What To Consider When Installing Your Home Internet Service


Are you having Internet service installed at your home? If so, there are a lot of things that need to be considered to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Here are some things to think about prior to the installation.

Connection Speed

There are a variety of different connection speeds you can pick from when selecting a home Internet service. While you should be able to upgrade if your needs change over time, you probably want to make the right decision from the start. Look at what the upload and download speed options are and if they work for what you are trying to do. You may discover that you need a high-speed connection to support a household that does a lot of video streaming while you work from home, and the most basic plan might not cut it.


You'll have the option to rent or purchase your modem, with the latter providing some significant cost savings over time. However, you do not want to buy a modem that doesn't work for your Internet connection. If you are going to have a 1 gigabit Internet connection, you'll need a modem that is DOCSIS 3.1 compatible. If not, you could end up subscribing to a service that offers speeds that you will never be able to get. 


You likely need a wireless router for your home Internet setup, so it is important that you have the right one. If you are worried about having dead spots in your home where the WiFi Internet connection is not good, consider upgrading to a mesh wireless network. This uses a system of WiFi beacons to repeat the signal throughout your home so that you don't depend on a single WiFi point. Best of all, it is seamless to go between beacons, so you won't have any interruption in your Internet connection.

Wired Connections

While it is easy to connect everything to your WiFi router, you may want some devices with a hardwired Internet connection. This may include a desktop computer where download speeds are critical or a gaming system where you want to reduce your latency to give you a slight edge. Plan to purchase an Ethernet switch so that you can plug all your Ethernet-enabled devices into the switch and split off the Internet connection from your router. 

Why use an Ethernet switch? You can run a single Ethernet cable to a home entertainment center and then run each hardwired device into the switch. This will save you from having to run multiple long runs of Ethernet cable all the way to where your router is located. 

To learn more, contact a company that offers Internet installation services.


12 June 2020

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