Learn more about topics to consider when setting up your business WiFi network in the following table.
|WiFi modem or router placement||Setting up your WiFi network begins with proper placement of your WiFi modem or router. Select a central location away from interference such as metal objects, mirrors, microwaves, and cordless phones. If you can, relocate your equipment to an optimal location on the second floor of your business, keeping it up high and unobstructed. |
|Choosing the right modem and compatible internet devices|| |
A DOCSIS 3.0 or 3.1 modem is necessary to achieve speeds higher than 25 Mbps. Make sure your Internet equipment is able to give you the speeds you need. Additionally, older equipment may cause you to experience slower speeds. To ensure an optimal experience, make sure you have the right WiFi modem or router for your internet tier.
|Understanding the difference between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks|| |
The primary differences between the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless frequencies are range (distance) and bandwidth (speed).
|Considering wireless network setup|| |
|Understanding how the age of a device using the network impacts speeds|| |
Are the devices that are accessing the internet a few years old? Older technology on even a single device can slow down the performance of all devices utilizing your network. As wireless technology advances, speed and wireless performance continues to improve.