WiFi can be unreliable, ethernet provides a stable solution
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:
- Not all computers have ethernet ports, if that’s the case you can use an Ethernet/USB 3.0 adapter (Windows), Ethernet/Thunderbolt adapter (MacOS), or Ethernet/USB-C adapter.
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.