Working from home because of COVID-19 may sound like a luxury. Freedom to cook lunch. Time to do laundry between online meetings. Or even get a workout out in. Then reality sets in when your Internet speed slows down to a crawl. Without an IT department, you are on your own! But, you don’t have to be!
Just like you wouldn’t go into the office without the right equipment. You’ll want to ensure that your home workspace is an environment that is well suited to get your job done. And, your experience working from home will depend a lot on your Internet speed.
Compared with the fast network connection in the office, your home Internet speed is likely slower. And, to make matters worse, the WiFi signal strength you experience in different parts of your home is never consistent. This happens when there are a lot of devices vying for limited network resources.
A lot of devices competing for throughput on one network can cause internal traffic issues and downgrade performance when working remotely. Speaking of demands, it is possible that your Internet speed is good, but taxed by too much demand.
Since most devices now connect wirelessly, your experience working from home will depend a lot on your WiFi performance.
Working from home is often more complicated than it sounds. That’s because not every home is set up to double as a home and a workplace.
For this reason, now is a good time to assess your home network infrastructure.