Conduct a site survey
When you are opening a new business location or moving offices, one of the first things you’ll want to do is conduct a wireless site survey. This will help you determine the right placement, configuration, and amount of access points for an effective wifi setup. A site survey is especially important in medium and large-sized offices that will require 5 or more access points.
Depending on the size of your office space, this survey can take anywhere from a few hours to several days. Ideally, you can conduct your survey when your office space is already set up—with your structure and furniture already in place. This will allow you to accurately see the demand put on your wireless network and identify any areas that may be blocked or need to be improved.
If you don’t feel properly equipped to conduct a site survey, it’s best to call in the professionals. Here at High Country Workplace Technologies, we offer comprehensive wifi solutions and are happy to assist with both set-up and wifi configuration.
Choose the right wifi equipment
Selecting the right equipment is key to ensuring strong connectivity throughout your entire office space at all times. Some small businesses will make the mistake of using access points that are meant for a home. And although this equipment is often cheaper, it’s not meant to be used in spaces more than 1,000 square feet in size.
Instead, you’ll want to use commercial grade wifi equipment, like those systems manufactured by Cisco, CenturyLink, etc.
Follow best practices for an optimal office wifi setup
Setting up your office wifi might seem simple on the surface, but there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind to ensure an optimal setup. Here are some best practices to follow when setting up your office wifi:
- Place access points as high as possible to avoid signal blockage
- Create an office wifi setup with dual coverage to ensure wifi remains running even if one set of equipment fails
- Increase your coverage by adding more access points rather than upgrading antennas
- Use a dual-band setup or prioritize the 5 GHz channel
- Use consistent configurations across SSIDs to ensure a seamless experience
Learn more about Denver office wifi solutions
If you’re ready to start exploring your options for office wifi, reach out to us at High Country Workplace Technologies. We’ll ensure your business wifi solutions are configured correctly so your business is always up and running.
So, what are you waiting for? Schedule a consultation today to talk with our specialists about your Denver office wifi solutions.