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Outdoor WiFi Solutions

Let your business thrive from the inside out with fast and reliable outdoor WiFi solutions from Cox Business.

No matter what type of business you run, WiFi access plays an important role in daily operations. Not only does it help businesses operate with ease, WiFi provides owners and managers the flexibility to extend Internet services outside, which is something many customers expect. Learn how you can help your business thrive both inside and out with outdoor WiFi.

Outdoor Wireless Network Coverage

Before WiFi installation, carefully plan out your indoor and outdoor wireless networks for optimal coverage. Ideally, your Internet service provider will send a technician to visit your site and map out where each access point will go. High traffic areas typically should have an access point installed. Other factors to consider when planning your WiFi coverage are:

Areas That Can Block Your Network Signal

Where your outdoor WiFi router is placed can affect connection strength. Landmarks, large heavy equipment and physical structures can easily impact your wireless connection.

Strengthen Your Outdoor WiFi Connection

As your business grows, you may need to extend your services outside or increase bandwidth. When choosing a business WiFi provider, make sure your Internet plan is easily customizable.

LAN Integration

If you’re extending your WiFi outdoors, confirm your provider allows you to easily connect shared equipment, like point-of-sale systems, from wireless devices using a secure private network.

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Outdoor WiFi Management

Align your outdoor WiFi solution with your indoor network using the same best practices and security measures, such as:

  • Creating a Guest Network

In order to keep your information safe from the open web, consider offering a separate guest network both inside and outside your establishment.

  • Blocking Inappropriate Sites

Manage how your guests use your outdoor WiFi by blocking inappropriate sites that could threaten your network.

  • Limiting Bandwidth

When you have multiple guests using the same network, it can slow down your connection. During installation, choose how much bandwidth your guest network will have.

  • Implementing Routine Security Updates

Implement routine security updates to help keep your network, staff and guests safe from cyber threats.

Outdoor WiFi Security

While there are many benefits to providing your guests with outdoor WiFi, it can leave your business vulnerable to cyber criminals. However, there are ways to improve your network security and give you peace of mind. When searching for an outdoor WiFi solution, consider these security tools:

Business-Grade Security Measures

Safeguard your business from cyber-attacks by implementing measures, such as firewalls, port filtering, URL blocking and breach reports.

Content Filtering

Manage how your network is used by blocking access to inappropriate sites.

DNS Security

Block threats before they reach your network with a cloud-based security solution.

Managed WiFi

Allow your Internet service provider to implement automatic security updates, monitor your connection and configure your network-enabled devices with a managed WiFi solution.

Outdoor Wireless Access Points

Outdoor WiFi can easily be installed by your Internet service provider. Professional technicians can help guarantee there’s consistent coverage throughout your establishment and install indoor and outdoor wireless access points. Once you’re connected to the Internet, you can create a guest network by following these easy steps:

 

  • Using a computer or device that is currently connected to your Gateway, open your preferred browser and type your router’s IP address into the address bar.
  • The IP address should take you to a page hosted by your Internet service provider. When prompted for login credentials, enter your username and password.  
  • In your wireless settings, create a separate network for your customers or guests.
  • Leave your guest network open or create an easy to remember password for customers to login.

What can Cox Business Internet and WiFi do for your business?

Business Internet and WiFi are essential services. Find out how the right speed, connection and equipment can help grow your bottom line and move your business forward.

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