Full building WiFi
Don't struggle with WiFi, we can help!!!
It’s easier and cheaper to connect devices to your network wirelessly than having to run network cables to each device. Because of this, we rely heavily on WiFi, but if you don’t have a good signal you’ll likely get annoyed and frustrated with the bad experience you get from those devices.
It doesn’t matter whether you are trying to cover a warehouse, or a house. The basics are the same, what changes are the types and numbers of devices needed, and plan for future growth in the case of businesses.
Do get a WiFi extender
Seriously, just don’t. WiFi extenders have their place, but this is limited to certain situations. Let me explain, when you add an extender it grabs the signal from your WiFi, then creates a new WiFi network with a different name and sends out a new signal that reaches further in the direction you placed it compared to the original WiFi signal. You can now connect to this signal and get internet in areas where you probably couldn’t get before. Sounds great right? Well, this is where the sometimes hated, “it depends” quote comes in. If you are trying to extend the signal to a device that doesn’t move, like say a TV, then this works great. On mobile devices however it becomes a hassle, as you walk away from your main router or WiFi device toward the repeater, you need to go into your settings, and disconnect from the original WiFi and then connect to the repeater and vice versa when you walk back. See where this could get annoying and in a business setting can even be unproductive and costly in terms of time lost? Exactly, so instead you are better off installing a system with multiple WiFi access points (you can think of these as antennas) spread throughout the building, or a mesh network device which works similarly but wirelessly instead of wired antennas.
OK, if you read up to here, you can see that there's more to WiFi than getting repeaters and expensive routers.
OK, actually I didn’t explain the expensive router parts above, so here it goes. I’ve seen people that want to get better WiFi coverage so they think about getting one of those expensive $300-$600 routers with the cool looking 4-6 antennas that make it look like a spider. Well, they do look kind of cool and can give the impression that with multiple antennas you’d get better signal. But here’s the catch, whether it has 1 or 10 antennas, as long as they are attached directly on the device, then the further you walk away from the device distance between you and the antennas will be the same. So you will still eventually hit the edges of the antennas reach and get poor signal.
Needs = Equipment
To get the best coverage for the best price, first we figure out what your needs are. This allows us to suggest the best equipment for your network.
We plan the installation and location of all WiFi access points (antennas) to ensure that every corner that you need covered will be covered.
We test that none of the antennas are interfering with each other or with neighboring WiFi signals. Then adjust the signal strength and channels until everything works great.