Improving Internet performance

Published by on February 24, 2017
  • For wired connections, connect to your modem or home network with an Ethernet connection rather than USB.
  • For wireless connections, use an 802.11n wireless router, which generally offers faster speeds and better range. For even faster speeds, an 802.11ac wireless router is recommended.
  • Upgrade your computer’s RAM and/or processor speed.
  • Clear your browser’s cache.
  • Keep some hard drive space free.
  • Maintain your computer by running system utilities every so often (such as Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter)
  • Try using a different Web browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
  • If you have many add-ons in your Web browser, try disabling some of them.

What factors affect my Internet speed?

There are several factors that can affect your Internet speed:

  • Internet traffic.
  • The server speed of the site you’re visiting.
  • Your computer’s hardware and software configuration.
  • Traffic on your home network.

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Maximizing Wireless Network Performance

Published by on May 9, 2016

Minimize Interference

Wireless routers use RF frequencies to communicate with other wireless devices. Minimizing interference from other RF devices can improve your WiFi network performance.

  • Cordless Phones
    When in use, a 2.4GHz cordless phone can cause a drop in your WiFi network’s performance. You could also experience a decline in the phone’s sound quality. Using a 900MHz or 5GHz cordless phone can help you avoid signal degradation.
  • Microwave Ovens
    WiFi performance can be adversely affected when transmitting within 10-15 feet of a running microwave. Setting your router to channel 1 can help reduce interference.
  • Metals
    Because they can reflect radio signals, metallic items within your household can reduce WiFi performance. Common household sources include metal studs, nails and foil-backed insulation.

Extending WiFi Range

Aside from minimizing interference, there are several considerations that could extend your WiFi network’s range.

  • Location, Location, Location
    Placing your wireless router or access point in a centralized location in your home will help increase the range of your network. Also, avoid placing your router behind high-density materials like concrete or brick, as radio signals cannot easily penetrate these.
  • Replace Router Antenna
    Most WiFi routers use omni-directional antennas, meaning the signal is broadcast in every direction. If your router is not centralized in your home, you may be wasting WiFi range. If compatible with your router, upgrade to a hi-gain antenna, which will focus the signal in one direction. Then aim the antenna in the direction you need it most.
  • Install Wireless Repeaters
    A wireless repeater will extend your WiFi range without additional wiring. Simply place the repeater within the router’s range for an immediate increase in signal strength. Linksys and D-Link offer such products.
  • Add WiFi Access Points
    If your home is already wired, adding additional WiFi access points where you are experiencing “dead spots” is one of the best ways to increase range. You’ll need to connect each access point to your main router with ethernet cable.
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Incision Network’s 10th Business Anniversary

Published by on April 10, 2016

STAMFORD, Ct., April 10, 2016 — Incision Network, a provider of innovative consulting, creative marketing, and technical services that anticipate, identify, and creatively solve business challenges for their clients, is excited to have reached its 10-year anniversary. Incision Network is proud to celebrate a decade of learning and progress, and its commitment to the future of the company including improving and expanding their services and setting the tone for local small businesses to follow.

“We would like to thank our partners for the successes that Incision Network has achieved in the past 10 years,” said Louis Procaccini, Chief Executive Officer and President, Incision Network. “Our partners’ success is, and will continue to be, our success. This milestone is a testament to Incision Network’s commitment to continued innovation, and to the future of the company, our partners and the industry. Looking ahead, the future of Incision Network is limitless.”

Over the past 10 years, Incision Network has built a reputation as a local industry leader. In addition to surpassing 50 partnerships with distributers, manufactures, software and hardware vendors, local businesses and service providers, the company now represents a wide variety of services and products to it’s customer base. As further evidence of Incision Network’s growth, we can boldly state our year-over-year revenue has grown 600% since 2012.

As Incision Network paves the way to the future, it pledges to create mindsets and methodologies to uncover important, unsolved problems, while focusing, validating and refining innovation to meet partner and clients needs and expectations. In addition, Incision Network will continue to provide market-defining technology, products and services, one innovation at a time. With this celebration of 10 years, Incision Network is proud to announce our new office location at 276 Seaside Avenue., Stamford, Ct 06902.

To commemorate the 10 years of industry knowledge, partner and customer feedback and learning experiences that have gone into Incision Network, we will be hosting an event in November 2016. Stay tuned!

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Celebrating Nine Years In Business

Published by on April 10, 2015

We are very excited to be celebrating our 9th full year in business today!

Incision Network LLC was incorporated on April 10, 2006 in Stamford, Connecticut. Our company has grown one client at a time, primarily through referrals, since the business opened. By late Summer 2015, we plan to renovate our current office to accommodate additional team members and relaxing waiting area for clients.

A lot of time and hard work has brought us where we are today, but we would not be here without the support of our community and clients. We would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has watched us grow over the years. Since the business was started, we have  completed hundreds of projects in the areas of IT and Web Development while working with our clients. Our business has grown a lot in such a short time, and we only expect to keep getting better at what we do and offer even more exciting services to our clients. As you share your passions with us, we have appreciated every opportunity to do the same with you because we love what we do.

To show our appreciation, we are running some “specials on the 9s” for the next two weeks.