Moseley Electronics can handle your Networking and Wi-Fi needs within your home. If you need help setting up a network or help in making it more efficient, we can problem solve as to the best way to accomplish this.
Do you ever notice after dinner the internet speed is so slow in your home? That’s because everyone in your house and neighborhood is doing the same thing: checking emails and social media, kids are doing online homework, streaming Netflix or playing Xbox games. These activities take a lot of bandwidth to keep all of the devices running; so you will notice a slower speed on your devices. We can help with the speed of your internet when using your home’s Wi-Fi.
When everyone is fighting for space on the bandwidth, things become quite stressful. Today we have so many gadgets fighting for space on the Wi-Fi: internet, multiple laptops, tablets, smartphones, televisions, smart appliances, gaming systems, thermostats, cameras and doorbells; just to name a few! Basically, the more gadgets hooked up to Wi-Fi, the slower the speed will be.
By having a managed network solution within your home, you will have a more seamless and efficient Wi-Fi experience. Unlike an extender, which adds to the existing Wi-Fi network, our systems are typically a complete replacement. They are designed to create a large blanket of Wi-Fi coverage for your space. They can also be used with your current router, which gives these networks some advantages over the traditional extenders and Pods. This type of network replaces the wireless signal from your ISP’s Router, so wherever you roam in your house, you will always be connected to the nearest access point automatically, making the handoff more seamless. (Kind of like cell phone towers work).
The strength of your Wi-Fi depends on a number of things:
- Router – Is your router the standard one from Comcast or Verizon? If so, then you probably are not firing on all cylinders. You want your router to be strong enough to handle the number of devices connected to your Wi-Fi and not lock up or slow down with all of the “traffic.” We recommend and install Access Networks or Luxul equipment for our customers.
- Distance – The distance from your router to all the devices using it, and the general location of the router, influences signal strength. The correct placement of your router is essential since the signal has to pass through floors, walls, and other obstructions. If your router is downstairs and you have people on another floor using your Wi-Fi, you will probably have to purchase some WAP’s (Wireless Access Points) to help with the signal strength.
- Interference – The age and composition of your home will also affect your Wi-Fi performance. If the signal has to pass through concrete walls, metal, floors, carpet, and other obstacles, the strength of your signal will be weakened. Be mindful of this when selecting a location for your router and WAP’s.
- Number of Devices – The number of devices that are using the Wi-Fi, also known as signal sharing, will slow down your signal and completely stress out the router. An investment in a top of the line router would help to alleviate the strain on the standard provided router from your internet provider. We carry top of the line routers and can help you choose the best one for your needs.
A Manageable Solution
We can help map out the best plan for your home network, so that you can get the best results out of your Wi-Fi for your family. Call us at (804) 379-1348 or make an appointment online today to get your home up to speed on Wi-Fi!