Ways to improve your internet speed

First, ensure you are following our Best Practices, and that your computer meets the minimum requirements. If you're still having trouble with your internet speed, continue reading.

How to get faster speeds:

  • Connect to the internet using a shorter ethernet cord

  • If you're on Wi-Fi use an ethernet cable or move your computer closer to your router/modem

  • Dedicate your internet connection to your event. It's best not to share the connection when you are live

  • Change locations to one with a better internet connection

  • Contact your internet service provider to ask for latest modem/router or plan - often these can be upgraded at no cost (if you haven’t checked in with your ISP in a while)

  • Consider using a mobile internet solution (such as mobile wifi sticks, mobile hotspots, or bonded internet) (see below)

Enhancing a Poor Internet Connection with Bonded Internet

Let's look at an example of how to get fast reliable internet somewhere where it isn't already available, such as a hotel, mall, or school.

Example: Using Mobile HotSpot + Wifi/Ethernet Bonded

Required hardware:

  • Mobile Hot Spot (MiFi), preferably with ethernet cable

  • SIM card with data plan for MiFi

  • Ethernet cable

  • Power Source for MiFi

  • Computer that meets minimum specifications

  • Power source for computer

  • Adapter for ethernet (if computer doesn’t have the input)

  • Black Magic Web Presenter for inputting camera

Required software:

  • Speedify.com - to bond MiFi with WiFi or Ethernet from hotel(s)

  • Latest version of Google Chrome

How to Set up

  • Set up Speedify to bond the internet connection (wifi or ethernet) from the hotel and the MIFI hot spot spot

  • IF you want to be extra safe, you can get an internet stick from a different data provider to bond MiFi + internet stick with a different network (i.e. bond Verizon and AT&T so it will take the strongest networks)

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