Aaron Forbes

How do I test my WiFi speed at home?

Is your WiFi slow or laggy? Are you having connectivity problems? Whether you’re looking to test your WiFi speed to diagnose a problem or just to see if you have good download and upload speeds in general, there are several ways to go about it.

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Hannah Aronoff

WiFi standards explained: WiFi 4 vs WiFi 5 vs WiFi 6

Thinking now is the time to make the leap to WiFi 6? Or perhaps you’re wondering whether to wait for more WiFi 6 compatible devices to come on the market? To answer these questions, you must understand what fully harnessing the potential of WiFi 6 connectivity really takes. 

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Aaron Forbes

WiFi 6E speed, range and benefits

  WiFi 6E-capable devices are shaping up to be speedier than their predecessors, all thanks to a decision made by the FCC which allows use of a whole new set of WiFi channels that reduce the likelihood of network interference for unlicensed broadcast. But, what exactly is WiFi 6E and what are the benefits of upgrading your devices?

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Aaron Forbes

What are good download and upload speeds for home internet?

Have you ever wondered about what internet speed package you should choose for your household? Are you worried you’re paying too much for a package you aren’t using all of?

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Aaron Forbes

WiFi 6 vs WiFi 5 speed: Which is better?

In 2018, the WiFi Alliance announced WiFi 6, a fresher, faster generation of WiFi that builds off of the old framework (802.11ac technology). Now, after beginning to certify devices in September of 2019, it's arrived with a new naming scheme that's easier to understand than the old designation.

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Samantha Albano

3 steps to find the best WiFi channel for your router

If you've ever had the unfortunate encounter with spotty WiFi, you may know that the common fixes like relocating closer to your router and fully rebooting it don't always solve the problem. Sometimes, it takes adjusting your router's settings to do the trick— and a key router setting that helps dictate your network's WiFi signal strength is the WiFi channel.

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Samantha Albano

WiFi frequency bands: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

Since WiFi's inception, there have been countless new WiFi standards that aim to improve both our WiFi speed and WiFi coverage. In 2009, WiFi standard 802.11n (also known as WiFi 4) was released, which was the first standard to operate in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi frequency bands. Since then, the majority of routers have made the switch from being single-band to dual-band, meaning they can ...

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Samantha Albano

How do I interpret my WiFi speed test results?

There are many reasons as to why you should be regularly testing your WiFi speed at home; and, not for just the obvious instances where you find your WiFi signal strength is weaker than normal. Testing speed on a regular basis allows you to pinpoint performance trends, isolate which devices may be causing issues for your wireless network, and ensure no one is stealing your bandwidth. But, now ...

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Samantha Albano

WiFi extenders vs mesh networks [pros and cons]

Looking to upgrade your home WiFi network, but not sure how to choose from the plethora of WiFi signal strength boosting options out there? We understand and have therefore created a Part 2 to our blog on the WiFi boosters.  Today in Part 2, we take it a step further by comparing WiFi extenders (a type of WiFi booster) to mesh networks (a home WiFi system). What are the pros and cons of each ...

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Samantha Albano

WiFi boosters, repeaters, and extenders: What's the difference?

Seeing as 76% of North American broadband households rely on WiFi as their primary connected technology, having a strong WiFi signal strength is important. But, how can you ensure your getting the most out of your wireless network? Luckily, there are many different solutions out there for enhancing your WiFi coverage, ranging from changing your router's WiFi channel to simply moving your router ...

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