How Businesses Can Get The Most Out Of Commercial Wireless Networks
As a society, we’re so dependent on the internet that a business just can’t function when there’s a service disruption. If your business is using WiFi, you need high speed internet with a reliable commercial wireless network that amply supports your day to day operations.
A good commercial wireless network offers your business many benefits, but it’s often not that easy to accomplish. Especially in modern times when both a wired and wireless network are usually necessary.
Sometimes the signal is weak, the connection gets constantly interrupted, there’s no connection at all, or just a part of the network won’t work. The following are a few tips on how your business can get the most out of your commercial wireless network.
Weak WiFi Signal? Boosting It With More Ethernet Cabling Or A WiFi Repeater
It’s not uncommon for a business to have difficulty getting the WiFi coverage where they need it.
If you have an existing wireless network and some areas of the building either get no signal or a weak signal, the best solution is to install more Ethernet cabling in the building where the signal is weak. Then, a large area WiFi network can be designed and installed for the entire building. However, this can be too expensive for many small businesses.
If your budget doesn’t allow for installing more Ethernet cabling in the building, a WiFi repeater can be installed to boost the signal to the hard to reach areas. While this isn’t an ideal solution, it may be appropriate for businesses who need a more affordable solution.
The repeater would be placed near the weak area where it can still pick up the existing signal and then transmits it again for more coverage throughout that part of the building.
Hire A Cabling Contractor To Install Your Commercial Wireless Network
Installing a wireless network isn’t rocket science, true, but it is much more complicated than you may understand. Today, we use all types of wireless devices and there are a multitude of other factors involving the design of a wireless network that can affect the strength and effectiveness of your WiFi signal.
Particularly, the design and type of equipment used will make the biggest difference in the performance. Using consumer grade equipment won’t give you what you need. Using enterprise grade wireless access points and equipment will.
The idea is to get the most out of your commercial wireless network by making sure it’s designed and installed correctly, and that means hiring a professional commercial network cabling contractor.
Make Sure Your Commercial Wireless Network Is Scalable
Future growth is the ultimate goal of any business. Don’t forget to also allow for your wireless network to grow as your business grows.
One of the main considerations in WiFi scalability is how many access points you need. Remember, we also use smart phones, laptops, tablets, and other devices in the work place today.
The more enterprise grade access points you can plan for now will help you to get the most out of your commercial wireless network over the next decade.