How Long Do Modem – Routers Last ?

Are you having internet connection issues ? Do you turn your modem-router on and off to refresh the connection a couple of times a week or is your connection constantly dropping out ? It is usually time then for a new one. The modem is a device that provides access to the Internet. The modem connects to your ISP, which provides your Internet service The router allows multiple computers to join the same network In some cases I have found they can last about 2 years on average and we need to remember that they are in effect ” dumb computers ” . The new wifi routers are all AC ( they have taken over from N , G etc ) now which means the signal they transmit will go further in your home or office. Should you take the router from your ISP ? In some cases yes , but… Read More

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A Telstra Fix For Non – Connecting Modems That May Restore Your Connection

If you are of the people that are having issues with connecting to the internet here is a step by step guide supplied by Telstra that will hopefully get you back online. Some points to note : However : when you have done the following REMEMBER :it can take up to 20 minutes for the fix to work ( BE PATIENT ) If your modem is 2 – 3 years old you maybe better off buying another modem , as the fix may not work with some older modems. I have spoken to a couple of customers and THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET YOU BACK ONLINE IS TO BUY A NEW MODEM OR WAIT FOR ONE TO BE DELIVERED. If you need a new modem as the reset has not worked go into a telstra store and fill out the form and one will be sent to you. You may… Read More

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Suggestions If You Are Suffering from Slow Internet Speed

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Router Issues – Security – Internet Connection Problems

If you cannot connect to the Internet and you have an ADSL connection it can be the modem – they do not last forever. Some modems are a security risk which can transmit your data without you knowing. Click this link to the right to test the security of your router: TEST YOUR ROUTER. Look at the lights on the modem , there is an ADSL light on there ( Phone Symbol ) , no light , no phone line , no internet Know your login to the internet which comes from your isp and your password as you may have to logon to the router. Be aware that most ISPs other than Telstra will not be able to test your phone line and this can take up to 48 hours Make sure you have security on your modem for wifi – Routers And Security Change the login for your… Read More

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What I Discussed on Radio – Adelaide Techguy – W/C 21st July – Updated

Mystery Software Will Not Fix your Computer  There are still people that think that downloading some sort of mystery program such as a registry cleaner , speed up my pc etc will fix there computer problems  THEY WILL NOT  Don’t waste your money , time or your computer by buying or downloading these. We Exist On An A Need To Know Basis And In Business Here Are Some Things You Need To Know I have seen 2 businesses grind to a halt over not knowing details about their online Who hosts your domain ? / Can you login and see your details Can you access your emails online / Who has my email account / What’s my email password? What if the person who designed my website and has all this information disappears? If you are listed on Google ( and you should be , check that your details are… Read More

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The Wifi Modem Router

The Mysteries Of The Wifi Modem Router All routers can be accessed by entering an address into the browser address bar at the top of your internet page  The addresses are ip addresses such as or they will come with a web address such as – if you don’t know the address , Google your router name  You will then need to enter a user name and password to access your router – If you don’t know this try which will show you your user name and password You can change the name of your router but what should you call your router? Not your name  Not the name of the maker ( Netgear , Belkin etc ) What security setting should you use ? WPA2 Once inside the router what can you do ? ( some uses will depend on the brand ) Some routers have… Read More

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Don’t Bother To Hide Your Network Name


I have seen a few wireless networks that have been set up where the SSID (Service Set Identifier) or your network name is hidden under the assumption that it will be more secure.

This means you take a device into the range of the router and the device will not see the router.

The article below will describe why this should not be done.

My main complaint with hiding the SSID is connection issues ( iPad in particular ).

More time should be spent making making sure your network with WPA2 and passwords that contain letters and numbers and not words out of a dictionary.

Debunking Myths: Is Hiding Your Wireless SSID Really More Secure? – How-To Geek.

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