The most common misconception is that "everything is wireless these days", the reality is often different. It is essential to keep the limited wireless bandwidth available for mobile devices, with all other network equipment using a high performance wired network connection.
If you want to introduce a wireless network into your home or are struggling with your current Wi-Fi network I can offer a tailored solution.
MT Telecom is committed to delivering the best possible high speed Wi-Fi signal throughout your home or business.
In an ideal world Wi-Fi would operate in an open environment where there are no obstacles to get between your router and your Wi-Fi enabled devices. One drawback with Wi-Fi is that it consists of a series of radio waves which can be blocked or deflected by physical objects such as walls, large metal appliances, microwave ovens or cordless phones. Wherever possible try to avoid physical obstructions and radio interference, both of which can affect your Wi-Fi signal strength and cause slow or intermittent connection problems.
Is there a way to overcome this problem?
Yes there is.
Often just raising the height of the router improves the Wi-Fi range. By installing a physical link between your router and a Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) you can enjoy the same fast reliable internet speeds that you get from your router and have the freedom to move around your home or workplace without being tethered to a desk or data cable.
By installing more than one Wi-Fi AP at identified points around your home you will be able to move between rooms and floors while seamlessly maintaining Wi-Fi connectivity.
Solutions There are a few ways of 'transporting' your internet service to various locations.
- Powerline Adaptors These use your mains electrical circuit to dstribute your broadband albeit at slower speeds. One major consideration when using Powerline Adaptors is that they will only work if they operate on the same 'Ring main'.
- Another method is to use a second router as a 'Relay' station. It will receive a Wi-Fi signal from the main router and then re-transmit the signal at a similar 'strength' as your main router, many home routers offer an "access point mode" specifically for this purpose.
- Relocate your router or Master Telephone socket - I can help by relocating your Master socket and router to a more convenient room in your house.
Having encountered a number of Wi-Fi problems I have concluded that PoE (Power over Ethernet) Access Points offer the best, most cost effective solution to overcome even the most stubborn Wi-Fi issues. By far the most popular access point I install is the Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-Lite. It offers simultaneous, dual-band operation with 3x3 MIMO in the 2.4 GHz band and 2x2 MIMO in the 5 GHz band. PoE technology means that just one high quality ethernet cable will provide both power and broadband to the access point.
SMART Television's are often connected to your network wirelessly when in fact, it would be more beneficial to have a wired connection directly from your router. By doing this you are installing a more robust way of enjoying streamed entertainment services such as Netflix, which will become less prone to all the 'stutter' and buffering often encountered with ineffectual Wi-Fi connections.