Last week, I bought a 100-foot Ethernet cable and ran it directly to my office from my router on another floor.
My WiFi had been randomly dropping out during Zoom calls and it was long past annoying.
I previously called my internet provider and the best answer they had was to replace my router in case it was broken, or pay a monthly fee plus setup to install additional boxes on all floors.
I was ready to spend the money but then I realized something simple: I could just run a wire into my office myself.
I always knew I could do this, but it still for some reason took me weeks to actually consider doing it.
The lessons here are threefold:
- If you don’t have hardwired internet, I highly recommend doing it. My internet is much faster (1.1 gb/s down) and has zero interruptions now.
- Knowing what to do isn’t the same as doing it. I always knew I could do this, but for some reason I didn’t do it until recently.
- Doing the thing you know you should is probably easier and better than looking for simpler solutions that don’t exist.
Get that thing done. You know what it is. You’ll feel great when you do.