What is the difference between 2.4Ghz vs 5Ghz?

Often when connecting to a Wi-Fi network you see 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz listed. The 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz are different radio frequencies in Wi-Fi. The 2.4Ghz  is typically a longer radio frequency that can cover a larger area reaching through walls and ceilings. However, it is...

Summer Travel and Wi-Fi

Getting ready for vacation? Remember when traveling and using Wi-Fi hotspots, never assume they are safe. Most Wi-Fi hotspots don’t encrypt the information you send over the Internet and aren’t secure. Protected sites are indicated by https before the web...

Upload and Download…What is the difference?

When talking about Internet speeds…what is the difference between upload and download? Anytime you are pulling content from the Internet, such as receiving emails, or streaming a service like Netflix, Hulu or YouTube…you are using download. When you push...

Cyber Monday Shopping Tips

  Cyber Monday deals are hard to resist…especially when it means you can save money, and check items off your shopping list. Here are just a few tips to remember when shopping online: Make sure your home computer’s anti-virus, and malware software are...

Tech Tip: The Power of Restarting

These simple steps may help fix most of your devices problems.  Restart your devices – Like us, our devices need to be refreshed from time to time. When you think about it, they are running 24/7. Turn your device off for 30 seconds and then turn it back on. If...

Having Wi-Fi Problems? Make Sure Your Router Is Up To Date!

Smart phones, tablets, and laptops are designed to be used wirelessly, and the only way to get online with them is by connecting them to the device that provides the Wi-Fi signal in your home. This device is called a router, but you might also hear it referred to as a...