Back to School Internet Ready

Is your home internet back to school ready? How many additional devices will be connected to your network to effectively complete necessary school work? Are your needs for fast, reliable internet increasing as your children enter a new grade level? All of these are things to take into consideration before school starts to avoid interruptions, lost progress on assignments, and meltdowns!

Speed Matters

More users=less speed. Every new user you add to an internet connection places additional strain on the connection, putting your home at a greater risk for slow speeds. When measuring the speed of your connection, try connecting all the users to your network at the same time and have them use the network in the way they normally would to see what the throughput really is.

Check Your Equipment

Is your router due for a firmware update? Updating your firmware is like getting the best version of your router that is currently available. It may add support for faster speeds, or fix an annoying bug issue. Also, the typical life span of a router is 3-5 years old. If yours is older than that, consider replacing it with a new router from our recommended list:
Netgear Nighthawk AD7200
Netgear Orbi PRO AC3000
TP-Link AC1750 Archer
TP-Link AC5400
TP-Link Deco M9 Plus Mesh

If you’re looking for a stress-free, worry-free router solution, leave the troubles to us and subscribe to our Enhanced WIFI today for only $9.95/month. We’ll take care of the firmware updates!

Consider Router Location

The best location for your router is in or near the center of your home’s most important/used area. Wherever you want the fastest speeds, aim for the center of that location. Avoid setting your router on the floor, rather mount it on a tabletop or shelf, allowing the appropriate spread of the signal. One final tip is to be aware of interference. Objects such as baby monitors, microwaves, or concrete walls make frequency waves difficult to travel through, impacting a WIFI connection.

From all of us at TrioTel Communications, Inc. we wish both students and staff a safe and successful school year!

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