SMOAD Networks

February 10, 2021

Internet speeds

Everything you need to know about internet speeds and the technology behind it.

The Covid 19 pandemic has changed everything. True the world was heading towards a digital age already but the pandemic speeded up the whole process and left us no choice. Given that we now function online even for basic needs like shopping or attending school/college classes or meeting friends or entertainment, need it be said that “Work From Home” is the order of the day. Luckily for us, we were already using the internet and functioning online before the pandemic grounded us and forced our hand! This also leads us in a natural progression to the fact that a high speed internet router is not a luxury anymore but an absolute necessity.

Who does not remember sitting in front of a system or device in utter frustration while the slow loading circle goes round and round?

Speed and reliability are hugely important when it comes to connectivity.

The speed of the internet connection is the speed at which data (which could be in the form of any content) from the “world wide web” travels to and from your device, be it a desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or any internet enabled device

This is usually measured in terms of megabits per second or Mbps. A high speed internet connection is also known as a broadband connection and it has minimum download speeds of 768 Kbps and minimum upload speeds of 200 Kbps. There are many factors that affect internet speeds and it is good to know some of these in order to understand the concept of internet speeds better.

First, the type of internet connection you have matters, whether it is 4G wireless or mobile hotspot or broadband or modem or dial up or DSL or Satellite or cable or ISDN. Second, the capabilities of a website can affect your internet speed by capping the speed at which users can download or upload. Third, your system configuration or device capability matters when it comes to internet speeds. Finally, the number of systems or devices connected to the network and simultaneously using the internet can affect the speed.

Routers help connect multiple devices to the network connection and there can be no question that a good high speed internet router is essential to work at any speed. Take the SMOAD Beetle or SMOAD Spider routers for example. These are perfectly built to cater to specific needs like Work from home or for small businesses or branch offices. These routers have built in 4G SIM Slots with broadband aggregation capability, which lets you connect to multiple networks at the same time without compromising on internet speed. SMOAD routers also have other attractive features like built in security and firewall, enhanced connectivity and uninterrupted internet access. Choosing the right router can ensure that you never have to worry about internet speeds again.