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Top 3 Reasons to Keep Your Whole-Home Wi-Fi Up to Date

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Enhance every single experience at home with a strong internet connection!

In this day and age, having a robust whole-home Wi-Fi installation is no longer a luxury. It’s a necessity. Why? Because it satisfies your need to communicate and connect with the world; your need to experience wonder and emotion through entertainment; your need to thrive, develop and grow. By keeping your home networking up to date, you can seamlessly take a world of information, entertainment and convenience right into your home. 

In this blog, we will explore three main reasons homeowners in Lake Forest, IL should make sure their internet connection is as strong and reliable as ever.

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Why Do My Home Wi-Fi Calls Keep Dropping?

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Curb Roaming Woes with Professional-Grade Access Points

Wi-Fi calling is an excellent alternative to making voice and video calls at home when the cellular signal is bad. When you enable this feature on your smartphone, your phone carrier routes calls over your whole-home Wi-Fi network instead so that your calls stay clear and connected.

While Wi-Fi calling should save the day when cellular service is weak, many homeowners in Lake Forest, IL still suffer from dropped calls. You might not care if you’re chatting with a friend about weekend plans, but it’s detrimental when you’re on a sales call or talking to the authorities about an incident.

So, what’s causing dropped Wi-Fi calls? Let’s dissect the problem—and the solution—below.

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Don’t “Mesh” Up Your Whole-Home Wi-Fi Network

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SEE ALSO: Wondering If a Professional Home Network Is Worth it?

 

The Problem with Wireless Mesh Networks

Wireless mesh networks are over-advertised as the Holy Grail for improving internet connections in the home. While they can be a passing solution for entry-level applications where wi-fi connection isn’t critical, homeowners who rely on an internet connection for their business need a solution they can trust around the clock.

In a mesh network, every hop between access points around the home decreases the bandwidth by half. The more hops, the worse the bandwidth becomes. Several hops also increase network latency, which results in buffering and dropouts in certain applications, such as streaming audio and video.

Plugging in mesh repeaters around the home simply won’t offer the same guarantee for reliability as professional solutions, and that matters when a few minutes of downtime while working from home means thousands of dollars lost.

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