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3 Ways a Stronger Network Improves Home Technology


Get faster, more reliable performance from your devices while also improving your network security with help from Barrett’s Technology Solutions trusted integrators

We know our tech savvy clients probably know the basics of setting up a home network: You plug a modem into the wall, then plug a wireless router into the modem, and you’re up and running. However, if this is still the setup, you’re using for the devices in your home in 2019, you’re in dire need of an upgrade.

There are so many devices in our homes with wireless internet connectivity compared to years past. This puts a tremendous amount of strain on your network, which could cause all sorts of problems. Security and logistical concerns that didn’t exist before the proliferation of Wi-Fi devices are now big issues for homeowners.

Here are a few reasons why your existing home network installation isn’t enough in 2019, and what homeowners in Illinois’ Gold Coast gain from a network upgrade.

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Think about all the devices you and your family have that connect to the internet: desktop and laptop computers, phones, gaming consoles, speakers, TVs, thermostats, security devices, light fixtures and even some appliances. Your network is clearly overloaded and with all these devices fighting for bandwidth and your overall connectivity is likely to drop.

If you’re still relying on a single wireless router to cover your entire home and you haven’t looked at the cabling you’re using, you’re going to see long load times and the occasional network crash.

Our experienced, knowledgeable staff will revamp your network to give you blazing fast speeds and reliable connections throughout your home. We’ll look at the wiring throughout your home, the placement of your router or routers, and how your devices are connected to streamline your system for faster, more reliable performance. We make updates to your network easy for you, so you can get back to your life.


Whether you’re whipping up dinner while listening to a Spotify playlist or binging your favorite Netflix series, much more of our favorite audio and video content comes from streaming services. Streaming music or video requires a strong, consistent network connection.

If you’re looking to stream video in 4K UHD on your home theater, your network matters as much as your TV and other components. Without a sufficiently powerful network, you’ll be dealing with pixelated images, buffering issues and lengthy load times. Who wants that? To make sure you and your family can enjoy all your favorite entertainment at any time, you’ll want to ensure your home network is at peak performance.


Just like the greater number of Wi-Fi enabled devices puts additional strain on your network, each device is also a new potential access point for hackers looking to steal your data. A basic network password isn’t enough anymore; to protect yourself from identity theft, malware and other threats, you need state-of-the-art network security.

Our trained employees will examine your network from top to bottom to make sure you’re fully protected. In addition to security features like firewalls and data encryption, we may recommend switching to a hidden mesh network using Z-Wave or other technologies. This way, your devices are still connected without relying on your regular Wi-Fi network, which keeps them hidden and can increase network performance as well.

These are just a handful of reasons why your existing home network isn’t up to par, but Barrett’s Technology Solutions can help. If you’re interested in learning more about our home networking services, give us a call at (312) 879-9990 or visit us online

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