Man monitoring his home network from his mobile device while preparing a meal

There are many benefits for GVEC Internet customers when they rent a Calix router from GVEC such as thorough troubleshooting and worry-free replacement if needed. One of the newer benefits is taking charge of their home network with the user-friendly GVEC WiFi app.

What’s Up With This App?

The GVEC WiFi app allows users greater control over connections to their internet with hands-on access, parental controls, and visible awareness of the people, places and things that make up their home network. They’re able to view information at any time, like the equipment making up their home network and the amount of bandwidth being used by connected devices. Plus they’re able to organize their networks for easy access and control according to three grouping levels—People, Places and Things.

All the Things

“Things” is the first category that must be set up in the app. This section provides a full listing of devices connected to the network. Once devices are set up in this listing, users can check them anytime by tapping into a particular one. Doing so gives access to usage statistics, the ability to pause internet connectivity, set activity priorities and more to each specific device.

I See Connected People

Users can create profiles and set controls for internet users in their household in the “People” category. There’s no limit to the number of profiles that can be set up, so there’s room for the entire household! Assigning network-connected devices to individuals creates the ability to monitor usage, pause internet access, set time limits and more. This is especially useful for parents wanting to keep an eye on connectivity of younger users in the home.

Oh, the Places You’ll Monitor

Organizing devices in a home network is made easy under the “Places” category. Users may group devices specifically dedicated to certain areas of the house by rooms or locations. This arrangement allows simple access to all devices in a specific location when the user chooses to view a defined area.

Ready to Take Control With the GVEC WiFi App?

Simply download the GVEC WiFi App from Google Play or the App Store, and check out the library of informational videos at gvec.net/support to get started.

If you don’t rent a Calix router from GVEC or currently rent a GVEC router other than Calix, but you’re interested in utilizing this app, give us a call at 800.699.4832, and a customer service representative will be happy to assist you.

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