Please be advised that CB Computers will be closed from 21st of December 2018. We will be reopened on the 14th January 2019. For urgent onsite work, please call Roy on 0451 514 074.



UniFi Mesh


Move today from the Conventional Wireless Network to UniFi Mesh

CB Computers has recently started to deploy Mesh Networks using UniFi products. Mesh Networks allows you to increase signal strength in any location of your premises by allowing you to add access points to the network without having to run network cables to each access point.

This offers a number of benefits over traditional Wifi:

  • Eliminates the need to run Network cables.
  • Simple configuration of new access points.
  • Supports more devices concurrently.
  • Improves Wifi performance.

CB Computers can get this up and running for you, contact us now to find out more:

Phone: (02) 9387 3288



Boost your wireless signal


router_wireless signalJust about anyone who uses the internet have a wireless router, we are so accustomed to having high speed internet that when things go a bit wrong it is both frustrating and time consuming troubleshooting the problem. The two main factors are range and speed when determining how strong your wireless signal is. However, there are many ways to boost the speed of your wireless router and some are even free.

1) Changing the channel

When you set up a router it often chooses a channel by default but your router may not be operating on a channel that is least crowded. You can check the channels by using free tools like inSSIDer. Check all the channels and see which one is used the least and change to that channel by going into your router’s interface.

2) Upgrading router firmware

Some routers will prompt the user to update the firmware when one is available but not all routers have that function. So it is wise to check for firmware updates every once in a while, updating the firmware ensures that your device is running at optimal condition which means a possible boost to your wireless signal.

3) Updating adapter firmware

Sometimes it’s not the router that is slowing the connection down but the wireless adapter in your computer. Check the manufacturer’s support pages for any firmware updates for your adapter.

4) Change where you place your router

Where you actually place your router is also very important when it comes to getting maximum speed out of your device. There might be a lot of interferences between devices or you live in an apartment complex where there are many other connections interfering with your wireless signal. If that’s the case then consider moving your router to a centrally located position where there is minimal interference.

5) Consider a antenna

If you have just purchased a new router chances are that it comes with a internal antenna. But if you have a older model that comes with a external antenna then consider upgrading your antenna. Booster or High-gain antennas are attachable to most routers and is relatively inexpensive.

These are just some ways that can help boost the speed of your wireless signal, if you don’t mind the cost you can always upgrade your router to a new one.