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Where is the best location for my WiFi Router?

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The placement of your Wifi router is important to gaining the best possible signal you can throughout your house. There are many variables to be aware of when locating the best location for your WiFi router and below are some tips and tricks when trying to determine the best available space for your router.
Centrally locate your router to provide good coverage to all areas of the house. (Do not place on one end of your house)
Limit the obstacles on or around your WiFi router (mirrors, glass, cabinetry and drywall all reduce signal strength)
Do not place WiFi router on the floor as it will hinder signal strength. Place WiFi router on a table or counter top.
Make sure the orientation of your router is correct. Knowing where the antennas are located on the unit will help determine the antennas signal pattern in correlation to the area you are locating it in.
The house wiring may be a large determining factor where you will be able to locate your WiFi router but new wiring can always be run to…

How long should my WiFi password be?

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Keeping your Wifi secure is a very easy and important to do especially today when more and more people rely heavily on the data we use. General rule of thumb is to keep your password as long as possible. A computer program can hack your password faster the shorter it is. If only 7 characters are used your password can be cracked in .29 milliseconds!
At minimum I would suggest your password to be as least 9 characters long as the amount of time to crack becomes days instead of hours or minutes. When creating that new password it is also important to keep a secure note of what it is as you will be giving to friends and guests that will surely want to use your WiFi.

Sonos S2 App Product Compatibility

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Sonos has released their new S2 app and before upgrading and switching over you will want to make sure your products are compatible with the new S2 app ecosystem. If all your new products are compatible from the picture above you will be all set to upgrade. If you are unsure of this you will want to login to your Sonos system dashboard online to verify which can be done from the link below.
Sonos System Dashboard

How to use Google Voice with Home Landline Telephone

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Google Voice is a great free way to provide a 2nd telephone number other than your cell phone number to use for many purposes. 
Once you have signed up for a google voice number (all you need is a gmail or google account) you are able to use the google voice app to make and receive calls.
Connecting a regular telephone to your google voice account can then be accomplished by purchasing a  Obihai OBi200The Obihai OBi200 allows a physical telephone connection jack to use your google voice number with a plain old telephone. The Obihai does need to be hardwired to your internet router to allow connection to the internet to operate correctly. 


Once connected and setup through the ObiTalk website portal you can use your old telephone with your Google Voice number free of any monthly charges. Your old monthly landline telephone can now be cancelled and save you money each month.


Sonos Arc Speaker Bar Dimensions

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Sonos has unveiled their new updated soundbar, The Sonos Arc which is soon to be available and unleashes the Dolby Atmos technology to the Sonos surround sounds experience.
Height: 3.4" (87 mm)
Width: 45" (1141.7 mm)
Depth: 4.5" (115.7 mm)