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Working from home? Here's how to boost your wifi

The COVID-19 office exodus could be causing a major internet slow-down. It may be time for an upgrade.

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Monica Laliberte
, Executive producer/consumer reporter
RALEIGH, N.C. — Wifi across the country is running slower after the COVID-19 office exodus.

Many companies’ employees are working from home, and schools have turned to online instruction.

Plus, people are watching movies and playing games online more than ever.

It could be causing a major internet slow-down.

This new norm may mean it's time for an upgrade.

Upgrade your router with bandwidth to meet all your demands.

Consumer Reports recommends the TP-Link Archer, which is easy to set up and costs about $200.

If your home has connectivity dead spots, a mesh system helps boost your signal.

Consumer Reports names one from Eero a best buy at around $250. It's a three-pack and updates firmware automatically.

When setting up your router, make sure you change the default username and password that comes with your device.


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