Tips for 5G Connectivity

Tips for 5G Connectivity
Friday, 9 February 2024

So, you’ve decided that you want to choose to connect with 5G. You are about to embark on a journey into the future of super fast internet, low latency, and simply more streaming from multiple devices at the same time. Since 5G works differently to other internet networks such as fibre, the process of getting connected and staying connected will be different. 

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We have put together our best tips for getting connected to 5G and enjoying interruption-free streaming. 

What is 5G?

Make Sure You have 5G Coverage

While 5G broadband networks and infrastructure are still rolling out across the country, not everyone will have access to 5G coverage. So, before deciding on a plan, make sure your home has access to 5G coverage. 5G towers will usually be close to your home.

Choose the Right Plan

No two plans are the same. Each provider will try and hook you with their respective deals and freebies. But make sure you compare all the plans available to you side-by-side, with free tools like Broadband Compare, to make sure you are making a fully informed decision about which to invest in. Your household has unique needs and interests, and that may differ from your friend’s. So make sure you choose a plan that fits your needs.

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Choose the Right Spot

Position your 5G modem in the right spot. They typically work best when they are centred in the home and away from walls and floors. It doesn’t have to be fixed to the point where broadband connects, but it just needs a power outlet!

Reach All Corners of the House

Optimise and expand your connection by using a mesh WiFi system to ensure wifi connection reaches all the corners of your home. Make sure that each room, and each point of the room is geared to deliver the best streaming and connection experience possible. Mesh wifi systems work with your modem to deliver wifi to more devices across a larger space.

Update it and Establish Security

Your modem will “ask” for updates every now and then. Make sure you keep them updated regularly and consider using multifactor authentication to ensure your networks security and safety.

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