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Why You Are Having Wi-Fi Issues!!

  • August 4, 2018 /

The backbone of every smart home is internet connectivity and Wi-Fi. Great internet service and broadband speeds are what has enabled the great smart homes we have today. Internet and Wi-Fi issues are also the cause of many headaches for people all over. Whether you have a smart home or not, having great Wi-Fi is a top priority for most people and definitely one of the most important services Digital Home offers.

For the last 15 years we have honed our skills at helping people create great wi-fi networks and fix terrible ones. In the video below we will discuss four of the main reasons we see people have issues with their Wi-Fi connection such as:

  1. Building materials such as plaster or brick that don’t allow Wi-Fi signals to easily pass through.
  2. Bandwidth issues because too many devices are trying to connect.
  3. Range issues because you are too far away from your router or access point.
  4. Your Wi-Fi is configured wrong. This can be the result of many things such as Sonos, Direct TV or the addition of range extenders.

The video goes into these issues in a lot more depth but what it doesn’t explain fully is how to fix these issues. For each issue the answer is a little different but for the first three the answer is typically you need new or different equipment. If you ask Verizon, Comcast, Optimum or any of the internet service providers they will sell you a range extender. I wish that was the answer but sadly it is not. I walk into so many homes that purchase these devices but still they have the same problems, Wi-Fi in some areas but not everywhere. The equipment you need is either a mesh network or wireless access points!

Explaining what each of those is and how they solve Wi-Fi issues deserves a blog post of its own but the short answer is they extend range and bandwidth where range extenders only extend range. This is a problem in todays world. Bandwidth is at a premium. I will dive into this at a later date in more detail.

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