Google WiFi – Is It The Answer To Getting WiFi Throughout Your Home Or Office

I picked up a 3 pack of Google WiFi for my home from Harvey Norman as I have a long home that has parts that struggle to get a steady and consistent WiFi . I have used extenders that work to a point but was always after something better. Google Wifi is a wireless router , that connects to your internet connection and transmits using a mesh network . Google WiFi gives seamless coverage throughout your home or small business. Google achieves this by allowing you to join multiple Google Wifi units together to ensure there isn’t a single dead zone in your location- a mesh network. In a wireless mesh network, only one node ( the Google WiFi router ) is wired to an internet modem. The wired node then shares its Internet connection wirelessly with other nodes ( more Google WiFi points) in its vicinity. Setup was via… Read More

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What Is Interfering With My Wi-Fi?

My wifi in my home or business is not working as it should is a common issue and a question that I am always asked. So what can interfere with my wifi ? Microwave Fridge Speakers Lamps Cordless Phone Baby monitor Christmas lights Fish tanks Mirrors You may need to change your wifi router ( it maybe too old or is not working effectively anymore) , put an extender in or if you have a large home try a “ mesh “ network such as Googles WiFi.

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Where Should I Put My WiFi Router For The Best WiFi ?

WiFi Router placement is critical to a good wifi signal being transmitted throughout your home. Place the router in a central location , this may mean moving your phone line as well. When it is in the centre of a home the range will increase. Avoid surrounding it with metal objects. The kitchen with microwave ovens and metal fridges is not the best place. Have you noticed the Internet slowing down when you heat something up in the microwave. Microwaves operate around the same frequency as wireless routers. Avoid Concrete Or Brick Walls Surrounding the router with concrete or brick on a couple sides won’t help your signal reach the furthest corners of your home. Put It Up High WiFi routers emit radio waves, which spread out and down from their source. Mounting the router to a wall or setting it on a high shelf can give you a better signal,… Read More

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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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Tips For Printing From An iPad – iPhone – Android Device

Most wifi printers will support the printing from an iPad or Android device but the trick is to make sure that the printer is connected to the wifi network first. When setting up the printer you need to get it to see the wifi network and connect to it. Then you need to get your computer to see the printer through the network and your router. Your iPhone or iPad will then see the printer through the network and your Android device will be able to see the printer when you have downloaded the printer companies app from the Google Play  Store. if you do not have wifi then look for a printer that has WIFI Direct then your device will connect to the printer 

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Wifi Router Setup – Here Are Some Things To Do

Setting up a new wifi router , there are a couple of things you should do First , change your logon to the router from the default that the maker will give you. You will be given this opportunity during the setup procedure. Most people will stick with the default which will be along the lines of : User Name : Admin Password : Admin or password Change this to something you know and make sure you keep a copy somewhere. Next :Change the default name of the router from its standard , Linksys or Belkin etc Then : Check if there are any firmware updates , there will be this option in the router menu Finally :Turn on wifi security using WPA2 and have a good password  

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