As one of Toronto’s leading Managed IT Services and IT Support Services provider, we have noticed many companies asking “Why is my internet slow?”
Well many thing can affect a company’s internet connection and speed however we narrowed down to some simple ways to combat a slow Internet connection at your business.
So why is your business internet slow?
Wireless is a great tool by allowing mobility without the limitation of wires however there are many items that may cause interference to the wireless signal. Some very good examples of items that may cause signal weakness include wireless radio near power sources, microwave, cordless phone, security alarm, and other wireless devices which use the 2.4GHz band.
When you experience weak or drop offs on wireless, the best solution is to reposition the wireless router or the electronics causing the issue therefore reducing interference. Another options is to place your router higher up therefore increasing the broadcast range.
- Bandwidth Usage
Many times, companies share their wireless security key with employees. Many times without any knowledge from employees or the company, employees are using applications that are hogging the bandwidth. It is extremely important that companies are aware of these applications. Many applications take up resources especially video conferencing and streaming abilities. Torrent and gaming apps can also be responsible. It is best to make sure that these apps are not installed on your company computers.
Two of the biggest bandwidth hogs are YouTube and now Facebook thanks to the automatic videos playing. Many companies are now blocking services like YouTube, Facebook, and other services not for business use. Some companies are putting community systems in lunch rooms that are available for free browsing or limiting the use of such services.
This is nothing new, but as everyone knows, technology changes constantly. We do not recommend that you change hardware every time something new comes out however certain technologies should be retired after a certain amount of time. If your wireless networking equipment is old then it probably needs an upgrade.
There are many options when upgrading a wireless network such as new routers, access points, amplifiers, repeaters and many more options when upgrading the network.
Companies these days rely on technology. Some internet will not only slow down your business, it will also reduce employee productivity. We can help your business find ways to improve the Internet connection for maximized productivity and uptime.