How Zoom Takes Over the World
Zoom has become a household app for everyone in 2020. Zoom is a “one size fits all” from family holiday celebrations, virtual weddings, remote education from preschool to Universities and remote working. We even meet up with friends for happy hours for viewing parties and tailgating. So many additional users since March 2020, 200 million daily meeting participants which rose to 300 million in April and up from 10 million from December 2019!
But sometimes you get those pesky Zoom problems, which are mainly caused by bad Internet connectivity. This article explains how you can avoid those and enjoy your Zoom experience.
Zoom Requires a Stable Internet Connection
How to Fix Common Zoom Problems
First – test your online speed. Is it fast enough for Zoom video conferencing? You’ll need at least 2 Mbps upload and 2 Mbps download.
Assuming that nothing is wrong with the Zoom service itself, here’s the quickest way to troubleshoot and fix Zoom not connecting errors:
- Move closer to the Wi-Fi router or, better yet, use a wired Ethernet connection if possible.
- Move around till you get better cellular coverage, if no other connections are available.
- Restart your modem, router and device you’re running Zoom on – computer, smartphone. You may also update your router’s firmware, if that’s available.
- Check if your ISP is having temporary issues. They should have a status page or at least a social media account to communicate that.
- If you have 2 or more Internet connections available around – use them at once. Most likely, you have cellular data available on your smartphone, so you can combine that with your home Internet. You’ll need a channel bonding app like Speedify for that.
Speedify Prevents Zoom Problems Before It Even Happens
We recently tested Zoom on a laptop and on a smartphone while running Speedify, simulating bad Internet conditions. The results showed that Speedify was able to keep the average Zoom video call bandwidth on both devices in good range around the target bandwidth. And this happened both in situations where the connections were good and when one of them went bad.
So how does Speedify achieve that? Well, it uses a technology called channel bonding that allows your to use multiple Internet connections at once. On your smartphone – it’s the Wi-Fi and cellular data that can be bonded. On a computer, there’s more flexibility about the number and type of connections.
Speedify also routes data when something happens to one of your connections. When you stumble upon a bad Wi-Fi hotspot, or your connection suddenly goes out, you will stay connected. Speedify intelligently and automatically reroutes your data through the other available connection(s) until you are connected again to both networks. Best of all, you don’t notice anything because Speedify works seamlessly.
The beauty of it is that Speedify does more than just manage your Internet connections. It is also a fast bonding VPN. It encrypts all the data you send and receive from your device. This helps keep your private information and conversations secure from digital eavesdroppers and cyber thieves.
Zoom problems? Speedify doesn’t just help you avoid Zoom connectivity issues. It also makes the Zoom app more stable and secure, and improves your overall Internet experience.