Wave Broadband April 3, 2020

Protecting Your WiFi

How to secure your wireless connection and choosing the right browser help improve your WiFi experience.

Be sure to password protect your WiFi. If you live in an apartment building. If you are in an apartment building or have neighbors close by, they might use your WiFi, which slows you down. Using a password prevents others from using your WiFi.

Your router may have been installed with a default username and password, which you may want to change to something unique to you.

When you first go online, you will see a list of WiFi networks, make sure you select your own WiFi network. Make sure it has a lock next to it.

Unwanted viruses and malware can slow you down! Do frequent computer health checks. Anti-virus software is an “army” against threats, viruses and bugs which can seriously slow internet.

Running many programs at once on your devices can slow down your WiFi speed. Often programs run all the time in the background which causes a “traffic jam” on your WiFi speed.

To speed yourself up, close any devices, browsers and add-ons or applications you are not using.

Internet Explorer used to be the dominate web browser; however, you may want to try Firefox, Chrome or Edge to experience faster surfing.

*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device, connection, & other factors outside of RCN’s control. Offer ends December 31, 2020. Restrictions apply. Internet First Program available to qualifying households as outlined in the terms and conditions. Offer limited to up to 25Mbps Internet service, standard modem, WiFi only and free standard installation only. Other services such as TV or Phone are not available with this offer. Offer available to new residential subscribers that have not had service in the past 60 days and who meet specific eligibility criteria. Internet First promotional offer includes two months of complimentary 25 Mbps Internet service (taxes excluded). After 60 days, a rate of $9.95 per month will apply. The monthly rate for Internet service under the Internet First program is subject to increase for each subsequent one year period, by no more than $10.00 per month.  Taxes extra. Pricing subject to change. Advertised price applies to a single outlet. Minimum computer system requirements apply. If a customer is determined to be no longer eligible for the Internet First program, regular rates will apply. Subject to Internet First program terms and conditions. May not be combined with other offers. ©2020 RCN Telecom Services, LLC. All rights reserved. See our online disclosures at https://www.rcn.com/policies-and-disclaimers/ for more information.

*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device, connection, & other factors outside of Grande’s control. Offer ends December 31, 2020. Restrictions apply. Internet First Program available to qualifying households as outlined in the terms and conditions. Offer limited to up to 25Mbps Internet service, standard modem, WiFi only and free standard installation only. Other services such as TV or Phone are not available with this offer. Offer available to new residential subscribers that have not had service in the past 60 days and who meet specific eligibility criteria. Internet First promotional offer includes two months of complimentary 25 Mbps Internet service (taxes excluded). After 60 days, a rate of $9.95 per month will apply. The monthly rate for Internet service under the Internet First program is subject to increase for each subsequent one year period, by no more than $10.00 per month.  Taxes extra. Pricing subject to change. Advertised price applies to a single outlet. Minimum computer system requirements apply. If a customer is determined to be no longer eligible for the Internet First program, regular rates will apply. Subject to Internet First program terms and conditions. May not be combined with other offers. ©2020 Grande Communications Networks, LLC. All rights reserved. See our online disclosures at https://mygrande.com/policies-agreements for more information.

*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device, connection, & other factors outside of Wave’s control. Offer ends December 31, 2020. Restrictions apply. Internet First Program available to qualifying households as outlined in the terms and conditions. Offer limited to up to 25Mbps Internet service, standard modem, WiFi only and free standard installation only. Other services such as TV or Phone are not available with this offer. Offer available to new residential subscribers that have not had service in the past 60 days and who meet specific eligibility criteria. Internet First promotional offer includes two months of complimentary 25 Mbps Internet service (taxes excluded). After 60 days, a rate of $9.95 per month will apply. The monthly rate for Internet service under the Internet First program is subject to increase for each subsequent one year period, by no more than $10.00 per month.  Taxes extra. Pricing subject to change. Advertised price applies to a single outlet. After twelve month promotional period, usage beyond total allotment subject to additional charges. Minimum computer system requirements apply. If a customer is determined to be no longer eligible for the Internet First program, regular rates will apply. Subject to Internet First program terms and conditions. May not be combined with other offers. © 2020 WaveDivision Holdings, LLC. All rights reserved. See our online disclosures https://residential.wavebroadband.com/agreements-and-policies/ for more information.