Improve WiFi Connection While Working Remotely

Improve WiFi Connection While Working Remotely

Many people want to improve WiFi connection while working remotely while they continue business at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have heard from many of clients that their home Internet WiFi is slow.  As many businesses are switching to virtual meetings through Zoom or other software, many aspects of daily business depend on good WiFi speeds.  These tips can help improve WiFi connection while working remotely.

How to Improve WiFi Connection While Working Remotely

How can I make my WiFi Stronger? has many tips about how to make WiFi Stronger.  Choosing the best location for your router, increasing security, compatibility and getting a repeater are some great tips.   If possible, try hard-wiring your connection to your router with Ethernet cable.  The speed will be better and more consistent than through a wireless connection (WiFi).

Want to increase your WiFi speed?  Before calling the Internet service provider (ISP) to increase the speed of the Internet, make sure the modem can handle higher speeds.  Modems like Arris Docsis 3.1 support higher speeds up to 10 GBs in downloads.  If you have an older modem, it may not be able to handle faster speeds.  Also it is a good idea to test the current WiFi speeds with a site like speedtest.net.  This can make sure the speed of the device matches the speed in the Internet plan.  The ISP may be able to increase the speed by making changes on their side without paying extra.

Using Zoom or other service to have a virtual meeting?

Is your connection to Zoom or other virtual meeting choppy or fuzzy?  Create a better connection by making changes to the way you use Zoom to increase the quality of the connection.  Basically the quality is affected by the bandwidth in the network.  If the amount of Internet connection available is compared to an apple pie, there is a limit to how much pie can be shared in the house or office.  Each connection claims a piece of the pie.  Virtual meetings, streaming, video and large downloads take larger slices of the pie.  Anything that can be done that decreases the amount of “pie” (connection) being consumed increases the quality of the connection and meeting.

Tips to make Zoom fasterHow to make Zoom faster

  1. Mute your microphone
  2. Stop webcam video
  3. Disable HD video
  4. Close other applications running on the device
  5. Stop other Internet activities on the same network

 

Using these tips will decrease Internet connection consumption and allow each Zoom meeting to function more smoothly.  So the next meeting will run more smoothly and each user can contribute without worrying about technology getting in the way of productivity.  Gordian Networks can help staff and business owners start working from home with remote access tools.  Then provide IT support to allow for better productivity in any environment using tools like Zoom.

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