You need it now more than ever, so let’s get it up to speed
It’s an historic moment. No less than the entire human race finds itself banded together as we all do our part to fight a global pandemic. Along the way, we’re learning a lot about epidemiology, healthcare infrastructure, adaptability, and human nature. And while we do need to commend ourselves for getting through this crazy time with grace and poise, let’s take a minute to talk about the great unsung hero of the moment – your home Wi-Fi.
Most of us are following new daily patterns as we work from home in one room while the kids attend distance learning sessions in another. With our home networks supporting work video conferences, school Zoom sessions, content streaming, and regular internet usage, our home bandwidth is being tested like never before. I’m hearing lots of complaints from friends and family these days that their home Wi-Fi is too slow – their connections are dropping and their upload/download times are stretching on interminably.
We all want to get the most from our home networks, especially at this moment. Use these tips to get your Wi-Fi up to speed so you can cruise the cyber highways without any bumps or breakdowns.
You can also use an excellent utility called GlassWire, which gives you a statistical overview of the programs you use that constantly upload and download data.
For more tips, check out our article on how to increase your internet speed, which goes into deeper detail, such as how to upgrade your router’s firmware and update your drivers. There’s no question that we will all get through this unprecedented moment in history together – let’s just keep our spirits high, our actions kind, and our Wi-Fi signals strong.