Working From Home Tips
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Isn’t it frustrating when your internet stops working? Do your video calls frequently drop? Programs taking forever to work through your VPN? Here are some simple to more advanced troubleshooting tips that you can take to resolve your problems.
Compare your internet connection to water coming in through a pipe into your house. If the pipe is clogged or takes too many turns then water will not flow as quickly to your sink or shower. Also if too many people are running water at the same time then you will get lower water pressure and less water.
In order to improve your home internet, you need to follow the flow of information from the router provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to your computer. If too many people are drinking from the same tap everyone will slow down a bit.
*Quick Tip: When everything is working properly, you can expect the icons on your router to be a solid or blinking green or blue light (this depends on the brand of the router). This let’s you know that the device is plugged in and properly functioning. If you don’t see these lights, confirm the connections to the router are secured properly. Otherwise, chances are the internet to your home is out, your router doesn’t have a strong connection, or your router is possibly defective. If this is the case, you will need to reach out to your ISP for repair or replacement.
*Quick Tip: For the best reception signal, you should place your Wi-Fi router in the center of your home, so the signal can reach as much of your home as possible. Another option is to invest in a better router or WiFi access point. Typically, the devices you receive from the ISP are not the best when it comes to performance.
If none of the previous troubleshooting pointers worked, your internet connection has probably been shut off, or your hardware equipment needs to be updated. Give your ISP (Internet Service Provider) a call so they can better help you with your issues. Are you a client with Tier One? Give us a call about upgrading your home Wi-Fi setup.
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