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What Makes a Good Home Network Setup?

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 The Basics of Home Networking & Getting Better Wi-Fi

 Do certain areas of your house hardly reach a Wi-Fi signal? Are you interested in smart home technology and unsure if your current system can handle more devices? Or are you working from home?

If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, it may be time to consider a home network upgrade.

But what is home networking, anyway? In this blog, we'll share the ins and outs of a home network setup to help improve your internet connection in St. Louis, MO. 


What Is a Home Network?

 At its core, a home network is a group of electronics connected to the internet and each other.

Three Types of Home Networks

We build three types of home networks: wired, wireless, and hybrid that combine both.

Wi-Fi is thought to be the ultimate convenience, but it isn't always reliable and may not reach all areas of a house. If you need a strong connection in the home theater, for instance, wiring to the internet may make more sense than using Wi-Fi. Hybrid networks give you the best of both worlds. 

Common Culprits for Poor Wi-Fi 

 Why isn't your Wi-Fi working? It could be due to the following:

  • An outdated router
  • Covering too large a space
  • Thick walls blocking signals
  • Interference from neighbor's Wi-Fi
  • Running too many electronics

Luckily, all hope isn't lost if you're running into these problems. 

How to Improve Your Network Experience

One way to increase speed and coverage is to install wireless access points across your property to spread signals further. We can also wire crucial areas and technology, like security devices, to the network so they aren't competing for Wi-Fi.

Does your St. Louis home need a network upgrade? Contact AV Experts to get started today! 

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