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Tips On How To Get The Fastest Speeds From Your Broadband Service

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The Business Broadband connection that your company uses shares it bandwidth across all of your devices and users.  In theory, the higher the bandwidth your service offers, the more devices you can support.  However, your broadband speed will end up suffering if you are using all of them at the same time.  Try staggering the times when you download large files or run your updates after the office is closed in order to ease the congestion.

You need to have a good understanding of your network so that you can determine whether or not the volume of traffic that you have is appropriate for the level of service you bought.  Having too much concurrent traffic, too many devices, or generating high load traffic volumes on the servers might need you need to upgrade your service or select a different solution entirely.

Devices all perform differently.  Older and cheaper devices are less likely to give you great speeds.  If it is a Switch, Firewall, or Routers and at the hub of the network then it is very important for it to be up to the task.  Make sure your devices are kept current. If they are and things are still slow then either switch broadband and save or try the tips below.

Most devices connect wirelessly these days, so to ensure that you get the best speeds, the location and configuration of your WiFi are critical.

Make sure that your WiFi access point is located as close as possible to your devices, and avoid putting it among electrical items, on the floor, or shut away inside of a cabinet.  These things will weak your signal and also impact speeds and coverage.

WiFi can get crowded particularly when there are several other WiFi networks around.  Your WiFi access point transmits a radio station to a specific wireless channel in the 2.4GHz and 5GHx bands.  If there is another wireless device nearby transmitting on this same channel, then the two will be competing for airwaves.  When you reboot the broadband router that will pick out the least congested channel automatically, so it is good to do that every once in a while in case there are any new wireless devices competing for your airwaves.

Both 5GHz and 2.4GHz are supported concurrently by our Hitron CGNv4.  Higher speeds are possible with the 5GHz channel, so make sure you choose the 5GHz channel if it is supported by your device.

If you have doors and walls in between your WiFi access point and you, then you might have to buy a range extender or booster.

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