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Let Geek Squad Analyze and Upgrade Your WiFi Connection

Disclosure: I was provided this service free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

As an entrepreneur who works from home, it’s important that I have a strong wifi connection throughout my entire house. I’ve had wifi for years but because my home is longer than it is wide, we don’t always get the best connection. Often times my sister has to come to the front of the house just to get any wifi at all. After several unsuccessful house calls from our cable provider we just accepted the fact that we won’t ever have a good wifi connection.

20160407_102748I had all but given up when I discovered that Best Buy’s Geek Squad was offering a new wifi service in the Chicagoland area. Desperate to get a better connection,  I had to jump on it. I called up and scheduled my appointment immediately. Here’s what you can expect: “the Geek Squad will come to your house and analyze your WiFi. The agent will then make recommendations and conduct fixes to maximize your WiFi and free your speed. They will also provide any needed hardware (for an additional cost). Geek Squad is your expert in enabling connected experiences through better Wi-Fi performance. Only Geek Squad has the helpful expert technology problem solvers who make it work whenever and wherever you need them – demonstrated through expertise, reliability and convenience.”

I’ve used the Geek Squad many times in the past so I figured why not see if they could help with my current wifi issues. The process was fairly simple…the Geek Squad pulled up to the house for our scheduled appointment in their signature Geek Squad car. The agent came in, tested our connection, our devices and within 5 minutes he had improved the wi-fi on my computer by 75% (by simply changing a few settings). After looking at my computer he looked at the devices that we had connected to wifi. After analyzing the speed he suggested that we get a new router ( NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router) that would work better with my Apple computer and other devices. Because our house is long he also suggested we get an wi-fi extender (NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender), to boost our existing WiFi connection.


After determining what products we needed, he installed and made sure they were set up correctly and then he tested our connection again. He was in and out in less than a hour! And if that wasn’t enough when he was done he presented me with a folder detailing the products he upgraded and services he provided. He also included a network sheet that contained all of the network names and passwords along with his card in case I had any questions or problem. My agent Thomas was not only professional but very helpful, I was thoroughly impressed. We noticed the difference almost immediately! I wish Best Buy had offered this service before now; I can’t tell you guys how much of a difference it has made in my business and productivity. If your wifi is in need of a tune up, get more information on this new service here and don’t forget to schedule your appointment today!

About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of Swa-Rai.com, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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