6. Upgraded Router or Wireless Access Points:
Lastly, with the increase in digital dependency remote or hybrid learning requires, considering an upgrade to your home’s Wi-Fi network might save you from future headaches. (Connectivity issues are never fun, but they are worse around a deadline or due date.) Depending on the size and layout of your home, the needs to ensure a strong network will vary slightly. Checking the age and capacity of your existing router is a good starting point no matter what your space is like, making sure it is a dual-band device using the current Wi-Fi standard, and has the power necessary for solid coverage. It is also worth noting that some newer options, like this router
from Luxul, include Router Limits
by bark, which helps parents manage a child’s online usage – a great feature for safer screen time during distance learning. Now, for larger homes, homes with additions, or those just needing to support a lot of simultaneous traffic, even a high-performance router might not be enough on its own. In that case, adding an access point
or two can strategically expand your network for better coverage to any nook or corner a kid might find for a quiet place to study. That way all schoolwork, as well as any work-work or other digital need, is guaranteed a quality connection without interruption.