WiFi is a complicated topic. But don’t worry, the expert team at The Wifi Specialist is here to answer your questions and teach you everything you need to know about WiFi. Our specialist WiFi engineers have unparalleled internet expertise, and now we want to pass that experience on to you.
Then, you can make informed and educated decisions when it comes to your next WiFi installation process. If you have any more questions regarding our home internet or business network installation processes, don’t hesitate to contact us today. So, without further ado, here are the answers to your most frequently asked WiFi questions.
What is WiFi?
WiFi is a wireless technology that allows you to transmit internet signals without the need to connect your devices with wires. With WiFi, you can connect your computer, smartphone, and any other internet-enabled device to your network with absolute ease. All these devices contain receiving antennas that allow them to connect to the internet as long as they are in range of a router that is transmitting internet signals.
What does WiFi stand for?
WiFi stands for Wireless Fidelity. However, you may be surprised to learn that this is not the technical name for wireless internet technology. When it was created, WiFi was known as IEEE 802.11.
The name WiFi was given to IEEE 802.11 technology by a marketing company that decided that this revolutionary technology needed a more user-friendly name. And then, WiFi as we know it was born.
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WiFi might seem like a complex concept, but it is actually very simple. Your primary router will plug into an ethernet cable. The router will take the ethernet cable’s internet supply, adapt the signals into radio signals and transmit them using an antenna.
Any WiFi-devices in the range of the router will interpret the signals and use them to connect to the internet. Your device will then transmit information back to the router where it is decoded.
What is WiFi calling?
WiFi calling exists to allow users to make phone calls without using any of their contracted mobile calling minutes. Using WiFi calls can save you money as you won’t have to pay for your call time.
Instead of using your cellular signals to transmit your call information, you will use your WiFi connection. Your call will then work in exactly the same way as a traditional phone and does not require the other person to be connected to WiFi.
How to change WiFi password?
Changing your WiFi password is an incredibly simple process. All you need to do is type your IP address into your browser. You will then reach the settings page for your router. You can change your password from this screen.
It is recommended that you always change the password when you purchase a new router. This is because many brands of router have the same pre-set password. This makes it easier for hackers to access your internet network.
What is a range extender for WiFi?
A WiFi range extender is a piece of equipment that allows you to expand the range of your wireless router. With a wider range, you can experience an even more convenient WiFi connection.
A WiFi range extender is a simple device that is positioned between your router and a device that is out of the current connection range. The extender will then boost the signal and allow the device to connect to your internet network.
What is WiFi 6?
WiFi 6, otherwise known as 802.11xa, is the latest form of WiFi technology. It offers faster WiFi speeds than ever before and can enhance your home internet or business connection significantly.
However, it is currently a very expensive option, so if you don’t require the very fastest internet connection, you can probably manage without WiFi 6. On the other hand, if you have multiple internet-intensive devices connected at once, WiFi 6 will benefit you.
Why does my WiFi keep disconnecting?
If your WiFi keeps disconnecting from your device, there could be several reasons for the connection loss. Firstly, if your devices have not been updated to the latest software, they may struggle to maintain communication.
Additionally, if your router is old or using outdated software, it may not be strong enough to offer you a consistent connection. To understand your issues, The Wifi Specialist can perform bespoke network health checks.
How to boost WiFi signal?
If you’re looking to boost your WiFi signal, you should contact the expert team at The Wifi Specialist. We can perform state-of-the-art WiFi heat mapping to work out exactly where your signal is weak.
Then, using specialist network repair services, we can get your connection operating at its very best. Using expert WiFi design, we will strategically position access points that will boost your WiFi signal around your home or business.
How to install WiFi?
If you’re looking to install a new WiFi network for your home or business, The Wifi Specialist is here to help. With years of experience behind us, we are industry-leading network installation experts.
With a professional team on your side, your network will be built to meet your exact needs. We can also provide expert WiFi security services to give you peace of mind that your network is safe and secure.
Still have questions about wireless internet? At The Wifi Specialist, we are here to provide you with everything you need to know about WiFi!