Who’s to blame for bad internet?
Your internet service is a utility and, as with any other utility, when it fails it’s a frustrating experience.
While there are some inconsistent service providers who can be to blame for your poor connection, even with a stable, reliable service we may still experience problems.
Here are three things to check before you get call your provider:
Turning your router off and on may seem like a fake fix, but it’s actually a very common and successful solution for faltering internet.
Routers are like small computers, processing constantly to keep you online. As with all devices, they benefit from a fresh start now and again to get rid of the electronic mess that accumulates over time.
WiFi is a wonderful thing, but it uses up a lot of capacity – sometimes much more than people realise.
Whatever your internet speed is, you will always make more of it by connecting via an Ethernet cable, rather than the WiFi.
WiFi also tends to struggle when up against thick, Cumberland walls, meaning if your router is a few rooms away you might struggle to keep a good connection.
Sometimes your connection can be speedy, your router working well, but your gadget itself is the problem.
Our dinky phones, smart watches and Chromebooks all still need an aerial to get online, and the smaller the gadget, the smaller the aerial.
In many cases, the old brick phones still get a better connection than the sleeker, streamlined modern gadgets we have today.
So you’ve switched off all unnecessary devices, reset your router, plugged in your latest laptop with an ethernet cable and still cannot get a decent connection.
In that case, it may time to contact your internet provider – or change providers altogether.
In that case if you want to learn more about what Solway Communications can offer, then give us a call on 01228 217171.