Mobile devices are now as common place in the workplace as copy machines, printers and even the coffee maker. With each employee using one, two or even 3 devices, a fast, reliable wireless network is essential. Building a quality wireless network isn’t as easy as buying a router off the shelf and plugging it in to you Internet connection. Putting together a robust wireless network to support your devices can be a bit of work.
Many companies start with and entry-level wireless network and quickly find it overloaded as the business grows and hi-throughput devices are added. Network Storage Devices, IP cameras, and multiple smartphones quickly push these units to their limits. Offloading some of the clients to an access point will reduce some of the burden, or installation of a gigabit switch (along with quality cabling) can increase your networks speed.
We often see wireless routers or access points installed in the worst possible areas, in an alcove, beside metallic fixtures or cabinets, or next to thick concrete beams. These “line of sight” barriers will weaken and WiFi signal.
Squid Wire will complete a site survey of your location along with an interview of your IT department and employees to determine what is best for your wireless network. We take into consideration structure & environment as well as number of employees, number of devices they are utilizing and the type of data they are accessing. We will provide you with a comprehensive design and insure that your office is ready to handle the traffic effectively.