The most common problem in today's households and businesses is setting up your wireless router. Wireless routers have been around for many years now, but most people have not mastered getting them set up. Here at Meridian Computer, we don't want you to stress the small stuff. That's why we are offering support and assistance in getting your Wi-Fi permanently set up so you can relax while browsing online with ease.
For many homes, a proper internet connection has become essential for everyday use. Families connect online for work, school, and web browsing. So many homes rely on the internet, and a key component of the installation is the internet router. A router installation typically includes just a couple of plugs, but there is so much more to the process.
A professional router installation will ensure you have a stable internet connection for years to come. Learn about the advantages and how to avoid some of the more common wireless internet issues.
1. Full-Home Evaluation
Before a router is installed in the home, a computer technician will typically complete a full-home evaluation to determine what your internet needs are. A home could rely on smart speakers, doorbell cameras, smart televisions, and advanced appliances that all must connect to the home's WiFi.
By breaking down all the connections, the tech will know how much speed you need and which part of the house relies on the internet connection the most. From there, the installation process begins, and a tech can ensure every device in the home has a clear connection.
2. Router Upgrades
In many cases, the standard router from an internet service company is pretty bare-bones with just the basic features you need. A professional can recommend an advanced router with extra features. For example, some routers will include extra ports for Ethernet cables.
Devices near the router can plug in directly to an Ethernet port and do not use up an extra WiFi connection. Advanced routers will also have a stronger WiFi signal to reach a larger net within the home. In some routers, signals break down into two separate connections.
The connections typically split into a 2Ghz and 5Ghz connection. A 5Ghz connection is ideal for high-data rates like streaming services and video games. A 2Ghz connection is ideal for basic smart home products like smart bulbs, outlets, and thermostats. When the signal is broken into two, you will avoid a bottleneck data issue and have smooth connections.
3. WiFi Signals
Once the router is connected, a computer technician will check the WiFi signals in the home. The tech will notice any weak spots within the connection and work on tweaks to help boost the connection. Areas like second levels or basements may suffer from weak connections. A professional can install a WiFi booster to improve the connection.
The booster will expand the signal and help you have fast speeds throughout the home. The booster could also help connect to outdoor areas like a garage, pool house, or patio.
4. WiFi Protection
The installation of a new router is an ideal time to evaluate the network security at your home. You do not want to worry about a neighbor using your WiFi or a virus infiltrating your network. A professional will add multiple layers of security to your network connection, including a firewall and network pass codes.
The tech will ensure no open WiFi signals or extra connections are available that someone else can take advantage of. A single virus could severely impact your WiFi speeds, so internet security is essential. On computers, software protection can monitor the connection and create alerts when problems occur.
You also have the option to add managed IT services to your home. Through the services, computer technicians will monitor your internet for problems and periodically check to make sure everything runs smoothly. Many of the services can operate directly from the cloud.
Contact us at Meridian Computer to set up your router. We serve a large area in Idaho and will ensure you have a fast and stable connection through both direct connections and WiFi.