HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR NETWORK BETTER AND CHECKING PERFORMANCE:
TO CHECK THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR NETWORK:
- If you have a computer that can plug directly into your router, open up a web browser and go to speedtest.net
- Press go and you will see the download and upload speed. (Download should be 200 or more, Upload should be 30-40.)
- If you are testing from a phone you can also use the Speedtest app
- If you are getting Less than those speeds, try a few of the steps below:
TO GET YOUR NETWORK RUNNING BETTER:
1.Unplug and reset power for your modem and router
2.Test the speed in different areas of your house. It may be that you just need to strengthen the internal network in certain areas
3.Turn off the wifi to as many devices as possible. (This may include Nest or Wifi cameras which consume upload speed)
4.Do not use a wifi repeater or booster. Although they may make your signal on your computer look better, they actually slow things down and can even completely crash your network. (There are Wifi signal repeaters that work, but they need to be properly implemented.)
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