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Faster Internet – Is Your Router Holding You Back?

Emily has been complaining about our slow internet for a while now. We’re not big bandwidth users but we’ve noticed laggy video calling. I’ve always shrugged it off as a problem on the other end. We were on the cheapest Novus internet plan, but 35 Mbps should be plenty fast enough for Skype or Google Hangouts.

So, we upgraded to Internet 75 but that didn’t make much of a difference. And then I did a speed test on our router, comparing the wireless speeds we were getting to speeds when connected with an ethernet cable. And our router sucks. Apparently wireless technology has advanced a lot in the past 20 years.

So we bought a new D-Link AC1900 router, and our wireless internet speeds are now 15x faster. Now when Baba and Gigi Skype they might be able to see Astrid and not just a pixilated avatar.