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1 Broadband, 3G and Wi‐Fi U3A New Tech 7 January 2013 Mike Hender

2 Download this information from: PowerPoint: http://www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi-v2.pptxhttp://www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi-v2.pptx PDF: http://www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi-v2.pdfhttp://www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi-v2.pdf NB: 13MB

3 Broadband 2Mbps – 40Mbps2Mbps – 100Mbps www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 3 Telephone Network Cable Network

4 http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/SMAM Local Exchanges AmershamL ChalfontChesham www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 4

5 http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/SMAM Amersham Exchange www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 5

6 6 http://www.thinkbroadband.com/guides.html

7 Is it Worth Switching Broadband Suppliers? Reasons to switch Faster download speeds Better value for money Higher download allowances Improved customer service Steps Do research on what’s available – is it worth it for you? Decide to stay or switch Get MAC code from current suppliers Sign contract with new supplier online http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/guides/switch/ http://www.which.co.uk/technology/computing/gui des/which-recommended-broadband-provider/ www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 7

8 8 http://www.which.co.uk/technology/computing/guides/which-recommended-broadband-provider/

9 www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 9 http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/cheap-broadband#bbonly

10 www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 10 http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/cheap-broadband#bbonly

11 Wi-Fi speed 802.11ac – 800 Mbps 802.11n – 160 Mbps 802.11g – 20 Mbps 802.11b – 3 Mbps Wi-Fi www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 11 Router ISP speed 2 – 40 Mbps

12 Wi-Fi Router www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 12 Filter Shared printer or disk

13 Wi-Fi Router www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 13 Ethernet or Cat5 Cable

14 When to use a cable rather than Wi-Fi? More reliable connection Easier and More Secure - Don’t have to set up Wi-Fi, security, passwords, etc. Walls too thick! No Wi-Fi signal Wi-Fi too slow Any PC that’s close to the router and rarely moved www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 14

15 Your Router What is ‘Homeplug Powerline’? www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 15 Your PC Your mains wiring 200 Mbps 500 Mbps 1000 Mbps And when would you use it? When Wi-Fi won’t reach When you don’t want to install a cable When the end appliance doesn’t have Wi-Fi and needs cable connect (e.g. some audio/visual equipment) And when would you use it? When Wi-Fi won’t reach When you don’t want to install a cable When the end appliance doesn’t have Wi-Fi and needs cable connect (e.g. some audio/visual equipment)

16 What Broadband Speed do I Need? www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 16

17 First some definitions 1 Mbps = 1 Million bits per second 1 Byte = 8 Bits 1 MB = 1 Million Bytes 1 GB = 1 Thousand MB www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 17

18 What Speed do I Need? What do I want to download? Web pages (0.1MB) Apps (5MB) Email attachments (10MB) Music album (60MB) TV show (350MB) Movie (1GB) HD movie (4GB) www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 18

19 What Speed do I Need? At 2Mbps Email attachments (10MB) – 50 secs Music album (60MB) – 5 mins TV show (350MB) – 25 mins High quality movie (1GB) – 75 mins HD movie (4GB) – 5 hours At 100Mbps Email attachments (10MB) – 1 sec Music album (60MB) – 6 secs TV show (350MB) – 30 secs High quality movie (1GB) – 1½ mins HD movie (4GB) – 6 mins www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 19

20 Caveat: Photos are Big www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 20

21 How do you Measure Broadband Speed? www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 21 http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/ On a PC or Mac On a iPhone or iPad ‘Speed Test’ On Android ‘Speed Test’ - From the App Store - From the Play Store

22 How do you Measure Broadband Speed www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 22 ZEN Broadband via phone line‘3’ 3G Mobile Data

23 Can you operate without Broadband? Yes, with 3G and 4G mobile data. But!! It’s not cheap particularly for downloading media It may not be available or it may be very slow at your home It can get very congested at peak times It can be less secure www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 23 * * Coming 2013

24 Vodafone O2 Orange 3G throughput 1 – 15 Mbps 4G throughput 20 - 40 Mbps 3G/4G Mobile Data www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 24

25 www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 25

26 Local 3G Transmitters Amersham On The Hill http://www.sitefinder.ofcom.org.uk/search

27 Q: So if I want to disconnect from Broadband and use only 3G/4G do I need to have a SIM in all my devices? That sounds very expensive! A: No! Use a ‘MiFi’ www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 27

28 When to use a ‘MiFi’ ‘3’ Wi-Fi 3G www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 28

29 Use of ‘Tethering’* * AKA ‘Personal Hotspot’ www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 29

30 Wi-Fi Out and About BT Wi-Fi - Free Access - Over 4.5 Million hotspots in the UK (Vodafone, Orange, T- Mobile, EE) O2 The Cloud – BSkyB Wi-Fi on the London Underground service, 120 stations by spring 2013 (Virgin Media Wi- Fi) www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 30

31 Wi-Fi Out and About Retail outlets www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 31

32 Locating a Wi-Fi Network near you Costa Coffee Customers get free Wi-Fi at Costa branches JD Wetherspoons pubs All customers get free Wi-Fi at Wetherspoons Krispy Kreme All customers in 18 UK stores get free Wi-Fi at Krispy Kreme via The Cloud McDonald's All customers get free Wi-Fi Pret a Manger All customers get free Wi-Fi at Pret Slug and Lettuce pubs All customers get free Wi-Fi via The Cloud Starbucks iPhone users, O2 mobile broadband customers, and most BT Total Broadband customers get free Wi-Fi from BT Openzone Walkabout pubs All customers get free Wi-Fi at Walkabout www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 32

33 BT fon “As a member of the Fon community, you agree to share a little bit of your WiFi at home, and get free roaming at Fon Spots worldwide in return. Sharing WiFi with Fon is safe and secure, and you won’t even notice when others are connected because Fon only uses a tiny portion of your bandwidth.” www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 33

34 www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 34 We are here

35 www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 35 BT and fon O2

36 www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 36

37 How do I choose the correct Wi-Fi Network? www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 37 ZEN BT At Home

38 At Brent Cross? www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 38

39 www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 39

40 How do I Keep my Stuff Secure? www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 40

41 How do I Keep my Stuff Secure? At Home PC – Login Password ON – Virus Checker, Firewall ON Smartphone – Passcode Lock ON Tablet – Lock at your discretion – Child lock www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 41

42 How do I Keep my Stuff Secure? Out and About Laptop – Login Password ON – Virus Checker, Firewall ON Smartphone – Passcode Lock ON Tablet – Passcode Lock ON – Child lock www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 42

43 How do I get help when I’m stuck? Supplier/Retailer Supplier Website Google Local store Cultivate a buddy Cultivate a grandchild! www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 43

44 Topics Help! What exactly are Wi-Fi, Broadband and 3G Mobile Data? Which one should I connect with? What are the benefits of each for PC, Tablet, Smartphone? What are the relative costs - what's best value for money? How fast do they work? www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 44

45 Topics How much data (Emails, Web Pages, Apps, Music, Films) can I download? What does my Router do and how do I connect to it? How do I get Wi-Fi in my home? How do I get Wi-Fi when I'm out and about? It's a scary world out there, so how do I keep my stuff secure? How do I get help when I'm stuck? www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 45

46 End www.hender.net/u3a/new-tech/BB-3G-WiFi.pdf 46


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