What’s Your Speed?

speedtestIt’s a good idea to occasionally check your Internet connection speed to see if there are any potential problems with the connection or your equipment. You can easily check your connection speed by going to: speedtest.wwt.net.

Run several tests over a couple of days to get a more accurate picture of your Internet connection. You’ll see that there are 2 speeds being reported: download and upload.

If your connection speed isn’t what you’d expect, there may be issues with an outdated wireless router or the router may be in a location that doesn’t provide excellent coverage all over the house.

Call 715-231-2000 to find out how we can help improve your Internet connection and wireless router coverage.

Ten “Windows 10” Tips & Tricks

As the older versions of Microsoft’s Windows have started to phase out, more and more people are switching over to Windows 10.

Here are 10 tips and tricks to make your transition easier for Windows 10!

  1. Not sure where to find a document or an app? Try searching from the start menu. Click on the Start menu button and start typing the name of the app, file, or folder you want.
  2. Resize the start menu by clicking and dragging the top or sides of the start menu to customize to how you want it.
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Reasons to Keep Your Landline Phone

There’s lots of reasons to keep your landline phone service, here’s just a few!

  • Not all cellphone providers’ work in all locations. It’s very possible to be living in a “cellular dead zone” even in today’s highly mobile world.
  • Seconds count in an emergency situation. While the 911 system has vastly improved it still takes time for them to triangulate calls from cell phones. If you living in a multi-dwelling building Emergency services may have trouble determining your exact location.
  • It’s much easier in an emergency situation to find a phone if it’s always in the same spot. Cellphones roam around the house or end up at the bottom of a purse and can be hard to locate.
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