Our estate is a lock down site that is fibre to the premise. This means its limited to a handful of providers who can offer services. The fibre itself is owned by Independent Fibre Networks Limited (IFNL). IFNL is a open access provider. This means any company who wishes to provide services to our estate can do if they agree to IFNL's terms. This works in the same way as other providers like Talk Talk work with BT Open Reach. It has been said in the past IFNL don't allow other providers like BT and Sky. This is not the case, these providers have decided not to sign agreements with IFNL at the current time. Current providers are:
How to use your Router
General Router Guides - See the lights official list of manuals. This page takes you to the see the light website.
Wifi Troubleshooting Tips
Here are some tips to get the most out of your WiFi Signal.
Router Placement for the best signal
Place your router to maximize effectiveness. Where you place your router has a lot to do with how it performs. When placing a router, consider putting it:
Near the center of the house, on a top floor. Radio waves best travel down and laterally.
Off the floor, ideally on a wall mount or high shelf.
As far as possible from your neighbour's WiFi router
Where possible use a different WiFi channel to your neighbour (if using your ISP router they can help with this)
Away from cordless phones and microwaves, which operate on the same 2.4-Ghz frequency. (There are some cordless phones that are WiFi friendly).
Away from power cords, computer wires, microwaves, baby monitors, and halogen lamps. These wires and waves can interfere with radio reception.
Keep your router up to date:
Sometimes firmware updates are released that bring new features, improved reliability and security. When you get these updates apply them. Most non ISP routers have built in update checkers and can even apply updates automatically. With ISP provided routers you usually have to go and look for them. See the light will usually upgrade the firmware as required.
Change the default admin passwords:
Seethelight set the default router control panel (http://192.168.1.254) to:
It's advisable to change the password.