Monday 27 August 2012

Make Your Home Wi-Fi Network With Latest Home Appliances

With the economy on a downturn, the home is becoming a hub for communication and entertainment for many people. Whilst actual work can be done via laptop or tablet, the housework is very much a manual task that requires your constant attention.

Well, LG are looking to change that by introducing wireless connectivity in a range of domestic appliances. Their ‘Thinq’ range will be able to be controlled via smart phone, tablet and laptop. This offers a flexibility unheard of as it proves a convenient and useful tool in the home.

Soon, fridges, washing machines and ovens will communicate with each other and with you at the touch of a button. Thinq technology aims to make the way we think about housework much more modern and cutting edge. For example, when it comes to laundry, Thinq washing machines will actively scan fluctuations in local power rates over the day and night. This will allow you to choose an optimum (and cost-effective) time to clean your clothing. You will be alerted via smart phone when your cleaning cycle has finished also.

If you are shopping, then the fridge freezer can record the products you place inside,
including expiry dates and location in the compartments. A shopping list can then be compiled based on what is taken out and uploaded direct to your phone whilst you are in the supermarket. It can even alert you if the door has been left open my mistake.
If any problems occur, then error codes will also be sent to LG customer service via internet, allowing almost real-time troubleshooting to happen.

Installation of Wi-Fi connectivity:

But while installing Wi-Fi connectivity at your home you should be aware of some issues which can create some hazards. Some times while installing an access point you may face signal interference from the other home appliances you have at your home. Especially you should never install the unit anywhere near (within 3 to 10 feet or 1 to 3 meter) to the microwave oven. Apart from this the other home appliances which can create further issues while installing Wi-Fi are garage door openers, baby monitors, cordless phones and some other home automation appliances.

If your home where you want to install the Wi-Fi connectivity is made of plaster wall or bricks or concrete or metal frames then you may face troubles in getting steady signals or constant network at your home between two rooms. Though wireless connectivity is developed in such a way so that it can support signals till 300 feet or around 100 km.  But sometimes the amount gets reduced due to some physical barriers.

Sometimes the Wi-Fi signals get affected due to interferences from outside of your home as well. It is quite common the Wi-Fi connectivity set in somebody else’s house frequently interrupts your home network. But this thing takes place only when both the household set conflicting channels of communication. But the good thing is that when you install a router, most of the time except some rare cases, you get the freedom of changing the numbers of the channels that were employed earlier.

As wireless becomes more common around the globe, it’s nice that our lives become easier.

Hannah Jones

Author & Editor

From Skopje, Macedonia, Also works as Software Quality Assurance.


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