Workers Comp Webinars – Other Suggestions
I published an article on Workers Comp Webinars and how to have the best online experience two days ago. The blog readers sent me a few article links. One similar article I found was great, but then it disappeared from the Google rankings.
To fill in the missing article’s space, I decided to use a Consumer Reports article that had the same suggestions.
One of the most popular suggestions was not to crank up the microwave while you are on a webinar or video meeting. The one tip I disagree with in the article is switching everything to 5 GHz. 5GHz struggles with penetrating walls and other obstructions.
My suggestion to move closer to your router or better yet, hook a CAT5 cable from your notebook or desktop directly to the back of your wireless router. Windows 10 should set up the connection quickly. The back of your wireless router should look similar to this one.
You want to hook into the LAN slots, not the WAN slot.
You may have CAT5 cables in your home already instead of rushing to the local computer supply store. The ends of the cable look like this for reference.
One caveat is that you may need to turn off your computer’s wireless access if you are hooking directly into the router. You will be amazed at the speeds versus the wireless connection.
My CAT5 direct connection doubled my speed. Remember, when it comes to webinars, there is only so much data that the webinar provider can output. The same goes for multi-participant video chats.
I presented a 1.5-hour webinar using one of the popular platforms for a customer last November. I had my notebook attached directly to the office’s wireless modem for the fastest speed possible with approximately 10 participants. I had no problems with the webinar.
I still have the same wireless router that I bought on Woot! two years ago for less than $50. You do not have to spend a ton of money on a wireless router, or you may be renting from your ISP, which is OK, but more of an expensive option.
Check out my recent eBay search for routers – the first one up has 4.5 star rating for less than $50.
Clark Howard always recommends that you call (or chat) your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to see if you can get more speed. ISP’s will often upgrade you for little or no extra fees if they think you are going to switch providers.
If you feel this is too techie, then your current settings may work fine. Good luck with your Workers Comp webinars.
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