Wi-Fi Troubleshooting

Having problems getting Internet and Wi-Fi throughout your home or office? We offer a number of solutions. 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. Your fastest internet speed is always going to be when connecting to the modem with an ethernet cable. However, Smart Phones, iPads and many laptops can only connect to the internet wirelessly over Wi-Fi. ISP supplied Internet Modem Routers provide Wi-Fi internet but the further you get away from the modem, the weaker the signal and internet speed become. 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. Unfortunately, your standard ISP-supplied NBN or Internet modem/router will only deliver Wi-Fi over a short distance and will not penetrate thick walls or concrete floors. Even though you may have recently upgraded to the NBN, you will only benefit from the improved speeds by using a hard-wired network (ethernet) cables. You can improve the speed and distance the wi-fi signal will travel by using Wi-Fi boosters and Wi-Fi extenders (including POE devices) but only with a limited effect. It is impossible to achieve high-speed internet via boosters and extenders over more than 2 or more rooms, the drop-off in speed and bandwidth compared to that at the modem can be 50% or higher. Boosters and extenders will not work between concrete floors and are suited to large open plan homes and offices. If your home or office has Smart-Wiring back to a central hub of comms box your best solution would be to add Wireless-Access-Points (WAPs) at strategic locations to provide Wi-Fi to other parts of the building away from the modems location. WARNING FOR HOME BUILDERS – 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 broadcast a strong 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) We offer 3 solutions: Solution 1: In a smart-wired house, replace Ethernet wall plates with in-wall Wireless Access Points (WAPs) Simply replacing existing ethernet wall plates with *Ubiquiti in-wall plates, turns each wall-plate into a Wi-Fi hotspot and provides strong Wi-Fi up to 25m from each wall plate and includes 2 or 4 Ethernet points. Please contact us for pricing. Solution 2: In a smart-wired house, plug Unifi WAPs into existing ethernet sockets Connect WAP’s to existing Ethernet wall sockets and place on floor or behind cupboards. Effective but not very aesthetic. Solution 3: Hard wire WAPs to the ceiling The most aesthetic (and effective) solution involves fixing Unifi WAPs to the ceiling at strategic locations through the house or office and hard-wiring them back to a central hub or comms-box See our solutions below for small units up to multi-storey large homes, 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 *Ubiquiti in-wall units and WAP’s should be powered by a POE switch or POE injector plus a Cloud Key to configure the systems. For further information or to request a quotation, contact us on 08 6365 5603 or support@itguyswa.com.au Need more help? 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 contact us here or call:08 6118 2601 Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page  

Building or Renovating? Make yours a Smart-Wired Wi-Fi enabled Home from $428

Building or Renovating? Make yours a Smart-Wired Wi-Fi enabled Home from $428 Free your family from the lounge room. Give them hi-speed wi-fi internet throughout the whole house. The strongest wi-fi (wireless) signal will always be next to the Internet modem, wherever this is located. Quite often next to the TV or in a home office. Many people use “wi-fi boosters“,  “wi-fi extenders” or “POE” adapters to boost that signal into other rooms of the house, this can suffice to a certain extent but the speed and bandwidth will always be much slower than at the source. To get full-strength internet and wi-fi into all corners of the house, a “Smart-Wireless” solution needs to be employed which is a combination of ethernet cabling (hard-wiring) and “Wireless Access Points” (WAPs). The best time to implement this would during house renovations or when designing and building a new house. However most existing house and offices can be fitted out within a day with minimal disruption and mess. If your house or office is already “smart-wired” we can usually utilise the existing network ports without the need for additional wiring. The following prices are typical for supplying and deploying wireless internet solutions to smart-wired homes utilising the existing network ports. Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for extra large sized homes with multiple floors from $1,559 Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for large sized homes from $1,369 Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for medium sized homes $1,100 Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small homes from $462 Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small unit or apartment from $428 Example: A large single storey home with up to 4 bedrooms can be covered with 3 WAP’s hard-wired back to an 8 port switch for approx $1,369 (plus cabling costs if not already smart wired) Bigger homes, multi-storey homes and older houses with thicker walls and non-smart TV’s, may need more ethernet and WAP’s than the illustration above. The IT Guys offer a “Home Network and Wi-Fi Design Services” starting from $66 for homes and offices.   We turn basic electrical wiring plans   Into detailed networked wiring plans that will deliver “wired” and “wireless” internet access throut the home, including specifying the equipment to be employed and a cost estimate to supply and configure the equipment. The IT Guys 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. Need more help? 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 contact us here or call:08 6118 2601 Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Supercharge your Wi-Fi with Amplifi

Case Study in extending Wi-Fi through a brick and tile single storey house using Amplifi Router and Meshpoint Extenders.   Distance From Modem Download Speed – Telstra Modem Download Speed – Amplifi Router with MeshPoint Extenders 2 m 85 mbps 115 mbps 12 m 25 mbps 115 mbps 20 m  > 1 mbps 81 mbps 30 m Out of Range 32 mbps (Single Meshpoint extender installed at 12 m) Ideal solution for small to medium sized open-plan house or office that is having problems with wi-fi connection in various parts of the house. Starter kit can be added to with multiple routers and meshpoints. Starter kit only $460 plus postage/installation Purchase more of the Amplifi Range in Bundles or individually     Networking and Internet Solutions Network Solution – Small Unit, Home, Office Network Solution – Medium Home or Office Network Solution – Large Home or Large Office Need more help? 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 contact us here or call:08 6118 2601 Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.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?

How to easily turn an existing smart-wired (hard wired) home into a Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) enabled home? The traditional way, connect a Wireless Access Point (WAP) to a data point or hard wired ethernet cable. Ugly is it not! Introducing a new and elegant way that will turn ugly (and useless if you need wi-fi) Ethernet data Points  (see below)… …. Into Elegant Wi-Fi Enabled Wall Plates UniFi AP In-Wall The UAP-IW is ideal for retrofitting an existing in-wall wired Ethernet jack to a wireless access point. It also provides one RJ45 data port and one PoE port to connect devices like a VoIP phone. T The UAP-IW is capable of speeds of up to 150 Mbps with a range of up to 25 m UniFi AC In-Wall AP   Convert an Ethernet wall jack into a dual-band 802.11AC Wi-Fi access point with two Gigabit Ethernet ports. Ideal for new or retrofit installations, the UniFi® AC In-Wall is designed to convert an Ethernet wall jack into a dual-band 802.11AC Wi-Fi access point with two Gigabit Ethernet ports. One of the ports provides PoE for powering and connecting an 802.3af device to the network. The UniFi AC In-Wall is capable of wireless speeds of up to 1167 Mbps with a range of up to 100 meters.   UniFi AC In‑Wall Pro Wi-Fi Access Point   UniFi AC series In-Wall 802.11ac Pro Wi-Fi Access Point featuring 3 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports (1) PoE In + Data, (1) PoE Out + Data, and (1) Data only. Note: 802.3at PoE+ input is required to use PoE passthrough. Or you could plug any of the Ubiquiti Unifi AP range into an Ethernet port and fix it to a wall…. … or hide it under a table … …but ideally, mounted to a ceiling   For help with the design, supply or installation of any of the Ubiquiti range of products in Western Australia, please contact us. http://dev.itguyswa.com.au/smart-home-wiring/ Building or Renovating? Make yours a Smart-Wired Wi-Fi enabled Home for less than $1,000 Wi-Fi Internet Extenders Networking and Internet Solutions   Need more help? 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 contact us here or call:08 6118 2601 Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page  

Wi-Fi Internet Extenders

Extend your Wi-Fi through your house or office with the latest MESH technology. Ideal solution for small to medium sized open-plan house or office that is having problems with wi-fi connection in various parts of the house. Starter kit can be added to with multiple routers and meshpoints. Starter kit only $460 plus postage/installation Purchase more of the Amplifi Range in Bundles or individually Need more help? 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 contact us here or call:08 6118 2601 Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Fixing Wi-Fi problems relating to Mobile/Broadband Internet

Solutions for fixing Mobile/Broadband Internet These are Wi-Fi problems relating to Mobile Broadband, Wi-Fi Internet, Cellular Internet, Mi-Fi, 3G/4G 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. There are a number of devices you can use to do this           Connecting to Internet via USB 3G/4G Dongle (widely available from all telecom companies such as Telstra, Optus, Dodo etc)             Connecting to Internet via 3G/4G MI-FI  device  (widely available from all telecom companies such as Telstra, Optus, Dodo etc) or using a Dongle with a Mobile Broadband Router. Common problems and their solutions Sudden Loss of Wi-Fi signal – Telecomm problem, call the Telecomm Company Wi-Fi signal but not downlaoding – Billing problem, prepaid may have run out or bill not paid, contact Telecomm Company No lights appearing on USB Dongle – Dongle or USB port is broken – Replace USB Dongle No lights appearing on Mi-Fi or Mobile Broadband Router – Power Problem, check power leads, try in another outlet. Mi-Fi device cannot get a good connection to mobile tower – Check if Billing Problem. In general refer all issues to the Telecomm company the service or device was purchased from. Need expert help in fixing Internet & Wi-Fi Issues and live in Perth, Western Australia then call The IT Guys (WA) on 08 6365 5603   Related Issues How to upgrade to High Speed Internet in Perth TODAY. How to test your Internet Speed How to increase the speed of my Internet Connection How to increase the speed of your Modem Router or Wireless Modem Router How to Fix Wif-Fi Problems Fixing Wi-Fi problems relating to Mobile/Broadband Internet Fixing Wi-Fi problems relating to Wired Internet connections How to increase your Internet Browsing Speed Networking and Internet Small Apartment, Home or Small Office Network Solutions Medium Sized Single-story Home or Medium Office Network Solutions Large Home or Large Office Complex Solutions over Multiple Floors Need more help? 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 contact us here or call:08 6118 2601 Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

General tips on increasing your Wi-Fi and internet speed

In the previous guides entitled How to Test Your Internet Speed we demonstrated how to take an Internet Speed In the Guide entitled How to compare your internet speed with your area average  we compare your results from the speed test with your area’s average Internet Speed. In the Guide entitled What Alternative internet services are available at my address? we examine what alternative Internet Services are available at your address. In the Guide called How to test my modem. Does it need replacing? we examined possible speed issues related to your Modem Router. In this guide we offer some general advise and tips to get the most out of your Internet Connection and Wi-Fi strength through your house or office. Tip 1) Use a “Wired” connection between your Modem-Router and your Computer rather than a “Wireless” or “WiFi” connection Whatever the upload and download speed of your internet connection (see 1 above) you will usually achieve near 100% of that speed IF your PC, Computer or Laptop is connected to the Modem-Router using an Ethernet Cable like so.   Tip 2) If using WiFi  place the Wireless Router or Wireless access point as close to the wireless devices as possible This may seem like common sense, but simply having the Wi-Fi-Modem-Router close to your devices can be one of the biggest things you can do to help improve signal strength and reduce interference. This doesn’t actually reduce interference in any way, but since the signal strength will be stronger, the ambient “noise” will not affect your network as much.    Tip 3) If using Wi-Fi keep the wireless WiFi-Modem-Router  away from other electronic devices The closer your Wi-Fi-Modem-Router is to other devices, the more likely interference will become a problem. Common electronic devices to avoid are: microwaves, televisions and computers.   Tip 4) If using Wi-Fi use the less common 5 GHz frequency WIFI band This will only work if all of your devices support operating at the 5 GHz frequency, but if you can use it, the level of interference should be much, much less than the often cluttered 2.4 GHz band. 5 GHz is also typically much faster, but the range is greatly reduced. In a small home or apartment, however, range may not be as important a factor as reducing the level of ambient interference.     Tip 5) If ADSL is your only option and your Internet speed is very poor, add a second ADSL line or Bonded DSL Connection If you need good upload and download speeds and your distance from the exchange prevents it, then a Bonded DSL internet service could be the solution. For details on recommended ADSL services, click on this link. Add a second ADSL line for only $70 per month.   Tip 6) If ADSL is your only option and you do NOT want to add a 2nd line Move your home or office closer to to the telephone exchange??? As the above graph demonstrates, the further your dwelling or office is from the Telephone exchange, the weaker the signal and the slower the speed of your internet connection as the signal is coming over a copper wire. (this is not the case in Cable (HFC) or Fibre connections) Tip 7) Contact your ISP and ask them speed up your connection Ask your ISP to “boost” or “throttle up” the speed of your connection. Most ISP’s never put you on the fastest speed UNLESS YOU ASK them. It’s amazing what you can do with just a phone call. Tip 8) Upgrade to a Fibre, Cable (HFC), Wireless or Bonded-DSL connection. Through our partnership’s with Amcom and Amnet we can supply and install Internet and Telephony Services from ADSL to Dark Fibre See Here: What types of Internet connections do I have in Australia? Tip 9) Go Mobile Broadband Mobile Broadband comes of age, thanks to Telstra Tip 10) Extend Wifi Signal using Range Extenders and Wireline Adapters   Look at these pages and the solutions they offer Networking and Internet Small Apartment, Home or Small Office Network Solutions Medium Sized Single-story Home or Medium Office Network Solutions Large Home or Large Office Complex Solutions over Multiple Floors Related Issues Self Test Internet Performance Guide Guide 1 – How to test your internet speed Guide 2 – How to compare your internet speed with your area average Guide 3 – What Alternative internet services are available at my address? Guide 4 – How to test my modem. Does it need replacing? Guide 5 – General tips on increasing your internet and Wi-Fi speed Need more help? 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 contact us here or call:08 6118 2601 Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for extra large sized homes with multiple floors

Wireless (Wi-Fi) Smart-Wired-Home solutions for extra large sized homes with multiple floors from $1,559 No matter how the internet is delivered to your home or office (NBN, HFC, ADSL, 4G) there still exists the problem of providing the Wi-Fi Internet signal throughout the building to be used by phones, tablets, laptops, smart-tvs, fetch boxes, Apple TV etc. The Internet signal comes into your home or office via a telephone cable, optical fibre or HFC cable, terminated on an internal wall. A router/modem is attached to that socket (or the NBN box) and this provides internet services either via a cable or wire to your computer or by a Wireless Wi-Fi signal that is produced by the modem. The most likely location of the Modem/Router is where the telephone socket or NBN box is located. This can be in any section of the house but usually found in the lounge, study or garage. With most modems only having a Wi-Fi range of a few meters, and not penetrating solid walls easily, this often means that non-adjoining rooms may not receive a strong enough signal to allow Wi-Fi to be used in those locations. To transmit strong Wi-Fi signal into poor reception areas of the house or office, we recommending installing one or more Ubiquiti Wireless Access Points (WAPs) that are hard-wired (ethernet cabling) back to the modem or switch located in a data/comms cabinet (which can often be in the garage or a cupboard in an existing smart-wired house). Communications/Network Cabinet Usually located in a garage, cupboard or robe, architects/builders will often specify a Harmony Box or Starserve box (see below) as the central data/comms cabinet (also referred to as a “hub”. Although space saving, they do not have enough room to allow for a modem modem let alone a POE switch. The IT Guys recommend installing a standard 6RU or 12RU Data cabinet, especially for larger homes. Typical data/comms cabinets can be wall mounted or free standing and cost between $100 to $300 + installation. Wireless Access Points (WAPs) Wi-Fi is delivered through the home or office using a series of Wireless Access Points (WAPs) . We recommend using Ubiquiti Wireless Access points in conjunction with Ubiquiti Switches and Cloud Key Controllers. Power for the WAP’s is transmitted through the ethernet cabling, so no need to install additional power sockets in ceilings etc. Ubiquiti Wireless access points come in two forms. 1. Unifi WAPs – Ceiling or Floor Mounted The WAP’s resemble a small flying-saucer and range in size from 160 to 200mm diameter. The WAP’s are strategically located at various points through the house, to provide a strong Wi-Fi signal into the required areas. If the house or office has already been smart-wired or had ethernet wall-plates installed previously, the WAP’s can be plugged into the existing wall-plate … and placed on a floor, under a table or in a cupboard, out of sight. …but ideally on the ceiling to provide maximum coverage. 2. Unifi WAPs – In-Wall Mounted Another solution is to replace the existing ethernet wall-plates socket with a wall-mounted WAP. (in-wall-wap) which provides room-wide wi-fi and includes 4 ethernet ports hidden at the base of each unit. If no adequate existing ethernet wiring exists, then an electrician is required to install the ethernet cabling. The Ubiquiti WAPs are ideally located on the ceiling, with ethernet cabling being run back to the modem, switch or central hub. Proposed solution for extra large sized houses   For the IT Guys to deploy a quadruple WAP solution for a large sized house with existing smart wiring within 10k of Subiaco, the estimated cost would be $1,559 inc GST (plus extra travel time if outside 10k plus additional cabling, power boards etc not supplied by client) If ethernet cabling is required, an electrician will need to be employed and depending on the building construction could cost anywhere between $300 and $2,000. Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for large sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for medium sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small unit or apartment If you would like us to quote you on this or a larger house/office wireless networking solutions, please contact us as detailed below. Need more help? 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 contact us here or call:08 6118 2601 Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for large sized homes

Wireless (Wi-Fi) Smart-Wired-Home solutions for large sized homes from $1,369 No matter how the internet is delivered to your home or office (NBN, HFC, ADSL, 4G) there still exists the problem of providing the Wi-Fi Internet signal throughout the building to be used by phones, tablets, laptops, smart-tvs, fetch boxes, Apple TV etc. The Internet signal comes into your home or office via a telephone cable, optical fibre or HFC cable, terminated on an internal wall. A router/modem is attached to that socket (or the NBN box) and this provides internet services either via a cable or wire to your computer or by a Wireless Wi-Fi signal that is produced by the modem. The most likely location of the Modem/Router is where the telephone socket or NBN box is located. This can be in any section of the house but usually found in the lounge, study or garage. With most modems only having a Wi-Fi range of a few meters, and not penetrating solid walls easily, this often means that non-adjoining rooms may not receive a strong enough signal to allow Wi-Fi to be used in those locations. To transmit strong Wi-Fi signal into poor reception areas of the house or office, we recommending installing one or more Ubiquiti Wireless Access Points (WAPs) that are hard-wired (ethernet cabling) back to the modem or switch located in a data/comms cabinet (which can often be in the garage or a cupboard in an existing smart-wired house). Communications/Network Cabinet Usually located in a garage, cupboard or robe, architects/builders will often specify a Harmony Box or Starserve box (see below) as the central data/comms cabinet (also referred to as a “hub”. Although space saving, they do not have enough room to allow for a modem modem let alone a POE switch. The IT Guys recommend installing a standard 6RU or 12RU Data cabinet, especially for larger homes. Typical data/comms cabinets can be wall mounted or free standing and cost between $100 to $300 + installation. Wireless Access Points (WAPs) Wi-Fi is delivered through the home or office using a series of Wireless Access Points (WAPs) . We recommend using Ubiquiti Wireless Access points in conjunction with Ubiquiti Switches and Cloud Key Controllers. Power for the WAP’s is transmitted through the ethernet cabling, so no need to install additional power sockets in ceilings etc. Ubiquiti Wireless access points come in two forms. 1. Unifi WAPs – Ceiling or Floor Mounted The WAP’s resemble a small flying-saucer and range in size from 160 to 200mm diameter. The WAP’s are strategically located at various points through the house, to provide a strong Wi-Fi signal into the required areas. If the house or office has already been smart-wired or had ethernet wall-plates installed previously, the WAP’s can be plugged into the existing wall-plate … and placed on a floor, under a table or in a cupboard, out of sight. …but ideally on the ceiling to provide maximum coverage. 2. Unifi WAPs – In-Wall Mounted Another solution is to replace the existing ethernet wall-plates socket with a wall-mounted WAP. (in-wall-wap) which provides room-wide wi-fi and includes 4 ethernet ports hidden at the base of each unit. If no adequate existing ethernet wiring exists, then an electrician is required to install the ethernet cabling. The Ubiquiti WAPs are ideally located on the ceiling, with ethernet cabling being run back to the modem, switch or central hub. Proposed solution for large sized houses   For the IT Guys to deploy a triple WAP solution for a large sized house with existing smart wiring within 10k of Subiaco, the estimated cost would be $1,369 inc GST (plus extra travel time if outside 10k plus additional cabling, power boards etc not supplied by client) If ethernet cabling is required, an electrician will need to be employed and depending on the building construction could cost anywhere between $300 and $2000.   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 homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small unit or apartment If you would like us to quote you on this or a larger house/office wireless networking solutions, please contact us as detailed below. Need more help? 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 contact us here or call:08 6118 2601 Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for medium sized homes

Wireless (Wi-Fi)Smart-Wired-Home solutions for medium sized homes from $1,100 No matter how the internet is delivered to your home or office (NBN, HFC, ADSL, 4G) there still exists the problem of providing the Wi-Fi Internet signal throughout the building to be used by phones, tablets, laptops, smart-tvs, fetch boxes, Apple TV etc. The Internet signal comes into your home or office via a telephone cable, optical fibre or HFC cable, terminated on an internal wall. A router/modem is attached to that socket (or the NBN box) and this provides internet services either via a cable or wire to your computer or by a Wireless Wi-Fi signal that is produced by the modem. The most likely location of the Modem/Router is where the telephone socket or NBN box is located. This can be in any section of the house but usually found in the lounge, study or garage. With most modems only having a Wi-Fi range of a few meters, and not penetrating solid walls easily, this often means that non-adjoining rooms may not receive a strong enough signal to allow Wi-Fi to be used in those locations. To transmit strong Wi-Fi signal into poor reception areas of the house or office, we recommending installing one or more Ubiquiti Wireless Access Points (WAPs) that are hard-wired (ethernet cabling) back to the modem or switch located in a data/comms cabinet (which can often be in the garage or a cupboard in an existing smart-wired house). Communications/Network Cabinet Usually located in a garage, cupboard or robe, architects/builders will often specify a Harmony Box or Starserve box (see below) as the central data/comms cabinet (also referred to as a “hub”. Although space saving, they do not have enough room to allow for a modem modem let alone a POE switch. The IT Guys recommend installing a standard 6RU or 12RU Data cabinet, especially for larger homes. Typical data/comms cabinets can be wall mounted or free standing and cost between $100 to $300 + installation. Wireless Access Points (WAPs) Wi-Fi is delivered through the home or office using a series of Wireless Access Points (WAPs) . We recommend using Ubiquiti Wireless Access points in conjunction with Ubiquiti Switches and Cloud Key Controllers. Power for the WAP’s is transmitted through the ethernet cabling, so no need to install additional power sockets in ceilings etc. Ubiquiti Wireless access points come in two forms. 1. Unifi WAPs – Ceiling or Floor Mounted The WAP’s resemble a small flying-saucer and range in size from 160 to 200mm diameter. The WAP’s are strategically located at various points through the house, to provide a strong Wi-Fi signal into the required areas. If the house or office has already been smart-wired or had ethernet wall-plates installed previously, the WAP’s can be plugged into the existing wall-plate … and placed on a floor, under a table or in a cupboard, out of sight. …but ideally on the ceiling to provide maximum coverage. 2. Unifi WAPs – In-Wall Mounted Another solution is to replace the existing ethernet wall-plates socket with a wall-mounted WAP. (in-wall-wap) which provides room-wide wi-fi and includes 4 ethernet ports hidden at the base of each unit. If no adequate existing ethernet wiring exists, then an electrician is required to install the ethernet cabling. The Ubiquiti WAPs are ideally located on the ceiling, with ethernet cabling being run back to the modem, switch or central hub. Proposed solution for medium sized houses For the IT Guys to deploy a dual WAP solution for a medium sized house with existing smart wiring within 10k of Subiaco, the estimated cost would be $1,100 inc GST (plus extra travel time if outside 10k plus additional cabling, power boards etc not supplied by client) If ethernet cabling is required, an electrician will need to be employed and depending on the building construction could cost anywhere between $150 and $600. Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for extra large sized homes with multiple floors Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for large sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small unit or apartment If you would like us to quote you on this or a larger house/office wireless networking solutions, please contact us as detailed below. Need more help? 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 contact us here or call:08 6118 2601 Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small homes

Wireless (Wi-Fi) Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small homes from $462 No matter how the internet is delivered to your home or office (NBN, HFC, ADSL, 4G) there still exists the problem of providing the Wi-Fi Internet signal throughout the building to be used by phones, tablets, laptops, smart-tvs, fetch boxes, Apple TV etc. The Internet signal comes into your home or office via a telephone cable, optical fibre or HFC cable, terminated on an internal wall. A router/modem is attached to that socket (or the NBN box) and this provides internet services either via a cable or wire to your computer or by a Wireless Wi-Fi signal that is produced by the modem. The most likely location of the Modem/Router is where the telephone socket or NBN box is located. This can be in any section of the house but usually found in the lounge, study or garage. With most modems only having a Wi-Fi range of a few meters, and not penetrating solid walls easily, this often means that non-adjoining rooms may not receive a strong enough signal to allow Wi-Fi to be used in those locations. To transmit strong Wi-Fi signal into poor reception areas of the house or office, we recommending installing one or more Ubiquiti Wireless Access Points (WAPs) that are hard-wired (ethernet cabling) back to the modem or switch located in a data/comms cabinet (which can often be in the garage or a cupboard in an existing smart-wired house). Wireless Access Points (WAPs) Wi-Fi is delivered through the home or office using a series of Wireless Access Points (WAPs) . We recommend using Ubiquiti Wireless Access points in conjunction with Ubiquiti Switches and Cloud Key Controllers. Power for the WAP’s is transmitted through the ethernet cabling, so no need to install additional power sockets in ceilings etc. Ubiquiti Wireless access points come in two forms. 1. Unifi WAPs – Ceiling or Floor Mounted The WAP’s resemble a small flying-saucer and range in size from 160 to 200mm diameter. The WAP’s are strategically located at various points through the house, to provide a strong Wi-Fi signal into the required areas. If the house or office has already been smart-wired or had ethernet wall-plates installed previously, the WAP’s can be plugged into the existing wall-plate … and placed on a floor, under a table or in a cupboard, out of sight. …but ideally on the ceiling to provide maximum coverage. 2. Unifi WAPs – In-Wall Mounted Another solution is to replace the existing ethernet wall-plates socket with a wall-mounted WAP. (in-wall-wap) which provides room-wide wi-fi and includes 4 ethernet ports hidden at the base of each unit. If no adequate existing ethernet wiring exists, then an electrician is required to install the ethernet cabling. The Ubiquiti WAPs are ideally located on the ceiling, with ethernet cabling being run back to the modem, switch or central hub.   Proposed solution for small homes For the IT Guys to deploy a single WAP solution for a small house with existing smart wiring within 10k of Subiaco, the estimated cost would be $462 inc GST (plus extra travel time if outside 10k plus additional cabling, power boards etc not supplied by client) If ethernet cabling is required, an electrician will need to be employed and depending on the building construction could cost anywhere between $150 and $600. Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for extra large sized homes with multiple floors Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for large sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for medium sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small unit or apartment If you would like us to quote you on this or a larger house/office wireless networking solutions, please contact us as detailed below. Need more help? 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 contact us here or call:08 6118 2601 Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small unit or apartment

Wireless (Wi-Fi) Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small unit or apartment from $428 No matter how the internet is delivered to your home or office (NBN, HFC, ADSL, 4G) there still exists the problem of providing the Wi-Fi Internet signal throughout the building to be used by phones, tablets, laptops, smart-tvs, fetch boxes, Apple TV etc. The Internet signal comes into your home or office via a telephone cable, optical fibre or HFC cable, terminated on an internal wall. A router/modem is attached to that socket (or the NBN box) and this provides internet services either via a cable or wire to your computer or by a Wireless Wi-Fi signal that is produced by the modem. The most likely location of the Modem/Router is where the telephone socket or NBN box is located. This can be in any section of the house but usually found in the lounge, study or garage. With most modems only having a Wi-Fi range of a few meters, and not penetrating solid walls easily, this often means that non-adjoining rooms may not receive a strong enough signal to allow Wi-Fi to be used in those locations. To transmit strong Wi-Fi signal into poor reception areas of the house or office, we recommending installing one or more Ubiquiti Wireless Access Points (WAPs) that are hard-wired (ethernet cabling) back to the modem or switch located in a data/comms cabinet (which can often be in the garage or a cupboard in an existing smart-wired house). Wireless Access Points (WAPs) Wi-Fi is delivered through the home or office using a series of Wireless Access Points (WAPs) . We recommend using Ubiquiti Wireless Access points in conjunction with Ubiquiti Switches and Cloud Key Controllers. Power for the WAP’s is transmitted through the ethernet cabling, so no need to install additional power sockets in ceilings etc. Ubiquiti Wireless access points come in two forms. 1. Unifi WAPs – Ceiling or Floor Mounted The WAP’s resemble a small flying-saucer and range in size from 160 to 200mm diameter. The WAP’s are strategically located at various points through the house, to provide a strong Wi-Fi signal into the required areas. If the house or office has already been smart-wired or had ethernet wall-plates installed previously, the WAP’s can be plugged into the existing wall-plate … and placed on a floor, under a table or in a cupboard, out of sight. …but ideally on the ceiling to provide maximum coverage. 2. Unifi WAPs – In-Wall Mounted Another solution is to replace the existing ethernet wall-plates socket with a wall-mounted WAP. (in-wall-wap) which provides room-wide wi-fi and includes 4 ethernet ports hidden at the base of each unit. If no adequate existing ethernet wiring exists, then an electrician is required to install the ethernet cabling. The Ubiquiti WAPs are ideally located on the ceiling, with ethernet cabling being run back to the modem, switch or central hub.   Proposed solution for small unit or apartment For the IT Guys to deploy a single WAP solution for a small unit or apartment with existing smart wiring within 10k of Subiaco, the estimated cost would be $428 inc GST (plus extra travel time if outside 10k plus additional cabling, power boards etc not supplied by client) If ethernet cabling is required, an electrician will need to be employed and depending on the building construction could cost anywhere between $150 and $600. Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for extra large sized homes with multiple floors Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for large sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for medium sized homes Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small homes If you would like us to quote you on this or a larger house/office wireless networking solutions, please contact us as detailed below. Need more help? 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 contact us here or call:08 6118 2601 Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Smart wiring

Is Smart Wiring really necessary? Is it worth spending $2 – $15k on smart wiring?   Is Smart Wiring really necessary? and what is it? Today, just about every new house comes with a “smart-wiring” package, supposed to make your house “future-proof“. That statement may have been true 10 years ago but today it is NOT. We explain why. What is a “smart-wired” or “smart-wiring” home?     You see many houses being advertised as “smart” or “smart-wired” (smart-wiring) these days. Being “smart” does not mean that the house can think for itself or turn the lights on and off as you enter or leave a room (see a definition of smart home)… Smart in this case refers to the fact that it has been “hard-wired” with TV Aerial (coaxial), Foxtel (coaxial), Telephone and Ethernet (Networking and Security) cabling back to a central “junction box”, “smart-wiring panel”  or “hub” usually located in a cupboard, garage or utility room. From the central hub, cables are run to various points in the house and terminating in wall plates such as the following. The true definition of smart wiring is defined here as a system that enables the combination of many different types of wires used around the home into a single location, which allows for the integration of many different smart home systems and sensors throughout your home, and the capacity to add more at a later date if you want to do so including lighting, security, internet communications, security systems and audio-visual or home entertainment systems. Having the ability to turn lights, air-conditioning or the oven on via your smart phone or schedule is a component of “home-automation”. A smart home may feature smart-wiring to help you achieve home-automation but it is not the same thing. The IT Guys (WA) can assist you in smart-wiring your home and offer alternatives that can save you a great deal of money. Contact us on 08 6365 5603 for a FREE assessment. What does a Smart-Wiring Package give me? When building a new house, you maybe given the option of adding a “smart-wiring” package at an additional cost. This will supposedly provide internet access through the home and is usually sub contracted to a smart-home sub-contractor specialist. To be honest, the builders electrical sub-contractors can do this work themselves but prefer to subcontract the work out as many electricians do not like installing and especially “terminating” Ethernet Wiring. Unfortunately, your builder will unlikely offer you a number of alternative smart-wiring-contractors. In Western Australia, one company in particular appear to have a strangle hold over the major building companies. (For legal reasons we are not allowed to mention the companies name) Most major builders will NOT allow other smart-wiring contractors onto their sites during the building phase, leaving you with only two choices. Install their inferior and outdated smart-wiring package at great expense and then update it when you move in, or Save your money. Give us a call and install the correct package once you have moved in. A large multi-floored house can have high-speed WI-FI and cabled internet starting at only $1559 + cabling (see below) If you are being sold such an “add-on” make sure you know in detail, what you are being quoted on by your builder, renovator, electrician and/or “smart-home” installer. Do not be pressured into accepting their proposal straight away. Ask for full details of what you are getting and then come and discuss the suitability of their proposal with us. For $66 bring your plans and/or the installers proposal to our office (or email them to us if you cannot make it to our office) and we can advise you on the suitability of their proposal. You can make payment over the phone by credit card. Ask yourself these questions…. How are Smart-phones, iPads and modern notebooks and laptops with no ethernet port supposed to pickup internet through the house when no wi-fi access points (WAPs) are supplied in the proposed package?? Some of these Smart-Wiring companies are living in the past, still installing outdated technology (hard-ethernet-wiring) and not making any provision for wi-fi coverage. Below we offer a number of Wireless (Wi-Fi) Smart-Wiring-Solutions. Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for extra large sized homes with multiple floors from $1,559 Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for large sized homes from $1,369 Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for medium sized homes $1,100 Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small homes from $462 Wireless Smart-Wired-Home solutions for small unit or apartment from $428 Building or Renovating? Make yours a Smart-Wired Wi-Fi enabled Home for less than $1,000 Do I need ethernet points in the wall, to connect my TV? Possibly, if you do not have strong wi-fi and/or your TV is not Wi-Fi enabled. (Apple TV or Telstra TV can get around this issue as they are wi-fi enabled) Any TV purchased in the last few years will most likely be a “Smart-TV” and will connect to the Internet and streaming services such as Netflix, Stan, Amazon, iView etc via Wi-Fi or hard-wired cabling. A Smart-TV uses either a hard-wired Ethernet connection or built-in Wi-Fi to connect to a home network for internet access. Most models today have built-in Wi-Fi, but check that it does before you buy a new one. Non-Smart TV’s can also use streaming services such as Netflix over the Wi-Fi by purchasing “Apple-TV” or “Telstra-TV” but if you wish to watch standard free-to-air TV or “Fetch-TV”   you will need to have hard-wired TV co-axial cabling and hard-wired Ethernet cabling to an outlet near your TV. If you are using external speakers such as the Sonos or Bose Playbar or Soundbar check to see if they will connect to your music system. You may need to connect them to your network using an Ethernet cable but most can do so using an Optical-Audio cable between your TV and the Soundbar. This allows the sound-bar to operate as an external TV speaker as well as a part of your music system. FETCH-TV boxes also need to be connected to your […]

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 article shows how: Building or Renovating? Make yours a Smart-Wired Wi-Fi enabled Home for less than $1,000 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? 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 contact us here or call:08 6118 2601 Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.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?

How to get super-fast internet in Perth’s Golden Triangle

You may already have access to NBN Internet if you live in Perth’s Golden Triangle (Postcode 6007 – 6015) NBN is available for the majority of Western Suburbs residential customers However, if you did not connect some months ago, you may have to wait months or up to a year until NBN HFC problems have been fixed (read below) If your home is scheduled to get NBN over the HFC (Foxtel Cable) Network and you have not already made the move to NBN, your going to be delayed until mid or late 2018. If you live in any of the following suburbs you probably have NBN already. Subiaco (eastern area) (Click here to check your address) Dalkeith (Click here to check your address) Daglish (Click here to check your address) West Leederville (north east) (Click here to check your address) Shenton Park (Click here to check your address) Nedlands (Click here to check your address) Claremont –  (Not all parts) (Click here to check your address) Mt Claremont (Click here to check your address) Peppermint Grove (Click here to check your address) Swanbourne (Click here to check your address) Mosman Park (Click here to check your address) Cottesloe (Click here to check your address) Wembley Downs (Click here to check your address) Crawley (Click here to check your address) North Fremantle (Click here to check your address) Woodlands (Click here to check your address) Churchlands (North) (Click here to check your address) Other Suburbs are scheduled to be connected in the before 2020 Subiaco (remaining areas)  – (Click here to check your address) City Beach – (Click here to check your address) Wembley – (Click here to check your address) Churchlands South-(Click here to check your address) Jolimont –(Click here to check your address) Scarborough –(Click here to check your address) Floreat – (Click here to check your address) West Perth – (Click here to check your address) Perth City – (Click here to check your address)   The IT Guys, can provide professional installation services, advice and cabling and we are happy to provide a free quotation. See also …. Having problems getting Internet and Wi-Fi throughout your home or office? We offer a number of solutions.   Please contact us on the number below. Need more help? 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 contact us here or call:08 6118 2601 Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page