Workers Comp Audit Stress Reducer
Use It For Your Next Premium Audit

Workers Comp Webinar Mini-Guide Prep – Other Ideas


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.

hook into Cat5 workers comp webinars
Public Use License – FelipeTD~enwiki

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.

Cat5 Cable Workers Comp Webinar
Wikimedia Public Use License – Fo0bar

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.


©J&L Risk Management Inc Copyright Notice




James J Moore - Workers Comp Expert

Raleigh, NC, United States

About The Author...

James founded a Workers’ Compensation consulting firm, J&L Risk Management Consultants, Inc. in 1996. J&L’s mission is to reduce our clients’ Workers Compensation premiums by using time-tested techniques. J&L’s claims, premium, reserve and Experience Mod reviews have saved employers over $9.8 million in earned premiums over the last three years. J&L has saved numerous companies from bankruptcy proceedings as a result of insurance overpayments.

James has over 27 years of experience in insurance claims, audit, and underwriting, specializing in Workers’ Compensation. He has supervised, and managed the administration of Workers’ Compensation claims, and underwriting in over 45 states. His professional experience includes being the Director of Risk Management for the North Carolina School Boards Association. He created a very successful Workers’ Compensation Injury Rehabilitation Unit for school personnel.

James’s educational background, which centered on computer technology, culminated in earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA); an Associate in Claims designation (AIC); and an Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM). He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a licensed financial advisor. The NC Department of Insurance has certified him as an insurance instructor. He also possesses a Bachelors’ Degree in Actuarial Science.

LexisNexis has twice recognized his blog as one of the Top 25 Blogs on Workers’ Compensation. J&L has been listed in AM Best’s Preferred Providers Directory for Insurance Experts – Workers Compensation for over eight years. He recently won the prestigious Baucom Shine Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer contributions to the area of risk management and safety. James was recently named as an instructor for the prestigious Insurance Academy.

James is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the North Carolina Mid-State Safety Council. He has published two manuals on Workers’ Compensation and three different claims processing manuals. He has also written and has been quoted in numerous articles on reducing Workers’ Compensation costs for public and private employers. James publishes a weekly newsletter with 7,000 readers.

He currently possess press credentials and am invited to various national Workers Compensation conferences as a reporter.

James’s articles or interviews on Workers’ Compensation have appeared in the following publications or websites:

  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Bloomberg Business News
  • WorkCompCentral.com
  • Claims Magazine
  • Risk & Insurance Magazine
  • Insurance Journal
  • Workers Compensation.com
  • LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
  • Various trade publications


Get the latest workers' comp news FREE!

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.