High Rise Problems

Guys: I love living in a high-rise apartment. I love having a doorman, pool, rooftop deck — this building I live in was a dream come true for a post-grad moving out on her own for the first time! I’m going to be so sad when I move out of here in a couple of months, but I know that I ideally want to move to another high-rise since the amenities are too good to pass up.

One of the downsides of living in a high-rise? I’ve constantly struggled with the Internet here. Only one Internet provider is allowed to service our complex, and our building is 16 stories high and has hundreds of units. Needless to say, there’s a lot of “Wi-Fi traffic” that slows me down on a daily basis, especially from 8-11pm (or as I like to call it: Netflix O’Clock).

The folks over at Google invited me to try out the new Google Wifi, and guys: it’s a gamechanger. I was able to hook it up to my existing modem for a much needed boost in signal. It cleared the congestion I was experiencing from the dozens of other Wi-Fi networks nearby, and it managed to double the speed of my Wi-Fi. I’m pretty sure my internet provider will be relieved that I won’t need to call them anymore, begging for a technician to come and improve the speed of my Internet!

I only needed one Wifi point for my 750 square foot apartment, but you can use up to three pods that will cover up to 4500 square feet if you live in a larger apartment or a house. It’s basically a great way to have a home office in every room!

Now that it doesn’t take a century for me to upload photos or write out a blog post, I’m so much more efficient. This comes in handy so much as I’m making the leap into full-time blogging, and I can’t wait to be more productive going forward!

Thank you to Google for partnering with me for today’s post!

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  1. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    Umm, I need this ASAP since I just moved to a new apartment!

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    Posted 12.19.16 Reply
  2. Candy Kage wrote:

    Okay this is going to be a Christmas present to me. So need this now.

    Posted 12.19.16 Reply
  3. This may be the next thing I buy for myself and my blog. My internet provider is slow a little too often!

    Posted 12.19.16 Reply
  4. Jessica wrote:

    May have to try this! We have been having issues with our internet speed that the cable company hasn’t been able to fix.

    Posted 12.19.16 Reply
  5. mishvo wrote:

    Cool idea! I’ve never heard of this service but it sounds great if you don’t get great WIFI where you live.

    Posted 12.21.16 Reply
  6. I have never lived in a high-rise before but your post makes me want to experience that life at least once! Good information in this post! 😉


    Posted 12.25.16 Reply