Possibly the most misunderstood aspect of our extensive services list, is Wi-Fi connectivity. Is it absolutely essential to not just our AV systems, but indeed our lives in general? Absolutely. Is it a regular source of headache inducing angst? Again, absolutely yes.

Problematic wireless connectivity can manifest itself in various ways and is a common cause of friction between family members. It’s bad enough if you live alone, but if you have ever experienced total Wi-Fi loss in a home where children (even worse teenagers) reside, then you will know the sheer horror of such a scenario. It has become as important to their existence as the food, air and water that keeps them alive.

Because so many devices are marketed as wireless, it is entirely understandable why consumers buy into such technology so readily. Less cables must mean less mess, right? A more straight forward installation, right? Er, wrong. Really, really, wrong in fact.

We go to great lengths to ensure that every single device in your home with an ethernet socket, will have a hard wired connection. This is the real secret to Wi-Fi utopia. More money? Yes. More time onsite? Yes. More stable, faster connectivity with little or no down time? Yes.

Along with legacy products such as cordless phones, microwaves, baby monitors and the like, we live in a world of wireless mesh devices (Sonos, Sky Q, BT Whole Home to name but a few). These are a marketers dream, making outlandish promises of their seamless cable free wizardry. That is of course until you turn them all on, and utter chaos ensues.

Wi-Fi connectivity is a science and a minefield. Armed with the required knowledge regarding channel selection and width, signal strength vs signal speed, the differences between 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi and where they are best (or worst) deployed, you have a reasonable chance of setting up a passable wireless network. Better yet, if you understand the foibles and weaknesses of ISP supplied routers (and indeed how or when to replace them with third party equivalents). Or indeed when additional access points (boosters, extenders, or even the dreaded HomePlug technology) must be deployed, and where.

If you know which devices are of the mesh variety, and how to either disable or dampen them down, you will be closer yet.

With Wi-Fi less is more. Knowing this, and coupling it with all of the above (there is more, but one is keen not to lose the reader to glazed expressions), guarantees stable Wi-Fi where and when it is needed. Only devices which have to rely on a wireless connection (phones, tablets, most smart doorbells and their security camera cousins), need share the finite bandwidth among themselves.

Can we help you do all of this and make your Wi-Fi woes a thing of the past? Hundreds of satisfied customers have asked us this question, and the answer has always been a resounding yes.