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Internet is more important than ever, especially at home. Between all the smart devices needing a Wi-Fi connection and the rise of working from home, making sure that your internet is up to date is necessary for speed, reliability, and security.
The best networks are built on wired and wireless connections and the router-modem combo. Having the right routers and modem for the job makes all the difference. Some products integrate these two devices into a single package, called an internet gateway.
Though they are compact and convenient, Frankie doesn’t recommend them. Opting to keep your router and modem separate comes with several advantages. Router technology is evolving at a fast rate, and you want to be sure that you have an up to date router that can support the latest standard Wi-Fi at 802.11ac. On the other hand, modem technology doesn’t evolve as quickly. Keeping them separate allows you to update the router without also having to change the modem.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Internet
- If your network has more than a device connected through 5 GHz Wi-Fi, use a tri-band Wi-Fi router, which will help even out the data workload.
- Figure out if a single router is good enough for your home and wireless needs. Some setups will work best with two routers or a mesh network system.
- Learn the optimal placement for your modem and routers for the best connection to Wi-Fi and the easiest access to the Ethernet ports.
- Upgrade the router every year or two to gain access to the fastest and most secure Wi-Fi signal available.
Don’t skimp on safety- use secure passwords, WPA2 networks, up to date and secure hardware.
Figuring all of this out isn’t easy, and it’s not for everyone— if all of this sounds like a chore, contact Frankie OnCall to get the very best help to optimize your internet setup today.