By now, many of us have gotten used to working from home; in fact, you may even be enjoying spending your office hours at home. However, if you’re still relying on slow, outdated home internet to get the job done, it’s time for an upgrade. Relatively easy and inexpensive, setting up internet wiring in house can be a huge benefit to your productivity, not to mention your sanity.
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Wiring Your Home: Start with a Plan
The best way to start upgrading your internet is by solidifying a plan. Ask yourself the following questions to determine which requirements you would like your upgraded system to meet.
Which Rooms Need to Be Wired?
Begin by determining which rooms you’d like to be wired. Whether you have a home office or work from your living room couch, it’s important to know where you need the most capability and greatest speeds.
This is also a great time to consider where else you’d like to implement faster, direct internet wiring in your home. Bedrooms, living rooms, and even kitchens are all great locations to create a well wired network.
How Many Ports Do You Need?
Laptops, desktops, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, TV’s and more: there are probably many devices you would like logged in to your internet network. For each device, you’ll need a connecting port. Luckily, once you run one wire, it is a straightforward process to run more and provide more flexibility in terms of location and usability.
What Network Speed Do You Need?
The simple answer to this question remains highly dependent on the type of work you do. If you’re on video conferences all day, downloading or uploading large amounts of data, or even doing some sort of website design, you’ll likely want the fastest internet speeds.
What Types of Cables, Switches, and Routers Are Best?
The switch or router you use will directly impact the final speed of your connection. Typically, a 10mbps switch is enough to cover average needs, but we recommend using a much more powerful gigabit switch if you’ll be doing anything large over the network.
That gigabit switch can connect multiple devices like computers, servers, and gaming systems to a Local Area Network (LAN). It also allows you to connect TVs and other devices directly to internet without relying on comparatively weaker Wi-Fi signals.
When it comes to the type of cable you use, there are several different options to select from. Standard Cat 5 ethernet cables are rated to deliver up to 100Mbps, which will likely give your standard home office plenty of power. However, if your demand for internet is higher than most, consider Cat 5e cables or higher.
Boosting Internet Wiring in House with The Loop Technologies
Ready to upgrade your home office capabilities and make working from home better than ever? At The Loop Technologies, we are driven by a desire to give you the exact solution you’re looking for.
Are you looking to get started on your smart home automation or wiring project today? We are ready to help! Contact us at (208) 938-2302 or via our new project form online to get started.