Samantha Albano

WiFi frequency bands: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

Since WiFi's inception, there have been countless new WiFi standards that aim to improve both our WiFi speed and WiFi coverage. In 2009, WiFi standard 802.11n (also known as WiFi 4) was released, which was the first standard to operate in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi frequency bands. Since then, the majority of routers have made the switch from being single-band to dual-band, meaning they can ...

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Samantha Albano

How do I interpret my WiFi speed test results?

There are many reasons as to why you should be regularly testing your WiFi speed at home; and, not for just the obvious instances where you find your WiFi signal strength is weaker than normal. Testing speeds on a regular basis allows you to pinpoint performance trends, isolate which devices may be causing issues for your wireless network, and ensure no one is stealing your bandwidth. But, now ...

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Samantha Albano

WiFi extenders vs mesh networks [pros and cons]

Looking to upgrade your home WiFi network, but not sure how to choose from the plethora of WiFi signal strength boosting options out there? We understand and have therefore created a Part 2 to our blog on the WiFi boosters.  Today in Part 2, we take it a step further by comparing WiFi extenders (a type of WiFi booster) to mesh networks (a home WiFi system). What are the pros and cons of each ...

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Samantha Albano

WiFi boosters, repeaters, and extenders: What's the difference?

Seeing as 76% of North American broadband households rely on WiFi as their primary connected technology, having a strong WiFi signal strength is important. But, how can you ensure your getting the most out of your wireless network? Luckily, there are many different solutions out there for enhancing your WiFi coverage, ranging from changing your router's WiFi channel to simply moving your router ...

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Samantha Albano

WiFi signal strength: how it works and how it can be improved

Tired of waiting for pages to load, sitting through buffering movies, and receiving that dreaded "No Internet Connection" notification while trying to use your WiFi at home? We understand if you are. As smart home device adoption continues to rise, taking the time to ensure these devices have a strong WiFi signal strength to properly operate is of great importance. This is why we wanted to share ...

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Samantha Albano

WiFi channels explained

You're trying to stream that new episode of your favorite show from your smart device, and it's taking what feels like years to load— Don't worry, we've all been there. WiFi connection and performance issues aren't an unfamiliar occurrence, especially in today's world where the U.S. adult spends an average of 72 minutes per day streaming video from their connected devices. So what's causing your ...

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