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6 tips on how to optimize the speed of your home network

Derek Meister, Geek Squad Agent, Best Buy, special to Network World | Dec. 21, 2015
The average number of connected devices in the home is expected to grow to eight this year, which can strain home networks.

When switching a device to the 5GHz network, there are fewer devices and more “channels” to choose from, meaning your device can transmit and receive without as many interruptions. There is one downside, 5GHz signals don’t have the range of a 2.4GHz signal. This isn’t a problem for most homes, but if you have a larger house, there are options to overcome this such as wireless repeaters that work with your existing router.

With the amount of wireless traffic generated in the average US household growing by the day, don’t limit your Internet experience by just how much “attention” the wireless router can share between devices. Applying these six tips for security and performance will help provide your home networks with enough bandwidth to support your always-on, totally-connected family.

Agent Derek Meister has been a member of Best Buy’s Geek Squad for over ten years, helping clients reduce their techno-stress in-store, in-home and remotely as part of the Geek Squad Online Support team. When he’s not talking technology with his clients, he enjoys finding new ways to combine tech with a bicycle habit.

 

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