OPTICAL FIBRE CABLE MANAGEMENT
Optical fibre is more fragile than copper wire, thus avoid applying excessive force on the fibre cable and avoid bending it sharply or tying it too tightly.
Ensure you are using at least CAT6 Ethernet cable. Using the wrong category of Ethernet cable will limit your connection speed, thus causing bottleneck to your home network. The category type of the cable is usually printed along its body.
Ethernet card supports the Ethernet standard for high-speed network connection via Ethernet cables. Similar to Ethernet cable, older cards (100Mbps) can potentially limit your connection speed. Ensure your PC or Laptop is equipped with Ethernet card that supports Gigabit Ethernet.
To enjoy wireless coverage on your devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones), you can connect a wireless router to the ONT.
Not to worry if you don’t have a dual-band AC router or Whole Home Wi-Fi System because M1 provides one with our selected Fibre Broadband plans, or you can always purchase from M1 at an attractive price. (see below for a list of routers and available).
Setting Up Your Router or Whole Home Wi-Fi System
Please refer to the quick start guide below and follow the setup instructions:
For Whole Home Wi-Fi System, please click here.
- Place your wireless router at an elevated and centralised location with minimal obstructions. This ensures the Wi-Fi signal spread across a wide area.
- Refrain from placing router inside a cabinet, TV console, storage spaces and small corners.
- Avoid stacking the router with other electronic devices. Heat dissipated from devices may cause the router to overheat thus, affecting its performance and lifespan.
Select the Least Congested Wi-Fi Channel
It is likely that your neighbours’ Wi-Fi shares the same channel as yours. This causes congestion and interference which reduces your Wi-Fi speed; similar to expressway during peak hours.
You may consider using other third-party software like InSSIDer (Windows) or Netspot (Mac) to identify the least congested channel and select that channel in your router’s web GUI (access it by entering 192.168.1.1 in your browser’s address bar).
- Consider rebooting the router once a month to fix minor performance issues.
- Upgrade your router to the latest firmware for optimal performance.
- Spring-clean your devices by running a Malware scan to identify and remove threats.
Consider M1 Wi-Fi Mesh
If you are still experiencing dead spots or poor Wi-Fi signal at home, consider M1 Wi-Fi Mesh solutions which provide exceptional Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. Check out this link for more information.
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