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How to have the best home connection

Written By Bekkie Wetz (Super Administrator)

Updated at May 30th, 2024

WiFi can be unreliable, ethernet provides a stable solution

When working from home, a good connection is more important than ever. A good connection helps with seamless conferences, calls via computer as well as all other online activities. To ensure a productive working day and great client/ prospect interactions, a good connection is crucial.

In the office, the connection can be centrally controlled to make sure it’s stable, at people's homes this isn’t possible. However, there are changes that can help.

Ethernet creates stability

WiFi can be unreliable and the coverage can often be spotty. Even if the WiFi speed is great, the bandwidth can be impacted by other people or programs on the same network. Ethernet can provide a stable connection that is not impacted by these variances and can provide the best chance of success in conference calls and so much more.

Working near the router

Firstly an ethernet cable is needed. Depending on the home set up, you can get:
  • A normal-sized cable (UK £5.89 / US $6.29)
  • A longer cable (UK £9.99 / US $8.49)
Secondly, you may need an Ethernet port adapter:
Working away from the router

In this case, it is not always practical to trail a cable through the house. However, a converter can be used, as Scott mentions in his video above. The converter can be used to make any plug outlet in the house an ethernet connection. Easy. Scott uses this convertor from PC World.

Whether you can or can't use Ethernet, we've rounded up our remote working best practice tips.