ABS can recommend and install components for your home network, including:
This is listed FIRST because it is definitely the MOST IMPORTANT thing you need to consider if you are storing your important files, pictures, and family videos on a hard drive.
Hard drives, whether in your computer or external drives such as Western Digital MyBook, MyBook live can fail long before their 3-yr life expectancy. When that happens, you have lost everything. In some cases, you may be able to pay for a service that can recover files from a failed drive. This can cost around $1,000!
Even if you go wireless, there are some places wiring is required. Smart TVs, Blue-Ray Units, Rokus, wireless access points and other devices work better with a physical network connection. If you've ever watched movies over the internet and have been bothered by frequent interruptions, this may be due to your wireless connection.
Your provider will install a modem and sometimes a router.
We can usually do some additional configuration on your ISP's router.
Wireless Access Points
In some houses, having one wireless router may not be enough. If theres a portion of your house that gets a weak wireless signal, we can install one of two things:
Smart TVs, Blu-Ray, Smart Phones and other wireless streaming devices
These units usually have built-in wireless, but if you've ever used a service such as Netflix and experienced constant interruptions where the movie is "buffering", it may be due to your wireless signal. If you are connecting your new wireless device to an older router, your router may be keeping you from getting the max speed out of your device.
Maximum and typical wireless speeds are shown below:
If your device has an ethernet connection, connecting it directly to your router can get you a100 megabits per second or 1 gigabit per second depending on your router and any switches (hubs) you may have installed, as well as the device you are using.
ABS can do an analysis and a recommendation to get the maximum speed out of your home network.