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How to Get the Fastest, Farthest Reaching and Most Reliable Wi-Fi for Your Home

From upgrading your old router to using a Wi-Fi Mesh Satellite, we’ve got you covered. Here are six tips on how to improve the speed and coverage of your Wi-Fi network at home.

1. Upgrade your old router to the GigaSpire BLAST:
The GigaSpire Blast was the first to Wi-Fi 6. This next generation system has the latest Wi-Fi standard, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), which provides faster speeds, better coverage, and improved reliability compared to older Wi-Fi standards. By upgrading to a GigaSpire Wi-Fi 6, you can enjoy better Wi-Fi performance and support for more devices.

2. Position your router in a central location:
To ensure optimal Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home, it’s best to position your router in a central location, away from walls and other obstructions. This will help to minimize signal interference and ensure that your devices can connect to the Wi-Fi network with ease. Don’t worry, our Ultimate Wi-Fi service comes with whole-home optimization and installation. Our expert Wi-Fi technicians will ensure your system is setup to deliver the best experience, so you don’t have to.

3. Use wired connections for devices that require a stable connection:
This one may seem counterintuitive, but if you have devices that require a stable and consistent internet connection, such as gaming consoles or desktop computers, it’s best to use a wired connection instead of Wi-Fi. This will help to minimize latency and ensure a stable connection.

4. Remove old devices from your network:
Older devices that are no longer in use or are rarely used can slow down your Wi-Fi network. You can remove these devices from your network using the CommandIQ app to free up bandwidth and improve Wi-Fi performance for your other devices.

5. Enable MyPriorities in CommandIQ®:
MyPriorities is an exclusive feature of ExperienceIQ in your app. With it enabled, you can prioritize certain types of internet traffic, such as streaming video, online gaming, or Work apps to ensure that they receive sufficient bandwidth and do not suffer from lag or buffering. Enabling MyPriorities on your router can help to improve Wi-Fi performance for specific devices or applications.

6. Use a Wi-Fi GigaSpire Mesh Satellite:
If you have a large home or areas where Wi-Fi coverage is weak, consider using a GigaSpire u4m. A Wi-Fi Mesh Satellite can boost the signal of your existing router, while a mesh network can provide seamless Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home by using multiple access points. This may sound complicated, but we assure you it’s not. As part of the Aptitude Ultimate Wi-Fi service, our technicians will assess where you need extended Wi-Fi coverage and install a mesh satellite for you. That’s why we call it the Ultimate Wi-Fi experience; so, you don’t have to worry about the details. We got you.

Contact us if you need more information on ALL of this good stuff at 573-755-0555.

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