Students need not only a strong and reliable internet connection, but a stable WiFi signal as well. If there’s more than one person using the internet, then a WiFi connection will be essential, as WiFi allows multiple devices to connect wirelessly to the network from anywhere in the house or apartment. CenturyLink modem/routers — and most modems that you can buy today from an internet provider — have WiFi built right in, so all you have to do is connect to the network. Many routers also have dual-band wireless, meaning you can connect your devices to whichever frequency band (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) gives you the strongest signal.
For college students who live in a larger apartment or house, WiFi coverage may be spotty. One way to increase WiFi coverage in your home is by using the CenturyLink WiFi Extender. This extender works to extend signal quality throughout your home, taking your existing WiFi signal and helping it gain strength throughout the space. To use, you place the first extender unit close to your modem, and then place one or more additional units throughout your home, extending both Ethernet and WiFi access to areas where you’re struggling to get an adequate signal. Find out more about common signs you could benefit from a CenturyLink WiFi Extender.
A strong WiFi connection is crucial, as is a secure WiFi network. Students looking to keep their devices protected from online threats can rely on CenturyLink’s Secure WiFi, which is built right into select modems offered as part of new internet plans. The Secure WiFi service delivers integrated cybersecurity for your connected devices and features easy-to-use home network management tools.
Once you’ve decided on the best internet for students, learn more about how to improve your WiFi signal. Discover other useful guides and tips with the CenturyLink Support Center.