So, the following scenario probably just happened, and you need to know how to get faster wifi. And, you probably realise you need to get more ‘technically organised’ around the home too!
The home front scenario
You and your spouse were thrown into full-time, home-based working, which meant linking your phones, laptops and tablets to the WiFi, all at the same time. Also, the kids (and you) were suddenly plunged into home-based learning, which saw them trying to keep up with the school timetable, multiple app logins and daily teacher-meetings.
Soon, all family members were filling each day with Zoom meetings and calls (and Netflix!) day after day, month after month. This extra squeeze that we all experienced demanded a lot of extra juice from our home WiFi connections.
Almost immediately, the problems surfaced. Some of these will likely sound familiar:
- Laggy internet speeds as everyone hooked up multiple devices to the WiFi at the same time.
- Patchy connections, depending on which corner housed your impromptu home-office nest.
- Slow-loading pages, as your kids streamed videos while you sat on a Zoom call with relatives.
- Dropped connections when you tried to screen-share your presentations with co-workers, while the rest of the family enjoyed video games.
Most of our homes simply weren’t wired sufficiently to handle the sudden extra demands in connectivity and coverage.
Fortunately, there’s a solid IT solution that will save our sanity by keeping all the family connected, entertained and happy, from all corners of the home.
A faster wifi router to save the day
Welcome Linksys’s latest router, the Velop MX5300 WiFi 6 mesh router. With WiFi 6 technology, this powerful piece of hardware delivers four times as much speed, an extended WiFi range, and four times the WiFi capacity to keep both you and the children happy.
The WiFi 6 router can cover up to 3,000 square feet in connection coverage, so you can wave goodbye to any patchy connections in your home. Phew.
The router can also support as many as 50 devices simultaneously, easily handling the demands of home-based learning, working from home, gaming and video streaming, with fast and reliable connection at all times. It’s a win-win for everyone from the youngest learner to the busiest working parent.
Those who are looking for extra coverage can add a Velop Mesh WiFi node anywhere in the home, since the MX5300 is seamlessly compatible with other products from the Linksys mesh WiFi family.
Fast data transfer speed
If you or your kids frequently upload video from your cameras to your laptops or desktop computers, you should consider including a Thunderbolt 3 Dock Pro in your setup. This device, which Belkin recently added to its award-winning product line, allows you to enjoy faster data transfer speeds – for the tech-minded readers, we’re talking about 40Gbps, with an impressive 8K resolution at 30Hz on single screens, and 4K resolution at 60Hz for dual screens. You can also connect numerous devices for easy organisation.
Do different family members have different computer models? Does someone need a wired internet connection? Do you all have a handful of memory sticks that need to be connected at various times during the day? No problem, the Thunderbolt 3 Dock Pro has you covered with its range of ports below:
- USB-A 3.0 ports
- USB-A 3.1 port
- USB-C 3.1 port
- Thunderbolt 3 ports
- SD card
- Display port
- Gb Ethernet
Compatibility issues aren’t a thing, either, since the device works with a wide range of products including Mac, iOS, Windows and Android devices, as well as:
- iPad Pro (2018 model and above)
- Android mobile models (Samsung S10/ S20/ Note 10)
- Microsoft Surface models
If all that isn’t enough, the clever folk behind the Thunderbolt Dock Pro have even designed one handy cable to house all your loose-end wiring. So, you can kiss goodbye to messy cables.
Powering up the safe way
The third component of your new and improved (and faster WiFi) setup in the home should be the Belkin Surge Protector. This is a great solution for families working together at the dinner table, or for those needing access to power for multiple devices.
The multi-plug surge-protected socket comes in 4-port, 6-port and 8-port options, for every usage scenario. It has in-built safety shutters (over live and neutral ports) to help protect everyone from electrical accidents – a great feature to keep the family safe, particularly kids with inquisitive fingers.
To ensure an easy and clutter-free cable management, Belkin has even considered home-aesthetics with their spoiler cable system. So, no more tangled wires ruining your home décor theme.
Grab these latest products to help future-proof your family and ensure everyone remains happily connected with faster WiFi. For Expat Living readers, Linksys and Belkin ar
- Additional $5 off promotion when purchasing the Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock Pro on Belkin LazMall now.
- Additional $5 off* when purchasing two packs of Velop WiFi 6 Mesh system (MX10600) on Hachi.Tech now. Redeem with coupon code EXPAT5OFF
*Promotions based on first-come-first-serve basis, while stocks last.
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