The number of people who say they couldn't live without the internet is growing. Businesses that are based in large offices or big buildings, are also using WiFi more than ever. Every year we see an increasing number of people who don’t just want WiFi, but couldn't work without it.
WiFi is also becoming increasingly important for your staff and visitors to your office or building too. With the rise of laptops, tablets, and mobile devices a solid WiFi network helps keeping staff and visitors productive.
However, in our experience of helping hundreds of large offices and big buildings, we’ve seen these common issues:
- WiFi stops working in certain parts of the building
- WiFi can be tediously slow at times
These two issues can have a number of implications including; unproductive staff, or visitors/staff who get frustrated they cannot connect to WiFi and it can slow people's work rate down.
On the other hand, when WiFi works, it can help by;
- Saving staff time
- Making staff more productive
- Improve the quality of your work
Here’s the good news, something can be done about poor WiFi and it will help you make your staff and visitors happier, while increasing the success of your business.
Let's find out how!
How Does WiFi Work?
First let’s start with the basics.
OK so we all know what WiFi is, but how does it actually work?
WiFi works by using radio waves to wirelessly send data to and from a device, such as a laptop, tablet or mobile phone, to a router that is connected to the internet. You can see this in the diagram below!
The Cause of Most WiFi Problems:
You may experience problems with your WiFi for the following reasons;
- The distance you are from the router
- The power of the signal given out by the WiFi device
- Things getting in the way (like thick walls in your office or building)
The further away from the router that you are, typically the worse your WiFi connection will be and if you move too far away, the connection will cut out completely. The average WiFi signal will cover is just over 30 meters (about the length of 7 cars parked in a row).
With this in mind, imagine you are in the furthest end of your office - does your WiFi reach you there? Probably not. If your router is located at one end of your office, chances are it won’t reach across your whole building. That’s an issue.
On top of this, your building could actually be complicating the issue if you have thick walls. The WiFi waves that travel through office can be redirected, weakened or even stopped by your walls. The thicker the walls, the bigger the WiFi-stopping effect is. You can see this below.
Getting a WiFi extender or ‘booster’ is normally seen as a quick fix for these problems. However, don’t be fooled - they often don’t work as well as you hope they will.
Wireless extenders rarely even work in small buildings let alone in large buildings and offices. If you’ve already tried this you'll know the connection will drop in and out and be painfully slow.
How the Yo Telecom WiFi System Works
At Yo Telecom, we do things differently.
We are the only company that can guarantee WiFi coverage in 100% of your office. Here’s how.
We create a structured network of hidden data cables from where your main router is, to strategically located points throughout your building - we call these Wi-Fi Access Points. These WiFi access points send and receive WiFi signals and because they are physically hard wired into your main router, they send out clean data that isn't deteriorated in any way.
One of our professional engineers will then ensure that the signal given out by each device overlaps and that it is all on one WiFi network. So you can walk around your building with your smartphone, tablet or laptop and it will automatically connect to the access point with the best connection.
The result of having a Yo Telecom professional WiFi system is having the best WiFi that reaches every area of your office or building. Meaning you, your staff and visitors can browse happily with no annoying interruptions!
Why Choose Yo Telecom for Your Office’s WiFi?
Now you know how it works, let’s look at some of the features you can benefit from by having a Yo Telecom WiFi system;
As I previously mentioned, having a Yo Telecom WiFi system means you will get full coverage WiFi throughout your whole office. Meaning no matter where you in the building you’ll have connection with no disruptions!
Without getting into complexities, you can give your staff priority over other people in your network, for example visitors.
Say you have a visitor in your office who is there for meeting and he needs to download a presentation, but your staff are also trying to access work online. In a split second your staff member will get their information first.
In a nutshell, your staff’s work will not be slowed down or compromised because of other users being connected to your internet.
This feature will go hand in hand with prioritising traffic. You can have a seperate network name for your staff and for visitors, so that everyone knows which network to connect to! For example, you could have;
[your company name] staff WiFi
[your company] guest WiFi
This also ensures that visitors can not access information on the staff WiFi network.
A firewall is a security system that will prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. This is important in businesses as often you will have databases that contain confidential information. A firewall will protect this information from hackers so it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
Now that you know how to get WiFi that works throughout your entire office or building. You may be wondering things like:
How long does it take to get in place?
Is it easy to install and set-up?
What are the fees involved?
One of our WiFi consultants can answer these and any other questions you may have.
Call us now on 02381 103195.
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