Optimizing the Wi-Fi network of your business

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wi-Fi

 

We mentioned it already, but offering a Wi-Fi network within your premises is a genuine benefit for your company. Not only is it a strong component of a customer loyalty strategy, but it can also give your business a competitive edge. Similarly, if your offer Wi-Fi access to your employees to make them more mobile inside your office, it is important to ensure that the Wi-Fi network works optimally.

Here are a few tips to ensure that your Wi-Fi router provides top performance:

  • The Wi-Fi router should be placed in a central location, and if possible, an open area.
  • If your office or premises occupy more than one floor, the router should preferably be installed on the top one.
  • The Wi-Fi router should not be placed on the floor, near windows or glass doors, metal structures (such as a wall or bar with a metal finish), mirrors, or water sources (hot water tanks, but also large fish tanks, decorative cascades and ponds, etc.)
  • Other possible sources of interference to avoid: cordless phones, microwave ovens, as well as any other wireless electronic device that uses the 2.4 GHz frequency. Even better, choose a router that operates on dual bands that adds a more reliable 5 GHz channel.

With these basic tips, you should be able to fully benefit from an optimal Wi-Fi network. However, depending on the type of equipment or the building structure, a more advanced expertise can be necessary, and a technician will be able to optimize your company’s connectivity.

Videotron Business Solutions now offers the Wi-Fi Optimization service.  With this service, an expert technician can visit your premises and verify the range of your Wi-Fi network, and perform all the necessary optimizations to make your network as fast and efficient as possible. During this same visit, the technician can also connect and configure up to 10 Wi-Fi devices to your network.

For more information, contact our customer service. Our website additionally offers a Wi-Fi router section, with information on installation, configuration, and troubleshooting.

Author:
Dominique Nehme, Marketing Director, Internet

Dominique Nehme, Marketing Director, Internet

Dominique is an expert in Internet connectivity. He is a telecommunications engineer and obtained his engineering degree from McGill University. He also has an MBA from HEC Montréal. He has been working for Videotron Business Solutions for more than 6 years and has a solid experience in products and services for small and large organizations. Mr. Nehmé has a vast expertise in deploying major projects that offer both robustness and performance. In his current role, he is director of marketing and commercialization for Internet products and solutions at Videotron Business Solutions.


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