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Nokia 808 camera

Okay, so here’s what happened. Every other mobile manufacturer was taking over Nokia in one or the other way, some even tried to take down Nokia’s camera prowess. But, Nokia has fired back and I don’t think anyone is going to talk for a long time. At the Mobile World Congress 2012, Nokia announced the true successor to the N8, the Nokia 808 PureView. The most astonishing, wild, crazy and eye opening feature of this phone is the 41 megapixel sensor. Yes, you heard that right! A FORTY ONE MEGAPIXEL CAMERA.

Nokia 808 Pureview

Nokia 808 PureView Features and Specifications

Before I start talking about that mother of all cameras camera, let me tell you more about the phone, the operating system it runs and the other features that we’ve come to know. So, the Nokia 808 PureView has a 1.3 GHz single core CPU and 512 MB of RAM, which isn’t a lot of power in the current world of dual core and quad core phones. The phone runs on the Symbian Belle operating system, which even though has been getting a lot of updates, isn’t the best one around. That’s the reason, why Nokia hasn’t put a powerful processor on the phone. It has 16 GB of internal storage, NFC capabilities and all the regular tech that you find in most smartphones these days.

Nokia 808 Pureview Symbian Belle

The 808 Pureview has a 4 inch nHD display, which again, isn’t the best around. With a resolution of 360 x 640, you must be wondering how well the photos and videos taken by that huge camera is shown on the display. Well, it works out okay because once the images are transferred to a computer it will blow you away. We also have embedded a hands on video from The Verge, and you can clearly see that the user interface isn’t very good. Thus, the only thing that’s out of the world about the device is the 41 Megapixel camera, the image clarity, the lens technology and what not.

The Nokia 808 PureView : 41 Megapixel Camera

Nokia 808 Pureview camera

Let’s talk about the 41 megapixel beast of a camera that is huge and adds a noticeable bump to the phone. It has 41 million pixels, but doesn’t shoot at 41 million pixels, because that would mean 1 image = 100 MB. What the intelligent camera does is, it takes 7 pixels and converts it in to 1 to give amazing quality and zero noise even when zoomed. The lens was developed by Carl Zeiss as always and is the best phone on a camera and will probably remain one for years to come. It shoots full HD 1080p videos at quality that you’ve never seen on a mobile device. You can even zoom a full HD video up to 4 times without losing any quality whatsoever.

Nokia 808 camera

You can also shoot photos and videos at 2 megapixel, 5 megapixel, 8 megapixel all the way up to 38 megapixels for the best quality. Okay, enough talking about the amazing camera then. Let us now talk about the Dolby Surround tech and Nokia Rich recording technology available in this phone. The Nokia 808 PureView also features Nokia Rich Recording, which lets you record CD quality audio without the use of external microphones. There’s also the Dolby Headphone technology and Dolby Digital Plus, both of which provide true surround sound when using headphones (read: any good headphone) and during playback on the device.

Finally, the Nokia 808 PureView is expected to launch in the Month of May starting in the United Kingdom in Red, Black and White. As for the price, it is said to be €450, which isn’t a lot! People who’ve always wanted to own a SLR camera that isn’t bulky and big are the ones who should think about using this one. If you have a lot of money and like to carry two or three mobile phones, you should definitely get this. You can take amazing shots with the camera and keep your DSLR at home! Seriously, I’m not kidding.

[ Image Credit and Via : Engadget ]

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Samsung Galaxy Beam

This is the second product that Samsung has announced at the Mobile World Congress 2012, we’ve already told you about the first one. This new device is also part of the Galaxy family, but is very different from all of them. Everybody loves a different mobile device, and this one sports a built in projector. The Samsung Galaxy Beam is the first device in the Galaxy lineup that features a built in Pico projector.

Samsung Galaxy Beam

So far, many mobile manufacturers have produced phones that carry a projector, but as far as I know none have been very successful. Why did they fail? The main reason was the sheer size of such devices and the poor battery life. The Galaxy Beam, however, is not like the others. The Samsung Galaxy Beam has a 4 inch display and also runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. That, combined with a projector does sound like a pretty good package. Here are the complete specifications of the device.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Complete Specifications

  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • A 4 inch  WVGA TFT display with 480×800 resolution
  • 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 5 megapixel rear camera with Auto-focus and Flash, a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video calls
  • 8GB of Internal Memory expandable via MicroSD slot (up to 32GB)
  • Bluetooth 3.0+HS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, MicroUSB, USB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio jack
  • a 2000 mAh battery for longer life
  • a 15 lumen projector with a projection area of 50 inches

The best part about the Galaxy beam is that it has a very slim profile for a phone with a projector. It can be easily carried around in your pockets and doesn’t actually look like it has a projector.

See what I mean? You can use that projector to share photos and videos with all your friends, which I’m sure, sounds fun. The pricing details haven’t been announced yet, but we’ll be sure to update you when it is. Record 720p HD videos using that 5 megapixel camera and then share it with your family and friends. No need to transfer it to your computer, then show it on the big screen!

Galaxy Beam hands on video:

Here is a hands on video of Samsung Galaxy Beam from MWC2012 by MobileBurn:

The Samsung Galaxy Beam, if priced right, could be a success. Specially since it has some really good hardware too! What do you have to say about this device?

[ Source : Samsung ]

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unlock iphone 4S

Apple announce the new iPhone 4S last year in the month of October and till date and it took everyone by storm. With all the Siri magic and the new amazing 8 megapixel camera, dual core processor etc was bound to do that. However, if you’re stuck with a locked iPhone 4S and want to desperately use it, then we have some really good news for you. Gevey is now selling a Gevey Ultra S Turbo SIM that can unlock iPhone 4S on baseband 1.0.11, 1.0.13 and 1.0.14.

Unlock iPhone 4S with Gevey Ultra S

unlock iphone 4S

The latest turbo SIM to come from the Gevey stable, the same company that provided an unlock solution for the iPhone 4 locked basebands. Gevey is a name that people trust as they’ve been around a long time. So, if they say that their new Gevey Ultra S turbo SIM can unlock the iPhone 4S, then it probably is true. This is not the first turbo SIM unlock available for the new iPhone, there have be few others. But, those ones couldn’t be trusted as they aren’t well known and are pretty new names in the business.

The new Gevey Ultra S can unlock iPhone 4S running iOS 5, iOS 5.0.1 and on baseband 1.0.11, 1.0.13 and 1.0.14. According to the description on their official website, the Ultra S SIM doesn’t require any jailbreak and is untethered. That means that you don’t have to dial 112 every time you lose network.

Earlier versions of the Gevey SIM usually required the user to dial 112 and hang up, which is regarded as a felony in many countries. So it’s a relief to know that the Ultra S doesn’t require any such methods. Since there is no other way to unlock iPhone 4S at the moment, this seems the best way to go. Even the iPhone dev team hasn’t given us any update on the state of the iPhone 4S unlock, so it’s probably going to take some time for a software unlock to surface. Watch the demonstration video of the SIM after the break:

Gevey Ultra S Turbo SIM Availability and Price

You can pre-order the Gevey Ultra S Turbo SIM from ApplenBerry and expect it to be delivered by the end of March. The price of Gevey Ultra S is $54.99, which is the price you’ll have to pay to unlock iPhone 4S. I would place my bets on Gevey, because I’ve used their products before and they work pretty well. So, anyone who’s got a locked iPhone 4S should definitely give Gevey Ultra S a shot! I know you can’t wait to talk to Siri!

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Bubbly app voice

Bubble Motion

Voice blogging has been around a long time, but celebrities using such services in India is something new. Bubble motion which is famous for voice blogging service, launched a social voice iPhone app call Bubble motion.  Bubbly for iPhone brings all the great features of the Bubbly app to one of the best smartphones around.

At a Press Event today, the CEO of Bubble Motion, Tom Clayton, announced that the Bubbly voice and social app for the iPhone will be available in the Indian apple App Store starting today. This app is targeted at those people who own an iPhone and want to post short voice updates for their friends and others to listen. You can follow your friends and even send them text messages. So, how is this different from Whatsapp, Kik, iMessages etc? Firstly, you can upload voice updates for free and secondly, you can follow your favorite Bollywood movie star via this app.

Yes, that’s right! Want to listen to John Abraham, Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and many others speak their heart out about work, life etc? With Bubbly app,  you can do all that! Here’s a short review of the app.

Bubbly Social Voice iPhone app:

Social Voice App : Bubbly

After you download Bubbly app from the App Store, you’ll have to create an account and Log in. The process is super fast and took me about 4 seconds to complete it. Once your account is created, you can choose to connect with Facebook and Twitter to find friends who’re already using the app. The next step involves discovering people and following them.

Bubbly app john abraham

Bubbly app is similar to Twitter, where you have to follow the person whose updates you want to hear. The app is very simple to use. To post a voice update, tap on the circular + button at the bottom and start recording. Only 90 seconds of audio can be recorded, which as the CEO explained would otherwise cause intense strain on the servers and be very expensive. Following a Bollywood celebrity is easy, just tap on the Discover button and you’ll be on your way.

Bubbly iPhone App

Bubbly app discover

For the first 30 days you can listen to all your favorite Bollywood celebrities talk about things for free, but after that time period you will have to pay $2.99 for the subscription. This is a one time fee that will be charged and there on-wards you can listen to any celebrity for free. Also, Tom also told us that an Android version of the app is also in development and should be out by the end of March.

You can download Bubbly social voice app for free from the App Store. Try it out and tell us if you liked it. I found the voice quality of the app to be very good and was impressed with the huge list of celebrities that are already using this app.

Download Bubbly Voice and Social app ( iTunes Link ) | Bubble motion official site

Here is video demo of Bubbly iPhone app:

Here is a video in which Bubble motion marketing officer “Brett Bouchard“, explains more about this social voice app:

Social networking era is changing and in recent time we have seen services like Pinterest growing from nowhere to something big. And a social voice app like Bubbly, which is available for SmartPhone can may give a new revolution to micro-Blogging and social networking. Have you tried Bubbly for iPhone? How was your experience and which all Bollywood stars you are following using this app?

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vlc 2.0

Ask anyone what’s the best media player for Mac OS X or Windows is and you’ll most likely hear the words VLC come out their mouths. VideoLAN’s VLC media player is one of the best and must have software for anyone with a computer or desktop. It can play almost any audio or video format and make your life very easy. It’s super simple to use, but at the same time, it’s also very advanced and has tonnes of cool features that a layman wouldn’t know about. The company has just released VLC 2.0, a major update that brings a lot of new features and changes.

vlc 2.0

What’s New in VLC 2.0

VLC media player was last update months ago and only got some minor bug fixes and code. The new version, however, is a huge update and even has a new design on both the Mac and Windows platforms. The Mac OS X version has received a bigger update in terms of design changes, and the Linux and Windows versions look only a little different than the previous versions.

VLC 2.0 is called Twoflower and apart from all the UI changes, it also fixes many bugs, adds lots of new improvements for encoding and playing video and music and also supports many new professional formats.

If you ever require support for formats such as ProRes 422 and 4444, AVC/Intra, Jpeg-2000 and DNxHD/VC-3 in 10bits, EBU subtitles (stl) and EIA-608, SDI and HD-SDI cards for Linux input, as well as faster Dirac/VC-2 encoders, the new VLC 2.0 version has all of it. A lot of core files have also been rewritten to provide smoother and faster movie viewing, subtitles etc.

It also has experimental support for BluRay discs and loads of new analog/digital devices, which makes it even more better. Developers have stated that it will soon get full support for BluRay players as well.

vlc 2.0

It’s the Mac OS X version, like I’ve already told, that got the most out of this update. VLC 2.0 for Mac loses the old dual window layout and is now displayed in one single box. You can browse through all the files and instantly play the videos in the same window. There is no lag in performance when switching between videos.

You’d be surprised to know that over 160 developers worked together and provided fixes, improvements etc to make this version the best so far.

Download VLC 2.0

The iOS version is currently in the making, so you can expect the insanely famous VLC player to soon be available on the App Store. For now, try out VLC 2.0 on your Mac OS X, Windows or Linux machines. Read the complete list of features here.

Download VLC 2.0:

Linux users can use their Package manager to download the latest version of VLC. Have you tried your hands on latest version of VLC? How’s your experience so far and is it still your best multi-media player?

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Things Not To Do On Facebook

I love Facebook but there are some things not to do on Facebook publicly. Like dirty laundry it really should be aired behind closed doors. It is time now to have an Internet Protocol and Etiquette manual for Facebook. Wouldn’t it be great to have people take some sort of lessons before they can start social networking?

Something that tells you ‘Facebook poking’ is so very last season (or last century) and that writing on people’s wall will make sure that their mother will read it.  Anyways, here are my top 5 peeves with what people do on Facebook.

Things Not To Do On Facebook

List of crap things to avoid doing on Facebook:

There is no good book or bad book guide for Facebook, but there are certain etiquette which we should follow to make sure our activity doesn’t irritate others. I’m listing some of them below and you can feel free to add one of your things, which irritates you the most on Facebook.

Getting mushy with your partner on Facebook:

Number One on the list is getting Mushy with your partner or spouse. So you are married to the world greatest guy or girl. You want to express your love and appreciation for their existence – sure I get that. But you live in the same house! You meet every night and probably speak 10 times a day! (If you get mushy on Facebook then one can safely presume you speak to each other 10 times a day!!) So why not use any of these occasions to express yourself? Why Facebook? Why us?

Even with your girl friend and boy friend, what’s the point of showing to the world, that how crazy and madly you love  your partner by writing status message which might not fit everyone. Though, you can always use personal tagging and keep the visibility to close group and list, but again something is better to convey in person. Is int it?

Tagging Everyone on your profile picture:

If you ask me which are the best things not to do on Facebook, I would emphasize more on using tagging feature carefully. Even on status and on Pictures. The second is tagging all and sundry on your picture. Yes, your picture is gorgeous and you want us to not miss it. So send a message, don’t tag us in all your pictures. Because every comment or like means that we get notified – I sure could live without that! Tagging should come with a disclaimer saying ‘tagging is not a toy – use with discretion‘.

Tagging on old-age pictures:

The third or maybe this is second part two… Putting up old high school pictures and tagging us on it. And leaving it public. There are things that I’d rather that the world and their uncle not see. It also then invites a spate of friend requests from people you have no memory of or just don’t want to be friend with. The other is putting up pictures where you look great but haven’t noticed that people around you have red eyes and look like they are going to a Halloween party. Really, don’t put them up, or correct and put, or at least don’t tag!! Or at least be courteous enough to ask your friend if you should upload and tag those picture or not. And for the sake of holly molly, set your privacy settings perfectly so that only your friends and tagged person friends can see it. Why do you want whole world to like and share your picture until unless you are a celebrity?

Random friend requests:

The fourth is the fourth and not the first because Facebook very kindly moves this to spam automatically. These are the random ‘you’re so cute’ – ‘let’s hook up’ friend requests and messages. Yes, Facebook is about connection but there is a big difference between stalking and getting connected. Specially, with such cheesy line, do you expect me or anyone to accept your friend request?

Who does this work for? Who says yes to them? So you’re thinking – here’s this hot chick, I’m a loser, chances are she’ll say yes??!!  Really, what are you thinking or not thinking! Still, if you are one of those who believe in dating on Facebook, you can refer to this guide “Date on Facebook” for better way to approach and continue the conversation.

Sending Facebook App request:

So you just landed into an awesome Facebook app which shows your crush meter or probably most stalked Facebook profile. I know you liked it and you want your friends to have it, sending notification is cool, but there are unlimited apps and if all my friends are sending my app request or Fan page request, how annoying it could be?

The last is a tie between sending app requests and adding to your Facebook group. Stop sending app requests – it’s been there and done that and never going to do again! And didn’t your momma tell you it’s impolite to just add people on to a group without asking them. Seriously, send a request – it’s the polite thing to do.

  • Stop sending random app request
  • Stop adding me on Facebook groups
  • Don’t send me any random Facebook page request

Wee certainly, there are many more things which can be annoying like when you keep updating your status back to back and bombard your friends time line or when you keep uploading random wallpaper on Facebook & tag all the friends. Well, list is endless but if you think once before doing anything unusual it will not only save you from future embarrassment but also you will be in the list of good Facebook friends. Choice is yours?

What one thing which you don’t want your Facebook friends to be doing on their profile? Do let us know via comment and also like & share this post on Facebook, to let them know what annoys you most on Facebook?

This is a guest post by Cynthia Reese who is a freelance writer& currently she is involved in writing for LahondaWorld. If you would like to write for CallingAllGeeks, check our guest posting guidelines.

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WinZip open In

open zip files on iPhoneThe best way to compress large files for sending as attachments in emails or uploading on a website, is via the use of WinZip, 7Zip and similar software. If you’re looking for a way to send those high resolution pictures to a friend and don’t want to burden him and yourself with large file size, then you should definitely use a compressor. WinZip has released a new app which will let you open zip files on iPhone, iPad or any other compatible iOS device.

WinZip for iDevices is not as much as an app as an extension, because it only lets you open .zip attachments in emails or on web pages. iOS devices have always lacked support for .zip files, while there have been many apps for viewing other formats such as PDF, DOC etc. So, the ability to view and open zip files is not native in iOS. That and many other formats can now be viewed with the help of WinZip iPhone app. When you normally try to open a zip attachment in the Email app or on any webpage, it gives an error and says the attachment cannot be opened.

How to Open Zip Files on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

With the WinZip iPhone app, things get a lot easier. You can not only open a zip attachment, but also view various different file formats within it. Here’s the complete list of file formats that you can view with the WinZip iPhone app:

  • Word documents (.doc, .docx)
  • Excel spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx)
  • PowerPoint presentations (.ppt, .pptx)
  • PDF files (.pdf)
  • Photos and images (.jpg, .jpeg, .png, .bmp, .gif, .tif, .tiff)
  • Text files (.txt)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Keynote (.key)
  • Numbers (.numbers)
  • Web files (.htm, .html, .jsp)
  • Pages (.pages)

That’s a lot of formats for one app right? And you can just directly open the attachment from the email app or a web page and view it’s content on the WinZip app.

WinZip open In

Winzip app

When opening an email attachment that’s in the zip format, it’ll give you the Open In option. Select Winzip when prompted and the app will be launched automatically. There’s no other way to view zip files in WinZip currently, as you cannot add files directly from the app. You can download it from the App Store for free and it’s definitely a worth download. Something that everyone who wants to open zip files on iOS devices should have. Give it a shot and tell us how you like it.

Download WinZip for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (iTunes Link)

Do let us know if you are using any other trick to open zip files on iPhone or any other app you would like to recommend?

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Windows 8 logo

Last year, Microsoft released the Windows 8 developer preview for the developers to try and it received some mixed reviews. We reviewed it too and we thought it was great on the cosmetic side, as I love the new Metro UI and all that’s related to that. However, on the performance side, there weren’t any significant improvements. Others also thought that the Windows 8 operating system, which is due to be launched sometime this year, will not be a major improvement like Microsoft had promised. Now, the company is also redesigned the Windows 8 logo apart from changing the Start button on Windows 8.

Read: How to create Windows 8 Bootable USB drive

Windows 8 logo

The new Windows 8 logo, as shown in the official Windows Team Blog, is similar to the first ever logo that was created for the operating system. It isn’t anything like the new colored flag that we’re so used, heck it is not even a flag anymore. For Microsoft, Windows 8 is a very important upgrade from all it’s previous versions and makes a tilt towards the all new Metro UI. So, the new logo should also match the whole new look right? Well, that’s what it does. Below is a comparison of the new Windows logo and the ones so far;

Comparison all Windows Logo

Read: Windows 8 shortcuts

Microsoft asked the Global design firm called Pentagram to design the new logo for Windows 8. It’s super simple and depicts four window panes in the color blue that slightly tilt in an angle. As stated in the Windows team blog;

In some ways you can trace the evolution of the Windows logo in parallel with the advancements of the technology used to create logos. From the simple two color version in Windows 1.0 to the intricate and detailed renderings in Windows Vista and Windows 7, each change makes sense in the context in which it was created. As computing capabilities increased, so did the use of that horse power to render more colors, better fonts, and more detailed and life-like 3D visual effects like depth, shadows, and materiality. We have evolved from a world of rudimentary low resolution graphics to today’s rich high-resolution systems. And what started as a simple “window” to compliment the product name became a flying or waving flag.

So, the company has jumped right back to basics with the newly redesigned Windows 8 logo. Some think that it is too plain and nothing out of the box, well, that’s what the company is trying to do with their new operating system too. Microsoft wanted the logo to be simple, but wanted it to look confident enough. And, if you think it’s not modern, then think again, because the logo changes colors accordingly when you change the system colors.

Read: Windows 8 transformation pack

What do you have to say about the new Windows 8 logo? Do you like it?

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Youtube chrome extension
YouTube is one of the biggest video site in the world. There are many dedicated Youtube chrome extensions are present in chrome app store. One of the most searched and useful is youtube chrome video downloader. We will look into some of the famous and non famous chrome extension for every youtube user.
Whether you want to watch a music video, learn guitar, check out videos for your favorite sport or want to learn a tricky science topic, YouTube has it all. Most of us spend hours together everyday watching the latest movie trailers, music videos, etc on YouTube. Admit it, we have all become addicted to YouTube.

Even though the overall watching experience on YouTube is pretty nice, it is human nature to always expect something more. Well, there are various Google Chrome extensions available that can improve your YouTube experience. In this post, I present you 5 such Google Chrome extensions that can take your YouTube experience to a completely different level.

Useful Youtube chrome extension for Every You Tuber

1. SmartVideo for YouTube

SmartVideo for YouTube

SmartVideo is an extension for Google Chrome that can provide you better control over buffering, video quality and playback options. This extension works with all YouTube videos irrespective of whether you are watching the video embedded on some site or directly on YouTube. It has different playback options such as playing the video as soon as the page has loaded or playing it once the entire video has finished buffering, looping the video, and much more. It provides you an option to set the default video quality for all your YouTube videos. This extension also lets you prevent YouTube from changing to HD when switching to full screen.

2. Turn Off the Lights

Turn Off the Lights

As the name suggests, this extension lets you fade the entire page to dark and focus only on the video so that you can get a complete movie experience. It fades the entire web page, so that all the distracting parts of the page are dimmed and only the video gets focussed. This extension also supports other video and image sites such as Picasa, Google Image Search, and much more.

3. A Cleaner YouTube

A Cleaner YouTube

If you are frustrated with the ads, comments, related videos, etc. on YouTube that really clutter the site, then this is just the add-on you need. This extension converts the YouTube video page into a clean, beautiful place. All you can see is the YouTube search bar, the video, and a few links. This is a perfect extension for those who love the minimalistic look.

4. Skip Ads on YouTube

Skip Ads on YouTube

While playing certain videos on YouTube, an advertisement is first played and then the video starts. Skip Ads on YouTube is a Google Chrome extension that lets you skip these advertisements and directly start the main video. This extension basically places a blue icon above the video, which on clicking skips the advertisement and immediately starts the video.

5. Lyrics for YouTube

Lyrics for YouTube

If you frequently watch music videos on YouTube, then this is the perfect extension for you. Lyrics for YouTube, displays lyrics of any song playing on YouTube, right next to the video. It can be a pretty useful extension, if you don’t want to open a different tab to find the lyrics of any video.

Here is one greasemonkey script which I’m using right now to download youtube videos. It gives option to download You tube videos in mp4 and .flv format. You can download it from here.

Well, I hope you like these Youtube chrome extensions. If you have any other extensions to recommend, share it to us via the comments section.

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As wireless technology continues to push forward, wired networks are quickly becoming antiquated. Wireless networks allow individuals to connect to the internet over great distances, providing mobile broadband coverage without the need to mount interminably long cables up and down their homes.

Nevertheless, for all their convenience, wireless networks still suffer from bandwidth issues. While the range of a wireless network may extend across the breadth of one’s home, the quality and strength of that signal may diminish greatly depending on one’s location. Today, we will look into some of the easiest way to extend wireless network at your house.

Extend Wireless Network

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If a home is relatively large, has multiple stories or a number of successive walls, it may mitigate signal strength and occasionally cause disconnections. However, many of these problems can be overcome by using a second wireless router or a wireless extender to amplify a weak and diminished signal.

Simple way to extend Wireless network

While an extender, if available from the manufacturer, will simply need to be plugged in, a second wireless router will require some configuration. The following guide will help you set up multiple routers to increase wireless signal strength in your home.

1. Collecting Wireless Network Information

Using the information provided by your router’s manufacturer, login and locate your MAC Address and SSID in the Settings or Wireless Settings menu and write the information down.

2. Connect the Second Wireless Router

Using a network cable, connect the second router to a computer and power it on. Refer to the manual and follow the instructions for setting it up. Be sure the router has a wireless repeater function, or else it will not function as a secondary amplifier.

3. Enabling the Repeater Setting

Once you have logged in to the router, navigate to the Repeater Settings menu. In most cases the repeater function can be turned off and on by clicking a button or placing a check mark beside the option. There will also be a field where you can enter the SSID and MAC Address of the primary router. Save the settings and reboot the router. Now that the wireless connection has been enabled, you can remove the network cable and place the router at a desired location.

4. Place Your Secondary Router

Set your router at a distance from which you want the signal to be augmented, preferably in between the router and the furthest reaches of your home. If the router does not work, or you make a mistake in setting it up, press and hold the reset button for ten seconds. The router will revert to its stock configuration, at which point you may repeat the setup process. Well,  I have used Belkin router for the same purpose and it works great.

I hope these tips would help you to extend wireless network at home or in the office. Do let us know if you enjoyed this, and we will come up with more similar topic.

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