Let’s face it; we can’t imagine a life without the Internet. Our daily routines have been intertwined with the online universe, where each of our activities have some sort of network capability, facility or requirement. With involvement in communication, commerce and even education nowadays, the Internet has become a utility that is as important as gas, electricity and water.

A homeowner should invest in a dedicated network system so as to be connected with the outside world. Even though wireless networking is the norm, it is wise to do a bit of research into a wired system running throughout the house. This article acts as a guide for anyone looking to enhance the Internet surfing experience in their home, either by making it faster or making it more secure.

Install your Internet from a reliable ISP

There are multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Pakistan, so choosing one can be quite difficult, especially considering preferences and the company’s installation and pricing policies. It’s possible that the ISP of your choice cannot provide the service in your location, so it is wise to do prior research to find the one that not only suits your needs, but is also budget-friendly.

There are multiple options when it comes to the Internet, from an established company like PTCL to up-and-coming, less known corporations like Stormfiber. You can find out more about ISPs in Pakistan by clicking on this link.

Place the main router at the right location

The placement of the router responsible for distributing your Internet, either wired or wirelessly, is all about three things; location, location and location. You cannot just put your router in just one corner of some room and expect the signals to cover your entire household. An optimum location would be near the center of your household, elevated from the floor so its signal radius encompasses the large majority of your living space. Here’s a litmus test to check your router strength; if your mobile device can still catch Wi-Fi signals even 10 footsteps away from the front door of the house, you router is working perfectly.

Check for obstructions

Not many people know this, but the Wi-Fi signals from can be partially absorbed or even completely blocked by various obstacles and objects, such as electric wires, and even the walls of your very house. As mentioned above, the router should be place at an optimum location, preferably in an open space. Regardless, you should use the Internet through a direct connection via Ethernet cable whenever possible, this reduces the chances of any random interference or disconnection.

If you wish, you can extend the signal radius of the router (not strength, which is dependent on the router itself) by placing one or two range extenders at various areas in your house. By connecting these with the router, extenders can significantly expand the signal coverage, allowing to use your wireless Internet with minimal lag and disconnections if at all. It is also equally wise to not connect too many devices to the router at once as they put a strain on the Internet speed.

You can easily find one for purchase on daraz.pk. If you wish, you can click this link to be directly sent to a listing.

Secure your services

With the Internet came the digital age, which gave unscrupulous people new techniques and materials to embezzle. While it is highly unlikely for your home network to get hacked, it is still important to heighten the security surrounding your Internet. When first setting up, make sure to use a password that is easy to remember but not too obvious to crack; for example, phone numbers are fine as long as you add in a couple other characters and/or symbols. Be wary of who you share your Internet to. Be careful of which websites you open and don’t open any random links that you come across.

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