How to Optimize your Home Network

Tools for Speed Optimization

Did you know you can fully optimize your speed from Greenlight through a wired connection? A direct connection between your devices and ONT or router can provide you with faster and more consistent speeds, as well as enhanced reliability while driving down latency or “buffering”. To take full advantage of your internet speeds it is required to have a router and device that supports Gigabit (1000Mbps) ethernet and a Cat5e ethernet cable.

Start Optimizing Your Home Network By Testing Your Speed Below

Where to place your router
  • At least 10 feet from other Wi-Fi network or transmitting devices such as Bluetooth adapters, cordless phones, microwave ovens, baby monitors, or even the thin metal layer found in most mirrors to avoid potential interference
  • Away from any large metal objects, heat sources, moisture, excessive dust, or extreme cold
  • As close to the center of your home network area as possible, especially if you have a large area to cover or thick/dense walls
  • Position the devices connected to your network so the signals will go straight through a wall rather than at an angle. If the signals hit a wall at an angle, the signals appear much larger and decreases its strength.
  • Keep the number of walls and ceilings between your router and the other devices on your network to a minimum.
  • Place the router near a window if you want to access the network outside.
Reset your ONT (modem) and router.

Yes, we know you have heard this before! Believe it or not, it will solve most network issues. Resetting your device can help alleviate some network issues by cleaning up old data and re-provisioning your modem configuration from your internet service provider.

Run virus and malware scans regularly

Your devices may have introduced dangerous programs which can greatly reduce the speed of your connection.

Upgrade your devices

If your devices are slow, it doesn’t matter how fast your internet connection is. You can only access the internet at the rate in which your devices allow, regardless of internet speed. Please ensure your router’s firmware is up to date.

Close or uninstall any unneeded apps

You may have unused and unnecessary programs that are taking up bandwidth. Uninstalling them can help improve the bandwidth which your browser can access.

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