Quick Tip: Prep Your Home for Your Independence Day Bash
1. Check Your Connected Devices
Think about all the devices connected to your Windstream Wi-Fi and the activities they are trying to perform. To get the speed you need, cut back on the number of devices you have going at once — keep any smart technology in mind — and for those that you do keep on, limit high-usage activities, like streaming or online gaming. And remember that even though you may not be using a device, it can still use up your bandwidth by continuing to run certain applications or programs.
2. Find Your Modem Sweet Spot
Did you know that where you place your modem matters? Wireless signals still travel, so any physical barriers — like walls, metal, windows and even furniture — can impede the signal’s ability to travel. If you find that you are getting intermittent or no signal, try moving around your modem to different locations in your home. The best place may be the closest proximity to all of your devices, but don’t be afraid to move it temporarily closer to your outdoor area!
3. Get a Wi-Fi Extender
What are Wi-Fi extenders? They’re wired or wireless devices that can help boost Wi-Fi signals in parts of your home or office. The devices will pick up the wireless signal, repeat it and boost it in areas where your Kinetic Wi-Fi may be intermittent or nonexistent.