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CTAs

Are you having connectivity issues at your office?

It may be a problem related to your router/s. Let us come to you and diagnose the problem.

 

Do you need access to your business computer network at home?

Super Software will set up a Site-to-Site Virtual Private Network (VPN), giving you access to your business network from the comfort of your own home.

 

Over 20 Years of Top-Notch, Dedicated IT Service

When you are looking for the very best in computer IT support, look no further than Super Software. We have served countless businesses in Rockland, Westchester, Orange and Bergen Counties for over two decades. Call us today at (845) 735-0000 or fill out the form below.

 

Intro

If you are having problems with your computer network, it could very well be an issue with your router/s. At Super Software, we are experts at diagnosing IT issues and fixing them quickly and effectively. We will run some tests to determine the problem, and come up with the most effective solution to get your network up and running again in no time.

 

We provide a wide array of router-related services including the following: troubleshooting and replacement; multi router scenarios; port forwarding; advanced content filtering; router and wired/wireless network security audits; site-to-site Virtual Private Networks (VPNs); DDWRT router installation; WiFi coverage improvements; mesh/multi-access point WiFi configurations; and much more. If you are located outside of our service area (Rockland, Westchester, Orange and Bergen Counties), we will travel to you, for an additional fee.

 

Super Software provides a variety of top-notch, personalized IT services for business and individual clients throughout Rockland, Westchester, Orange and Bergen Counties. From RAM and hard drive upgrades to computer network design and installation, we have the skills and experience for any IT project, no matter the size or complexity.

 

Diagnosis

We will come to your office, and diagnose the problem with your connection. We have the latest hardware testing tools that allow us to quickly and effectively determine the root of any computer network problem. There are many reasons for connectivity problems within your business computer network, including router failure or misconfiguration, faulty cables, and a host of other issues.

 

After determining the source of the problem, we will advise you of your options, and consult with you regarding your specific needs. At Super Software, we always custom-tailor IT solutions that best match your business needs. You can rest assured, knowing that the IT solutions we provide are the ideal ones for your business.

 

Router Problems

 

There are a number of problems that could cause your router to act up, including the following:

 

Extremely Slow

Your router, and therefore your online connection, is unbelievably slow and you cannot get any work done. This could be caused by a few different things, one of which is possibly because other devices (microwaves, cordless phones, garage door openers, baby monitors and more) are operating on the same frequency as your router (2.5 GHz band). If you have recently added a device to your household or business environment, this could be causing your router to operate less effectively. You can change the channel that your router is using through the browser-based preferences interface, and this can help alleviate poor connectivity.

 

Outdated Firmware

Sometimes, your router’s firmware may be outdated, which can cause problems, including a poor connection. Router manufacturers upgrade their firmware occasionally, and you should make sure you have the latest version on your router. To do this, you can download the newest firmware from the router manufacturer’s website. Once downloaded on your PC, you can go into the router’s setup through the browser-based interface. After you login to the setup utility, simply locate the firmware upgrade section and follow the instructions. Every router setup interface is different, so reference your user manual.

 

You Are Locked Out

What happens when you lose your password and you are unable to access your router preferences? Don’t worry, it’s not as bad as you might think. If you’ve come to the point in the road where you need to access router settings, you can easily reset the device to its original factory settings. The majority of routers have a reset button on the back of the case. By inserting a safety pin tip or unbent small paper clip, you can revert all router settings back to their defaults. This will grant you access to your router’s preferences, but remember that you’ll have to adjust any settings that you were using before the reset.

 

Dead Spots in Your Home or Office

If you’re already using an 802.11n router and adapter, you can probably disregard this one. With 802.11g routers, you can run into situations where it cannot effectively reach certain areas of your home or office, often times because the data stream has been bounced off of too many walls, floors or other obstructions. If you’re experiencing dead zones that you need to get rid of, it is time to switch to an 802.11n router and adapter. Another potential solution to this problem is to have a multi-router installation, where you have more than one router installed on your network.

 

Poor or No WiFi Signal

If you have a computer setup far away form your modem and router, you may not be able to get a WiFi signal. The best solution to this problem is obviously to run a CAT 5 ethernet cable from your router to your “distant” machine, as wired networks are far superior to wireless ones. In some cases, this is not possible and you must rely on other means for connectivity. You could use a pair of powerline adapters, which uses existing electrical lines as if they were CAT 5 ethernet cables. Simply plug one into an AC wall outlet near your computer, and another one near your router.

 

 

Services

 

Router Troubleshooting & Replacement

If you’re experiencing connectivity problems, we’ll come and inspect your network. Once we determine the problem, we’ll take steps to implement the proper solution. In some cases, your problem could have to do with your router. If this is the case, we’ll troubleshoot the issue, and help you get back online.

 

Multi-Router Scenarios

With larger computer networks, sometimes the best approach is to use multiple routers in your setup. By connecting one router to another, you’re effectively expanding the connectivity range of your network. One router is setup as the gateway to the internet, and the other routers are connected and used to route traffic through the gateway. At Super Software, we have designed and installed all kinds of networks, and know how to setup any network and properly configure it for optimal performance.

 

Port Forwarding

By default, the firewall of most routers block connection attempts by devices on the internet to those in your network. One way around this is to use port forwarding, which is also known as inbound firewall rules. Basically, port forwarding rules that inspect the header of each inbound packet, and either block the connection or forward it to specified devices on your local network. It can do this based on IP address, destination TCP port number and other inbound packet characteristics. At Super Software, we will assess your needs, and implement the best possible solution. If you need port forwarding, we will set it up for you.

 

Advanced Content Filtering

Do you need to filter content at your home or office to prevent access to certain websites? We can configure your router to make sure that only websites you approve of can be accessed. This is especially helpful for parents who want to make sure that their children only have access to approved sites and for office managers to prevent employees from browsing social media or other sites that could hinder their productivity.

 

Site-to-Site Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

Do you have multiple office branches, and need them to be connected to each other securely over a public network such as the internet. Site-to-site VPN effectively extends your company’s network, making resources from one branch available to people at another branch. This is especially helpful if employees from multiple offices need access to all the files and folders on your computer network. At Super Software, we have setup countless Site-to-Site Virtual Private Networks, and can get yours up and running in no time.

 

DD-WRT Routers

DD-WRT is a specific Linux-based firmware for wireless routers. It was originally created for the Linksys WRT54G series, and is a third-party firmware project which was designed to replace manufacturers’ firmware with custom firmware offering additional features and functionality. Using DD-WRT, you can greatly improve your router’s performance, boosting your wireless signal and even preventing bandwidth hogging and network overloads. Most newer routers support DD-WRT firmware, and it is definitely worth using. We have installed DD-WRT on numerous client routers, and the improved performance they experience is amazing.

 

WiFi Security and Security Audits

In business, security should be a main priority, and it’s important that you maintain high security standards for your computer network and all internal communications. We will help you implement the latest and greatest security measures on your wired/wireless routers to ensure that your information is totally safe. In addition, we will setup an effective backup solution so that you have an up-to-date copy of all your important data.

 

Mesh/Multi-Access Point WiFi Configurations

A wireless mesh network (WMN) is a network consisting of radio nodes organized in a mesh topology, and also a form of wireless ad hoc network. It can include laptops and desktops, cellular phones and other wireless devices. Mesh routers forward traffic to and from the gateways which can be connected to the internet (but don’t have to be). The radio nodes work in harmony with each other to effectively create a radio network, which is reliable and offers redundancy. When a single node cannot operate, the rest of the nodes still communicate with one another through intermediate nodes.

 

We will come to you

At Super Software, we are committed to our clients and their demanding needs. If you need our help, but are outside of our service area, we will come to you. Whether you’re in NYC or Los Angeles, we will provide specialized on-site IT support for your business. Additional travel fees will apply to any on-site IT projects outside of our service area. Please call (845) 735-000 or fill out the form below to learn more.

 

Why Super Software?

Super Software has been serving local businesses – in Rockland, Westchester, Orange and Bergen Counties – for over two decades, providing a wide range of top-notch computer and IT services. We have the skills and knowledge to complete any project, no matter the size or complexity. Our extensive experience gives us the ability to always choose the best option for our clients, and we understand what is needed and why in all IT scenarios. We offer personalized, custom solutions to discerning clients – from doctors and lawyers to small businesses and large corporations. With our extensive knowledge and experience, we know what solutions best fit any kind of computer or IT-related problem, and therefore are equipped to help you better than any of the other guys.