So you just moved into a SORA condo and are looking at setting up a home network for you or your family members. Depending on your usage and number of devices, your internet can either be too slow or too fast, so picking the right one from the get-go is important. That said, here’s a short guide on how to choose the perfect speed for your household.
Light or Heavy User?
Usage is perhaps the biggest factor you’ll have to compute when deciding the internet speed for your condo. It’s typically divided into two- light users and heavy users. Light users are those who use the internet several times a day to check social media or browse through apps or websites, while heavy users are those who need a constant online connection for streaming, downloading, and more.
How Many Devices?
Generally speaking, the more devices that are constantly connected to the internet, the greater the speed you need. This is because the bandwidth will be divided among the active devices. That said, you will need faster internet if you intend to set up a smart home with smart appliances working alongside your daily drivers.
Will You Have Future Smart Upgrades?
In the same vein, you can plan ahead and get a higher speed internet from the start to accommodate your smart lights, plugs, air conditioner, refrigerator, and others. Adding about half a dozen or so smart devices can really slow down your wi-fi.
Working From Home?
Lastly, there’s a need to upgrade to faster internet if you’re going to be working from home. To do this successfully, you’ll need a stable connection for sending and receiving files, and conducting video calls and meetings. A home internet becomes more crucial if you’ll be answering calls or emails or reporting directly to another.