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Wi-Fi Feng Shui

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Posted on September 13, 2016

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If you’ve ever wondered where the best Wi-Fi signal is in your house, wonder no more. The Telstra Home Dashboard™ App will help you discover the dead spots in your home and lets you create a heat map of your environment. This way, you’ll know where to put your modem to get the best coverage.

You can find it in the App Store or Google Play, and it’s free. You know what to do.

You’re probably familiar with Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of balancing the flow of energies in your space, but have you heard of Wi-Fi Feng Shui? It’s the art (and science) of getting the perfect Wi-Fi flow.

With all the streaming, gaming and browsing going on these days, fast and reliable Wi-Fi is a must, which is where modems with the latest technology like the new Telstra Gateway Max 2, can improve the reach and quality of Wi-Fi in your home.The great news is, you don’t need to be Feng Shui master to bring Wi-Fi harmony to your home.

  1. Do you have your Wi-Fi modem hidden away in a cupboard or worse…in the garage? Hiding your Wi-Fi modem makes its job even harder by trying to pump Wi-Fi signals through plaster walls and brick. This will only reduce signal strength so instead of keeping it out of sight and out of mind, it’s time to move it up higher to a shelf or a desk in a central location, because it’s the heart of your connected home.
  2. If you’ve ever wondered where the best Wi-Fi signal is in your house, wonder no more. The Telstra Home Dashboard™ App will help you discover the dead spots in your home and lets you create a heat map of your environment. This way, you’ll know where to put your modem to get the best coverage. You can find it in the App Store or Google Play, and it’s free. You know what to do.
  3. Newer gadgets like smartphones, tablets and laptops have the ability to change Wi-Fi bands from 2.4GHz to 5GHz. If you think of these bands like Wi-Fi lanes, 5GHz is a bit like an express lane which means it’s ideal for data intensive activities. So when you’re streaming or making video calls remember to switch and that it works best when you’re sitting near your modem. Just search for your Wi-Fi name select the option with the ‘5G’ after it and you’re good to go!
  4. Just like newer gadgets let you do more to get a better Wi-Fi experience, having the latest modem makes a difference to the Wi-Fi in your home too. Modems with the latest Wi-Fi technology like the new Telstra Gateway Max 2, can improve the reach and quality of Wi-Fi in your home.

So what are you waiting for? Get your Wi-Fi feng shui on!

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