How To Improve the Connectivity of Your Home

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According to government research, there are in the region of 13 million internet connections in Australia, many of them in private homes. The most noteworthy statistic is that around 90,000 Australians still subscribe to internet services through dial-up connections. The first thing you can do to improve the connectivity of your home if you use a dial-up modem is to opt for a satellite or DSL service. DSL is usually referred to simply as broadband by most consumers and ISPs (internet service providers) and is delivered to the home over a fixed-line telephone connection.

Upgrade Your Fixed Connection

Although broadband DSL is the most popular form of fixed-line internet connection in the country, it is by no means the only sort. The same statistical analysis shows that many Australians are demanding ever-faster download speeds, so fibre optic connections are the fasting growing type of internet connections being made by ISPs. If you have several people accessing the internet in your home at the same time, then the increased bandwidth of a fibre connection will improve your connectivity no end.

Use Mobile Connections

Wireless internet connections that use the mobile phone network are now the most popular sort of internet services in Australia, slightly ahead of DSL. Although these sorts of services are ideal for homes in the city with good mobile coverage, it is a less appealing option to take if you live in a rural area. However, a mobile connection that you can use if your fixed-line connection goes down is a very handy backup service.

Mix WiFi With Wired Connections

Most Australians use wireless devices to get on to the internet nowadays. Laptops, smartphones and tablets all commonly have WiFi capabilities, but this can put a home network under pressure if there are multiple users attempting to access the hub at the same time. Instead, use a blend of wired and wireless connections by installing data cabling in your home. Streaming services tend to run much better over a data, or Ethernet, cable because the speeds of data transfer are more rapid. Any commercial electrician can install computer cabling networks, which will be hidden away out of sight just like power cables are within the walls of your home. If you have a main computer that you use for work, then a hard wired connection to it from the home hub will improve your ability to both upload data to and download data from the web.