Five easy tips to improve working from home networks


Home working: Extend the internet router

“Connecting iPads, laptops, streaming TV’s and Zoom calls are now more common than ever,” says Paul Routledge, country manager, UK&I D-link. “Whilst your network begins to struggle, everyone has forgotten that the router your ISP gave you five years ago hasn’t kept up with any developments in wireless technology.”

In an office, the network administrator would set up Wireless Access Points to ensure there is a strong enough wireless signal wherever connectivity is needed.

In the home, people tend to use wireless extenders or, as in the previous slide, Powerline Ethernet can incorporate a wireless extender. This enables the Powerline Ethernet to reach areas of the home where Wi-Fi is weak, and then boost the Wi-Fi signal.

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