residence reach its full Wi-Fi potential.
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1. Invest With Traffic in Mind
One of the most significant issues we find in home networks is that they cannot handle the sheer amount of traffic the customer demands.
There’s an easy fix, however: Choose a better router.
Instead of using the router that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) offers, invest in one that supports large bandwidth to handle the high amounts of data you require.
You also can use a router with dual-band capabilities (typically 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz) so that your smart devices automatically connect to the frequency with the least amount of traffic.
Of course, while improving your home’s router capabilities will help Internet speeds, it won’t entirely alter your home’s Wi-Fi reach. This brings us to Recommendation No. 2.
2. Access Points Are Your Friend
Access points play a huge role in the success of your property’s Wi-Fi network.
Why? Your router won’t reach every part of your home, but a wireless access point can bring Wi-Fi to potential dead zones within your property.
An access point extends your home Wi-Fi signal by connecting to a wired router, switch or hub through an Ethernet cable and in turn projecting it to the desired area.
Want to stream Netflix on your outdoor 4K Ultra HD TV while lounging in your backyard? Typically, you might not receive a strong Wi-Fi signal, but it’s an easy task with a wireless access point.
3. Wires Are Your Friends, Too
Wireless networks are often easier to install, more convenient to use, and easier on the eye. But they’ll never be as efficient or powerful as a hardwired system.
You can take some of the load off your wi-fi connection by using hardwired solutions as much as possible. You can do this without ending up with a bunch of wire clutter.
If you don’t plan on moving a particular smart device (like a thermostat or TV), there’s no point in relying on a wireless connection. Instead, connect them directly to Ethernet cables that always stay hidden within your walls.
Finally, as your wi-fi network expands it’s important that you take the necessary security precautions. Each household will have different vulnerabilities, so the best way to keep your network and smart devices from being hacked is to contact a professional for ideas on how to secure your network.
Do you think your home’s Wi-Fi can perform better? We can help you extend your San Antonio home’s network reach by calling (210) 858-6954 or by clicking on the button below.