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Internet Troubles? The Reason May Be a Simple One

Internet Troubles? The Reason May Be a Simple One

A slow Internet connection should be the least of our worries, but somehow, this most minor of inconveniences can be one of the most frustrating experiences in modern computing. Fortunately, there are a few ways to potentially improve your connection. At the very least, they might help to explain why your connection suffers.

Router Problems
If you use a wireless connection to access the Internet, the issues you encounter may be due to the router you use. An older router simply won’t be able to deal with more advanced Internet standards, and therefore will not be able to reflect the improved speeds that go with them. An upgrade to a new router may be your best bet in this case.

Alternatively, you may just not be in a good place in relation to the router in the office. Most offices will be more than a single router can handle, and other things in the office can interfere with the signal. Elevating your router can help cut down on this interference.

Interference from Other Devices
Chances are, your router operates at a frequency of 2.4GHz. As it so happens, chances are pretty good that your office microwave operates at 2.4GHz too. The more devices there are that function at the same frequency in the area, the more interference there will be to deal with. If there are other businesses or residential users in the area, their network could cause some difficulties in yours as well. If your router works with other frequencies, it will also try to find the clearest channel when it is rebooted, minimizing interference.

Outdated Service
There may be the chance that your plan with your Internet service provider is outdated. If you haven’t made inquiries with them into your service options, you should. You may find that there is a better option for you available.

Have other technology issues that you need assistance with? Reach out to Ciracom at (703) 621-3900.

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