[UPDATED] WifiInfoView v2.62

WifiInfoView scans the wireless networks in your area and displays extensive information about them, including: Network Name (SSID), MAC Address, PHY Type (802.11g or 802.11n), RSSI, Signal Quality, Frequency, Channel Number, Maximum Speed, Company Name, Router Model and Router Name (Only for routers that provides this information), and more…

Wifi Access Points Viewer

Source: NirSoft – WifiInfoView

Monitor and detect who is making changes to your directories and network shares in real-time…

Directory Monitor can be used for the surveillance of directories and/or network shares and will notify you of file changes, access, deletions, modifications, new files and inactivity in real-time. Users and processes making the changes can also be detected. Directory Monitor also provides text logs, automation via script/application execution, emailing, writing to a database, sound notifications, printing and more.

Source: Directory Monitor

Network Cell Signal & Wi-Fi Info is a thorough cell network/Wi-Fi monitor and measurements/diagnostic log tool(4G+, LTE, CDMA, WCDMA, GSM)…

Network Cell Info can help troubleshoot your reception, and connectivity problems while keeping you in the know about your local cell carrier radio frequency landscape. Network Cell Signal & Wi-Fi Info also includes a one-tap Wi-Fi/mobile internet performance speed test tool. Take a speed test to verify your internet performance including download, upload, ping, and jitter test results.

Screenshot Image

Source: Google Play Store (Android) – Network Cell Info Lite – Mobile & WiFi Signal

Great pricing on this pair of Kasa Smart Plugs by TP-Link

Voice control: Add voice control to any outlet. Enjoy the hands-free convenience of controlling any home electronic appliances with your voice via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Control from anywhere: Turn electronics on and off from anywhere with your smartphone using the Kasa app, whether you are at home, in the office or on vacation. Scheduling: Use timer or countdown schedules to set your smart plug to automatically turn on and off any home electronic appliances such as lamps, fan, humidifier, Christmas lights etc.

Source: Amazon – Kasa Smart Plugs by TP-Link (2 pk)

Using The Chromebook’s Instant Tethering Feature (that allows you to use your phone’s mobile data to connect your Chromebook to the internet)

Many of you may be unaware of the Chromebook’s instant tethering feature (as I was). What this feature does, once set up with your Android phone, is this. If you lose your Wi-Fi connection, your Chromebook will automatically connect by default to your Android phone. Once connected, the Chromebook uses your phone’s data connection for internet access (similar to setting up a hotspot, but without the hassle).

See the source image

Continue reading “Using The Chromebook’s Instant Tethering Feature (that allows you to use your phone’s mobile data to connect your Chromebook to the internet)”

Changing The Channel On Your Router May Resolve Connectivity Issues

With many people working from home, as we deal with the Coronavirus Pandemic, you may find your network router connection slowing down or even dropping off due to the demands that are being placed on our networks. I recently had an experience where the devices in my home that are dependent on the 2.4GHz band would suddenly, without rhyme or reason, drop off of the network. The devices and computers that were connected to the 5GHz band remained connected. Without getting into the specifics about these two wireless bands, the 2.4GHz spectrum has fewer non-overlapping channels than the 5GHz spectrum; AND, these two bands are common band spectrums (frequencies) that you see associated with today’s routers. Some devices allow you to use both frequencies (such as computers, tablets phones); whereas, other devices are only locked into the 2.4GHz band (such as smart home devices, cameras, etc..). The two bands subsequently work off of channels that the router, typically by default, will auto assign (but, you can manually set the channel by going into the settings of the router).

Router, Wireless, Network, Connection, Computer

To deal with the issue I was experiencing I decided to manually set the 2.4GHz on one channel and so far this has resolved my issue. I had a selection of 11 channels. I went with channel 6. To change the channel on your router you will need to find the web address to your router. Typically this address looks something like this (192.168.0.1) and can be found in the manual for your router (or search for it on the web). Once you have the address, go to a computer in your home that is on your home network, enter the address in your web browser. Once connected to the router’s web interface, you will need the username and password to access the settings (which are in the manual or can be found on the internet). Once logged in, look for the 2.4GHz settings. In my case I found that the default channel setting was at “auto” and I changed it to “Channel 6”. While in the settings, I changed my password to something I could remember. You also may have option to change the channel for the 5GHz band. In my case, I left that set at “auto”

So far, all devices are staying connected in my home that are using the 2.4GHz band spectrum. I am thinking at this point that due to the network saturation at my location, at this point in time, the poor performance was due to the fact that too many routers were utilizing the same wireless channel and were fighting for bandwidth.


SEE ‘Network Routers‘ AT AMAZON

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑