Wi-Fi is one of the things that the average office worker tends to take for granted. It’s normal when it exists as it’s supposed to, but it’s annoying when it’s not working as intended, making it either hit or miss on whether it’s a boon or a bane to your productivity. If your Wi-Fi signal is spotty at best, there are certain methods you can use to fix the issue and get back to being productive with your wireless signal.
What Do You Expect from Your Wi-Fi?
Some organizations will just go with the flow when it comes to their Wi-Fi, not knowing that they have any control over how well it works. Sometimes they will add new networking components as needed, but these can often have the opposite of the desired effect. If you want your Internet to be able to accommodate your organization as it grows, consider the following action steps:
The most ideal approach to your Wi-Fi is to design it with your business’ growth in mind. This includes your office’s setup and your connection’s bandwidth. You want to make sure that it’s enough to accommodate your organization’s current needs, but also leave enough room for growth. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the early stages of developing a floor plan or just taking a second glance at it--the key is to go about it from a strategy-first perspective.
First, determine where the demand for the signal will be the strongest. If you have a group of employees who absolutely need the wireless connection to get their work done, then perhaps you want to do all you can to make sure they have connectivity with minimal chance of a dead zone interfering with it. You can identify obstacles to their connectivity and exercise the option to place additional routers if they are needed.
Once your Wi-Fi is set up, you need to continue collecting data, so you can ascertain how you can best improve in the future. Listen to your employees and address their concerns regarding their connections. Remember that this kind of connectivity is still evolving, so you’ll have to adjust it over time to accommodate new trends and changes.
For help making sure your Wi-Fi doesn’t cause trouble in the future, reach out to us at 800-750-4OBS (4627).