Things can go wrong with you home network, so here's some troubleshooting advice so you can enjoy uninterrupted streaming of your favorite shows.

( — March 30, 2016) — With more and more TV becoming internet only such as the new series of the hilarious Cuckoo solely on BBC IPlayer now and many us us running internet based streaming services such as Kodi.Tv for everything from Football streams and Movies, it is very important for you and your family to have a solid and secure home network for the internet.

This means no lagging and slow speeds as separate people watch files on laptops and tablets. The advent of tablets, cheap laptops and Smart TV’s now mean that you can not compromise on you internet speed. Standard WiFi installation may well not be giving you the speed you desire so you need to looking a home network installation.

Things can go wrong though so here are some troubleshooting advice so you can enjoy pure uninterrupted streaming as you watch your favorite shows.

ProblemSolving For Clear Streaming

You’ve likely set up your own home wireless network or have at least been asked by a friend or relative for help setting up theirs. You may have done everything correctly when setting it up but the fact that IT is such a fast-paced and ever improving field that even technologically savvy end-users may experience problems down the road. We’ve spoken with the top professionals in the field of network installation JNB Aerials  to determine what causes these problems and have come up with a list that will show you just what you need to watch out for when making your network. Let’s take a closer look.

Getting a Router Before You Really Know What You Need

The majority of people who get network gear only have a few of their own devices in mind when purchasing equipment: a computer, a smartphone, and maybe a tablet. This can cause issue when it comes to coverage or guests accessing it. Do some preplanning to figure out the square footage you need and make sure to read the manual.

Upgrading Without Recording Older Settings

People who upgrade often just swap out the new router with the old without writing down important information like passwords and usernames. This causes a ton of more work than necessary. Make sure to write down this information not just for yourself but anyone else who might need to access it while you’re away.

Bad Router Placement

Many people will place their router on a shelf or around metal or in a corner and not realize how significantly that it can impact your wireless connection. Make sure to place routers in an open area where the antenna is up high.

Keeping the Broadband Router On While Connecting a New Router

Modems made today will tend to lock into the first device they detect. Make sure to power down the modem before turning on a new router.

Plugging an Ethernet Cable Into a LAN Port

This is a big newbie mistake but one a lot of people make. Always double check where you’re plugging your cables, which port the LAN or the Ethernet in to avoid problems down the road.

Keeping the Defaults

Routers come set with default configurations. Most people don’t change these but they should. Configure the password, get rid of remote management, and even consider changing the frequency if you’re noticing speed issues.

Choosing the Public Option for a Home Router

Make sure you’re choosing the correct type of network. Choosing public can turn off sharing capabilities such as if you want to one day add a wireless printer or something else of that nature.

Using Older Devices

Everyone knows that newer routers are better, but it’s also true that older devices using these newer routers can bring down the network’s overall performance. Wireless capabilities follow the “lowest common denominator” rule, so make sure your devices are as up to date as possible.

Check for Updates

Companies are getting better with providing automatic updates, but many routers are still around that don’t have them. It can be a hassle but make sure you’re checking for firmware updates periodically to ensure the best overall performance.