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Home Networking

In today’s day and age we have a large array of devices in the home that require an internet connection. Desktop Computers, Laptop Computers, Hybrid Computers, Tablets, Phones, Televisions, Digital Video recorders, Security Systems, Music and Audio/ Visual Systems, gaming consoles, even household appliances like microwaves, fridges, air conditioning units have the need for a network/ internet connection.

With an abundant variety of devices on the market this can become a daunting task. Our technicians can make this an easy step for you. With our broad experience and knowledge we can make this happen, everything working seamlessly, wether your requirements are wired, wireless or both.

Our technicians can design and implement a stable working environment for all you equipment.

We are happy to perform a wireless site survey and network audit to see where you are having issues or wireless black spots. We use only the best equipment to guarantee a fault free environment.

From simple setups to advanced home automation, our staff is qualified to assist.

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How does a home network work?

Years ago having a home network was something only the super rich or super geeky could enjoy. Technology is advanced to the point that anyone can cheaply connect all their devices and even some things around the house that you wouldn’t think could connect to a network, like your washing machine. A home network will usually connect through a router, you probably know this as your WiFi modem. All your devices wirelessly connect to the router and then through to each other. The devices connect using a unique address called an IP, IP stands for (Internet Protocol).

What does a home network achieve and why do I need one?

A home network would allow you to share resources such as Internet access and printer access. A home network will also allow you to share files across all the devices on your network. Home networks are these days used primarily for entertainment, to beam music from devices to speakers and movies and images to smart televisions.

Mistakes that can be avoided when it comes to your home network.

Failing to determine the needs of your network before buying the equipment, This is a huge one because people either over estimate and waste money or under estimate and shoot themselves in the foot before they even start.

Failing to record your old settings, It’s very easy to get excited about your new equipment and want to rip out your old stuff. It is very important to remember and record all of your old settings on your router and machines, this can save you a whole lot of headache afterwards. Having to setup the old hardware again just to get the settings out or thinking that you have them written down somewhere and not being able to find them.

Placing your router in the wrong place. Because these days most router communications rely on WiFi, placing your router in a part of the home that can’t be reached is very easy to do. There are a few ways to fix this, usually some sort of a booster will do the trick.

Are you leaving all of your hardware and software settings in default mode? Some of the things that you might want to do are, Configure your WI-WiFi security settings and change the default username and password, also change the name and password of your router. You can also urn “off” remote management. Changing the channel for your WI-WiFi frequency is also a great idea.

Not enabling device sharing or setting up public policy properly?  If you are using a Windows network, which you probably are then you will probably have to change your settings from “public” to something else because “public” does not allow sharing!

Have you got some old devices on your system that can single handedly bring down your whole network?

Are you updating your hardware?  The firmware on most of your devices can be set to auto update, most not all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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