Good news for Streamyx and Unifi user who always complain about WiFi broadband speed is slow. TM just launched a new apps tool specially designed to optimise wifi connection. As we know, It can be a headache for a non technical streamyx user to manage Unifi WiFi connection. Especially when connection is slow and you always blaming someone is hacking into your network.
TM WiFi Optimizer Tool is an easy tool to scan, analyse and optimise your WiFi network .
Analyse your WiFi performance.
Easily and quickly switch WiFi channels to boost your WiFi performance.
Get it done under in 30 seconds!
Detailed report of your WiFi network.
See the number of WiFi networks in your area.
Check if your WiFi channel is congested.
See how many devices are connected to your network.
How To Optimise WiFi Channel
Download and install the TM WiFi Optimiser Tool at Google Play.
Connect your smartphone to your Unifi/Streamyx WiFi.
Open TM WiFi Optimiser App and tap WiFi Scan to get quick diagnosis of your network.
The app will show analysis of your WiFi network and how many device connected to your router.
If you get 5 star, then you WiFi connection is already optimised and already on the best channel.
In case you get poor result. WiFi Optimizer Tool will provide a few recommendation to improve your WiFi network
Base on the recommendation above, you have to switch channel in order to optimise your WiFi Network. This is normal especially if you live in an apartment or crowded neighbourhood. Majority of houses will be using Unifi. By default, Unifi and Streamyx network router usually use channel 11. This will cause major traffic jam or poor WiFi performance.
Just click the button “Switch Channel” to change to Channel 1.
You need to enter your router setting and enter router username and router password. If you did not change anything before this. By default the username for TM Unifi/Streamyx : admin . Password is blank. Just click “Sign In” after enter username. If incorrect, you have to check at your router, usually installer will write on the router. If not you have to call TM helpline.
After successfully log in to your router, WiFi Tool Optimiser will automatically change your channel. You can rescan to check again your WiFi ratings.
This tool is still in BETA version, so a lot of upgrade , bug fixes and features will be coming in future. Hopefully, in future TM can add features like block unknown device that connected to your router and change DNS.
In case you are not using TM Streamyx or Unifi but still want to optimise your WiFi Network, there are free tools that you can install on your PC that can scan and analyse your WiFi network. Use this tools to analyse your WiFi Network, check your WiFi Channel, if it is congested, then change it to other free or less congested channel through your router.
Wi-Fi Scanner is easy to use, scan for and analyze 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless networks. Wi-Fi Scanner also can easily locate visible wireless networks and its corresponding information. The tool obtains the network name (SSID), signal level (RSSI), MAC address (BSSID), signal quality, channel, maximum data rate, encryption, and much more. Wi-Fi Scanner is useful for normal access point users who need to find out the signal strength distribution for their wireless network at home, or choose a position for their access point for optimal signal quality. Using Wi-Fi Scanner, you can evaluate the allocation of wireless networks by channel and select the least congested bandwidth for their access point, allowing them to increase their connection speed significantly.
NetSurveyor is an 802.11 (WiFi) network discovery tool that gathers information about nearby wireless access points in real time and displays it in useful ways. Similar in purpose to NetStumbler, it includes many more features. The data is displayed using a variety of different diagnostic views and charts. Data can be recorded for extended periods and played-back at a later date/time.
A wireless internet is one of the most advanced Internet technologies in today’s world and we all know that with improved technology comes greater responsibility and improved safety requirements. In toher words WiFi is everywhere now. Wired connection is so 90’s.
There is no doubt wireless internet is very powerful and reliable, but you also have to consider and fix the major safety issues that you may face. This post will give you some tips to help you protect your wireless broadband internet.
Make sure your Antivirus Has Until Date Posted
One major concern is the possibility of using wireless internet your computer is infected by a virus, a very fast wireless broadband internet and a lot of things can happen before you know it, you can download the wrong file even before you realize that you’re downloading the wrong file and the opportunity that most things that one would have been done before, you never thought to correct it.This situation can be very dangerous and difficult, and the best option is to make sure they never come.
The first step you should do before you ever start using any kind of internet connection (wireless or not) is to make sure you have antivirus installed, to take this step alone will help you solve more than 50% of security problems that you encounter with Internet connection Your wireless.
Make your hard Guess Security Button
Other people are very important measures, but ignored it should be done to secure their wireless broadband is a key encryption to ensure they are secure and difficult to guess. Make sure you avoid using generic names or the important things in your life and opportunities as your encryption key (such as your name, the name of your wife, your birth date, etc.), however, do our best to use solid-alphanumeric characters. You also need to make sure you use the latest encryption technology, for example, by using WPA2 encryption technology will be more effective than using WEP technology.
Restrict or Disable SSID Broadcast
A big mistake most Internet users do is enable the wireless SSID broadcast, some people even go so far as to use wireless Extenders to increase coverage of their wireless network without knowing that this could be a potential problem for their networks, but better safe than sorry.
Always make sure your wireless network is limited to broadcast signals in the home or office (or wherever you need it) and not more, or better, with disabilities. Doing this will ensure that no one can connect to your network, especially trying to hack it.
Sometime ago, setting a Wireless Network is quite complicated and user need to be able to configure IP address and etc. Now, its pretty simple to set up a Wireless Network. You need a Broadband Wireless Router, Broadband Modem and a Laptop or Desktop Computer.
Connect the Internet port to the Wireless Broadband Router then connect any free LAN ports to the laptop or desktop for configuration using Ethernet cable.
There are 2 types of Wireless Router :
Wireless G (or 802.11g) – Offer fairly good WiFi Signal
Wireless N (or 801.11n)- Better signal strength and higher data transfer speed
Signal Strength Varies
One problem that usual occurs with Wireless Router is that the signal strength will degrade when distance between your laptop or Desktop and router increase. For example, you have many brick walls or your computer or laptop located on a different floor than the router. If your wireless signal weak than your Internet speed will degrade too.
Tips to Boost the WiFi Signal Strength
If you too have a problem getting Wi-Fi signals in every corner of your house, here are some tips (and accessories) to help you extend the range of your wireless network.
1. Adding a home-made reflector behind the antenna of your router is a good way to focus the signal to a certain angle. Since most routers have omni-directional and emit wireless signals in all directional like a light bulb.
2. One free utility that you can use is InSSIDer, it will help you to analyse your wireless network strength around the house. Use your laptop and InSSIDer by walking around the house and rooms to check the wireless strength. By using this information, you can find the best position to place your Wireless Router and your desktop table that will suite everybody in your house.
3. Make sure the Wireless Router location is not placed near something metallic like window grills, or mirrors as they can weaken and reflect the wireless signal. It would be great to place the router at a height in some central location and away from other cordless devices.
4. Using a booster antenna is a good option if you want to broadcast your Internet WiFi especially in your office, large premises, or restaurant that will keep everybody happy.
5. Another good option is to use WiFi Repeater also known as Wireless-G Range Expander . It will expand your wireless coverage without using any cable. The WiFi Repeater should be placed within the Wireless network of your existing router and it will expand and improve your network. This option is suitable to improve Wireless Network on your room and other areas that have poor reception.
Sony has introduced the DSC-G3 with a browser: This Wi-Fi enabled camera includes a browser, which Sony assures us makes it easy to gain access to hotspots. The camera includes access until 31-Jan-2012 to a special upload site via AT&T’s hotspot network, the Sony Easy Upload Home Page.
Because if there’s two things that digital photographers want, it’s another photograph/video upload interface to learn and configure, and the ability to type in user names and passwords into a tiny tiny tiny Web browser. Goodness knows, I’ve been waiting for that.
Sony joins the other Wi-Fi enabled camera makers in creating a problem where a solution exists: multiple companies (Boingo and Devicescape leap foremost to mind) have figured out how to uniquely identify devices and enable no-entry logins at hotspots through an external account.
But Sony gave us a browser. Hurrah.
The camera has 4 GB of built-in memory, and uses the increasingly less-standard Memory Stick format for additional storage. The 10-megapixel, 4x optical zoom camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens has a 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD, and is available today for $500.
Clearwire has finally launched a second city: Portland, Ore., close by to Intel’s headquarters in Beaverton, finally gets WiMax coverage. This is the first network under the Clear brand, the service that’s being deployed by the new Clearwire, a merger of the old Clearwire and the WiMax assets of Sprint Nextel. Over 700 sq mi are covered in the metropolitan region.
It was a poorly kept secret that Intel employees have been using WiMax service in the area for a couple of years, starting at their campus and eventually expanding out as the network was lit up for testing. Portland is an ideal early commercial market, however, because there’s such a mix of old and new infrastructure, as well as suburbs and something like exurbs/rural not far from the city’s boundaries due to an urban growth boundary.
From what I can tell, the impetus to get a city-wide Wi-Fi network (started by MetroFi, but never completed) was because of the uneven ability to get high-speed broadband. Clearwire’s 768 Kbps to 6 Mbps residential service is price from $20 to $40 per month, which might be higher in some cases than comparable cable or DSL–but only if that cable or DSL is available. Business services may be far cheaper than landline offerings, while mobile and fixed bundles are much cheaper than anything the cell and wireline broadband companies can offer together so far.
Portland is served by Qwest, which is way behind in offering fiber-connected services, although it’s finally rolling them out. Some of the suburbs are handled by Verizon, which is offering Fios in some places, its fiber-to-the-home service. (GTE once had parts of Washington and Oregon, and that operation was eventually folded into Verizon.)