Many of us received new toys over the holidays, whether they were a gift from a family member, or a bargain buy on Boxing Day.
If you’ve added a host of new technology to your household, you may want to consider how to ready your Internet connection for the change.
For example, if your family has a new iPad that is being used to stream Netflix, or a new gaming system that is doing background downloads, you might be using more data and bandwidth than you were before.
Consider a larger package
Your old Silo package may have been enough for your family in the past, but with those new gadgets, you might need more data or faster speeds.
Click here to browse Silo’s package options.
Upgrade your WiFi network
If you’ve noticed that your router requires rebooting often, it might be time to consider a better model. Silo can help with that! We offer customers a commercial-grade router that is updated on an ongoing basis. We call this service “Managed Home WiFi” and it even includes full router replacement in case anything was to happen to it. One of our customers talks about her experience with the Silo router here.
We recommend placing your router centrally in your home, but if the Internet still isn’t reaching the more remote corners of the house, we also have range extenders that connect to the router and fill the gaps. You can find more information about Silo’s Managed Home WiFi service here.
Connect your gadget directly to your router
Now that you’ve upgraded your WiFi network, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve plugged any gadgets you can directly into your router. By connecting heavy Internet users like your new gaming system directly using an ethernet cable you can ensure that you’re getting the strongest Internet connection possible to avoid any possible lagging!
Keep your devices secure
To keep your new device working at its best, you should always make sure your passwords are strong, your security preferences correct and that you have up-to-date anti-virus software.
Lastly, remember to never download apps and games from untrustworthy websites, or open strange emails or URLs.