Moving? Don’t Forget About Your Home Network
The Importance of a Proper Network Connection So Your Home is Move-In Ready
Wireless internet at home is as necessary as power or running water. Your network must be correctly configured for the way you and your family live your lives. Not only can an improper network setup cause performance issues like limited signal range and intermittent connectivity, but it can also jeopardize the network's security and ultimately your privacy.
How to Get Your Home Network Set Up
With all of the stress that comes with moving or building a new home, setting up a home network may not be at the top of your priority list. However, when you move in, you'll want all your devices to operate and perform well right away. It’s important to consider your network set up before your closing or move in date, this can easily be overlooked.
You’ll also want to consider ensuring the privacy and protection of your wireless network, learn more details on wireless security here.
The most important step –
A couple weeks before your closing date, call your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to schedule an appointment to set up your service after closing! If you wait to contact your ISP until you move in, you could be waiting weeks for an appointment.
Your ISP provider can provide you with a modem/router for a monthly fee or you can choose to purchase your own modem/router combo. When looking for a modem/router combo you need to make sure that it is compatible with the service you will be using. Most manufacturers showcase this in the packaging and descriptions. This way you can avoid paying a monthly rental fee from your ISP for the equipment they install.
Looking for more tips on strengthening your wireless network? Find more information here!
Are you ready to set up your home network or do you feel like you need a little more assistance? Our team of experts will come out and ensure that your home network is set up and ready to use when you move in. Contact us, we’re always here to help!