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The Importance of Proper Design and Technology in Home Networking

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How to Get a High-Performance Home Network for All Your Connectivity Needs

Many homes - too many, in our opinion – rely on their internet provider for home networking equipment. Still others rely on consumer networking solutions, whether all-in-one router solutions or mesh network systems. Even when these systems might feature the latest technology like Wi-Fi 6, performance might still be left wanting, especially in larger Salt Lake City, UT homes. 

High-performance home networking will depend on several factors. While the latest technology helps, hardware and software quality and network design also play key roles in network performance, stability, and reliability. Let’s explore these in more detail below.

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How to Get Commercial Quality Wi-Fi in Your Home Network Installation

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Hint: It’s Not about Your Router

This blog is the third installment this month of our three-part series on home networks and connectivity. In the first, we discussed how popular consumer solutions like mesh networks and routers might not be the panacea that the marketing might imply. In the second part, we talked about our approach to connection speed and stability, particularly through the judiciousness of cabling and commercial-level components. 

In this last installment, we'll talk about Wi-Fi performance and how to maximize it in your Park City, UT home. Wi-Fi is the first thing practically anyone notices if it's slow, won't connect, or drops. Unlike some, we look at Wi-Fi as "last mile" connectivity. Not the last mile in terms of the internet connection into your home, but the last resort for connections. As we noted in the second part of this series, if it can be connected by cable, we do it. You'll get more stable connections, better speeds, and decrease the load on the devices that really need Wi-Fi, improving overall network performance. 

So, how do we do Wi-FI for home network installations? Keep reading below!

SEE ALSO: Home Networking Part 2: What Makes a Strong Home Network? 

Separate Components

If you are familiar with audio, you might know that audiophiles who demand high performance prefer separate components versus all-in-one systems. For example, it might be a separate phono amp for a turntable and separate preamp and amplifiers for a two-channel hi-fi setup. Typical home network solutions package everything into the router, including a switch for wired connections, Wi-Fi radios for wireless networking, and router and firewall software. Much like in audio, separating these components into better individual ones can yield higher performance. Also, similar to audio, you tend to find these separates as higher-end, pro-level equipment. 

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A Professional Approach to More Effective Networking Solutions for Your Home

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Getting the Speed and Stability You Need

This post is the second of three this month on networking solutions for your home. In the first, we discuss why the latest consumer DIY-type products may not live up to their promise for improved networking. It’s clear that your demand for connectivity will only increase, and perhaps more rapidly than ever, as so many functions in your Salt Lake City home get plugged into the internet.

In this post, we want to talk more about our approach to networking and connectivity solutions. In this seemingly wirelessly connected world, we focus quite a bit on wiring and cabling. Why? A good wired network forms a strong backbone for your connectivity infrastructure. Keep reading to learn more below!

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How to Boost Your Connectivity With a Network Installation Company

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Get the Network You Need for the Modern Connected Home

Current research shows that the average American home has 15-25 connected devices. It may not sound like a lot, but that number can represent a strain on your network. Chances are your Bountiful home is anything but average, and you have even more connected devices with computers, tablets, smart TVs, smart speakers, and much more. 

During the pandemic, home networks were more strained than ever. As families worked, learned, and were entertained at home with heavy reliance on internet connectivity, Utah homeowners gained a new appreciation for the importance of robust connectivity. 

What can you do to ensure your home connectivity is the best it can be? Working with a professional network installation company like Show and Tell AV is a great way to start. In the first of this three-part series, we’ll explain our approach to robust connectivity for homes. Stay with us by reading below!

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Home Networking Part 3: How to Keep Your Devices Running Smoothly


Our Remote Management Service Offers Proactive Support for Performance Issues

Now that you’ve read part one and part two of our home network blog series, where we discussed common home network hiccups and the building blocks of a strong home network, we’re moving on to the final chapter of this home network trilogy: the importance of remote management.

While a professionally designed and installed network creates a strong foundation for your connected home, even the smallest system issues can lead to big problems if you don’t have the networking solutions or know-how to resolve them quickly. Instead, our remote monitoring service allows us to keep eyes on your system to ensure everything is always running smoothly—so you don’t have to.

Read below to learn about our revolutionary OvrC remote monitoring service and how it helps you get the most out of your home technology.

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Home Networking Part 2: What Makes a Strong Home Network?


Work with a Network Installation Company for the Best Results

Recently, we started a three-part home network blog series to discuss the common pitfalls of unreliable network installations and the remedies to fix them. We launched this series by focusing on the tell-tale signs that suggest your network setup may need some help. In this blog, we’re turning to the solutions that make a home network fast, reliable, and secure for your connected lifestyle today and tomorrow.

As you read along, you’ll come to find that the answer to a strong home network doesn’t lie in DIY hacks. Instead, building a reliable network infrastructure that can support your growing connectivity needs involves the help of a professional home network installation company.

Read below to learn the key building blocks of a strong home network system and what to expect when you enlist the help of an expert like Show & Tell AV Solutions.

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Home Networking Part 1: Is Your Setup Meeting Your Needs?


If You Notice These Signs, It May Be Time for aUpgrade

We’ve all experienced internet connectivity woes in the home. When a webpage fails to load, or that familiar buffering icon interrupts your HBO movie, what do you do? Maybe you reset the router or reboot your TV or streamer and pray that does the trick. But eventually, the truth will out: It may be time to upgrade your current home network installation.

Your home network may also be opening the door to dangerous security threats, which is more critical now than ever as adults in Salt Lake City, UT, and surrounding areas transition to working from home. Security vulnerabilities don’t just put youat risk; they can harm your employees and business, too.

We’re starting this three-part home network blog series by discussing the tell-tale signs that suggest your current home network may need some help. Read along and take note of the woes that ring a bell.

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3 Trends in Home Technology to Watch This Year


These Picks Are Expected to Gain Serious Traction in 2021

With trends in home automation and control always on the move, we like to start the beginning of each year with educated predictions of what we believe will take the spotlight over the next 12 months. The pandemic undoubtedly shaped the wants and needs of smart homeowners in 2020, and we don’t expect those opportunities to shift course very much as we enter 2021.

With that said, we believe this year’s home technology trends may already be here. These categories sat on the fringes in 2020, and we expect them to continue their momentum in the coming months to accommodate the wants and needs of homeowners who are figuring out new ways of living well amid the effects of an unprecedented pandemic. Learn about these fast-growing trends below.

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Is Your Home Network Keeping Pace with Today’s Demands?


With the Current Importance of Staying Connected at Home, Your Network is More Critical Than Ever

Our world is hyper-connected, and the current health crisis has demonstrated that acutely. We have come to depend on always-on connectivity, whether from smartphones, smart home devices, for audio and video entertainment, and much more.

In the current health crisis, many people are at home doing more than ever - work, school, staying in touch through video, and relying more on home-based entertainment options. With all that happening all day with multiple family members, many home networks are stretched to their limits.

Fortunately, there are things you can do to ensure your family has the connectivity it needs for all your activities. Show and Tell AV offers home network installation services in the Salt Lake City area and throughout Utah with professional-grade equipment and software tools to keep you connected through this period and well beyond. Keep reading to learn more.

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