Mobile work has been trending in the US for years, but with the onslaught of the COVID-19 epidemic, remote work is very quickly becoming the standard for a large percentage of the American workforce. Whether working for a large corporation with enterprise-level single sign-on and secure VPN, or a small business with only a handful of employees, we are all subject to some of the same issues with connectivity at home.
Questions we’re seeing pop up everywhere include:
• Why is my internet so slow?
• Why does my VPN connection keep dropping?
• Why do my Zoom calls drop?
• Why won’t my email load?
• How can I speed up my home WiFi?
• Do I need more access points in my house?
Your home internet package is certainly the primary source of issues with network speed and connectivity, but there are a lot of other factors that can come into play. We’ve created the below guide to be a quick reference on how you can optimize your work-from-home environment to maximize network efficiency, covering everything from your equipment to your environment, including how to test your speed and compare to the plan you’re paying for.
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