Top tips for banishing the lockdown broadband blues – Grampian Online

WHILE some kids are due to back to school soon, many will still be relying on homeschooling.

If you're broadband is holding you pack, it may be time to look at your options.
If you’re broadband is holding you pack, it may be time to look at your options.

With more people working and studying at home, reliance on broadband connections has never been greater, so unsurprisingly there has been an 83 per cent increase in online searches for ‘test my broadband speed’ according to a recent Uswitch.com survey.

A third (35 per cent) of homeschooling families suffered with broadband problems as parents identified slow speed (21 per cent), poor connection (19 per cent) and the internet crashing (17 per cent) as the three main issues with their wi-fi while homeschooling.

Whether it is for homeschooling, online courses or working, an increase in the number of devices connected to your home broadband is inevitable.

So, here are some tips you can follow to ensure your broadband is up for all the Zoom classes, virtual lectures and team meetings.

Uswitch’s five quick fixes for router problems:

Reboot your router – The classic ‘unplug it, leave it 30 seconds and plug it back in’.

Location, location, location – If your router is located further away than it needs to be, try moving it to the room you’re most active in
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