Should You Choose Wi-Fi or Ethernet Internet Connection?

ethernet cables plugged into the back of networking hardware.Currently you have two options when connecting your PC or Mac to the internet, you can do it wirelessly or use an ethernet cable. While it’s far more convenient to connect via Wi-Fi, there are drawbacks. Sure you can take your laptop wherever you go in the house if it’s not connected directly to the router, but do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Speed and stability are most people’s main concerns. Consumers want to get what they want quickly, and to know that the internet is going to be there as soon as they log on and stay consistent until they log off again. Measuring your internet speed is easy and only takes a few moments. When you do a speed test you’ll find that you have an upload speed which probably differs quite a bit from your download speed. Upload speed is the amount of time it takes to send information into the internet. When you send an email or share photos to Facebook and Instagram, that’s upload.

Download speeds are the thing most people are going to be concerned about, and that’s why more bandwidth is dedicated to getting information from the internet into your computer. Download speed determines how fast your movies stream, meaning that they shouldn’t buffer or freeze while you’re watching, it determines how quickly an album will download and how soon after connecting to a website you will see the pictures. Read more

How Wireless Technology Continues To Help You Work From Home

wireless, wireless broadband, superfast broadband, broadband, internet, ISPAre you going to be affected by the train strikes this week, and a proposed teacher’s strike later on in the year?

The post-Covid recovery didn’t last long, did it? We were hoping that we could all get back to work, the economy would level out and we’d all be looking at better future, free of lockdowns and masks.

But what Covid did show us was that we’re OK working from home if it’s not possible to get into the office. In fact the structure for many offices has changed with meetings in the same building being conducted online, making sharing documents, visualisations and other assets immediately available to everyone. No need to find a meeting room and drag everyone away from their desk, making the meeting as low-impact as possible.

The only drawback for many people who have to commute, even if it’s just a few stops is the quality of internet they get. People living and working in Worthing, Hove, Brighton, and Chichester are lucky enough to get the latest broadband technology. On the other hand people living in the sticks have to suffer with technology which hasn’t been updated for decades, and was never designed to handle the amount of traffic that an online community working from home need. Briant Broadband’s Wireless internet service is the answer to that. Read more

Why are some Full Fibre completions slower than others?

broadband installation, CityFibre, broadband internet, internet, broadband, Worthing, Sussex,All over the country broadband infrastructure companies such as CityFibre are working to get full fibre broadband installed. There is a target to get up to 75% of all homes and businesses connected by 2026 and more than 99% connected by 2030. While some broadband ISPs are connecting almost as soon as the fibre is in the ground, some are taking considerably longer. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why.

People throughout the UK are starting to realise that simply because the infrastructure in in situ, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are going to be connected immediately. In fact they put up with the disruption of having their street dug up, but they still don’t know when they’re going to be finally connected to Fibre Fast broadband.

Disillusionment follows. You see the ads for Superfast and Ultrafast broadband on the TV and on social media, you know that the fibre optic line is right there, but there doesn’t seem to be anyone willing to connect those last few metres of cable to your router. Read more

Now you’ve switched broadband provider, what about your old router?

router, wireless, digital, broadband, internet, We’re all trying to do our bit for the environment by reducing waste, recycling and reusing where we can, and that notion includes old redundant and retired tech as well, but what’s the use of an old router you don’t need any more? You might be surprised to learn that there is life in your old router yet!

When you sign up with Briant Broadband you’ll not be able to use your old router as ours run on fibre optic data rather than electronic signals down a copper wire. But that doesn’t mean it’s useless, or that you should necessarily throw it away. (Please note, if you do dispose of it, it can’t be thrown in either recycling or non-recyclable landfill and should be taken to your local refuse centre where they can recover the metals and minerals used to build it safely.)

Briant Broadband supply a brand new fibre router with our Full Fibre broadband packages. The products we provide are extremely good, they’re reliable with a signal which is more than sufficient for most homes. However, if you encountered areas in your home where reception wasn’t so good, for example where thick walls, or parts of the house which were simply too far away from the router meant that the signal was weak, then your old device could come to the rescue! Read more