Nobody notices when the WiFi runs perfectly, but sometimes it can take some time to get it right. If your WiFi is having any of these issues, then we’ve got some ideas:
- Poor signal
- Slow speeds
- Great signal upstairs, but poor downstairs (or vice versa)
- Good signal inside but poor signal outside
- Complaining that goes along with these problems
Firstly, you could try a few quick fixes:
- Check all the connecting cables are plugged in.
- Make sure the cables are pushed all the way in. Sometimes a small bit of movement can cause problems (or fix them).
- Ensure everything is turned on and plugged into power.
- Download a Speedtest app and conduct some tests from various spots around your home or office. This will highlight any dead spots in the WiFi from your modem.
- Check the age of your modem. If it’s more than four to five years old it’s likely going to struggle with today’s WiFi needs.
- Tell everyone to stop complaining. We’ve found this method doesn’t work for long though.
What we do
Adelaide Digital and WiFi will come to your site, discuss your needs and measure what your network is actually doing.
Depending if you want coverage in just a small area, or all over the house, we’ll then design a system to suit your individual needs. We’ll work out a cost and once you’re happy with the plan, we’ll install it for you. You’ll have one point of contact through the entire process, from beginning to end.
Ubiquiti is our choice of WiFi access point. They’re designed in the USA and have different devices for all kinds of installations. Ubiquiti utilise the latest WiFi standard, 802.11ac.
The range of UniFi or Amplifi points can be used as wired or wireless mesh setups. They can be deployed singularly or we’ll install as many as needed to achieve great WiFi coverage.
UniFi or Airmax can be used as outdoor access points, inside a ceiling space if aesthetics are important, or as a wireless bridge over longer distances. We can create wireless coverage over any area you need, even up to kilometres away. They’re a great option for larger properties, farms and businesses. If you need an external antenna for your WiFi we can supply and install it.
We’ll install and hard wire an access point, or multiple points, in the spots where you need WiFi coverage. These are then connected back to your modem using CAT5E cable and given the same name and password as your existing network. Alternatively we can create a whole new network name and password if you prefer.
Poor signal, dropouts, slow speeds
If your modem is in a cupboard and you’re attempting to access the internet at the other end of the building, then chances are your WiFi signal is having to travel through multiple walls and furniture on its way from the modem to your device. Your device then transmits information back to your modem, and all the objects in the way combine to minimise the amount of usable signal reaching its destination. This is called signal degradation.
By placing an access point or points where you actually need them we eliminate the distance your WiFi needs to travel and enable your device to get the best signal possible. WiFi fixed. Customer happy. Email us to book a free onsite quote.
Another common cause of home and business wireless internet speeds running slow is congestion. Think of it like the commute to or from work, everyone is on the road at the same time and it takes ages to get anywhere.
WiFi is the same, it works on a number of different bands. Either 2.4Gig or 5Gig with the 2.4G bands the most commonly utilised band. Older modems just sit there, trying to transmit on a single channel along with all the other modems in your area, filling up or congesting that band and thereby slowing down your speeds.
Ubiquiti’s access points have automatic band steering which is a system that constantly scans all the available channels and chooses the best one for your location, thereby eliminating annoying WiFi congestion.
If you think you could have a problem with WiFi congestion, give us a call. Phone 0430 888 138.
There’s no need for concern about the security of your WiFi network. Your sensitive network passwords will be locked behind WAP2 password protected systems, guaranteeing the security of your network.
We will give your network a new custom name and ID or configure it to appear just like your existing network, saving you the drama of connecting all your existing devices to a new network. If you need us to, we can reconnect all your devices as part of our service.
We use high quality equipment that we stand by and guaranteed for two years. That’s both on the installation and the equipment. Email us to discuss how we can improve your WiFi network or leave your details below and we’ll get in touch ASAP.