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Enjoy a better broadband experience
with these simple home Wi-Fi tips.

You’ve already got your home broadband from us, but with so many devices
connected to your home Wi-Fi you just want it to work well. Here are some tips
on how to make your experience even better.

Improve your coverage and speed

Depending on the size of your home and its layout, you may find areas where the Wi-Fi signal is not as strong as it should be. Here are some tips to help improve your Wi-Fi set up:

Ways to increase Wi-Fi coverage.

  • Move  your Wi-Fi gateway to a central point in your home.
  • Position your Wi-Fi gateway off and well above the floor.
  • Shift your gateway away from thick walls and other obstructions.

Ways to increase your Wi-Fi speed.

  • Speed test your gateway’s current speed.
  • The Telstra Wi-Fi MaximiserTM App  can help you understand ways to improve Wi-Fi speeds.
  • Check to see if you have interference.

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Reducing interference

Interference can come from items such as baby monitors, older cordless phones and gadgets, microwave ovens and even old TVs. It can even come from your neighbour’s gateway if they are using the same Wi-Fi channel.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Unplug each device in your home and check for an improvement in Wi-Fi performance.
  • Look for patterns, such as when a microwave or cordless phone is used or a neighbouring factory is operating industrial machinery.
  • Move interfering devices away from your gateway.
  • Consider getting a newer, dual-band gateway.

Products that can enhance your coverage

Telstra Gateway Max 2™

The latest in home Wi-Fi networking technology for improved performance and coverage.

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Telstra Wi-Fi MaximiserTM

Get a greater understanding of the quality of your Wi-Fi with the Wi-Fi Maximiser App.

Find out more

Wi-Fi Extenders

Our range of extenders can help improve the Wi-Fi coverage in your home.

Find out more

Improving the connectivity in your home

Laptops, smartphones, tablets, TVs, gaming consoles – the list goes on. With so many devices connected to your home Wi-Fi nowadays, the challenge is to ensure everything’s working well. 

To improve Wi-Fi performance in your home you need the best Wi-Fi hardware. This starts with the latest gateway technology. The Telstra Gateway Max is an AC-compatible Telstra modem/router that uses that latest wireless technology to help you get better connectivity out of your broadband service.

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Get faster in-home Wi-Fi speeds

Telstra’s Gateway Max™ with AC technology offers the latest in wireless networking technology, providing up to three times the Wi-Fi speed on compatible AC devices and better coverage compared to standard gateways on the market. This means you can use more devices on your home Wi-Fi at the same time and enjoy the best possible online experience.

AC technology gives you:

  • Up to three times faster Wi-Fi speed than  previous technology, when using AC compatible devices.
  • Better performance.
  • More reliable connection for media streaming.

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Need tech help?

Telstra Platinum gives you tech help online, over the phone or in your home. Technicians will help you get your new home technology and gadgets up and running. They’ll ensure all devices are connected and working. Through this one-on-one service, our technicians will help demonstrate the key features of your internet enabled devices, whether they’re Telstra devices or not. They will tailor a digital solution specifically for your home and ensure everything is connected to Wi-Fi with a strong signal and the fastest possible speeds.

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Bundles

At Telstra you can bundle your home phone, internet, Telstra Wi-Fi Gateway (link) and Foxtel (link) to give you a truly connected experience.

The benefits of bundling include:

  • Better value on your bundled Telstra services.
  • The convenience of having all your services on one bill.

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Telstra Wi-Fi Maximiserapp

 

 

The Telstra Wi-Fi Maximiser can help you improve the performance of the wireless network in your home.

The easy-to-use app lets you measure the Wi-Fi signal strength on a device connected to your gateway.

Using the signal strength from your device’s location, it produces a heat map of your environment, allowing you to visualize the Wi-Fi coverage in your home or office.

Download for Apple      Download for Android

Gateways

The best home Wi-Fi connection all starts with the gateway (modem), so it’s important to choose the right one. If you need more information about which gateway to choose, call us on 1800 220 033.

Extenders & adaptors

Extend your broadband access around the home with these Wi-Fi extenders or enhance your Windows based desktop and/or laptop with the latest Wi-Fi 802.11ac technology.

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