With the confinement imposed by the state because of the Covid-19 and in order to avoid the pandemic, many companies have put their employees into telecommuting, a significant load for the network, which nevertheless seems to hold up well. With the Unifi 800mbps usage, you can expect the best solutions now.
For over three weeks now, many of you have been working from home. The opportunity is for us to remind you of some basic advice on Wi-Fi and computer equipment.
For those who have not yet read them, we invite them to reread our Coronavirus files, Wi-Fi and Home Working as a solution! or Coronavirus: Equipping yourself well for teleworking is essential .
This time we are going to tackle another part of the network. This is a capital part which besides the Wi-Fi of the house is important. This part is your Internet connection. So, depending on the region you are in, see the neighborhood, your bandwidth speeds may vary.
But what kind of technology is available?
In fact, if some have ADSL, VDSL, unbundled, others have the opportunity to have fiber. And not all users are created equal. Thus, it will be interesting to test the availability of one or the other operator.
To do this, most Telecom operators offer this possibility. This is the case for Coriolis, for example, which allows you to test your household’s fiber eligibility with its fiber eligibility test.
A criterion which is very important
Indeed, you can equip yourself with Wi-Fi with a good router capable of providing speeds of 1700Mbit / s and which will cover the whole house. However, if you have a line that does not exceed 10 Mbit / s with your internet service provider, this will have very little impact.
On the other hand, if you are lucky enough to have fiber coming to your home, it will be more than interesting to have good Wi-Fi equipment.
4G, 5G, VDSL or Fiber? Which one is the best?
Difficult to say for sure. Indeed, if on low theoretical flow rates there is a certain classification in terms of speed, in practice this may vary. Thus, it will be possible to have a 4G speed which will be just as efficient as a rotten fiber. We are still telling you that we have done speed tests in some French and Belgian cities on the 4G connection and it is possible to have 150Mbit / s in 4G. it is sometimes more than a 50Mbit VDSL.