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Why do I need a professional to set up my home network?

As a homeowner, there are three options available to you when you’re switching to or setting up a new home network. The first option is to set up the home network yourself, which can be a tricky process if you don’t know what you’re doing. The second option is to arrange for a representative of your internet provider to set it up for you, but this also has its drawbacks. For example, due to time constraints, they may not install the home network in the most effective way, meaning you miss out on high-quality performance.

The third option is to hire an independent IT professional. At Computerman IT, we believe this is the best option. To explain why, our professionals have created this short guide.

Ensure that your network connection reaches all corners of your house

There’s nothing worse than setting up your new network to realise that it doesn’t provide all areas of your house with a consistent WiFi connection. To avoid your children’s groaning that the WiFi has gone off in their rooms again, experts like us at Computerman IT will use their years of experience to determine the most convenient location for your new network. While this should give each room access to WiFi, remember that the best way to ensure this is to choose a network with sufficient bandwidth.

Syncing all devices to your new network

One of the major hassles of setting up a new network is making sure that all of your devices are synced up to it. Whether this is your TV, smartphone, or tablet, it can be a tricky and arduous process if you don’t know how to do it. Our experts, on the other hand, will set up each device in no time at all. They can also talk you through how to set up an effective, childproof password, whilst also testing the strength of your connection to check for any weak spots.

Often, representatives from your chosen network provider will have other installation appointments on the same day as yours, so you’re unlikely to get the same level of care and attention from them.

For more information on setting up wired networks, contact us at Computerman IT today. We’re more than happy to discuss any of our IT services with you in more detail.