The open road. The top down. The wind in your hair. And no cars. Few things appeal to those with wanderlust than the freedom of traveling unencumbered by traffic and other obstacles. But traffic lights, multiple vehicles, and delays make your traveling dreams a nightmare.
The same is true when you have an internet bottleneck with your home network. Forget about enjoying a 4K movie, browsing social media, or FaceTiming with friends or family. Slow internet and poor Wi-Fi connection negatively impact online streaming, internet browsing, and even smart home usage.
But what causes this problem? Why aren’t your Wi-Fi and internet cooperating? After all, you have the best internet plan. In this blog, we’ll discuss some reasons why your network may be suffering and how to fix it with an upgraded home network installation. Keep reading to see how to enjoy a better connection in your Carmel, IN, home.
A smart home requires a robust home network to operate efficiently. After all, most smart devices depend on Wi-Fi, and all of them, the internet. However, the more internet-dependent devices you add to your network, the more likely you’ll have an internet bottleneck. That’s because your home network can only handle so much internet traffic at the same time. Just like a highway gets congested by too many cars, your network suffers from digital congestion as devices compete for bandwidth.
Wi-Fi can’t walk through walls. Actually, that’s not entirely true. Your Wi-Fi signal is powerful enough to find its way to any device in your home, but it can only handle so many obstructions. Too many walls along the way (or floors if you live in a multi-level home), and your Wi-Fi signal will be too weak to ensure a consistent connection. While the average homeowner doesn’t have problems with their Wi-Fi signal, those living in an expansive home or one with thicker walls, cabinetry and built-ins, more electrical and mechanicals, thick hardwood, tile or radiant flooring, and many smart devices, will invariably deal with connection problems and low signal strength.
There isn’t always one answer to that question. But there is always a solution. One of the first solutions is to check with your ISP (internet service provider) about upgrading your internet plan, which increases your bandwidth. The only problem is if your home network isn’t connected to your ISP via fiber cabling, you’ll never enjoy incredibly fast speeds until your ISP installs fiberoptic lines.
The next course of action is to make sure you’re using a quality router that can handle the intense traffic from the number of devices you have. And finally Wi-Fi 6. Since the top internet plans can give you the speed you need, if you’re still having issues with your home network, it’s likely a Wi-Fi problem. Wi-Fi 6 offers incredibly fast speeds (many times faster than Wi-Fi 5), reliable connectivity, and the ability to circumvent all types of interference and obstacles.
Finally, consider installing at least Cat6 cable, or if possible, fiberoptic cable within your home. By running cables to important devices, such as home security, home AV, and your smart home system itself, you ensure a lightning-fast connection that is reliable and lag-free.
Would you like to upgrade your internet and Wi-Fi with home network installation? The Premier Group is here to help! Call us at (317) 580-1032, start a chat on this page, or visit our contact page to schedule a consultation.
Indiana Design Center
200 S. Rangeline Road Suite 118
Carmel, IN 46032
p: (317) 580-1032