From smart TVs to laptops to thermostats, the amount of smart devices in the average home or business today is increasing, due to advances in technology.
Upgrading to the latest gadgets is always exciting, but there’s one device in your home that should be replaced every 3 – 5 years, yet is often overlooked: your router.
As the technology that connects your devices to your Wi-Fi network, your router is working constantly to maintain strong signals throughout your space. However, every time you connect an additional device to the internet, your router may become overwhelmed if it is outdated.
Think of your router like a bridge: modern bridges have more lanes of traffic to accommodate the increased number of cars on the road. The newer your router, the more effective it is at connecting multiple gadgets to the internet, protecting your online data, and maximizing your internet speed.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of upgrading your internet router every few years.
3 Reasons to Upgrade Your Router
When watching your favorite TV show or playing your go-to video game, the last thing you want is a lag in the delivery of your content. While increasing your internet speed is the main solution for this issue, upgrading your router will further help prevent lag disruptions because new router models are equipped with advanced technology that maximizes bandwidth and enhances the user experience.
Stronger Wi-Fi Signals
Another benefit of having a new router is better internet coverage. Modern routers emit stronger signals that allow you to enjoy reliable Wi-Fi in every corner of your space. To further expand your Wi-Fi signal to places like your garage, shed, or barn, consider connecting mesh extenders to your router for broadband internet that reaches far and wide.
Like old computers, tablets, or other technology, outdated routers can collect more than dust – they’re also vulnerable to viruses, malware, and other cyberattacks. In addition to using common-sense safety practices when you’re online, replacing your router every few years and routinely installing updates to your equipment will further boost cybersecurity in your home or business.
Enjoy All of This and More with Managed Wi-Fi
Ready to upgrade your router and improve your overall internet experience? Sign up for our Managed Wi-Fi service! Through this monthly subscription, you’ll not only receive a complimentary router, stronger wireless signals, and 24/7 remote support; we also take care of regular router upgrades for you so you don’t have to worry about replacing them every few years.