Improve Your Internet Speed for Working at Home

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New to Working Remotely from Home in Croydon?

The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns meant that millions of us started working from home. For some, that posed no problem, however, as you are reading this, we assume that you are one of many people in Croydon who need to improve your internet speed to be able to work from home efficiently.

Before you do anything, call us on 07956 523316 now for a free, no-obligation chat about how we can help you to improve the speed of your internet connection for working from your Croydon home.

Reasons Why your Internet is Too Slow for home working

One key problem is the amount of traffic using the Internet at the same time via a given provider. Most providers claim to have the capacity to cope but in reality, it only takes one slow connection in an Internet service provider’s (ISP) network to cause problems.

This is out of your control, so the best you can do is to hope the ISP will solve the problem as fast as possible. Alternatively, you could change provider and hope they have a more robust system. The down side is that can be messy and take several weeks.

However, slow internet problems are very often internal, mainly linked to the wi-fi distribution from your router.

The signal can be affected by:

  • the distance between your computer and router
  • the power of your router
    the age of your router
  • the number of walls the signal needs to pass through
  • the age and state of the wi-fi receiver on your computer
  • whether the door to your work area is open or closed
  • whether someone in the household is using a microwave oven
  • how many people in your household are using the router at the same time

The Best Solution to Increase Internet Speed for Working from Home

It is obvious then that the slow internet issues that are making working at home in Croydon difficult for you, could well be caused by using a wi-fi router. Connecting via the ethernet port of your router is much better. Your slow internet speed could easily double by using a wired network system for home working. The rest of the household, unless they are working from home too can use the wi-fi without causing your internet to slow. Your internet speed is then governed by your ISP.

Fixed Data Cabling at Home

Wired networks are common in businesses for exactly that reason, they can also offer better security. Since you are now using your Croydon home as an office, you should consider installing a wired network. Self-installations are possible but generally will leave you with trailing wires or wires just tacked to the surface of your wall, just above the skirting board. This leaves them susceptible to damage.

Having a professionally installed data cable network for your home working area is a much better solution. You will benefit from less time researching the right cables and connections and save yourself the hassle and time that a DIY network will take you to install. A professional home cabled network installation will also be neater, use the appropriate cables to improve your internet speed and be less open to damage.

Professional Data Cable Installer for Croydon

South London Electricians have been installing data cabling and electrical systems around Croydon for over 25 years. Call us on 07956 523316 now for a free, no-obligation chat about how we can help you to improve the speed of your internet connection for working from home.

Our team of experienced and fully qualified data cabling technicians are available to improve your slow internet issues in the south east from Central London to the Home Counties. We are based in Croydon, which puts us in easy reach of many Croydon Borough areas:

South Croydon
Hamsey Green

Along with this, we can also help customers in all other areas of South London:

Thornton Heath

In the Surrey area we regularly provide electricians for domestic and commercial customers in:



…call us on 07956 523316 any time for a free, no-obligation chat about home working and internet speed.

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