It’s official. You finally relocated your organization to its new place of business.it’s time to setup your computers and to optimize wireless network stability, speed, and up time for your whole office.
Now that you’re done with the guesswork, you can use this time as an opportunity for improvement. If aspects of your previous wireless network didn’t sit right with you, take advantage of this fresh start to make any necessary changes. Even during the hectic nature of a move, employees at small and midsize businesses (SMBs) will appreciate any improvement you can provide.
Providing wireless network availability and performance drives productivity. Laying the framework for a productive new space largely comes down to the hardware you use and where you place it. Placing your wireless hardware depends on the situation, rather than the type of hardware. Besides stability-impacting obstructions, businesses occupying a large physical space should utilize their routers, access points, and other wireless devices for full (and stable) coverage.
Designing for maximum performance in high-usage areas, such as conference rooms, customer waiting areas, and work clusters, can also boost productivity. With the growing number of personal mobile devices, most of which automatically connect to local wireless networks, and increased reliance on soft communications systems, pinpointing expected high-density areas and adjusting to suit new ones as they arise will keep employees working and avoid unnecessary downtime due to congestion.
Ceramic, concrete, and metal are three major disruptors of wireless network stability and speed. While you know to avoid placing your router directly on the floor or near thick concrete walls, looking for other potential interferes can also improve speed and stability. Many small businesses, for example, run metal machinery near their networking hardware.
Digital Trends offers some pertinent placement advice. For instance, businesses in new or recently renovated buildings should avoid placing their routers near walls, since metal is commonly used behind drywall in the form of studs. You should also consider putting equipment in high areas for maximum reach and low interference. The smart use of access points combined with locational awareness will allow you to overcome this challenge.
Moving can cause headaches for your IT team, especially when wireless network stability and speed are critical to the organization’s continued success. Whether you gave input prior to the move or you just want to work around the new space, keep the term optimization on your mind at all times: From avoiding certain materials to putting your hardware in the right place, minor tweaks can yield major results.
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