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Internet perf suffers with too many devices

jonblauch
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Internet perf suffers with too many devices

So with all the college kids home at this crazy time, I am hearing complaints about internet dropping occasionally.  I have a 4 bedroom, 2 story home and have not observed any complete dead zones- it is just the occasional complaint about perf.  I have 6 people in the house, at any one time there could be 5-6 devices streaming a class or enertainment, and variety of other dormant, but connected, devices.  My router is in my office downstairs, and I cannot move it centrally as my desktop PC is connected to it via ethernet cable. So I am looking for advice on the best solution. I am considering:

 

1) Upgrading my Xfinity internet - I am currently on "X1PreferredPro" with "Extreme Pro Internet" which "promises" a max download spead of, I believe, 600Mbps.  Comcast offers a service with 1Gig internet speeds

2) Buying the xpods to place in the various rooms throughout the house

3) Buying 3rd partty "wired" extender which, I as I understand, I could plug into a coax cable connection point upstairs which would increase capacity to wireless devices connecting though that device versus the full wireless extenders.

 

Would appreciate advice.  Thanks

jonblauch
Frequent Visitor

Re: Internet perf suffers with too many devices

another option is to use the MoCA technology that appears to be embedded in my xfinity router.  Would this be  an option and how would that work?