3 Telling Signs That You Need a Home Networking Upgrade

Your Home Network is the Backbone of Your Work from Home Success 

Your home network has never had to work as hard as it has over this last year. Working from your Armonk, NY home while also having children participating in virtual learning is a challenge on its own. If your network isn’t prepared to support you, you’re going to have an even more difficult time.  

How can you know if it’s time to consider working with a home networking professional? Keep reading to uncover three telling signs that mean your network needs a little bit of tender loving care. 

SEE ALSO: Home Network Services Vital for Your Success in 2021 


Dead Zones 

With the whole family working and learning from home, you can’t afford to have any dead zones across your property. The best way to know if your network isn’t strong enough is if there’s a sore spot in your home for wireless signals. If your kids can keep a connection on one side of the living room and not the other, your network doesn’t have the range and coverage to support your household with a robust wireless signal.  

Fortunately, this problem has an easy solution—wireless access points. Another option is to upgrade to a higher-end router with current Wi-Fi standards. 


Lagging Connection 

When you have the entire family and all of your smart home technology relying on your network simultaneously for most of the day, you’re bound to experience a lag in connection if you didn’t have a network prepared to have everyone working from home. 

If you want everyone to succeed at work and in school without falling behind and scrambling to catch up, you need a strong connection. We recommend upgrading to a router with faster processors and more up-to-date software that prioritizes network traffic so you can all make it throughout the day without a hitch—well, from your network at least! 


Frequent Buffering While Streaming 

With 4K resolution being the standard for smart TVs and filming these days, you can’t get away with having a weak home network. Did you know that 4K videos require up to four times the bandwidth of an HD video? That means that even if you’re streaming in HD with more than one device on your network, 4K could still plague you with frequent buffering.  

After a long day of working from home and making sure your kids are successful with virtual learning, the last thing you need is your relaxation time to be interrupted by a poor network. Our team at Soundworks troubleshoots the issue and provides a quick solution, whether it’s a faster internet speed or a more powerful router.  


Do you find yourself being plagued by any of these home networking challenges? If so, it’s time to partner with an expert to give your network a much-needed upgrade. Get in touch with us by giving us a call or filling out our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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