Guide to the Home Internet for Sport Streaming

Owing to the COVID-19 lockdowns across the globe, all modes of athletic activity have now been halted. So, a lot of people chose to curb their appetite for live sports by watching it instead. Live sports streaming is, in reality, fast becoming the most popular medium for watching a variety of TV programs. Instead of charging exorbitant sums for a cable bundle of hundreds of garbage channels that you won’t end up watching, streaming gives you the right to pick your show of choice and watch it at your own time. This approach is also cheaper than cable. This also helps you and your family members to watch stuff on various devices and can operate anywhere you are in your house, if you have the right equipment set up.

How to enjoy the sport streaming at home

Streaming can be a very fun activity, but if you don’t have the right kit and equipment, it can be a literal thorn on your side and potentially a very frustrating activity. For this reason, it is important to note the variations between the solutions available and how they will meet your unique needs.

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Getting your live sports streaming running smoothly requires a combination of the right router for your required Wi-Fi speed, the correct location of your router, and the installation of additional hardware to make your Wi-Fi available in your home.

Although shopping for the right technology the seem like an daunting and confusing task, follow these simple guidelines to make sure you get your regular uninterrupted sports fix via streaming platforms.

Wi-fi Speed

Essentially, the type of content you want to view will determine your Wi-Fi speed. For example, if your videos are high resolution (such as 1080p HD), you would need a speed of at least 10 Mbps (megabytes per second). However, if you want to download even higher quality content from Netflix, for example, you will need a minimum bandwidth of 25 Mbps.

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It’s important to make sure that the router you want to buy suits the speed of the internet you want. Something older than the 802.11n router or wireless AC systems is not recommended if you would like to have a hassle-free viewing experience.

Wifi Signal Power

We all know from experience with our cell phones that the intensity of the signal is significant. The same applies to your router, which uses radio signals to build a wireless network. To prevent interference from objects in your surroundings, put your router in a central, elevated position that has no significant obstacles around it. The general rule of thumb is that the closest your object is to the router, the stronger the signal you have.

This can present a problem for larger households, where certain areas requiring coverage fall beyond the router range. In these situations, you can invest in extenders (also known as signal boosters or WIFI extenders) or mesh systems to ensure reliable coverage over wider areas.

While the extenders are normally cheaper than the mesh routers, the latter have the advantage of providing higher speeds, are more user-friendly and are generally more eye-friendly.

Ethernet vs. WiFi

If you want to prevent problems such as poor signal intensity due to being out of range or interference, Ethernet might be a more suitable alternative.

Many Reasons for Slow Wi-Fi Pace

If your Wi-Fi speeds error on the side of frustration, your first call port should be to check the form and position of your router as mentioned above. When you have double-checked this and are still having issues, the next move is to equate the speed that your data plan aims to offer with the real speed at which it currently operates. When you’re browsing online, you’ll find some websites that will help you check your Internet speed at no cost.

There are two things that can happen at this point: either your speed is slower than the speed stipulated by your contract, or your speed is as fast as it should be according to your agreement with your service provider. If this is the first case, please contact your ISP. Otherwise, it might be time to say goodbye to your old plan and get a better program that any self-respecting sports fan will be glad to have.

Melina Richardson is a Cyber Security Enthusiast, Security Blogger, Technical Editor, Certified Ethical Hacker, Author at Cybers Guards & w-se. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.