How can I increase the speed of the internet?

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2021-05-28 04:09

During the past few years, we have increased our internet speed by over 150%.

A wired network connection will always be faster than a wireless connection. Consider plugging in for a better online experience.

Wireless connections are shared between multiple computers, and work best for light-weight tasks such as:

  • Checking Email
  • Web Browsing
  • Accessing Library Databases

Wired data connections will be faster and are dedicated to an individual user. It is recommended to plug in for these activities:

  • Synchronous classes via Zoom
  • Panopto videos
  • Taking online tests
  • Video streaming including Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, etc.
  • Playing online video games
  • Downloading large files
  • Running updates on your computer
  • Video conferencing and Skype

Other tips to speed up your internet connection:

  • Do not use peer to peer file sharing programs
  • Close unnecessary programs
  • Make sure your device is malware and virus free

If needed, stop at the HelpDesk to get your free network cable!

Here is a diagram of how the connections are layed out in each ResHall room: