Did you know that WiFi was first released to consumers in 1997? With almost everyone walking around with technology in the palms of their hands and more people working remotely, offering guest WiFi access has become almost a necessity for businesses to attract customers.
Sometimes offering WiFi access comes with some challenges because of antique designs or thick walls, but we have a few solutions for you below.
1. Right Equipment
One of the first things that you want to do is choose the right equipment for your area to have wireless internet. A major part of hospitality WiFi solutions is to be able to have access points that are able to deliver the coverage strength you need for your guests.
You will want to take firewalls, switches, wireless bridges, etc into consideration when you are picking and choosing the perfect equipment for you. Keep in mind that there are some routers that have IP limitations and they will only allow you to support a certain number of devices.
2. Proper Cabling
Any large area needing WiFi solutions will need the cabling to be properly installed if you want it to work well. Whether you are running cables inside, outside, or a combination of both there are challenges that might arise when you are installing ethernet cabling.
Installing cables can be expensive because it can be a time-consuming process. It is best to install ethernet cabling early in the construction process if at all possible. You might also want to plan for the future and run ethernet cables to any areas that you might need wireless coverage later on even if you won’t be needing it immediately.
Planning your cables for the future can save you money later on and you can make it meet your aesthetic requirements early on.
3. Position Equipment Strategically
Another tip is to always place your equipment in ideal locations and position it strategically. When you are planning to cover a large area with WiFi you have to remember that the wireless signal should be distributed properly according to where you need the most coverage.
Usually, you will have to keep your core equipment near your internet main point. This main point should be dust free and in a cool place. In some cases, you might also have to install IDF switches to help extend the ethernet cable distances. If you do have to place some IDF switches make sure those are also in safe locations that are well ventilated and dust-free.
Ready to Offer the Best Guest WiFi Access?
Now that you have our tips above to offer the best guest WiFi access we hope that the process is feeling a bit less daunting. Planning out for a good WiFi experience requires proper planning and it is also best left to the pros unless you have experience setting it up yourself.
Did this article teach you something helpful today? Please keep looking around for more informative articles.