How fast does my internet need to be?
This depends on how many devices you have (mobile, streaming, computers) and what you use them for:
- Checking email
- Streaming music or videos
- Reading an article or blog post
- Scrolling through your social media feed
- Downloading files
Provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider), the modem delivers the internet into your home or office. It should never try to do anything more than that.
The router gives each device an address, just like your home has an address so the post office knows where to deliver packages (to you and not your neighbor's house).
The Network Switch
The network switch is like a parcel locker; it has a slot for each device to receive packages.
The Wireless Access Point (WAP) delivers the internet to your mobile devices.