Category: FAQ

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Your Guide to CenturyLink Installation

by | May 23, 2019 | Brand Guides, Equipment Guides, FAQ

If you’re shopping for a new Internet Service Provider (ISP), you’re probably wondering about the installation...

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Best Gigabit Ethernet Switches

by | Jun 20, 2018 | Equipment Guides, FAQ, Technology

Ethernet switches are essentially a way to create more wired connections for your home network, while routers connect your home to the main internet network. The top 4 gigabit ethernet switches to boost your internet are:
NETGEAR Nighthawk S8000
TP-Link 24-Port
TP-Link 8-Port
TP-Link 5-Port

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Switching internet service providers

Switching Internet Service Providers

by | Jun 18, 2018 | Brand Guides, FAQ

Step 1: Understand your internet needs and why you want to switch services
Step 2: Find the costs of canceling your current internet service
Step 3: Find the other Internet Service Providers in your area
Step 4: Pick a provider that matches your needs
Step 5: Call your current ISP
Step 6: Order your new service and schedule an installation date
Step 7: Cancel your old internet service

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Why does my internet slow down at night?

by | Jun 4, 2018 | FAQ, Featured, Internet Speed Guides

Nightly traffic on your ISP’s network may cause a data backup in your modem or router, which slows down your home Wi-Fi network. Another possible explanation is that your household may be attempting to use more data than your equipment can handle.

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Best High-Speed Internet Routers for Online Gaming

by | Apr 11, 2018 | Equipment Guides, FAQ

When it comes to online gaming, there’s no time for ping, lag, or jitter. Gamers require instantaneous optimal performance to stay alive and support their teammates. Look no further to find out the best routers for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 (PS4).

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The 5 Best Routers for Your Business

by | Feb 7, 2018 | Equipment Guides, FAQ, Featured

As your office size and network usage expands—and data and information become more critical and sensitive—network needs change. At that point, you should probably opt for a router system with more business-oriented features. Here are the top routers for your business.

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What is the difference between satellite, DSL, cable, and fiber internet?

by | Nov 22, 2017 | FAQ, Internet Speed Guides, Technology

Whether it’s cable, DSL, fiber, or satellite, each type of service comes with its own pros and cons. Cable internet and DSL are easy to find but may have low bandwidth; fiber internet is very fast but rare and expensive; and satellite internet is everywhere but notorious for lag.

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How Much Speed Do I Need to Stream Music?

by | Nov 20, 2017 | FAQ, Internet Speed Guides, Streaming Guides

Streaming music doesn’t require much bandwidth—almost all current internet speeds are more than fast enough to...

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What is a Backhaul?

by | Oct 15, 2017 | FAQ, Internet Speed Guides

When it comes to wireless internet access, you hear the term backhaul a lot.  Supposedly a…

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How Much Speed Do I Need to Stream Video?

by | Aug 21, 2017 | FAQ, Internet Speed Guides, Streaming Guides

How much internet speed you need to stream: Netflix | Apple TV | Hulu | Amazon Video | YouTube | Sling™ TV | PlayStation™ Vue | HBO GO | SHOWTIME® Streaming Service | STARZ OBSESSABLE | DIRECTV NOW | VUDU | Crackle | CinemaNow | Acorn TV

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How to Log In to Your Router

by | Aug 3, 2017 | Equipment Guides, FAQ

1. Once you know your router’s IP address, you can easily access your router. 2. Open your web browser and type your IP address into the address bar. It will look something like the following: http://123.456.789.123

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6 Ways to Help Avoid Data Overage Charges

by | Jul 10, 2017 | FAQ

1. Check your Plan
2. Data Overage May Be Good
3. Reduce Your Data Usage
4. Use Wi-Fi
5. Roaming
6. Monitoring

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