Cuckoo Guides

We get it, the internet can be a confusing place. So we’ve put together a bunch of simple guides to help explain its more fiddly bits.

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Smart home broadband

By the end of the year, 7.2 million UK homes are predicted to own at least one smart home device. But even if your fridge isn’t sending you regular milk-based status reports yet, your home’s probably way smarter than you think. And it needs broadband to match.

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What’s mesh Wi-Fi when it’s actually at home?

Buffering in the boxroom? Dead spot in the dining room? Laa..aa..agg on the lawn? We’ve all been there. When your so-called home Wi-Fi doesn’t reach every corner of your home, let alone the garden. But help is at hand. And it’s called mesh Wi-Fi.

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Why upload is the new download 

Most broadband providers shout about their download speeds, which are usually much faster than their upload speeds. But as we change the way we work, rest and play online, uploading is becoming more and more important.

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What broadband speeds do you need to work from home?

Remote working can have many advantages; better work/life balance, less time commuting, more time with your pets! But if your internet speeds aren’t up to scratch, you could face awkward laggy video calls or painfully slow file downloads

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How to run an accurate broadband speed test

Ultrafast. Superfast. Faster-than-the-speed-of-light-on-a-bike fast. Lots of broadband providers make big promises when it comes to connection speed. But what is ‘a good speed’? And when it comes down to it, how fast is your internet really? 

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Protecting your data with password  managers

These days, it seems like you need a password for everything. Ordering food, paying bills, showing off your tan, you name it, you’ve got to enter the magical combination of letters, numbers and special characters. 

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Cuckoo guide to gaming

When you’re on a combat mission, the thing you dread most isn’t a zombie ambush. It’s the phrase ‘Network connection lost.’ One minute you’re zapping the undead, the next you’re cursing your broadband. What you need is full fibre.

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What is Wi-Fi calling?

Making a Wi-Fi call is just like making a normal call. You dial the same number and use the same features. The difference is the call is connected to an internet Wi-Fi network rather than your mobile provider’s 4G or 5G phone mast network.

How fast can you go?