3 tips to speed up your internet (at home or in the office)
In this article, we will be discussing three of the best ways to increase internet speed, reduce dropouts and breathe new life into your internet connection.
Without a doubt, the number one problem we hear from businesses locally when we are supporting their IT is the poor wifi connection in their office or at home.
The easiest fix to this is using a hardwired connection instead of wifi. Particularly useful in critical situations or virtual meetings or events, we suggest if you can use a network cable instead of wifi.
However, we know that not all offices or homes are equipped with well-thought-out access to network sockets. If that’s you, then the alternative is to upgrade your wifi to give better coverage.
Most more significant properties will benefit from hardwired network access and multiple wifi access points that are mapped out to give the best coverage no matter where you are in the office or home. If you want better coverage, we are happy to help.
Update your DNS
DNS stands for domain name system and is used to convert website addresses into server addresses.
It’s used by almost all internet services on your laptop, mobile and desktop. Most DNS services are provided by your internet service provider and are good enough for everyday use. However, there are faster DNS services available that will dramatically improve the speed at which you browse the web with a simple change at your home or office router.
Services like Cloudflare and Google DNS are only two of many premium services which are free to use.
Rate limit bandwidth hogs
There’s nothing worse than a Teams or Zoom meeting dropping out or a bad connection. This can be based on many factors outwith your control across the whole internet; however, there are ways to reduce the risk of slow internet connections in both your home and office.
The classic example we’ve seen over the pandemic was when office workers were forced to work from home, and the rest of the family was also using the same internet connection.
Those important meetings were interrupted by slow internet caused by the kids streaming Youtube and Netflix on the same internet connection. The solution to these types of problems is to rate-limit each device that connects to the router.
This will free up bandwidth and give all devices the same priority – perfect for the busy household or office environment when there are critical online meetings that need to take place.
If you would like to find out more about anything that was discussed in this article and speed up your office internet – get in touch with us today.