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Quick ways to improve your home network…

The picture today is of snow. Well, snow, a house, and a driveway. You will notice that one path was made along one side of the driveway. Back when we were first starting as a family, I shoveled the driveway by hand. It had to be done so that my wife could get out in case of shopping or other issues. The reality of that process is it took me 45 minutes or more to clear the driveway. The house you see is our last house in Cincinnati, Ohio. Let’s talk about technology and the impact it has on houses. The house you see was wired. Every single room had a Coax connection, plus an ethernet connection, all of them terminating in the spare room in the basement.

Having a wired house is still something of value today, but less so now than it was when we did it in Cincinnati, Ohio, now more than 20 years ago. Still, if you have ethernet in your house, it allows you to separate the traffic. Manage as it was how applications flow in your house. That allows you to also move the top talkers in your house to another network.

What is a top talker? A top talker is a person in your house that does one of the following:

  • Streaming media
  • A game playing, either PC or console
  • Moving large files from the internet or two the internet

Another thing you can do is change the networks in your house. You can go to Amazon or other online retailers and buy a Wifi hub. What this allows you to do is connect your new Wifi router and create a new wireless network. You most likely have a router from your cable company, that includes four internet ports on the back of it, and broadcasts a WIFI network in your house. With a new router, you can now have two Wifi networks in your house. You have the top talkers connect to one, and the rest of you use the others. If you need performance, run an ethernet wire to the back of your router, and now you have three distinct networks in your house.

That allows you to move traffic around in your home, giving everyone the bandwidth they need!

  • Question of

    Does the router from your ISP have 4 ports in the back?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    do you have wifi today?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    does this help you at all?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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