You may not realize it, but your home network is one of your home's most essential components. Many things now connect to our internet and each other— computers, smartphones, speakers, gaming consoles, TVs, media players — the list goes on. If your family is one of the many families now working and learning from home, that’s all the more reason to upgrade your home network. If you also have or want a smart home, you’ll need to take a close look at the quality of your home network.
Here are home networking improvements you can make for your residence on the Main Line in Pennsylvania.
Wi-Fi technology is continuously evolving and improving, and the latest, fastest version of Wi-Fi is Wi-Fi 6. Upgrading to a Wi-Fi 6 router will ensure faster, more efficient Wi-Fi performance and an extended range. With Wi-Fi 6, you’ll be able to have lots of devices work on your network all at once and a lot fewer connection dropouts. Wi-Fi 6 also comes with the largest security update in a decade — a wireless encryption standard called WPA3.
No matter what router you have, one of the most important things you should do is ensure your router is in an ideal location. You don’t want it to be in a hidden area. To optimize its signal, it should be in a central location and mounted as high as possible. You’ll also want to place it away from other electronics; if there are electronics by your router, those can interfere with its signal. You can also consider upgrading to a mesh network, which lets you add nodes to your main access point so that the far areas of your home get coverage.
A crucial way to stay on top of your router’s health is to update its firmware. Some routers will download firmware updates automatically, while others require manual updates. Find out what your router needs and make sure it gets necessary updates; newer firmware can provide bug fixes, performance boosts, and important security features.
It’s hard to overstate the importance of home networking, especially in the technology-driven world we live in. if you’re ready to improve your home networking and hire experts to help, contact our team at SoundWaves. We’re excited to hear from you!
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