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Q&A on Suddenly Slow Wi-Fi

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Happy Friday Cord Cutters!

This week we've got a Q&A on sudden network slowdowns, deals, short cuts including recommendations for the best streaming TV devices in 2022, must-see TV, and more!

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Q&A > Why Is My Whole Network Suddenly So Slow?

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This week's question comes from Laura who says, "My fast internet has suddenly slowed to a crawl. I'm getting lots of buffering when I'm streaming and even loading web pages is taking forever, but my internet provider says nothing is wrong. I've rebooted my router and checked that it's up-to-date. What else can I do?"

When broadband internet reverts to dial-up speeds overnight, most are quick to blame their ISP. But when that has been ruled out — either by a troubleshooting call or by connecting a laptop directly to the router or modem via Ethernet — you need to start looking at other suspects.   

Sometimes a reboot or a firmware update on your home's Wi-Fi router will fix the issue. But if the slowness persists and devices connected via Ethernet seem unaffected, look for potential sources of invisible Wi-Fi interference in the home.  

Sometimes it's a new microwave. Sometimes it's a baby monitor. In Laura's case, the culprit was a new Bluetooth audio dongle installed over the holidays within feet of her router. Moving the dongle and switching her router's Wi-Fi channel selector from AUTO to a specific and less crowded option fully resolved the problem.
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DEALS > Discounts on Refurbished Tablo DVRs & More
Tablo refurbished deals

This week's deals on cord cutting gear and services include: 

SHORT CUTS > Best Streaming TV Devices & More
Best Tablo Compatible Streaming Devices

'Short Cuts' delivers all the cord-cutting news you need to know about, including: 


As always, there's lots of great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
Two Sentence Horror Stories
  • Ariana DeBose hosts and Bleachers perform on Saturday Night Live - January 15th @ 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC/Global
  • Check out season 3 of Two Sentence Horror Stories - January 16th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CW
Don't forget to regularly check the TV SHOWS > PREMIERING tab on your Tablo app to find and set new and old favorites to record.  


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