Improving your ZOOM Video-Conferencing Experience
1. If your internet router has wired ports, plug your computer into it! You may need a longer Ethernet cable or a special adapter to plug that cable into your computer. Check it out and order what you need online or at a local store.
2. If you cannot plug in to the Ethernet, be as close to your internet router as possible. If you cannot physically get your router and computer close to each other, consider boosting your internet signal with a WiFi extender.
3. Whether you can hardwire or not, consider asking others who are using the same WiFi hub to minimize or stop their use of the WiFi signal (including their phones which might be connected to the WiFi) during your session, particularly if they are streaming video.
4. Check your internet speed. It’s simple! Just go to www.speedtest.net. Ignore everything else on the screen (which are annoying, cleverly disguised ads) and click only on this button when it appears: “Go”. Your test results should be at least 1.5 Mbps for uploading and downloading. “Uploading” means the signal you send out. The better your upload speed, the better others will see and hear you without you “freezing”. “Downloading” means bringing a video signal into your computer. When you have a high download speed, you’ll be able to see things - video of other participants and any screen-sharing by the session host.
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