Wi-Fi for Home
What is LTE?
LTE stands for Long Term Evolution. It’s also known as First Generation 4G internet. So, it’s a way of accessing the Internet using fast cellphone technology. But it doesn’t only need to be used in an actual cellphone. LTE can be used successfully at home, using an LTE router, as a way of connecting your whole home to the Internet. LTE for home is a convenient solution that’s easy to set up.
Selecting an Internet service
At the moment, Fibre is the gold standard in digital connectivity at home. Fibre is super fast, easy to use and reliable. The issue with Fibre is that it needs to be available in your area before you can get connected. Fibre is rolling out in major suburbs across the country, so if you don’t have access to Fibre yet, you could do very soon.
If Fibre isn’t available, there are many other options for getting you connected to the Internet. You could use ADSL, LTE or Wireless Internet to connect.
To find out what kind of coverage you can get in your area, see our supersonic coverage map.
Why do you need Wi-Fi at home?
In the past, you may have had one desktop PC that always sat in your office. The PC was wired to your modem with a cable, so you could connect to the net.
Today, we are increasingly mobile. We all have a cellphone and a laptop and possibly a tablet that needs to be connected to the Internet. We use our tablet to watch videos in bed and cooking shows in the kitchen. We use our cellphone in every room of the house to listen to streaming music. We connect to the Internet on our laptops and use them in the office, at the dining room table, and even while we’re sitting out in the garden. We connect to streaming services on our TVs and binge watch TV series. Each device needs to be connected wirelessly though your Wi-Fi for home network.
These days, more and more devices need an Internet connection – and in future we’ll see even more. Already you can buy lightbulbs that connect to your Wi-Fi and can be dimmed from your smartphone. Our alarm systems and security cameras are connected to Wi-Fi. Pretty soon our dishwashers and fridges and irrigation systems will also be connected to the Internet, so we can turn on the sprinklers even when we’re on the other side of the world on holiday or check to see if we’ve got enough milk in the fridge when we’re at the grocery store.