People are constantly using Wi-Fi. In fact, 87 percent of people admit to using public Wi-Fi connections, which consequently is one of the most common ways to get data stolen or devices inundated with malware. With so many people depending on Wi-Fi, and your business looking to use it for enhanced collaboration, we thought we should discuss a few hot tips to get you started in the right direction.
When looking to set up a Wi-Fi connection, the first variable you need to consider is your hardware. Obviously, you have a modem that connects to the line the cable company has run into your office. Today, many cable companies have started to deliver modem/router combos that have a lot of utility for individuals. The cable company will charge a small rental fee each month, but you have one device for your Internet and Wi-Fi needs.
For the small business, you need to take a little more care, and therefore the modem/router combo isn’t probably going to work for your purposes. In fact, to be safe, businesses should purchase their own modem and their own routers (and any other hardware they’ll need). The reason is that the more control over the hardware a business owner or IT admin has, the more that hardware will be just the right specifications for that business’ needs.
For the small business a good router will run between $200-to-$1000 and you will get what you pay for. Your IT administrator or one of the technicians from KT Connections can help you determine what hardware your business needs and justify their expense over the small fee charged by the cable company for the modem/router combo.
A good small business router should have the following options:
Once you get the hardware that you’ll need, you need to know where to put the router to get the best wireless signal possible. You may purchase the top-tier Internet package from your ISP, but unless you set your hardware up correctly, you will be wasting money. You will want to make sure to do the following things to help you get the speeds that you pay for:
We hope this article will help you get the hardware you need for your uses and assist you in planning how you are going to have to set up that hardware in order to get the most out of your Wi-Fi connection. For more great tips and tricks, return regularly to our blog.
Casey joined KT Connections in the year 2000 as an Network Engineer. He has played a vital role in developing the company and now serves as the Vice President. He sees his own history with KT Connections as a true testament of how one can grow professionally within the IT industry when supported by the right company. Today, Casey’s executive leadership role consists of day-to-day direction, responsibility for product development, business planning, technological consulting, and pre/post sales engineering.