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Scott Nason - Director of Technology

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Technology tips for internet at home

With many of our students and staff working at home during this emergency, it is a good time for Technology to pass on some tips to make your Internet connections successful. Keep in mind that your school has a very fast Internet connection compared to homes. So your connection at home will be slower than at school. Also, the school uses enterprise-class wifi routers that will support many users at the same time. Home routers can support several users, but will be slower.

So, what can you do to make your home Internet experience successful?

1. Take the time to locate the wireless router in your home. The closer you are to it the better (and faster) your connection will be. Being in the same room is much better than being across the house.

2. Keep the number of tabs that you have in Chrome to a minimum. A few tabs is OK, but more than 5 or 6 will slow your computer down.

3. Many students like to listen to tunes while they do their work. But those tunes come to you over your internet connection. If each person is listening to tunes (or watching streaming TV, like Netflix or Hulu), the slower your Internet will seem.

4. It is a good practice to restart your computer every week.

We hope that you have a good Internet experience while you are working