What is Wireless Internet?
Wireless Internet is a type of internet service that is provided by an ISP. The supplying ISP uses various strategically placed High-Sites to allow a broad area of coverage. The client is then supplied with Internet by placing a wireless station on the clients’ house or business that receives the broadcasted signal from the High-Site. Hence, no Land-Line or ADSL line is required.
How does the installation process work?
A LoS (Line of Site) survey will need to be conducted at the clients’ house or business to determine whether the ISP can provide the client with Wireless Internet. The technicians will have to find a spot on the house, or business, that can visibly see one of the broadcasting High-Sites.
After LoS has been confirmed the technicians will then assess what the installation will require, the size and strength of the dish, the strength of the router, if the router will need management access, the length of cable, trunking and size of bracket.
The client will then be given a form to fill in, detailing various client information as well as the package the client would like.
The client will then be sent an invoice detailing what the price will be of the installation, the pricing can range from R1500 Ex VAT to R4025 Ex VAT for a single installation.
Should the client accept the invoiced installation fee and commence with payment the ISP can then continue to schedule an installation date, usually within 2 weeks of payment.
What happens during installation?
The technicians require a preferred location for the placement of the WiFi router, that will be provided by the client. If the location is feasible, the installation will commence and the WiFi router will be placed at the preferred location. Otherwise, the technicians will discuss an alternate location for the router.
The antenna will then be placed on the house or business on the pre-determined spot with LoS.
A cable will be drawn from the antenna to a power supply inside the house. (A small hole might need to be made through a wall)
A LAN cable will then be plugged into the power supply that supplies the router with Internet.
The technicians will then commence with the software setup of your router and dish.
The client will then supply the technician with a WiFi name and Password.
The CAT cable drawn from the antenna to the power supply is a thin grey cable:
CAT5e cable, 4 pair cores, PE insulation, PVC jacket, jacket thickness: 0.5mm, outer diameter: 5.1±0.2mm, 305m
When creating a password for your WiFi router at home, keep the following in mind:
Never use any personal information in the password for example: “John1234, 19980213”
It should be 8 characters and random like: “18d/h$Y#, F9I5^*pE” -don’t use these though!
Write it down on a piece of paper somewhere and store it safely, WE DON’T STORE THEM!
Benefits of Wireless Internet:
Wireless Internet provided by Force Telecoms is UNSHAPED, UNTHROTTLED and has NO FUP. Meaning, whether it comes to downloading a game like Quantum break which has a size of almost 103GB or streaming 50GB a day worth of Netflix, we will NOT THROTTLE you at any given point in time. Sign up for Xbox Game Pass, if you like, and download as many games a month as you want! Pack some wood, have a braai and start streaming some music for the bros. Fibre gets a lot of speed at a cheaper price, however, with most Fibre companies you get THROTTLED, SHAPED or have FUP.
With Wireless Internet you can expect to have it installed, up and running within a matter of days. Having Fibre installed can take weeks and even months.
Furthermore, we all know that a constant high-speed internet connection is always better than a connection that is sometimes fast and sometimes slow, it is far superior to ADSL in that aspect. You don’t share your connection with anyone else.
It’s far cheaper than LTE data.
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