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If you’re not getting the performance you expect from your router, the first thing to check is whether your router is based on old technology. If files take forever to download, streaming videos don’t display smoothly, and you have trouble connecting to WiFi in some areas of your home, then there’s a good chance an old router is the culprit.

All routers are NOT created equal

The fact is, all routers are not created equal. If your router is more than three years old, it’s out of date. And that means you are not getting the most out of the new wireless devices you’ve invested in, which are designed to work best when they’re using the latest WiFi technology.

It also means you’re not getting your money’s worth from your Internet service, because your old router is preventing you from getting the speed and performance you’re paying for.

New technology, better performance

So why are the newer WiFi routers so much better? They’re based on new technology (the 802.11ax, or WiFi 6 standard) that offers major performance improvements you’ll really notice when you’re online. These new routers are faster. The maximum speed provided by routers based on the old standards (802.11ac, or WiFi 4 or lower) is 1.3 Gigabits per second or less. The new routers are capable of providing speeds of up to 12 Gigabits per second.

While you won’t always get the maximum speeds possible, an up-to-date router is seven to nine times faster than routers using old technology. This makes a noticeable difference, especially when you’re downloading large files from the Internet, gaming online, or watching a movie from a streaming service like Netflix. This even applies when two, three or four people are connected to your home WiFi at the same time.

Better Range

The latest routers also give you better range, which means you enjoy a better Internet experience even when you’re far away from your router. They do this using a new technology that detects where a device is and then sending a stronger signal in the direction of that device. The latest routers provide some big advantages and improvements over WiFi routers that are using old technology.

So if you’re not happy with the performance of the WiFi in your home or business, contact DUO Broadband today. We can help you figure out if your router is using old technology and replace it with a new router that will give you the best performance possible.

Always Up To Date with DUO

DUO Broadband offers the GigaSpire BLAST, one of the most technically advanced routers available. This router stays up to date, so as technology advances, you don’t have to worry about keeping up because the GigaSpire BLAST does it for you. DUO Internet customers who use the GigaSpire BLAST can rely on the best WiFi performance possible, with the ability to manage your network using the free YOUDUO Mobile App. Add a GigaSpire BLAST router today!   

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