Wednesday, April 26, 2017

How to Measure Your Wi-Fi Signal Strength

Your wireless network connection’s (Wi-Fi) performance greatly depends on the radio signal strength. The data rate available on the path between the wireless access point and a connected device is determined by the signal strength in each direction. The signal strength of your Wi-Fi helps to determine the range that an access point has throughout any given area and the functionality of the Wi-Fi hardware.

Measuring the Wi-Fi signal strength could also help you identify the ways to improve the internet connectivity of your connected devices. Here are two methods to measure the Wi-Fi signal strength.

Using a built-in operating system utility


Usually, operating systems like Microsoft Windows contain a built-in utility to examine wireless network connections. Using a built-in operating system is the simplest and the fastest method to measure the Wi-Fi signal strength.

In the latest versions of Windows, you could click the small network icon on the taskbar to instantly see the wireless network you are connected to. The signal strength of the Wi-Fi is indicated through five bars, where five is the best connection while one is the poorest connection.

In Windows, you could also find the same using ‘Network and Internet’ option in Control Panel. On the ‘Network Connections’ page, simply right-click the wireless connection option and choose ‘Connect/Disconnect’ to determine the Wi-Fi signal strength.

To have the terminal window show the signal strength on Linux systems, use the following command:  iwconfig wlan0 | grep -i --color signal.

Using a tablet or smart phone


Any internet-enabled mobile device generally has a section in the settings that could show you the signal strength of the Wi-Fi network in range.

In the ‘Settings’ app on an iPhone, just go to Wi-Fi to see the signal strength of the network you are connected to as well as the signal strength of any network in range.

Similarly, to determine the Wi-Fi signal strength on an Android smart phone, tablet, or any other smart phone simply browse through the ‘Wi-Fi’, ‘Settings’ or ‘Network’ menu.

Alternatively, you could download a free app like Wi-Fi Analyzer for Android, which visually represents your Wi-Fi signal strength in dBm as compared to other nearby networks. Similar apps are also available for other platforms like iOS.

Tikona’s secured office Wi-Fi services


The implementation of Wi-Fi is a crucial business decision. The authorities are mainly concerned about security on wireless coverage within the office. Furthermore, the interference of multiple Wi-Fi devices with each other degrades the overall network performance. However, Tikona Digital Networks addresses these problems with its secured office Wi-Fi solution.

Tikona’s secured office Wi-Fi solution enables employees to access the network of the office securely from anywhere in the premises using mobile Internet devices like smart phones, laptops, and tablets. Moreover, it enables the addition of new users to the office network without any incremental cost.

The secured office Wi-Fi solution by Tikona Broadband is powered by 4G technologies like OFDM, MIMO and Smart Antenna technology. It is equipped with unique features and offers several benefits to its users, such as Secured Wi-Fi access through WPA2 Enterprise, double the coverage of standard Wi-Fi access points, in-built ‘Quality of Service’ for voice, video and data traffic, and Smart Antennas that prevent interference.

There are also some new broadband plans for Bangalore offered by Tikona.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Latest Tikona Internet Plans for Bangalore

Tikona is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that offers numerous broadband plans in Bangalore and across 24 other cities in the country. It also offers services like leased line connections for office. The ISP has a customer base of more than 2,75,000. It was founded in the year 2008 by Prakash Bajpai, who is a veteran in the telecommunications industry.

The company has over 40,000 wireless access points across India, which makes it one of the largest Wireless Internet service providers in the world. What sets Tikona apart from the rest is its ability to provide prompt installation services, superior internet packages, and reliable technical support.

Tikona broadband offers reliable internet services in Bangalore with speeds ranging from 3 Mbps to 10 Mbps, providing bundled usage based and unlimited plans. Given below are some of the latest plans by the ISP, which offer complete value for money.


Unlimited Plans (No FUP Limit Plans)-


Plan Name
#ADULM10M1400
#ADULM6M1050
#ADULM3M750
Monthly Plan Charges (Rs)


1400
1050
750
FUP Limit


Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Download Speed


10 Mbps
6 Mbps
3 Mbps

There are a total of 3 plans that have no FUP limits. They provide speeds of 10 Mbps, 6 Mbps and 3 Mbps. The 10 Mbps plan has a monthly fee of Rs. 1400, while the 6 Mbps plan costs Rs. 1050 per month and lastly, the 3 Mbps plan has a monthly fee of Rs. 750. You can utilize an unlimited amount of data with these plans at the same speeds. That’s the unique feature of these plans. There is no Daily Data Cap applicable to any of the above Unlimited Plans. Check out the details in the table given above. 


Zabbardus 10 Mbps plan-


Monthly Plan Charges (Rs)


750
650
FUP Limit


75
30
Download Speed


10 Mbps
10 Mbps
Post FUP Download Speed


1 Mbps
1 Mbps
Plan Name


#ADBBM10M750
#ADBBM10M650

Both Zabbardus 10 Mbps plans enable you to download data at speeds of up to 10 Mbps. The former could be availed following a payment of Rs 2013 subscription fee. The monthly charges for this plan are Rs. 750 while its FUP limit is 75 GB. The #ADBBM10M650 plan has an FUP limit of 30 GB. You need to pay Rs. 1898 as its subscription fee as well a monthly fee of Rs. 650.  Download speeds of both these plans will drop to 1 Mbps once you cross the FUP limit.


Smart 6 Mbps plan-


Monthly Plan Charges (Rs)
750
650
FUP Limit
90 GB
45 GB
Download Speed
6 Mbps
6 Mbps
Post FUP Download Speed
1 Mbps
1 Mbps
Plan Name
#ADBBM6M750
#ADBBM6M650


Smart 6 Mbps plans provide you with a dedicated download speed of 6 Mbps. You will have to pay a fee of Rs. 500 as installation charge. The #ADBBM6M750 plan lets you download 90 GB of data. This plan can be availed following a payment of Rs. 1,438 as subscription fee. The monthly charges for this plan are Rs. 750. Subscribing to the #ADBBM6M650 plan lets you avail of 45 GB of data. You could enroll in this plan by making a payment of Rs. 1,323 as subscription fee apart from paying Rs. 650 every month Download speeds of both plans will drop to 1 Mbps once you cross the FUP limit.


Tikona Broadband’s Bangalore plans provide customers with reliable and high-quality Internet services. With plans starting from Rs. 550, the ISP has ensured that everyone has a plan to suit their budget. To find out more about Tikona Digital Networks’ services, contact the ISP’s customer care on 1860-3000-3434 or write to customercare@tikona.in.