The WiFi router has become one of the most important pieces of technology in a home. Yet many people are still using the same one they got from their internet service provider. And, depending on how long ago you signed up for your services, your home networking equipment could be extremely outdated. Not only is this bad from a security standpoint, but also speed, connectivity and reliability. On a side note, you can’t even take advantage of WiFi 6 unless you have a WiFi 6 router.
We have all grown accustomed to WiFi being readily available for streaming music or watching movies that we rarely think twice about being connected. That is, until we suddenly lose our WiFi connection. Something we are seeing a lot of now that people are working from home. The reality is, our homes are not set up to double as an office! And, the router you got when your services were connected will never be enough to get the most out of your home network.
Why You Should Replace Your ISP’s Wireless Router
Like most of us working from home, having a strong reliable WiFi signal is more important than ever. After all, the last thing you want is to have your internet stop working right in the middle of downloading a file. Or, even worse, you lose your connection while on a video call. To avoid these uncomfortable situations, start with replacing your ISP’s router, here’s why:
A Few Reasons To Replace Your ISP’s WiFi Router:
- Performance: they cover a relatively small area like an apartment that is about 1,000 square feet which doesn’t even account for interference etc.
- So you will likely have a weak signal somewhere in your home
- And, if your home is more than one story, plan on getting a signal on only one floor (where the router is)
- Control: because the router is supplied by your internet service provider, you have no control over how it is setup and will have a hard time with settings
- Quality: usually the router you get is used equipment which if you are lucky will last about two years, beyond that you will start to see issues
When To Upgrade Your WiFi Router
Generally speaking, you should replace your WiFi router every two to three years. While some may say, it’s every three to five years, for some it may be sooner. Today, we are working from home. And, that means, we need more speed and more bandwidth. And, with new WiFi technologies like WiFi 6 that provides more than speed, it also provides better performance in your device packed home, why wouldn’t you? So, for those who are on the fence about upgrading their WiFi router, here is how you will know it is time:
|Slow Speeds||Router can’t match speed demands for new devices||Upgrade your router to a WiFi 6 router|
|Weak Signal||Outdated technology and/or WiFi signal not reaching devices||If WAPs do not help, upgrade to a mesh WiFi network|
San Diego Home WiFi Network Installation
Let’s face it, you’re already paying for faster internet speed. So, it only makes sense to have home network equipment that can deliver it. And, a team to design, install and configure it. Our San Diego home network installation services are comprehensive in that we will come out free of charge to assess your current home network. Once we do, we will evaluate the home network solutions that are right for your needs and budget. We’ll even get you up and running quickly! Contact us at (760) 505-7461 to book your appointment or simply click on the button below and fill out the form.