New Devices, Not Enough Bandwidth?

Signed, sealed, delivered, they’re yours! Santa held up his end of the bargain, now it’s on you! It’s bitter-sweet when you realize your Wi-Fi has turned into the Holy Grail of your house. Especially now that your family has all the new, exciting devices, you are probably experiencing some lag and buffering. And let’s be real, you’re suffering.

Opting for more Internet bandwidth can make a huge difference in you and your family’s internet experience.

Here are the top 3 reasons why you need MORE internet bandwidth:

1. More Devices
IPad, IPhone, Tablet, Laptop, AppleTV, and now watches all suck up your bandwidth and leave you high and dry in the lane of Wi-Fi. The more devices you and your family connect to your Wi-Fi router, the more it affects your internet experience. Because there is a great demand for internet, there is an even greater demand for internet speed. Increasing your bandwidth will maximize your internet experience. Click here to watch more about how your internet bandwidth works.

2. More Streaming
Want to stream an HD movie in the front room while your son or daughter plays Xbox Live in their bedroom – and even have someone Facetiming at the same time? Upping your internet package to Pioneer’s 25 or 50Mbp internet tier allows you a better experience when running more than a few bandwidth-hungry applications at the same time.

3. More Gaming
Many gamers play Xbox Live or PlayStation Live, which involves real-time battles with people around the world. Ask any gamer and they’ll say more bandwidth is essential for smoother gaming with less buffering, a split second can mean life or death in a shootout such as Call of Duty.

And don’t think your secret Facebook gaming is exempt from this. We see you.

4. Some Other Wi-Fi Tips
1.      Make sure your router is up-to-date. Routers from 2002 don’t work so well with the new iPad Pro.
2.      Disconnect devices that you aren’t using. Even devices that aren’t active are connected and using valuable Wi-Fi.
3.      Make sure your router is centrally located in an open area. Router don’t do well when located behind entertainment shelves or in a drawer. Wi-Fi waves don’t have an infinite range and need to be able reach everyone in the house. Wi-Fi doesn’t go through walls or solid objects very well. The less objects between your device and the router, the better.
4.      Last but not least, disconnect any old devices from your network. Thought it was a good idea to let the kids play with your old iPod touch from 2007? Not so much. Your wi-fi connection slows down in coordination with the slowest/ oldest device you have on your network. For the love of Wi-Fi, just disconnect those old devices.

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Still have questions on how much bandwidth you need? Click here to use our internet usage tool and we’ll recommend how much bandwidth you need!

December 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|