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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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

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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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 speeds 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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