whole house great wifi
By Asheville Computer Company / BusinessMacPCRecent WorkSmart Devices / / 0 Comments

Is your WIFI terrible? Do you have dead spots or WIFI only in certain areas? Wouldn’t it be great to have strong, working WIFI all over your house?

Great WIFI is more important now than ever with dozens of devices connecting in the normal home.

We use and support the Google WIFI mesh system to solve issues with bad WIFI. We have installed and configured over 50 of these devices in the past year for our customers and have had great results.

Whether you have a large house and have difficulty with coverage or just want WIFI with a strong signal that can handle the large number of devices we see in a modern household then this system is for you. Don’t spend hundreds of dollars on one of the “super routers” and still have issues with a weak signal. We can setup this system in your home and it’s scalable from 1000 sq. ft. to 7000 sq. ft. or larger. We can design a system to ensure that you have WIFI when and where you need it.

If you have issues in your current home, are building a home or would just like to discuss your options please give us a call. You don’t have to live with bad WIFI anymore.

If you have a business and have similar WIFI issues we can design, implement and support rock solid, commercial WIFI  and networking solutions also.

 

 

Dirty Computers - Mac and PC
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopLaptopMacPCRecent Work / / 0 Comments

Dirt, dust and debris can slow down, damage and even destroy your computer. It doesn’t matter if you have a desktop, laptop, Mac or PC it has a fan or fans and constantly draws in air for cooling along with dust, pet hair, moisture and just about anything else floating around. Over time this builds up in the fans causing them to slow down or stop working. When the fans aren’t working correctly the computer will overheat, slow down, shut down or cause damage to sensitive components inside.

If your computer is more than a year or two old and hasn’t be blown out and checked for issues bring it to the Asheville Computer Company. As part of our standard diagnosis we clean out, thoroughly, all fans and ventilation. We will also check out all hardware and scan for infections of malware, viruses and nuisance programs.

If you have any questions about this service or any service we provide please let us know. We are glad to answer any questions.

gaming desktop
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Gaming Desktop PC Repair

Here at Asheville Computer Company, we can service your gaming machine. Anything from diagnosing, replacing parts, or even building you a custom machine we can do it all! This customer’s machine would not power on. We have the hardware in-store to test your gaming machine for a full diagnosis. We have everything from RAM, gaming desktop power supplies, graphics cards, and SSDs. If there is anything you would like to upgrade that we don’t have, we are happy to order it for you. Give us a call or email us about looking at your future or current gaming desktop build.

Business WIFI Access Points
By Asheville Computer Company / BusinessRecent Work / / 0 Comments

Most businesses grow their network over time, as needed. This leads to pieced together equipment, often consumer grade, that will have issues with reliability and effectiveness.

This project was to replace a wireless network that had been patched together over the years to provide wireless to a large church. Because it used consumer routers as access points and was a mishmash of hardware it had issues with signal strength and the ability for many users to access the system at once.

We replaced all the existing wireless access points, router and switches to upgrade to Gigabit network speeds and provide a reliable and consistent WIFI signal to the whole building under one unified network. We also replaced their existing business router to handle the increased usage now that the WIFI signal was working throughout the building and would be used more extensively.

The customer also took advantage of the network equipment’s ability to have a built-in guest network to separate the business side from the public facing side of the network.

Your business needs a fast, stable, modern and cost-effective network to function in today’s world.

We can design and build your network, both wired and wireless, from the ground up. Don’t struggle with an unreliable network or weak WIFI signal.

We can also troubleshoot, repair and upgrade your existing wired / wireless network. Whether you are a small home office in need of a couple of computers networked for file and printer sharing or a larger business needing a wireless network to cover a large warehouse. We can provide a network solution to fit all needs.

 

 

 

Business WIFI Access Points
It's a Mac, Mac, Mac World
By Asheville Computer Company / MacRecent Work / / 0 Comments

It’s a Mac, Mac, Mac World

We are seeing more and more Macs this year with issues, upgrades and data transfers. We happened to have 3 similar iMac models in at one time: 2 for an upgrade from an older iMac to a newer iMac and 1 having software issues.

We were able to transfer the user programs and data to the new iMac so that everything was exactly the same when they turned on the new machine.

The 3rd iMac was reset back to factory and the latest version of MacOS was installed to get it back up and running like new for it’s new owner.

If you are purchasing a new Mac and need help setting it up and transferring your data give us a call. We also purchase some older Macs or can help with recycling hardware.

We are one of the few shops in Asheville that work on both PCs and Macs.

ubiquiti business networking WIFI
By Asheville Computer Company / BusinessRecent Work / / 0 Comments

If you would like rock solid networking and WIFI connections in your business or custom home we can provide that using Ubiquiti business class networking devices and access points.

Businesses report to us dropped connections to WIFI, slow network speeds, VOIP issues, weak WIFI signals and many other issues related to using home routers and networking equipment in a business environment.

We can upgrade your business network to make it more reliable, faster and increase your up-time. This will save your business money and allow you to focus on your customers and not your network.

Don’t fight your network another day. Give us a call for all your business networking and WIFI needs.

 

Dirty Gaming Fan
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopRecent Work / / 0 Comments

Dirty Gaming Heatsink and Fan

This customer brought us a gaming PC that was overheating and having issues with performance. We quickly took a look and determined that the CPU fan needed to be replaced due to excessive build-up on the heat sink that was unable to be removed.

We replaced their existing fan and heat sink with a newer and improved version and their system was running cooler than ever!

If you are having issues with your gaming computer or want an upgrade please give us a call.

780TI to 1080TI upgrade
By Asheville Computer Company / BusinessDesktopRecent Work / / 0 Comments

780TI to 1080TI Graphics Upgrade

This customer wanted the latest and greatest video card for high resolution gaming on a huge monitor so they needed to upgrade their video card. They had a Nvidia 780TI, which was top of the line just a few years ago, but wanted something newer and faster for the latest games and their new, large monitor.

They chose the Nvidia 1080TI graphics card as the current champion in high resolution gaming. We replaced the existing card and loaded the updated drivers and patches to ensure that it was operating at peak performance in their custom build gaming PC.

After a few further adjustments to tweak the new gaming monitor to work with their new graphics card they were ready to go.

If you want to upgrade your gaming PC but aren’t sure where to start or what you might need then please give us a call. We can make it as painless as possible to get you back in action!

 

Ubiquiti Outdoor Business WIFI Setup
By Asheville Computer Company / BusinessRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This customer came to us with a need to get their WIFI signal from their main house across a lake their rental cabins. They were tired of paying high prices for a cellular hot spot for their rental guests. Charter has a connection to the main house but would not run a line to the cabins about 500ft across the lake.

We set up a Ubiquiti wireless bridge across the lake from the main house to one of their cabins. Once the distance/lake was bridged we setup a powerful outdoor WIFI access point that gives a great signal in and around the cabins.

If you need outdoor WIFI or to extend your existing network without running wires give us a call. We can also help with unreliable WIFI at your home or business.

macbook pro lines in screen repair
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopMacRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This Macbook Pro was dropped and the screen was damaged with many visible lines in the screen. The customer was given many repair quotes around town but chose us for the repair due to our better pricing, history with Mac repair and great customer reviews.

We were able to replace the entire screen and get the Macbook running like new. If you have broken  screen on your Macbook or are having other issues with your Mac please give us a call or stop by the shop for a free quote.