Today’s average home has multiple different wireless devices all vying for a share of the WiFi signal. Between laptop computers, desktop computers, television streaming devices, iPads, smartphones, tablets, televisions and any other smart devices that require WiFi access, the average home is more like a sophisticated office with robust technology. But, unlike the average business or office, many homes do not have the well-designed WiFi network that they need to provide adequate WiFi signal throughout the home to ensure all devices have what they need to operate. The typical modern home needs a professionally-installed WiFi network so that the conflict of competing for WiFi signal is eliminated at the WiFi signal is maximized.
There are many different conflicts that can be encountered when a WiFi signal has not been professionally maximized. PCMag takes a closer look at the WiFi signal problems many homes encounter, “Browsing slowing to a crawl, the inability to stream, dropped Wi-Fi signals, wireless dead zones—every one of these problems is maddening in a world where getting online has become, for some, as necessary as breathing…Distance is the most obvious problem—there is a certain optimal range that the wireless signal can travel. If the network has to cover an area larger than the router is capable of transmitting to, or if there are lots of corners to go around and walls to penetrate, performance will take a hit. Interference is also a big issue, especially for those who live in densely populated areas.”
Certain strategies can be implemented to help boost your WiFi signal but determining which is best for your household and how to implement them can be challenging for the average homeowner that is not an audio/video/technology expert. For this reason, it is often best to have a professional design a WiFi network, help you choose what devices are best for your unique home and WiFi signal needs, install, and deploy the WiFi network. Your WiFi router is one of the most important factors influencing your signal and needs to be placed in a very strategic location to maximize signal. Additionally, installing a WiFi extender may help expand your WiFi’s signal reach. An experienced and knowledgeable audio/video/technology installation company will be able to assist you in determining which specific components you need to maximize your WiFi signal, eliminate WiFi signal conflict, and establish an excellent home WiFi network.