With its MeinWLAN app (“MyWi-Fi”), our customer NetCologne
launches the latest self-service solution by mquadr.at. The app helps customers
of both NetCologne and NetAachen not only with setting up their new Internet connection,
but also with optimal use and administration of their entire Wi-Fi at home. Based
on m2suite mobile, the successful Internet self-service solution of
the MeinWLAN app has been adapted to the needs and requirements of NetCologne, for
which future extensions are already in plan.
The app can already be downloaded in the Play Store or App store:
Online quick and easy with the Internet first-time setup
With the feature “Internet first-time setup”, the MeinWLAN app supports users with setting
up and configuring the new DSL or cable Internet product and related devices as
well as with establishing and configuring a Wi-Fi connection. The Internet setup
begins with unpacking the router: the MeinWLAN app starts exactly there and helps
the customer through every step along the way by providing cabling pictures and
explanatory texts. The best thing about this: the app does not require online access,
as it communicates with the router directly through the home network. Via specific
checks in the background, it is guaranteed that the customer is only shown the necessary
steps and is guided through the entire Internet setup (e.g. with setting up a Wi-Fi
With the comprehensive “Wi-Fi tools”, a Wi-Fi connection can easily be established and
optimised. They can also, for example, interactively display the Wi-Fi environment
or find the ideal setup spot for a Wi-Fi repeater.
The feature “Connect
to Wi-Fi” quickly connects all mobile devices to Wi-Fi: in a detailed view of the
identified Wi-Fis, the user can select the desired one and is lead to a successfully
established Wi-Fi connection in just a few steps. In addition, typing long Wi-Fi
passwords has become obsolete due to an integrated QR code scanner.
With the function “Optimise Wi-Fi channel”, the user can “optimise” their Wi-Fi with
one simple click. In doing so, the Internet can be accessed fast and without interruption in the entire home Wi-Fi. Also, the user is regularly notified and reminded to optimise the Wi-Fi channel. The “Wi-Fi analyser” provides an interactive display including detailed information about the Wi-Fis in the surroundings. Last but not least: should there be problems with the Wi-Fi range, the function “Position Wi-Fi repeater” supports the user with finding the best setup spot for a Wi-Fi repeater in order to make sure that surfing via Wi-Fi also works in further away rooms.
Wi-Fi router administration
The personal router often contains more functions than one thinks. Especially the actual
buyers rarely know what their device is capable of. Using the MeinWLAN app, the
customers gain access to those functions, which additionally expands the daily Internet
comfort. For example, the app helps with setting up and managing a Wi-Fi guest account,
which means that not every guest needs to get the personal Wi-Fi password. The user
can independently set the Wi-Fi access data and activate or deactivate the guest
account as needed. If, however, the personal Wi-Fi data needs to be changed, this
can also be done via the MeinWLAN app. The app reads the Wi-Fi data from the connected
router and not only evaluates the Wi-Fi settings, but also helps the user with setting
a secure Wi-Fi password and encryption. It then automatically applies the new settings
to the router.
The MeinWLAN app supports all DSL and cable modems of
NetCologne by AVM FRITZ!Box. This allows for a secure communication with the router
within the home network. The MeinWLAN app is also capable of extended Wi-Fi functions,
such as the reading and displaying detailed settings of the router. This way, users
of the app enjoy the luxury of, for example, restarting their router with only one
click via the app.
Measuring Internet and Wi-Fi speed
access alone is not enough anymore today because the Internet should not only be
stable but also fast. The integrated speed test of the MeinWLAN app helps the customer
to measure the current Internet speed, which is then automatically compared to the
speed of the customer’s actual tariff plan. In addition, the user is optimally aided
in evaluating the speed test results by an informative rating and explanations.
To enable the user to also check the home Wi-Fi, there are further functions to
measure the Wi-Fi signal and throughput. Using those tools, the customer can accurately
check the strength of the Wi-Fi signal as well as the speed of the available Wi-Fis
and detect potential weak spots.
Recognising and solving Internet problems
Is the Internet unavailable or are there problems with the Wi-Fi?
The “Diagnosis” feature allows for independently checking and solving issues with the Internet connection. Via a visual status indicator, the user can check the current state of all areas that are needed for a working Internet connection. The MeinWLAN app performs an automatic router analysis and interactively guides through the appropriate solutions during troubleshooting. This way, the user can find out where the problem lies, while also getting the option to directly take action via the app (e.g. by restarting the router or checking the cabling).
A mobile app for all Internet questions
With the MeinWLAN app, customers receive all necessary tools for a problem-free everyday Internet experience both under Android and iOS. From setting up the router and Wi-Fi connection as well as the optimisation of the Wi-Fi and home network to different measurement tools and extended router control: all functions are always within reach via smartphone or tablet. The app offers even more content to the customer, e.g. tips, tricks & help videos for the best Wi-Fi reception at home, meaning that the already existing support solutions of NetCologne can easily be found in the MeinWLAN app. This way, the MeinWLAN app unites all information and tools that the customer needs for an everyday Internet experience without worries.