Zion Technologies, Inc. - Happy Holidays - December2016 | Issue No. 5

Published: Thu, 12/22/16

Thank You For Your Business  in 2016

It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with you this year. We wish you the best of holidays and a growing 2017. 

- Your Friendly Service Technology Service Providers at                         Zion Technologies, Inc.
                        Phillip Briski and Jennifer Harringer
 
How to Setup Your Wi-Fi for Holiday Guests
'Tis the season for visitors to slow down your network. Many of us will host families and friends in our homes throughout the holiday season. Your guests are more than likely to bring with them an assortment of devices and gadgets that connect to the Internet. This means sharing your router's Internet connection which, in turn, could cause a serious slowdown of your home network's bandwidth and throughput. Not to mention; the more devices and users you have on your network, the more potential security breaches you introduce.

Here are a couple steps you can take to prep your home network for the holidays. 

Turn on Guest Networking

Many routers support guest networking which is creating an additional SSID for guests to access your router and use your Internet connection. What's great about creating a guest network is that any resources you share on your network, such as folders or printers, are not accessible to those connected to the guest SSID.

To enable guest networking, you will need to connect to your router's management interface. This is done by opening a browser and typing in the default IP address of the router. Don't know what that is? From a Windows machine, open the command prompt by typing cmd in the search bar on the desktop (for Windows 8, you can just start typing cmd in the Start screen). At the command prompt, type ipconfig. The numbers to the right of the Default Gateway, for most home users, is the IP address of your router.



 

Once you enter in the IP address as the URL in a browser, most routers will prompt for login. You will need the admin username and password to access.

If you don't know or can't find the IP address and admin account username and password, you can usually find out the default settings with a Google search or by contacting your router's manufacturer. You may need to reset the router back to factory settings.

When you are in the interface, you want to look for the Guest Networking settings. These settings can vary in location from router-to-router, but typically, these settings are found under the "Wireless" settings in the interface or in a dedicated "Guest Network" section.


 You will need to name your guest network. For dual-band routers, you will need to have an SSID for the 2.4 GHz and the 5GHz band, if you want visitors to be able to connect to both bands. Most routers will create a guest SSID name by default once you enable guest networking (usually appending the word "guest" to the SSIDs you already have created). For example, your regularly connect your wireless devices to your home wireless network that is named "my_network" the guest network's SSID could be "my_network_guest."


Ensure that you set WPA2 security to any guest networks you create and create a strong passphrase.

All that's left is telling your guests which SSID and password to use when they want to connect to your network. 


 
Zion and 3D Printing
Zion Technologies, Inc. 3D Printed Snowflake
Zion Technologies, Inc. has been in the 3D Printing game for several years now.  3D Printing is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material.  Below are just a few of the items we've printed, from Christmas ornaments to Vases.  

If you are interested in having a custom 3D Printed item, please feel free to email Phil, at Phil@ziontechs.com and he will get back to you with pricing and delivery time.
 
Are You Looking for New Retail or Office Space in the New Year?
This property is adjacent to Wings Etc. on McKinley Highway, with traffic counts of 16,328 vehicles per day, and is minutes from the Elkhart County Line, Penn High School, AM General Manufacturing Place & SR 331/Capital Ave.

Contact Phillip Briski if Interested
(574) 596-8618
Rentals@ziontechs.com

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