Internet and WI-FI connection for your home or office!
When it comes to getting your internet installed, upgraded or moved, internet service providers really don’t like to make life easy for you. Once you’ve finished trawling through the mountain of internet options, decided on the internet you want and the amount of bandwidth you need, you then must think about what effect this will have on the other devices in your household.
Your internet and network connection provides the backbone for all the connected devices you have; Laptops, Desktops, Consoles, Phones, Tablets and more. This is really something that we want to get right!
AsQuick computers is here to help you each step of the way, we can help you from start to finish or just provide a helping hand when you get stuck with your internet installation.
We provide the following services for internet installation:
– Internet Installation
– WiFi Setup
– Internet Security Configuration
– Setup of any networked devices
For help with your internet installation, network or WI-FI: Call 073350 6555
A helping hand with internet jargon:
When looking at different internet options you will almost certainly come up against endless numbers, quoting things like speed, bandwidth and data allowance. So what does this all mean?
Internet Speed / Bandwidth – This is normally quoted in mbs (megabits per second), this is very basically how quickly you can download things from the internet. Generally speaking, the higher the better, to a certain degree. For example, Netflix recommends 5mbps for HD video streaming.
Data Allowance / Data Cap – This is how much data you can download each month. Typically, you might be looking at a data cap of about 50GB on a basic plan. To put this into perspective this would translate to about 120 hours of HD video streaming.
Router – This is the device that sits in your house and allows your computers, phones, tablets and any other devices to access the internet. Basic routers are often provided by your internet service provider and often give you basic WiFi.
You may also come across the term latency, latency is the amount of time it takes your computer to reach something else over the internet, generally this is measured in mill seconds. With latency, the lower the number the better it is, however for certain applications (Gaming, Video & Voice calls) latency is more important than others.
Types of internet connection:
Fibre (or the National Broadband Network – NBN) – This is the cream of the crop when it comes to internet connections, fibre connections offer the fastest speeds with the lowest latency, they are ideal for downloading large files, streaming HD movies & gaming. Fibre tends to be more expensive and often only available in bigger cities. Speeds of 100mbps – 1000mbps are possible.
Cable – Only available from select companies, cable internet isn’t as quick as Fibre but is still suitable for streaming movies, downloading files and gaming. Expect a speed of up to 30mbps.
ADSL – ADSL is the most widely available flavour of internet, it runs on the old telephone lines and therefore is the slowest of the three. ADSL is available in speeds up to 20 mbps, however this hugely depends on your location, the further away you are from the nearest telephone exchange the worse your speeds will be. You may be able to stream movies on ADSL but expect a less than optimal gaming & browsing experience.
UP TO XXMBPS
Shared Internet or dedicated internet connection: For home users, you share the same connection with your neighbours. See it as a water pipe where everyone can branch off and get some water. If too many people are taking water at the same time, then the pressure will drop. The same will happen with your internet connection: the speed will drop. For some businesses it will be beneficial go get a more expensive and also more reliable dedicated internet connection, or set up a dedicated virtual private network (VPN) between office locations.
You may have noticed that all the speeds you have seen when looking around quote an ‘up to’ speed, for example with ADSL the speed is often quoted as up to 20mbps: what does this mean?
The ‘up to’ speed is the best speed possible on any given line, even if you are in an optimal position to get the actual quoted speed, odds are that at peak periods (in the evening) your speed will drop as more people come online. Fibre connections tend to offer much closer to their ‘up to’ speeds than ADSL.
These speeds are not only dependent on your location and type of line but also your home networking setup, if you have a top of the line fibre connection pumping 100mbs internet into your house but a router only capable of using half of that then you are wasting money.
For us, this is one of the reasons you should get a professional company like AsQuick computers in to help with your internet connection setup, we will ensure you get the most possible from the internet options available to you.
Contact us by email or by calling us on 07 3350 6555