I spend a decent amount of time working with wireless internet, routers and WiFi. I actually started this blog as I’m seeing a very-real need for internet users to start using dual band routers. Beyond that, though, there are many, many different questions that people have and problems that they face with their WiFi, routers or wireless internet. That’s what this post is about: helping to provide answers to some of those questions.
We have three servers running LibreNMS where I work to monitor our various network devices. By and large, the software is fantastic, and we’ve built up over two years of data for hundreds of devices, which is exceptionally useful for troubleshooting. There are some quirks monitoring some of our hardware, but overall it’s been pretty good. Continue reading “LibreNMS Permissions Resetting”
Your router’s placement within your home can make a night and day difference in how your WiFi performs, and thus your experience with your internet service. As someone who has seen, first-hand, router placement within hundreds of homes, I can say that far too many people are creating their own unnecessary WiFi problems.
I hear it off and on and have experienced it myself more times than can be recounted: “My WiFi is too slow!”. Some people blame it on their internet service provider, and while internet service may be the sole culprit in slow WiFi performance, more often than not, in my experience, it’s either some other factor at play or a combination of factors that can seem to cripple WiFi speeds.
As an ISP technician, I interact with a lot of people who are having internet-related troubles. While dealing with trouble tickets or service calls, there are some instances of actual problems with internet service or a hardware issue somewhere of course, but the majority of these customer internet problems boil down to a misunderstanding of how internet service, electronics and/or WiFi works. Specifically the latter. This is why I’ve created this post, to try and help clear up this specific point up. Even as an everyday, average internet user with zero technical aspirations, having a better understanding of how WiFi works can significantly improve your experience using the internet in your home. Continue reading “Are WiFi and Internet the same thing?”
Streaming video can take up a lot of the bandwidth your ISP provides you. In fact, if you have less than a 10Mbps internet connection, a couple of simultaneous video streams can potentially slow down any other type of internet usage significantly. However, with this guide and a mikrotik router, you can limit video-streaming bandwidth so that it doesn’t eat up all of your available bandwidth.