Wi-Fi is a great convenience that allows for the expansion of our modern world. We are no longer tethered to a wall or computer to stream movies, check email, surf the Internet, shop online, and many other tasks that seem so easy now that the world is going mobile and wireless. In fact, we’ve begun to rely on wireless connections so much, when it isn’t working efficiently, it can feel like a huge inconvenience.
With Whidbey Telecom High Speed Internet service, we provide an effective Wi-Fi router that fits most customer needs. However, each home is different and there are many factors that can affect a wireless connection.
What can cause your Wi-Fi to perform below expectations? You may not realize how much of an impact many everyday items can have. Common household items like microwaves, older cordless telephones, baby monitors, and even compact fluorescent lamps/bulbs can cause your signal to drop or be unavailable as you move around your house. Your neighbor’s Wi-Fi connection may cause interference if they are close enough. Also, older Bluetooth devices have been known to affect wireless signal strength.
So how do you cut through all the possible disruptions that may be affecting your Wi-Fi signal? First, we encourage customers to test placement of their router around their home to avoid objects or too many walls that may be interfering. The most effective solution is to purchase an advanced Wi-Fi router, preferable one that is a dual-band. New enhanced routers can operate within a different set of frequencies for a stronger WiFi experience and avoid the same ones that microwaves or cordless telephones operate on.
If you do decide to purchase your own router, please touch base with our Tech Support Team at 360-321-TECH(8324) so we can disable the wireless feature on your current router. This will prevent it from possibly causing interruptions with your new device. You can also visit our Tech Retail center at 1651 Main Street, Freeland. We carry routers that complement our stock routers to maximize your wireless experience.