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Standard Issue Doesn't Cut It

Many businesses just use the Wi-Fi modem supplied by their Internet service provider. These combo devices are severely lacking in features, and often do not provide sufficient wireless coverage everywhere it's needed.

To make matters worse, some businesses will purchase consumer-grade Wi-Fi routers or mesh kits and install these in their office. These devices are fine for home use, but are not built to handle the amount of daily network traffic that occurs in a busy office.

With professionally installed business class Wi-Fi, your organization can soar to new heights. A consistent wireless experience throughout your entire campus is necessary for a productive staff, each of whom have multiple Wi-Fi devices.

Modern Wireless Speeds

If you're still using old Wi-Fi equipment from many years ago, you're really missing out on the massive performance and efficiency improvements that have been made to Wi-Fi in recent years.

Starting with Wi-Fi 6, wireless communications have been designed to be much more efficient for environments with a lot of Wi-Fi devices in a given area. And it's only gotten even better since then.

With Wi-Fi versions 6E and 7, new radio frequency channels are available in the 6GHz spectrum, unleashing a whole new meaning to fast Wi-Fi speeds.

Smooth, Consistent Coverage

Conventional wisdom says that Wi-Fi should be centrally located for an even distribution of signal. That might work well at home, but that's not a good solution for an office. Construction materials in walls, metal file cabinets, furniture, and windows can all negatively affect signal quality.

Instead, the ideal office Wi-Fi setup is to have multiple access points strategically placed closest to where coverage is needed, such as conference rooms and main work areas. The access points should be separated by an optimal distance so that your mobile devices can seamlessly roam from one to the next as you walk throughout the building.

This is why it's critically important to have a wireless site survey conducted by a professional before implementing Wi-Fi.

Commercial grade access points are available in a wide variety of styles and form factors. Ceiling-mounted APs are popular and provide excellent coverage, but other styles exist that are more suitable for environments without drop ceiling tiles.

Wireless Security Best Practices

Companies will often have just one Wi-Fi network they use for everything. This single network has access to all company resources, such as printers and shared folders. Then the company freely gives out the password to this network to everyone, including guests. This is a scary situation we see all too often.

The good news is that this is an easy problem to fix with a commercial grade Wi-Fi system. An industry best practice is to have separate, isolated Wi-Fi networks for different purposes. You can have a different network for guests, one for IoT devices like smart thermostats and smart light bulbs, etc.

When you have separate Wi-Fi networks in this way, you can have different security and bandwidth settings for each network. Your guests won't have access to sensitive company files or printers, and will only have access to the Internet. Speed can be automatically throttled for guests so that no individual visitor can hog all of your company bandwidth.

Affordable Enterprise Grade Wi-Fi Solutions

Think about your typical home Wi-Fi network. You have a single, descriptively named network, such as SmithFamily. And every device uses the same password to connect to the SmithFamily Wi-Fi network.

This setup is adequate for a home network or a guest network. But for the staff Wi-Fi network, this solution falls very short.

If your Wi-Fi password were ever compromised, or an employee leaves your organization, you'd have to change the password. Changing the shared Wi-Fi password would disconnect all Wi-Fi devices, which is very disruptive to your staff.

With a commercial grade Wi-Fi system, you can have separate accounts for each user. If an employee leaves the organization, the account can be removed without affecting other staff.

Could your Wi-Fi use a tune up?

We've shared a lot of information about business Wi-Fi on this page. The key takeaway is that many offices have Wi-Fi networks that closely resemble home Wi-Fi networks, or are simply obsolete.

If you'd like to have your Wi-Fi network properly evaluated, don't hesitate to reach out to one of our wireless professionals.

We'll discuss the current challenges you're facing, and we can schedule an appointment to conduct a wireless site survey at your office premises.