Minimize the Number of Devices
Bandwidth is shared between all of your devices, so the more you have, the more crowded it gets. Think of bandwidth like a road and your devices as vehicles traveling on it. The more cars on the street, the more traffic there is – causing things to slow down. While STRATA provides a lot of speed for bandwidth-hogging devices, you’d be surprised how fast it gets used up.
Your smartphone browsing the web might use up a smaller amount, while gaming systems can use up more. Throw in your laptops, smart TVs, and other streaming devices, and it adds up fast, leaving some family members with not enough.
If you have a large number of devices connected to the internet, their combined bandwidth consumption can significantly impact the speed of your connection. You can free up bandwidth and increase your speed by turning off wireless devices not in use.
Bandwidth requirements for common online activities
|Activity||Recommended bandwidth per instance|
|Music streaming||1-2 Mbps|
|Checking social media||3-10 Mbps|
|Video streaming||5-25 Mbps|
|Video conferencing||5-10 Mbps|
|Online gaming||5-25 Mbps|
|Smart home devices||1-10 Mbps|