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    "I would like to express my appreciation for the careful work and attention to detail that has made my home update a virtually painless experience. We now have a very attractive and usable attic that was transformed so well by your expert staff. Thanks for a great job!"

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  • Slow Internet? You May Have Dead Spots!

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    Going along with the theme of home theater/high tech house, it's time to talk about the most important thing...high speed internet. You need high speed internet for all your high tech gismos to work; Netflix, HBO GO, Apple TV movies etc. One of the things that is common in most homes are dead spots for the WiFi. Here are some tips for boosting your internet speed. Don't have time to do this? Call e-reilly consulting (Reilly Painting's sister company), and our team will come out and get your WiFi cranked to the max!

    1. Update your technology

    If your router, computer and gadgets were made in the last two or three years, they probably support the latest wireless-N standard. If so, make sure your router is set to N-only mode for maximum speed and range. The b/g/n setting — needed to support older devices — will be slower.

     2. Find the sweet spot

    Routers aren't the best looking gadgets, so your inclination may be to hide them. That's a bad idea because routers are susceptible to overheating and need good airflow.

    3. Change the channel

    Like radio stations, wireless routers can broadcast on a number of different channels. When you and half the neighborhood are on the same channel, it causes a lot of static.

    4. Reduce interference

    Another nice thing about having a newer router is that it is probably a dual band. The 5 GHz frequency reduces interference from 2.4 GHz cordless phones, garage door openers, baby monitors and other common wireless gadgets.

     

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