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Here’s how to boost your Wi-Fi while working from home

24 Mar 2020

These Wi-Fi mesh systems can boost signal, speed, and your sanity while trying to stay connected at home.

Ah, the simple pleasures of working from home: no dress code, playing whatever music you fancy, snacking, and dealing with slow, glitchy internet. Most of our home routers aren’t equipped to deal with the demands of videoconferencing, uploading, downloading, and computing like the high-speed, broadband internet at the office. So how do you fix the buffering, slow madness? First off, make sure that your plan with your internet service provider has a large enough bandwidth to fit your work-from-home needs. Most major ISPs are currently lifting data caps and opening their Wi-Fi hotspots to even those who don’t subscribe to their service. Currently, all carriers have opened their mobile hotspots to the public for 60 days, per the FCC’s request. Additionally, some providers are increasing internet speeds for existing customers, free of charge. This may be the case for you—but you need to visit your provider’s website and check.

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