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 activity. 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 peoples 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 programmes 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.
Our very own Director of Sales, Scott, uses Ethernet at home. His home computer setup isn’t near his router but he has a handy tech tip if this is the case:
Working near the router
Firstly an ethernet cable is needed. Depending on the home set up, you can get:
Secondly, you may need an Ethernet port adapter:
- Not all computers have ethernet ports, if that’s the case you can use a Ethernet/USB 3.0 adapter (Windows), Ethernet/Thunderbolt adapter (MacOS) or Ethernet/USB-C 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, like Scott mentions in his video above. The convertor 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.