With the introduction of COVID-19 into our daily lives, many more people are working from home, doing schoolwork over the Internet, and just plain spending more time online. An updated wireless router can make a significant improvement in the performance of all these connected devices.
When considering a new router for your home there are a few features to consider.
- Capacity: What kinds of devices are you running off your router? How many devices is your household using at one time? Are you gaming or just checking emails and browsing the web? Avoid frustrating pauses and buffering by making sure you have a router with enough capacity to handle your needs.
- Broadcasting frequencies: Look for a router that is at least dual band if not more. Dual-band or tri-band routers emit their wireless signal on a much higher frequency than a single-band router, making them faster and reducing congestion. If you are connecting smart home devices, using Full HD or 4K streaming, you need a dual-band or tri-band wireless router.
- Mesh Wi-Fi: Mesh Wi-Fi has gained popularity in recent years. They are similar to a Wi-Fi extender in that there are multiple units to place around the home. However, Mesh Wi-Fi is actually meant to replace the Wi-Fi router in your home, creating a whole new Wi-Fi network, reaching out into the “dead” spaces in the home and providing better coverage in areas that may have been problematic in the past.
- Home Wi-Fi: Nuvera’s modems feature built-in wireless Internet that is available for a low monthly charge. Since there are no other components involved in your Internet connection, like an additional router, it will be easier to troubleshoot your Internet if an issue does arise. Home Wi-Fi is not available in Prior Lake at this time.
If you are particularly tech-savvy, many new routers and Mesh Wi-Fi systems can be managed through smart-phone apps also, which makes it easy to change settings and monitor how your network is performing.
Although Nuvera TechTrends and all our lobbies are closed to walk-ins at the moment, due to COVID-19, our call center is open, and associates are available by phone at 1.844.354.4111 or online chat. 24/7 emergency support is also available at this number.
Our associates can talk you through any buffering or spotty Wi-Fi connection issues you may be having and help you determine if a new router is the answer to your problem. Touch-free purchase options for wireless routers may be available.