Caleb McKee

Understanding the WiFi ping test: How to reduce lag on your home network

When analyzing WiFi speed test results, the ping measurement is often overshadowed by the focus on download speeds. However, ping determines the stability of real-timeactivities like gaming and video conferencing. Similar to the way in which distance, pit stops, and unexpected obstacles can delay vehicular traffic, network traffic is also subject road blocksbetween its starting point and ...

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Caleb McKee

Best WiFi analyzer apps for iOS and Android

WiFi analyzer apps provide IT technicians with critical insights into network issues and conflicts, but the average user can leverage them as well. Knowledge is power when it comes to improving your WiFi signal strength; it’s important to understand how your devices are interacting. Remember the three steps to finding the best WiFi channel for your router? Analyzer apps streamline and simplify ...

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Vivian Susko

WiFi signal strength test: your guide to a better WiFi experience

If your WiFi has been an added source of frustration lately with longer load times or dropped Zoom calls, your WiFi signal strength is likely the issue. A weak WiFi signal— when left unfixed— can lead to the dropouts, slower speeds, and unreliable connection that we could all use a bit less of nowadays, especially if you’re working from home. To get a better idea as to where your WiFi is ...

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Aaron Forbes

Internet speed explained

So, you’ve taken a speed test to find out what speeds you’re getting in your home. But with tricky terminology and a handful of numbers, what does it all mean? Here, we’ll break it all down so that you can get a better understanding of what internet speed is and how it affects your online experience.

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Aaron Forbes

Best internet for working from home

There are many challenges that factor into figuring out how to best work remotely. Do you work on the go, traveling from one coffee shop to another? Do you have to compete with children or roommates for bandwidth? Do you live in a remote area that has poor reception or is notorious for spotty internet access?

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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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Nicole Zheng

The IT implications of the global movement to remote working

Remote working isn't a new concept. An annual global study showed 16% of global companies were fully remote and 40% were hybrid by September of last year. But COVID-19 has forced a widespread and accelerated adoption of this model, which has major business continuity and security risks for IT departments to consider.

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Samantha Albano

Quality internet for remote working

As businesses around the world transition to remote working environments, ensuring that employees are supported with safe, quality internet is more important now than ever.

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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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