Telephone and Internet Connections offered via Mobile Phone Networks

Mobile Broadband If you use a smart-phone you are already using mobile-broadband to receive emails, messages and browse websites. Mobile-Broadband is similar to NBN-Wireless Internet in the fact that Internet and Telephone services are transmitted over radio-waves from the nearest mobile tower. A big advantage of using mobile-broadband is the fact that access is immediate (once you have purchased a mobile internet post-paid or pre-paid service from a Telecomm provide). No need to wait for a technician to install cables or dig up the road. Mobile-Broadband can also be described as Wi-Fi Internet, Cellular Internet, Mi-Fi, 3G/4G/5G Internet which are all terms that describe accessing the Internet on a Computer, Phone or device using the same radio waves that mobile phones use. Connecting to the Internet via Mobile-Broadband  is widely available and offered bt Telecom companies such as Telstra, Optus, Dodo etc. 3G is an older (slower) technology mostly now superseded by 4G and soon to be superseded by 5G technology which is many times faster again. Mobile Internet (Mobile-Broadband) is available as a pre-paid or post-paid service but unlike NBN or Fixed Wireless, it is generally charged by the data used. It is rare to find an “Unlimited-data” Mobile-Broadband Plan. There are 4 ways you can use Mobile-Broadband in Australia Using a USB-Dongle connected to the USB port of a computer Using a “MI-FI” device or “Mobile Router” Some iPads, Laptops, Surface, Notebooks have a removable “SIM” card that allows them to receive Mobile-Broadband directly without the need for 1 or 2 above.This is also known as Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology. By “tethering” using your mobile smart-phone as a mi-fi device and connecting to it by Wi-Fi Mobile-Broadband is easily and quickly available in most urban and country areas and adequate if you are an occasional user and/or there is no other alternative in your area. Using Mobile-Broadband for heavier usage such as streaming-video (Netflix, Stan, Foxtel, iView etc.) is more expensive than using an NBN service and should be considered carefully before you start receiving hefty bills. Telephone and Internet Connections offered by NBN Telephone and Internet Connections offered via the Mobile Phone NetworksTelephone and Internet Connections offered via Independent Telecomm Companies See also, by clicking on the links below. Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small unit or apartment Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for medium sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for large sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for extra large sized homes with multiple floors Network and Internet Connection between Buildings Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Having Problems getting Internet and Wi-Fi throughout your home or office? Home Networking Network Support Services Network Design & Consulting services Telephone and Internet Connections offered by NBN Telephone and Internet Connections offered via the Mobile Phone NetworksTelephone and Internet Connections offered via Independent Telecomm Companies Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at support@itguyswa.com.au or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Network and Internet Connection between Buildings

How to get Internet, Wi-Fi and Network between Buildings without cabling Need to get Internet, Wi-Fi and Network connectivity to buildings without the need for cabling? Create a Ubiquiti airMax PtP or PtMP Network is the answer. By employing Ubiquiti Nanobeam equipment, your home/office network can be connected to other buildings up to 15klms away at speeds up to 450 mbps Ubiquiti Solutions Provider – Perth & Western Australia Network Design & Consulting services If you would like us to quote you on this or other networking solutions, please contact us as detailed below. Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at support@itguyswa.com.au or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

WAP’s v Network Range Extenders/Boosters

Like most people who cannot get wi-fi internet unless they sit next to the modem, you have probably purchased devices that boost or extend the wi-fi range into other rooms. And like most people you wish you had not wasted your money. There are hundreds of “Wi-Fi Range extenders“, “Wi-Fi boosters“, “POE (Power over Ethernet)” devices available at your local electrical retailer and although many do help, they do not provide a complete solution that provides full-strength, secure, multi-user, wi-fi access over a wide area (including outdoors)   A properly configured WAP (Wireless-Access-Point) network provides seamless Wi-Fi access throughout buildings large or small by automatically switching to the WAP with the strongest signal, no need to keep manually switching between different wi-fi networks as you move from room to room. Some people try to get around this by configuring the extenders/boosters with the same name (SSID). This works as long as the signal from the modem and the extender do not overlap, if they do, network conflicts can occur and you can do more harm than good. The following articles show how: Wi-fi Problems? Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for extra large sized homes with multiple floors Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for medium sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small houses, units or apartment Wi-Fi Internet Extenders Smart wiring – Is it really necessary? WAP’s v Network Range Extenders/Boosters High-Definition IP Video Surveillance System Building or Renovating? Make yours a Smart-Wired Wi-Fi enabled Home from $428 Sonos Installation and Troubleshooting Networking and Internet Solutions Internet Service Provider Perth If you would like the IT Guys to quote you on a WAP Network system in your home or office, please contact us for a free quote.   Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at support@itguyswa.com.au or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page   Turn an existing smart-wired home to a Wi-Fi enabled one?

Network Design & Consulting services

Network Design & Consulting services to households, business clients, Architects, Designers and Builders for Smart Wiring of Homes and Offices. Wether you are building, designing, renovating or moving house/office The IT Guys can help with Networking, Internet and Wifi issues. Trouble Shooting Internet and Wi-Fi Testing and Consultancy Services Designing, Building and upgrading home and office Networks During the design phase of any house,  office build or renovation, the internet and networking requirements of the home or office need to be considered to ensure it is “future-proof”. This is often referred incorrectly as a “Smart-Home”or “Smart-Wiring” Architects often rely on their Electrical Contractors or the Builder for advise and more often than not will try and sell you a “Smart-Home” package from a “Smart-Home-Contractor” that specialise in “home technology solutions, smart wiring, home automation, one touch control, security systems, audio visual products” etc. Any Electrical Contractor can carry out “Smart (Ethernet) Wiring and cabling” but many prefer to sub-contract it out as they do not like terminating ethernet cables. Many Building companies attempt to sell clients an “Smart-Home” packages carried out by “Smart-Home-Contractors” which often offer solutions that are already 10 years out-of-date and do not meet the demands of a modern families internet and entertainment requirements. Many “Smart-Home” packages only offer “hard-wired” internet/home-networking solutions which DO NOT take into consideration the demands of multiple smart-phones, tablets, computers, sound-systems, security-systems, TV’s and streaming that all require high-speed wireless internet access throughout the whole house and often into gardens and out buildings. These contractors are still stuck in an era where everyone had a home-theatre and Foxtel was the only non-free-to-air solution, and the Foxtel signal needed to be piped through the house using multiple coaxial and HDMI cables and multi-room infra-red controllers. In 2017 there are a multitude of entertainment options available in addition to traditional Foxtel and Free-to-Air TV. All require fast internet streaming services and offer simultaneous streaming on multiple TV’s and devices. Hard wiring coaxial and HDMI cabling throughout the house is ancient technology, as are the requirements for multiple “Sonos-Boost” devices. The IT Guys (WA) offer consulting services to Clients, Architects, Designers and Builders to make sure the technologies to be deployed (Computers, Servers, TV’s, Home Theatres, Telephones, Alarms etc) are the correct ones to meet the clients needs. We turn basic electrical wiring plans – Into detailed networked wiring plans including specifying the equipment to be employed The IT Guys also provide cost estimates on the preferred equipment including supply and final setup (if required) using the best networking and sound systems. If you would like the IT Guys to give you an independent quote or assessment and you are based in Perth. Please give us a call on 08 6365 5603 and we will see if we can help. See also, by clicking on the links below. Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small unit or apartment Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for medium sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for large sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for extra large sized homes with multiple floors Network and Internet Connection between Buildings Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Having Problems getting Internet and Wi-Fi throughout your home or office? Home Networking Network Support Services Network Design & Consulting services Telephone and Internet Connections offered by NBN Telephone and Internet Connections offered via the Mobile Phone NetworksTelephone and Internet Connections offered via Independent Telecomm Companies Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at support@itguyswa.com.au or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

How to increase mobile network signal in home or office

Do you have to step outside your house or office before you can make or receive mobile phone calls? There is a solution in Australia, its called VoWiFi (Wi-Fi Calling) The solution uses your home or office wi-fi network to make phone calls when the phone cannot access the mobile phone tower (quite common in houses with metal roofs). Am I eligible for Telstra Wi-Fi Calling (VoWiFi)?  To be eligible for Wi-Fi Calling, you need to: To be a Telstra Mobile Phone Customer Have a Telstra approved Wi-Fi Calling compatible device. (see below) Have  VoLTE (i.e. 4G Voice Calls) enabled on your device. Ensure you have updated to the latest software. Turn on Wi-Fi Calling in your settings on your device. See the full FAQ here Find our more information here Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at support@itguyswa.com.au or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Home Networking

Need Network, Internet and Wi-Fi testing/fixing in Perth? The IT Guys (WA) are experts in Network, Internet and Wi-Fi design, installation and troubleshooting. In addition to our FREE articles and advice in our Blog on Internet, Wi-Fi and Networking, including our Self Test Internet Performance Guide we also offer a paid consultancy and testing services across the Perth Metro area. We can help with the following: Having Problems with your ISP? Having Problems with your internet speed and reliability? Having Problems getting Internet and Wi-Fi throughout your home or office Having Problems with your Sonos Speaker system? On-Site Internet and Wi-Fi Testing and Consultancy Services   Having Problems with your ISP? If you have been experiencing ongoing problems with your ISP (Intenet Service Provider) such as Telstra, Optus, iiNet, Westnet, Amnet, TPG, Dodo etc and you think you are being given the run-around, with your permission, we can speak to them on your behalf. We can test their assumptions and suggestions and relay that information back to you in plain-english. If we believe they are supplying false information we will challenge them on your behalf and find a solution which may involve changing ISPs. Internet Service Provider Perth Having Problems with your internet speed and reliability? If you are experiencing slow internet speed and reliability, let the IT Guys trouble-shoot the problem. We can make preliminary investigations and tests simply by knowing your physical address and by remotely logging into your computer. If those tests prove inconclusive we may need to visit your home to test your equipment. Upon conclusion of the testing we will make a written report including our recommendations and approximate costings. Having Problems getting Internet and Wi-Fi throughout your home or office? In the past the majority of homes had one PC/Computer connected by an Ethernet cable to a modem which was connected to a telephone point. Today, this is the exception rather than the rule. With the explosion of personal Wi-Fi enabled devices (iPad, Tablets, laptops); smart-phones (iPhone, Android, Windows); Smart/Internet enabled TVs; Video streaming services (Netflix, Foxtel); Wireless Speakers (Sonos, Bose) and Internet Connected Security Systems; Fast Internet Access is now a necessity in every room and corner of the house and even outside. Smart-Wiring Internet packages offered by many builders and home-automation companies are purely hard-wired solutions, that will provide top-speed internet as long as your TV, Media Player, Computer or device are physically connected to an Ethernet Outlet by an Ethernet Cable (see below) The above solution only allows for the modem/router to produce the Wi-Fi signal in one location (usually the garage or a cupboard, if located in the “hub” or “comms-box” or in a single room) As more home-automation devices become available, Wireless Smart-Wired-Home systems (aka Wi-Fi Internet Access Enabled Homes) as opposed to simple hard-wired smart-home-solutions are becoming de rigueur. Having Problems getting Internet and Wi-Fi throughout your home or office? We offer 4 solutions: Wi-fi Problems?   See also, by clicking on the links below. Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small unit or apartment Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for medium sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for large sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for extra large sized homes with multiple floors Network and Internet Connection between Buildings Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Having Problems getting Internet and Wi-Fi throughout your home or office? Home Networking Network Support Services Network Design & Consulting services Telephone and Internet Connections offered by NBN Telephone and Internet Connections offered via the Mobile Phone NetworksTelephone and Internet Connections offered via Independent Telecomm Companies NBN or Fixed Wireless Internet in Western Australian based ISP – Pentanet Having Problems with your Sonos Speaker system?   On Site Internet and Wi-Fi Testing and Consultancy Services We offer on-site call-out service with a call out fees from $90 (see full suburb list here) which includes travel time and 15 minutes onsite work. The call-out-fee is required to be paid in advanced and if our technician takes more than 15 minutes onsite, you will be required to pay for the extra time taken plus the cost of any materials. For the above fee we visit your home or office and carry out the tests as described above. This maybe necessary if we cannot determine the problems remotely or if the Internet speed is poor or non-existent. If you would like to know more or to book a call or site visit, call us or email support@itguyswa.com.au Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at support@itguyswa.com.au or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page  

Network Support Services

Network Support Services Networks come in all shape’s, sizes and complexity. From simple Local Networks in the home or home office (known as LAN’s – Local Area Networks), to medium sized networks in a typical business situation to large scale networks covering multiple offices, buildings, cities and even countries (known as WAN’s – Wide Area Networks) No matter how large or small your business or home network setup is, we can assist you in any way you wish, to make sure you get the connectivity you require within your budget and in a timely manner. The IT Guys can assist in Network Design, Network Construction and Network Maintenance and Network Support of LAN’s and WAN’s plus advise and setup of Cloud Network storage and solutions. Network Construction (Wired Networks, Wireless Networks, Ethernet over Power Networks, Smart Wiring, Cloud and Virtual Networks) Network Feasibility Network Design Network and Construction Pricing Network Construction Project Management, Network Roll out and Commissioning Network Maintenance Testing, Upgrading and Replacement of Network Equipment including Routers, Switches,  Hubs, Modems, Wireless Access Points, Wi-fi Boosters, Wi-fi Repeaters Network Systems Audit Check The IT Guys offer a FREE 1 hour comprehensive Computer Systems Audit check on site at your office or business premises including a detailed Network Systems Audit. In this time we will examine your systems and provide a free report on their status, health and provide recommendations on how they can be improved or made more efficient (if necessary). If your company would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact us here. See also, by clicking on the links below. Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small unit or apartment Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for medium sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for large sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for extra large sized homes with multiple floors Network and Internet Connection between Buildings Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Having Problems getting Internet and Wi-Fi throughout your home or office? Home Networking Network Support Services Network Design & Consulting services Telephone and Internet Connections offered by NBN Telephone and Internet Connections offered via the Mobile Phone NetworksTelephone and Internet Connections offered via Independent Telecomm Companies If you would like The IT Guys(WA) to analyse, test and advise you on how to fix any of the above issues, click on Internet and Wi-Fi Testing and Consultancy Services where we offer paid remote on on-site services. Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at support@itguyswa.com.au or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Networking and Internet Solutions

Networking and Internet Solutions A solid Internet connection and networked computers and printers are the cornerstone of any home or office, and depending on your location you may have several options from which to choose, but networking is about more than just Internet Access. The IT Guys can connect your entire home or office including peripherals from printers to projectors using a Local Area Network (LAN) made up of wired (Ethernet Cables) and wireless (Wi-Fi) Access Points (WAPs) and even your office to other offices using a Wide Area Network (WAN) by means of NBN, Ethernet, Fibre, Cable (HFC) or ADSL connections…. more The IT Guys (WA) are experts in Network and Internet design, installation and troubleshooting. We can assist with the following services either remotely or on-site. Internet Testing and Consultancy Services Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Network Design & Consulting services Internet and Networking Support Services We can troubleshoot and test your existing system either remotely or on-site. Having Problems with your Telephone Company or ISP? If you have been experiencing ongoing problems with your Telephone Company or ISP (Intenet Service Provider) such as Telstra, Optus, iiNet, Westnet, Amnet, TPG, Dodo etc and you think you are being given the run-around, with your permission, we can speak to them on your behalf. We can test their assumptions and suggestions and relay that information back to you in plain-english. If we believe they are supplying false information we will challenge them on your behalf and find a solution which may involve changing ISPs or we can set you up with Pentanet NBN or Fixed Wireless Internet. Having Problems with your internet speed and reliability? If you are experiencing slow internet speed and reliability, let the IT Guys trouble-shoot the problem. We can make preliminary investigations and tests simply by knowing your physical address and by remotely logging into your network. If those tests prove inconclusive we may need to visit your office to test your equipment. Upon conclusion of the testing we will make a written report including our recommendations and approximate costings. We can test and provide quotes to churn, provide access or upgrade to any of the following Internet Services: See Here: What types of Internet connections do I have in Australia? Having Problems getting Internet and Wi-Fi throughout your home or office? With the explosion of Wi-Fi enabled devices (iPad, Tablets, laptops), smart-phones (iPhone, Android, Windows), Smart-Internet enabled TVs, Video streaming services (Netflix, Stan, Foxtel), Wireless Speakers (Sonos, Bose) and Internet Connected Security Systems, Fast Internet Access is now often required in every room and corner of the office.   See also, by clicking on the links below. Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small unit or apartment Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for medium sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for large sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for extra large sized homes with multiple floors Network and Internet Connection between Buildings Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Having Problems getting Internet and Wi-Fi throughout your home or office? Home Networking Network Support Services Network Design & Consulting services Telephone and Internet Connections offered by NBN Telephone and Internet Connections offered via the Mobile Phone NetworksTelephone and Internet Connections offered via Independent Telecomm Companies NBN or Fixed Wireless Internet in Western Australian based ISP – Pentanet   If you would like the IT Guys to give you an independent quote or assessment and you are based in Perth. Please give us a call on :telephone: and we will see if we can help. Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at support@itguyswa.com.au or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Ubiquiti Dream Machine

Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at support@itguyswa.com.au or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Help

Self Help Resources   How to fix a computer that will not start, freezes, hangs or is very slow How to fix common Microsoft Windows problems How to fix common Microsoft Office and Outlook problems How to fix common Apple iMac, Macbook problems How to fix common Network/Internet problems How to Work Remotely with Office 365 An Essential Guide to Working from Home Blog/FAQ   Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at support@itguyswa.com.au or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

How to work from home while self-isolating due to CORONAVIRUS (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic

How to work from home while self-isolating due to CORONAVIRUS (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic If you have an office-based job which involves working with emails, computer programs and using a telephone to talk to customers and fellow workers, then your job could easily be carried out from home, as long as you have a reasonable fast internet connection. This also assumes that your employer has the technological infrastructure in place to allow you to tele-commute. The old-fashioned and most insecure way of working from home is by using Microsofts Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), where you “dial-in” to your work desktop from a home computer. RDP/RDC is a known vulnerability and is an easy target for hackers and cyber-criminals. If this is the only option available it should be configured using a virtual private network (VPN) connection which provides a secure connection to your work network via the internet. Creating a VPN involves configuring network settings at the workplace and on each computer that will be connecting to the work network. The process is time consuming and expensive to setup. A more costs-effective, scalable and secure solution is as follows using “the cloud” The required technology isn’t expensive and can be easily setup, if it is not already in place. It merely involves moving emails and data into “the cloud” Most tech-savvy employers have been using this technology for many years but for others, the fear of “the-cloud” has held them back and they are still reliant on POP or IMAP emails, on premise servers and PABX phone systems. How to move data, emails and telephones into the cloud 1. Upgrade office software to Office 365 Business versions, including Microsoft Office Hosted Exchange email accounts. 2. Move files and local data into Microsoft SharePoint cloud data storage (which is included in Office 365 Business versions such as Exchange Online, Business Premium etc.) 3. Use Office 365 Business built-in collaboration tools, such as Microsoft Teams (Skype for Business) to chat, have online meetings/video conference and share documents.  Microsoft teams is a hub for teamwork. It’s an app that helps you pull together as a team. And work together using chat instead of email It’s a work space where you and your team can securely edit files at the same time and see likes and mentions and replies with just a single tap. Ii’s a place that your team can make its own by adding notes, websites and apps and because it’s in the cloud it let’s everyone work together no matter where they are 4. Switch to a Hosted PABX telephone system with VOIP handsets.   These steps allow employees to access emails and files from their home computers, laptops and smartphones and once they have relocated their office telephone handset to their home and plugged into the internet, to answer and make calls as if they were seated at their office desk. The IT Guys WA and Hybrid ICT have carried out the above for many of our clients which has given them the ability to send their staff home and self-isolate while still continuing to work as normal. If you would like this to happen at your company, please contact us for an obligation free quote on support@itguyswa.com.au or call 08 6365 5603 or support@hybridict.com.au or call 08 6245 2117 Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at support@itguyswa.com.au or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Top 6 issues encountered by Australian’s when moving to NBN

NBN Issues Solved – Top 6 issues encountered upon moving to NBN The transition to NBN from copper (traditional) telephone lines including ADSL Internet and Fax Services, is a major life-changing issue for many Australian seniors.   The older we get, the harder we find it is to change. Having grown up with ADSL internet and copper-line (land-line) phones, senior Australians are struggling with the changeover to NBN services.   Unfortunately, nobody has a choice in the matter, copper-line (Telstra) technology is being phased out and NBN, just like death and Taxes, is an inevitability. However, just because the old copper-line based system is being disonnected, it does NOT mean you have to move to NBN. There are alternatives. If you DO NOT need a telephone handset (land-line) , you can consider the following non-NBN alternatives: Telephone and Internet Connections offered via the Mobile Phone NetworksTelephone and Internet Connections offered via Independent Telecomm Companies Having supported and fixed hundreds of issues regarding NBN and Senior Australian’s, we have come up with a “what-to-expect” guide, that many people encounter during and immediately after moving to NBN. The Top 6 issues encountered by Senior Australian’s when moving to NBN NBN Modem Required for Internet and/or Phone calls NBN-Compatible handset required to make calls Internal telephone sockets now redundant NBN internal connection location may not be same as current New modem means changing Wi-fi password on all devices NBN service maybe slower than current ADSL   1. You will need a new NBN compatible modem to receive Internet and Telephone Calls There are different NBN technologies being used across Australia, you dodnt have a choice in which one you have, this has already been pre-determined by NBN. The Possible Technologies you may have are as follows: Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Fibre to the Building/Node (FTTB & FTTN) Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) NBN™ Wireless NBN™ HFC NBN™ Satellite Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) FTTP – The best solution on offer with NBN-Fibre directly to your premises. Sadly only a very small percentage of Australian users have this type of connection as it was deemed too expensive and time consuming to rollout across the country by the Government of the day. Some users can apply to have their technology upgraded to FTTP but the cost is generally around $7 to $10,000. Fibre to the Building/Node (FTTB & FTTN) Most Australian residences will be connected directly to the existing telephone socket using FTTN, and a new NBN compatible modem. This technology uses the existing copper telephone lines in a building, building complex or in the street to connect to fibre which can be up to 1 klm from your location. Some users can apply to have their technology upgraded to FTTP but the cost is generally around $7 to $10,000. Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) Fibre to the curb is a recent technological improvement on FTTN. It still uses the existing copper telephone lines but then connects to a “Node” or “NBN junction-box” within a few hundred meters of your location/building. Some users can apply to have their technology upgraded to FTTP but the cost is generally around $7 to $10,000. NBN™ HFC Australian suburbs connected to the Pay-TV (Foxtel) Network in the 90s will be connected to NBN using the existing HFC (coaxial) network as follows. HFC is regarded as the 2nd best technology available after FTTP. NBN™ Wireless and NBN™ Satellite In country and rural areas the use of Wireless or Satellite technology (using an external antenna or satellite dish) as follows. Australian Satellite Internet is called Sky Muster™ or Sky Muster™ Plus and available from ISPs such as SkyMesh Even if you did not need a modem before (because you did not have the internet) you will need one now and if you currently have one, it will probably need replacing for an NBN compatible one. 2. If you want to keep your “Land-Line” and receive telephone calls, you will need a new NBN-Compatible handset. Existing telephone handsets cannot be used in any of the NBN technologies. If you still require a traditional telephone “handset”, you will need to purchase an NBN compatible handsets that plugs into the NBN modem. 3. If you currently have telephone points in various rooms, these are now useless and cannot be used.Companies such as “Uniden” supply “wireless” handsets that can be used anywhere in your house as long as they are within range of the “base-station” which plugs into the NBN Modem.Use these instead of traditional handsets. 4. NBN Co may install your new connection in a different location to your existing modem. The incoming NBN connection will enter your house by either: a) One of your current telephone points or b) In the case of HFC connected areas, they use existing pay-TV/Foxtel point, that connects to an “NBN Connection Box” If an existing point does not exists, the NBN technician will install a new one, usually at a convenient location for them but not always for you. NBN Co, have to make an effort to locate your incoming NBN connection in a location that is convenient for you, so if you want the connection to be where your modem is, insist on it and do not let the technician install it in an inconvenient location. 5. A new modem, means a new Wi-Fi signal, so printers, scanners, iPads, iPhones, TV’s, tablets and laptops will need to be connected to the new network Wi-Fi may not now reach into areas that you could previously receive Wi-Fi If the new incoming connection is not near where your old modem was located, you may find this inconvenient. It maybe that devices such as TV’s, iPads, Printers, Scanners, Computers and Laptops, may no longer be in range of the new modem.Because of the new modem, each device will need to be reconnected to the new wifi network, so you may find you are suddenly unable to connect to the printer or the internet.If you connect your modem to […]

High-Definition IP Video Surveillance System

The UniFi® Video Cameras G3 represent the next generation of cameras designed for use in the UniFi Video surveillance management system. These cameras offer 1080p Full HD resolution for day or night use and are integrated with the UniFi Video software for powerful and flexible, integrated IP video management. The cameras are easy to operate and manage using the UniFi Video® software, which is pre-installed on the optional UniFi Application Server and the UniFi NVR appliance, or can be downloaded free of charge. 5 camera models are available, in different sizes and formats with features such as 1080p Full-HD, microphones, 2-way audio, infrared LED, wide-angle lenses which can be located on desktops, poles, celings and walls, indoors and outdoors. Cameras include UVC-G3-Bullet (UVC-G3-AF), UVC-G3-PRO, UVC-G3-DOME, UVC-G3-MICRO, UVC-G3-FLEX The UniFi NVR is a plug-and-play NVR appliance with pre-installed UniFi Video software to configure and manage the UniFi Video Cameras G3. Its 2 TB hard drive provides up to 4800* recording hours at 480p, 1600* recording hours at 720p, or 700* recording hours at 1080p. in Western Australia, installers of this equipment need a “Security Installer Licence – Class 3” please check with your installer. If you are looking for a qualified installer, we can recommend Cablenet. Wi-fi Problems? Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for extra large sized homes with multiple floors Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for medium sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small houses, units or apartment Wi-Fi Internet Extenders Smart wiring – Is it really necessary? WAP’s v Network Range Extenders/Boosters High-Definition IP Video Surveillance System Building or Renovating? Make yours a Smart-Wired Wi-Fi enabled Home from $428 Sonos Installation and Troubleshooting Networking and Internet Solutions Internet Service Provider Perth Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at support@itguyswa.com.au or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page    

Does your Wi-Fi reach all corners of your house?

Does your Wi-Fi reach all corners of your house? …or is your family tied to the room where your modem is located?   Why does our Wi-Fi not extend further and why is it so slow? Modems supplied by Telstra, iiNet/WestNet/TPG, Optus etc. have very poor Wi-Fi capabilities. They have Wi-Fi strong enough to cover a single room well but are not designed to cover multiple rooms or houses with multiple floors. Rather than purchasing cheap boosters plugged into power sockets around the house, we recommend adding a powerful Wireless-Router such as a Ubiquiti AmpliFi™ HD (High Density) Mesh Router  which gives a Wi-Fi signal up to 500% stronger than standard modems. Standalone AmpliFi HD Mesh Router (AFI-R) is great for powerful coverage in an average sized space up to 930 square metres. You can purchase Standalone AmpliFi HD Mesh Router (AFI-R) from us for only $259 each. They just plug into your modem and are simple to install yourself. We also offer an optional installation service for a small fee….. more Why does our Wi-Fi not reach the upstairs bedrooms? Wi-Fi signals will not penetrate concrete or thick brick/block walls. The only way to get a Wi-Fi signal to areas behind these walls and floors is as follows: 1. Hard Wire (Ethernet cable) through or around the obstruction to a Wireless Access Point (Electrician required) by Installing Wireless Access Points (WAPs) throughout the house (3 or 4 will normally cover a very large home) 2. Use a Mesh-Wi-Fi Network  such as multiple Amplifi HD Mesh Routers that use door or staircase openings to transmit Wi-Fi signals through to other areas or 3. If your home is already smart-wired, replace existing Ethernet wall plates with in-wall Wireless Access Points (WAPs) The IT Guys only supply the world’s best WI-FI equipment made by UBIQUITI. Our technicians are qualified and certified UBIQUITI experts and can design a new system or troubleshoot your current system. For the best and most efficient solution, please call and speak to one of our technicians. Why is our Internet so slow? Telephone and Internet Connections offered by NBN Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at support@itguyswa.com.au or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Copper Disconnection Dates – WA Suburbs – 16th January 2020

WA Suburbs that will have their copper telephone lines (Landlines and ADSL) disconnected on January 16th 2020 If you live in any of the following WA suburbs and have not switched to NBN or an NBN-Alternative by 16th Jan 2020 you will find your telephone and ADSL Internet disconnected Applecross, Armadale, Atwell, Aubin Grove, Australind, Bandy Creek, Banjup, Banksia Grove, Baynton, Bedford, Beeliar, Bellevue, Beresford, Boya, Brockman, Brookdale, Brown Range, Bullsbrook, Busselton, Byford, Camillo, Carabooda, Carey Park, Carnarvon, Castletown, Chadwick, Champion Lakes, Cloverdale, Cockburn Central, Como, Coogee, Cottesloe, Darch, Darling Downs, Darlington, Dawesville, Deepdale, Denham, Dudley Park, Dunsborough, East Bunbury, East Carnarvon, Edgewater, Esperance, Forrestdale, Gap Ridge, Green Head, Greenmount, Greys Plain, Hamilton Hill, Haynes, Helena Valley, Henderson, Hilbert, Hilton, Inglewood, Jandakot, Joondalup, Katanning, Kelmscott, Kewdale, Kingsford, Koongamia, Lancelin, Landsdale, Lange, Leda, Ledge Point, Leeman, Leschenault, Lockyer, Mandurah, Mariginiup, Marybrook, Maylands, Milpara, Morgantown, Mosman Park, Mount Lawley, Mount Melville, Mount Richon, Munster, Orana, Paraburdoo, Peppermint Grove, Quindalup, Riverton, Rockingham, Seville Grove, South Carnarvon, South Perth, South Lake, Spearwood, Spencer Park, Success, Swan View, Utakarra, Victoria Park, Wagin, Walmsley, Wannanup, Wanneroo, Wattleup, Wellard, Willetton, Wongan Hills, Wonthella, Woorree, Wungong, Yakamia, Yanchep, Yangebup The IT Guys can help. Give us a call. Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at support@itguyswa.com.au or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page