Whether you’re just starting out or are moving office, one of the first things you’ll need to set up at your new office is internet connectivity – WiFi.
In setting up an expansive WiFi network, the first step is usually performing a site survey, which will help you determine the number of APs you’ll need as well as their arrangement and location.
Choosing the right WiFi equipment
Based on the results of your site survey, you need to make sure you purchase the right networking equipment for your business needs. This may mean spending extra on commercial WiFi equipment capable of managing more devices at the same time. It’s a common mistake to use a WiFi equipment meant for home use in your office building. WiFi equipment meant for home use may be cheaper, but they’re not made for connecting to more than a handful of devices, and their wireless coverage can be poor.
Don’t underestimate the importance of security
To maintain the safety of your network, you’ll need to install and configure a good firewall. Your WiFi network should always be using the latest WiFi security protocol (currently WPA2 or WPA3).
Get professional help
You may come across a WiFi problems that’s more complicated than your equipment manufacturer’s support can handle, or you may simply want professional advice when it comes to managing your wireless network setup. In situations like these, you should never be afraid to reach out to a professional IT Services company.
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The UK’s broadband will be fine with us all working from home, but check your router can handle it.
Will the UK’s broadband cope with everyone working from home?
Answer: Yes, according to BT, everyone working from home consumes less bandwidth than the evening peak of everyone streaming TV, downloading games and other bandwidth intensive tasks.
Why is my Wi-Fi slow?
Check your broadband speed: You might find that a slow broadband package isn’t enough when shared between everyone working and streaming at home all at the same time.
Check your router: If you haven’t had your router replaced in the last five years, you could probably do with a new one, which will help with Wi-Fi speed and also range.
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