Less mumbo jumbo: Everything you wanted to know about Wi-Fi

The internet is such a wonderful place, however to access it you need an internet connection. As more and more
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The internet is such a wonderful place, however to access it you need an internet connection.

As more and more Australians look to change their broadband plans to speed up their service or save money, there has become more confusion about which is the best deal, or even if what they’re getting is right for how often they use it.

We also get a lot of questions about what Wi-Fi is and how to operate it, so we did the hard work for you!

What is Wi-Fi?

A WiFi (wireless) connection uses radio frequency signals to send data between your modem and computers or other WiFi devices. WiFi means you can surf the net in different areas of your home without needing cables.

What do I need to use WiFi?

  1. An active internet connection.
  2. A router to send your internet as a WiFi signal. Most modems have this router ability built in.
  3. A computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

How do I set up my WiFi network?

If you bought your modem from an internet provider, its setup guide will tell you exactly how to set up your home WiFi. For third-party modems, check its user manual for instructions.

How can I connect to Wi-Fi?

A great way to save your phone data is to connect to Wi-Fi whenever you can. On iOS devices this is done by going Settings > Wi-Fi > switch on the Wi-Fi tab. Select the Wi-Fi network you wish to connect to and enter the password if required.

On Android select Settings > Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings > turn on Wi-Fi and connect to a specific network, enter the password if needed.

What plans are out there?

ADSL2+ plans with line rental

For the low data user – 100GB or less

TPG
ADSL2+ 20GB (Bundle) – $39.99 per month

Included Data: 20GB per month + line rental
Contract Term: 6 months

 

iiNet
ADSL2+ Home-1 (Bundle) – $59.90 per month

Included Data: 100GB per month
Contract Term: 24 months

 

Exetel
100GB ADSL2+ Plan – $39.99 per month

Included Data: 100GB per month
Contract Term: 12 months

 

For the high data user – 100GB or more

Spintel
ADSL2+ Bundle – $49.95 per month

Included Data: 200GB per month
Contract Term: Monthly OR 24 months including free modem, free set up or $25 credit

 

Spintel
ADSL2+ Bundle – $54.95 per month

Included Data: Unlimited per month
Contract Term: Monthly OR 24 months including free modem, free set up or $25 credit

 

Exetel
300GB ADSL2+ Plan – $49.99 per month

Included Data: 300GB per month
Contract Term: 12 months

 

AusBBS
On-Net ADSL Unlimited + Line Rental – $59.75 per month

Included Data: Unlimited per month
Contract Term: Monthly

 

Naked plans (no phone line rental included)

TPG
ADSL2+ 50GB – $29.99 per month

Included Data: 50GB per month
Contract Term: 12 months

 

Dodo
ADSL2+ Unlimited – $29.90 per month

Included Data: Unlimited per month
Contract Term: Monthly, 24 month contract

 

AusBBS
On-Net ADSL Unlimited – $39.85 per month

Included Data: Unlimited per month
Contract Term: Monthly

 

NBN plans

MyNetFone
My NBN 12 200GB Bundle (Includes VOIP phone service) – $49.95 per month

Included Data: 200GB per month
Connection: NBN Tier 1
Contract Term: Monthly

 

AusBBS
NBN Fibre Unlimited Tier 1 Uni-V Bundle – $59.95 per month

Included Data: Unlimited per month
Connection: NBN Tier 1
Contract Term: Monthly

 

Tell us, what type of internet do you use and how much? Do you think you’re getting a good deal?

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