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Home Networking

Getting your home network right is crucial to be able to enjoy your entertainment, use your smart appliances, computers and more.  Your home network will also enable you to connect from multiple devices like computers, games consoles, phones, smart speakers and more and access files on your network or in the cloud.  Your internet service is vital and you need to ensure that you get the best broadband service for your area and make sure you have the most up to date router that you can.

You have the option for a wired or wireless network.

Wired – this is simply when your devices are connected using data cables and usually back to your router where you may need to get additional ports or use a hub when wanting to connect multiple devices. An advantage here is stability and internet speed.

Wireless – the main difference to the above is that the devices you connect to your router is achieved by using WiFi instead of cables.  This cuts down on cable and using additional ports or hubs.  To distribute WiFi across the home you may need to consider using access points which enables you to achieve this.

Setting up any network takes planning and usually some configuration with your router.  Getting it right though will ensure you enjoy all your home entertainment, connect easily with good speeds when using your computer and phone and have an efficient connected home. You can achieve this yourself but you can optimise your network and efficiency by using an Approved Home Network Installer to get the right network for the devices you want to use in your home – if you plan on using home security devices this is really important to get the performance you require – contact an Approved Home Network Installer.

Just what is Alexa?

Smart tech is here to stay, becoming more and more of our everyday lives.  However, it is still easy to get confused between the Google Assistant, Alexa, Google Nest Mini and the Amazon Echo Dot – all integral to controlling our smart tech at home.

Here is a quick download of exactly what Alexa is.

What is Alexa?


Simply put, Alexa is a device that will recognise your spoken commands and respond to you – this means you can ask questions to find out the answers and instruct your Alexa to play music for example.  The most common place to find Alexa is in the Amazon Echo – a range of speakers that come complete with the Alexa software.  However, with increasing use of virtual assistants you will find the Alexa software in the likes of cars and other third-party speakers.

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What is the best broadband provider?

Broadband has become an essential utility, on par with gas, electricity and water. Few homes are ever without it and, with an increased dependence on connectivity, who we choose to provide that broadband becomes an important consideration.

As times are tough and money needs to stretch further than ever, our attention naturally turns to getting the best deal.

As broadband can be a significant monthly outgoing, anything you can save without impacting your service has to be a good thing.

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Starlink Internet – the new high speed internet service

What is Starlink Internet?


Starlink Internet service is provided by a satellite system. It is an alternative service to the likes of BT, Virgin or any other broadband provider and who you typically think of as your broadband choices.

Who is it provided by?


Starlink Internet is the brainchild of Elon Musk and his team and already Starlink has sent 100’s of satellites into space – this is for his Starlink service which he is aiming to offer worldwide.

Why would Starlink Internet be an option for you?


In many rural locations, getting a decent internet speed to be able to stream, game or work from home, or even just to satisfy your family needs is a challenge, due to speeds that you can get or even the choice of broadband providers.  So here enters Starlink Internet.

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Installing your Starlink

Order the equipment to your home


Once you have made your order everything you need to get you Starlink operational arrives in one package, this consists of:

  • flat large pizza box-sized dish

  • tripod stand for the dish

  • 100ft of cable

  • a WiFi router for connecting to the dish

  • setup guide


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What’s causing your Wi-Fi signal issues?

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How can router location impact your Wi-Fi?

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WiFi is so important for your smart home devices

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Why should you use an Approved Installer?

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Get Ready for the Summer with WiFi in your garden

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Thinking about getting a smart doorbell?

Smart Doorbells are becoming more and more popular to enable homeowners to see who is at their door and to provide additional home security.  With the increase of smart devices [...]read moreThinking about getting a smart doorbell?

ClearFlow networking range by Antiference

https://youtu.be/y6H4ymScOso Antiference have clearly established themselves in the networking sector with their ClearFlow range which provides a suite of products for networking and WiFi. Focusing on quality and upgrades as [...]read moreClearFlow networking range by Antiference

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