wi-fi

  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    R5 a day for uncapped Wi-Fi

    R5 a day for uncapped Wi-Fi While the scarred pavements left from the early fibre rollout in South Africa’s suburbs continue to heal, many suburban residents have slipped into the bliss of lightning-fast Internet speeds and uncapped data. A middle-of-the-range uncapped fibre package has become...
  2. J

    How to position the Wi-Fi router in your house

    How to position the Wi-Fi router in your house Having a fibre, fixed-LTE, or 5G broadband package is just one part of connecting your home to fast Internet. Ideally, a wired link to your devices should be considered in cases where a highly reliable, low latency network is required.
  3. M

    What access point can I use to control data usage and bandwith

    Hi I want to provide free internet access at my business for my customers. Is there an access point device that will automatically allocate a data usage cap and control bandwith to every device that connects to the wifi?
  4. A

    Mesh Wi-Fi system recommendations

    While planning the stages of my DIY smart home build I realised that the 2 furthest points in my house (kitchen to one side (20m from router) and main bedroom to the other side (16m from router) have wifi deadspots (expected this), I added a old DGN2200 netgear router via a tp-link powerline...
  5. J

    What to expect from 6GHz Wi-Fi - Faster speeds and lower latency

    What to expect from 6GHz Wi-Fi - Faster speeds and lower latency The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to vote on whether to give Wi-Fi devices unlicensed access to the 6GHz frequency band. The vote is scheduled to take place on 23 April. If the vote is passed, it will be the...
  6. J

    149Mbps Wi-Fi in the middle of Diepsloot

    149Mbps Wi-Fi in the middle of Diepsloot VAST Networks (VAST) is well-known for offering Wi-Fi access in transport hubs, malls, and office parks, but less so for the work it has done in townships. The company started its township project in 2017, with the aim to give 1.5 million Gauteng...
  7. F

    Endless hassle with Vodacom re WiFi Calling/VoLTE

    Hi A couple weeks ago my account was mistakenly suspended by Vodacom due to unusual billing activity - I was racking up a larger than average bill as my wife was voting for my daughter for a pay-per-SMS competition When I called the 135 helpdesk, the agents pointed me to billing, who confirmed...
  8. J

    The next generation of Wi-Fi will be named Wi-Fi 6

    The next generation of Wi-Fi will be named Wi-Fi 6 The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced the Wi-Fi 6 industry designation for products and networks that support the next generation of 802.11ax technology. This re-branding of Wi-Fi standards aims to make the technology easier to understand and allow...
  9. J

    One company shows how free Wi-Fi in South Africa should be done

    One company shows how free Wi-Fi in South Africa should be done Free Wi-Fi has become a marketing tool for restaurants, shopping centers, and hotels to attract customers and create a better user experience. While free Wi-Fi has value, many companies which offer such a service do it so poorly...
  10. J

    Do you own a mesh Wi-Fi system?

    Do you have a mesh Wi-Fi system at home?
  11. R

    VoIP via House Wi-Fi (Handsets)

    Okay, so I have a interesting puzzle that seemed easy to solve.... I have a property that is quite large (3 stories, multiple rooms) and I have a user that likes walking up and down thile talking on the phone... I cannot use a phone that is connected to any single base station as it will...
  12. J

    What is your current Wi-Fi setup?

    What Wi-Fi configuration do you have at home (repeaters, dual-band routers, mesh system, etc.)?
  13. J

    Not much opportunity for Wi-Fi network acquisitions in South Africa

    Not much opportunity for Wi-Fi network acquisitions in South Africa There is not a lot of opportunity for acquisitions in the local Wi-Fi space, said VAST's Grant Marais.
  14. J

    Do you connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots?

    Do you connect to public Wi-Fi networks, including Vast, AlwaysOn, and business hotspots?
  15. Newsfeed

    The best Wi-Fi routers you can buy in South Africa

    The best Wi-Fi routers you can buy in South Africa A fast, high-performance router can make a massive difference to your home Internet connection, especially if you are connecting over Wi-Fi.
  16. Newsfeed

    I went to 5 tech stores and asked them this question about Wi-Fi

    I went to 5 tech stores and asked them this question about Wi-Fi A good Wi-Fi router is the foundation of most wireless home networks.
  17. Newsfeed

    What you need for a killer home Wi-Fi network

    What you need for a killer home Wi-Fi network Setting up a decent wireless network in your house does not have to be difficult, even if you are not a techie.
  18. Kevin Lancaster

    Tshwane’s free Wi-Fi in trouble

    Tshwane’s free Wi-Fi in trouble Tshwane’s free Wi-Fi project is at risk of being shut down, according to a report by IOL. The report stated that the service provider claims not to have been paid. This may result in disconnections across the metro.
  19. Kevin Lancaster

    The cool Wi-Fi Aware feature in Android O

    The cool Wi-Fi Aware feature in Android O One of the features in the Android O Developer Preview is Wi-Fi Aware, also known as Neighbour Awareness Networking (NAN).
  20. Kevin Lancaster

    What's the best way to improve Wi-Fi coverage in your home?

    If your Wi-Fi signal at home is not reaching all parts of your house - due to size, double-storey, many walls, etc - what is best way to improve coverage? LAN cables to each room with access points, Ethernet over power, a single strong router - what works best?
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