Sleigh the buffer: How to enjoy uninterrupted connectivity this Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but nothing kills the holiday cheer faster than the dreaded buffering symbol interrupting your favourite Christmas film or the pivotal 'whodunnit?' moment in Eastenders. Fear not, for BeFibre has your back. We're here to sleigh the buffer and ensure your festive season is filled with uninterrupted connectivity and joy.

19 December 2023

  • Deck the halls with WiFi splendour

Before the merriment begins, it’s time to deck your halls with WiFi wonder. You should give your router the love it deserves by placing it in a central location. This ensures that the WiFi signals can dance freely through your home without any pesky obstacles. Consider it a Christmas gift to your router – the unsung hero of connectivity.

  • Santa’s secret upgrade

Before you embark on your festive film marathon, consider upgrading to the dazzling magic of full fibre broadband or checking that your fibre connection is truly full fibre – those providers who tell fibs will surely be on the naughty list this year. Check out why our customers love BeFibre this Christmas and treat yourself to broadband without the bull. 

With full fibre, picture this: your internet speeds so fast that Santa himself would be envious. Bid farewell to the days of waiting for videos to load and welcome the magic of instant connectivity.

  • Trim the excess devices

As you gather ’round the twinkling lights and festive decorations, spare a thought for your WiFi network. Too many devices can lead to congestion faster than Santa down a chimney. So, encourage family members to trim the excess and disconnect devices that aren’t in use. This will create a clear path for your internet traffic when you have a house full of cheery extended family members.

  • Jingle bell bandwidth boost

Have you been good this year? If so, you deserve a bandwidth boost. Prioritise your internet needs by allocating more bandwidth to crucial activities. If Grandma is busy video-calling relatives across the globe, consider temporarily reducing the bandwidth for the less critical devices, like that second smart fridge in the garage. Your Christmas movie marathon will thank you, and you’ll successfully stop buffering. 

  • Festive firmware fixes

The holidays are all about giving, so why not give your router the gift of an update? Check if your router has the latest updates to ensure it’s running at its full potential. Firmware updates often include performance improvements, security patches, and maybe even a sprinkle of holiday magic to keep your connection strong.

  • Reindeer games and gaming consoles

With the pitter-patter of little feet and the excited chatter of teens, it’s essential to keep the gaming consoles in check. Set up your gaming devices for success by connecting them directly to the router. This eliminates any WiFi detours and ensures a smooth gaming experience. Or upgrade your broadband package to ensure the latest games can be played in HD without any buffering. After all, we wouldn’t want little Timmy to lose his Fortnite match due to a laggy connection. Unsure about what a good internet speed is for gaming? Check out our recommendation

Festive fun for everyone

A united front against the buffering Grinch ensures that everyone gets to enjoy their favourite Christmas moments without interruption. So, gather your loved ones, cosy up with a cup of cocoa, and let the festive fun begin – buffer-free.

With BeFibre by your side, you can be sure that the only buffering you’ll encounter is the delightful pause between Christmas carols. May your holidays be merry, bright, and connected!

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All references to how many times faster our broadband service is, depends on you being able to access ‘superfast’ type broadband services of 70Mbps (or less) and selecting one of our packages at the advertised speed. Speeds shown may be affected based on the placement of the router in your property or the device you are using.

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