WiFi is a hot commodity in today’s world. More household products are dependent on it than ever. It seems as if everything connects to the Internet in some way, from computers and laptops to speakers and security cameras. Smart homes don’t seem as futuristic as they used to in The Jetsons, as WiFi supported devices like smart thermostats and doorbells are becoming more mainstream and affordable. It also isn’t uncommon to have 10, 20, or even 30 devices connected at a given time.
All of these devices on your network use your bandwidth. Think of it like traffic on a highway. During rush hour when there’s a lot of traffic, the vehicles travel slower than normal if there aren’t enough lanes on the highway. The same applies for your Internet connection. Congestion can happen when your Internet connection is being accessed by multiple people and devices at the same time. It’s not unusual for Internet speeds to decrease in the evening when everyone at home finishes dinner and starts streaming their favorite shows at the same time.
It’s important to be mindful of how many devices are connected to WiFi when assessing your home network speeds. Understanding how you and your family use the Internet at home will help you determine which internet speeds you need for your household. If your Internet speed is too slow, you might run into trouble performing tasks on the web like streaming video, playing video games or uploading files. If you have multiple devices online at a time, you might need a faster plan. In this crazed world of rapidly increasing gadgets and gizmos, we’ve got your back.