Why Is Your Computer Network Slow?
Did you know most people are running their office and home computer networks at 1/10 the available speed? To make matters worst, wireless networks are often running less than 1/10 the speed available, even while using the popular “N” standard for wireless communication.
Manufacturers, retail stores, and salespeople, know the specs customers are generally honed in on. Most consumers are simply unaware of what the 802.11ac wireless standard actually means, or what a gigabit network switch is. Thus, they are sold outdated and slow technology disguised as a hot-buy because the hard drive is 1TB instead of 500GB. With how much of our computing life is spent inside of a web browser, the salesperson who sold you the computer with a slow wireless interface, would be inline to sell you a car with only two tires.
Even if you are fortunate enough to have modern network and wireless cards in your computer, most networks are still back-boned with outdated technology. We have fixed countless network problems simply by replacing the main network switch, which is one of the least expensive network components to have installed. I often find other IT consulting firms quoting new servers at an average of $7,000 to fix a slow network issue, when the problem was not the server. Instead, simply replacing the outdated 100mbps network switch with a modern 1,000mbps (gigabit) switch, resolved the issue. To give you an idea of the price difference, replacing a 24 port managed network switch is roughly $350 parts and labor. Those numbers speak for themselves.
Fast Computer Networks
The price point for the faster network standards has come well within range of affordability for the average consumer and small business. There is no reason for your business to run at 1/10 it’s potential. Your family shouldn’t have to fight over a bottle necked home network. JamKo will upgrade your network to the level it deserves, and we always make it affordable.
We offer a free second opinion on your current IT needs, so before you buy, give us a call for a no pressure second look.
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JamKo offers computer and IT services for businesses and homes in SWFL. We service Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Marco Island, Sanibel Island, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, and Lehigh Acres.
-by Jim Kockler