Our 3 top tips to speed up your internet

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Three tips to speed up your internet (at home or in the office)

Almost all employees rely on an internet connection to complete their work. So in the office or at home, it’s now more important than ever that you have stable, fast access to your cloud services.

This article will discuss the three best ways to increase your internet speed, reduce dropouts and breathe new life into your internet connection.

Consider hardwired

Without a doubt, the number one problem we hear from businesses locally when we are supporting their IT is the poor Wi-Fi connection in their office or at home.
The easiest fix to this is using a hardwired connection instead of Wi-Fi. However, particularly useful in critical situations or virtual meetings or events, we suggest you can use a network cable instead of Wi-Fi.

However, we know that not all offices or homes have well-thought-out access to network sockets. If that’s you, then the alternative is upgrading your Wi-Fi to give better coverage.

More significant properties will benefit from hardwired network access and multiple Wi-Fi access points that are mapped out to give the best coverage no matter where you are in the office or home. But, of course, we are happy to help if you want better coverage.

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.

Cloudflare and Google DNS are only two of many premium services that are free to use.

Rate limit bandwidth hogs

There’s nothing worse than a Teams or Zoom meeting dropping out or a bad connection. Of course, this can be based on many factors outside your control across the internet; however, there are ways to reduce the risk of slow internet connections in 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 also used 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 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 critical online meetings need to occur.

If you would like to find out more about anything discussed in this article and speed up your office internet – get in touch with us today.