Chat with us, powered by LiveChat
Behind the Scenes: How Home Networking Impacts Your System

Behind the Scenes: How Home Networking Impacts Your System

Set Up Your Smart System for Success   Smart technology is a brilliant addition to your home. It adds convenience to your life, allows you to adjust the mood of a room with just a few taps, and can make your home safer. In order to fully see all of these benefits, though, one piece of your system cannot be overlooked: proper home networking. It’s the key that allows your devices and systems to all perform at their best. In this blog, we’ll discuss the importance of home networking to keep your system (and your house) running smoothly. See Also: Is Your Network Harming Smart Home Performance?   To understand why a home network is so important, let’s dive further into its different elements.   Bandwidth Think of bandwidth as a highway. Nobody likes sitting in traffic, which is something that we’re reminded of every time we venture into Chicago from our Naperville office. The more lanes available on a road, the less likely that traffic will become congested. Just like a highway, your home network’s bandwidth should have enough “lanes” to handle all of the activity amongst your technology. So which devices and activities use bandwidth in your network? A few examples include: Surveillance cameras Streaming videos and music — on mobile devices, computers, or multiple TVs throughout the home Playing video games Accessing the internet to search the web Controlling your technology so that it all works in sync So, let’s say that in your family, one person is watching the big game in the media room. Someone else is streaming music while doing his or her...