IF you’re working from home there’s a high chance you use a VPN to access your employer’s network.
But little do people realise, VPNs can slow your connection down massively.
That’s because all the internet traffic needs to go through your work’s network and servers.
So it’s not your broadband that’s the issue, it’s the speed on your employer’s end.
As Sky explains: “When it’s busy, like if lots of people are using it, it might take longer for data to pass through the servers.
“And some companies might limit the amount of data used by each person, to make sure there’s enough for everyone without being slowed down too much – so things that use a lot data like watching videos or video calling might be difficult at busy times.”
While you need to be connected to it during work time, switch it off when you’re not to get an instant speed boost.
You can also switch it off temporarily during Zoom calls if you’re having trouble with that too.
Of course, if it’s a company laptop make sure you’re not breaking any rules before turning it off.
There are a number of other ways you can improve your Wi-Fi at home.
For instance, some objects can interfere with the signal, such as a microwave that’s on.
Other unexpected items that can cause havoc include mirrors and fish tanks.
The location of your router makes all the difference too.
Ideally you want a central location that’s high up – not on the ground.
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