The festive season has arrived! We need to keep the kids entertained while they are on holiday. You may need to schedule a lot of outings, prepare new and unique meals, go shopping, plan a staycation, and so on. You must be well prepared for anything, and one of the most important things to consider is your broadband. Here are some tips for getting your internet ready for a stress-free Christmas.
Upgrade your broadband connection speeds
As a result of the kids being home from school and almost certainly spending more time online, your internet will slow. Furthermore, if you’re watching a movie marathon or have multiple devices connected to your wifi, or if you have relatives visiting for an extended period, your home network’s speeds will undoubtedly slow down, putting pressure on you to fix it!
If you’re a Lightnet customer, you can upgrade your internet speeds quickly and easily to meet the increased demand in your home. Visit our fibre broadband page to know more about the plans. You can contact our support and we will be happy to help.
Extend your Wi-Fi with Mesh
If you have guests staying with you, or if your children have friends over, a single Wi-Fi network isn’t always enough. In some rooms, reception may be slower or experience dropouts. Multiple devices generate multiple Wi-Fi networks, which are combined to form a single, meshed network in mesh networking.
The entire Wi-Fi network has a single name and password, which is convenient. Mesh allows you to surf, stream, game, and more at high speeds, reaching even the most remote corners of your home, apartment, or office.
Visit our fritz page to know more.
Download your favourite movies, TV shows, games before you travel
Wherever you go, you’ll almost certainly spend a significant amount of time on public transportation. Long-distance travel is a chore for kids and adults, so make sure you have enough entertainment to keep you occupied. Many TV episodes and movies may be downloaded to your devices and watched offline if you have a membership in any of the OTT apps like Netflix or Amazon Prime.
There are, of course, a plethora of games available for download that the whole family can play on a long car trip. Make sure you don’t leave all of your downloading till the last minute, resist the urge to watch the shows or play the games you’ve planned for your vacation, and bring additional backup battery packs for all of your gadgets.
Unplug the router
It’s a good idea to unplug your router before you leave if you’re going on vacation. For starters, if your internet is turned off, no one can hack you. You could see a minor reduction in your electricity cost as well, but most current routers use very little power. Another reason to unplug your Wi-Fi router before going on vacation is to prevent it from overheating.
If you’re using an older router, it may overheat and possibly shut down or catch fire. This is usually caused by clogged or obstructed air vents, and it’s even worse if you have an older router. Although a random burst of flames from your router is unlikely, overheating might result in Wi-Fi performance concerns or router damages.
Purchase additional data
You can top up your internet data whenever you want if you believe you’ll run out. It’s always helpful to have more data, especially over the holidays when everyone will be at home and spending more time online.
Please visit our data top-up page and review the plans to purchase an add-on. Purchase a top-up and do more of what you love with Lightnet.
Prepare your Internet and Enjoy your Holidays!