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We have wireless but our Internet keeps dropping, why?

What we have found that in almost every situation where people are having problems, they are dealing with WiFi issues and WiFi interference and/or routers and or devices that can't handle the noisy wireless environment or can't deliver the faster speeds of the actual Internet connection. We don't have any control over the wireless environment in your apartment or building.

 Wireless (WiFi) in apartment complexes is a difficult and challenging wireless environment due to so many wireless devices operating in an unlicensed frequency creating wireless interference. But we know and are sure you do as well how important solid Internet service is for your life and for your school work. You are spending a lot of money for your education and you want to make sure that your router and your wireless are not your bottleneck. That is why we recommend that you get one of the best routers available (see information on Routers below), and/or plug in directly to your router with your computer via Ethernet whenever possible.

Here are two good articles that talk about how to determine whether a problem is with your ISP (getwireless.net), your router or a wireless issue and how to best deal or mitigate the wireless issues:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wifi-speed-drop-fix/

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-things-that-might-be-slowing-down-your-home-network/

Another reason that you can see slow downs on your wireless network during peak/busy periods is because there is a lot more interference from other nearby users and devices also using wireless at those same times. So by using some of the tips from the articles above to optimize your wireless network you can help mitigate those issues.

Obviously plugging in wired to your router or your Ethernet port will provide the best connectivity, but we are aware that this is not always an option.

While we can't solve WiFi interference issues, if you are having a problem when connecting hardwired directly through the modem that we provided, please contact us and open a trouble ticket so we can get your issue resolved as quickly as possible. If you are having an issue with your WiFi / Wireless the best avenue is to typically contact the wireless router manufacturer.

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