How it Feels to be in Love with your WiFi

How it feels to be in love with your WiFi

One of the most important working relationships these days is with our wireless whether we’re at home, at work, or somewhere in between. In an ideal world, it’s a happy relationship which gives each party what it needs, but – as in reality – we see so many relationships that aren’t supportive, reciprocal, or stable.

If you’re one of the unlucky ones feeling spurned by your network, here’s what it’s like to be head-over-heels in love with your WiFi.

You can count on it during the tough times

  • Your WiFi should offer reliability, even when you’re asking big things in terms of capacity, coverage and complexity
  • Loving your wireless means trusting that it can deliver your business requirements and support growth

Weariness of speed dating is well and truly in the past

  • Don’t get us wrong, speed is still important (and becoming more so), but a high-performing wireless network means less of the lottery aspect
  • A reliable network won’t have you considering a return to the dating world, since it offers fast speeds wherever you are and you won’t experience peaks and troughs that inconvenience operations
  • With the addition of WiFi6 in late 2019, we’re expecting huge improvements in speed in the years ahead as the market takes advantage of the increased efficiency compared to WiFi 5

You feel safe

  • Security is often something that comes with time in a relationship, but these days feeling safe is an absolute must as data breach protocols become more and more stringent
  • Network security involves both hardware and software, and if your organisation handles sensitive or confidential data, we always advocate a full audit to be sure that you’re not at risk

You can grow together

  • Networks need to be scalable and adaptable to allow your business to grow and change alongside technology
  • Capacity is set to be a huge part of your WiFi relationship in the coming years as IoT grows and the number of devices per person rise. Your wireless needs to be able to accommodate these additional devices and functions if your business wants to be efficient
  • If you have a new network, the changes are you don’t need to do anything at all to use your growing room. If you’re in a longer term relationship with your wireless, you may need to consider finding that extra space with new hardware, load balancing, or other configuration changes
  • WiFi6 presents the perfect opportunity to move to a solution that can offer incredible amounts of capacity for years to come

You never feel alone

  • Even in the darkest corners of the workplace, you’re never at a loss
  • Your connection should offer maximum coverage without loveless blackspots
  • Whether your organisation is a school, warehouse or office, spaces or rooms experiencing dropouts or low speeds are terrible for efficiency with teaching, picking, collaborating or exchanging data

Being in a loving relationship with your WiFI might sound like a breeze, but a few words of warning…

Beware the 7-year itch

  • Some things just don’t last, and that’s a fact. What works well now won’t work in a decade’s time, and we typically start to hear about cracks in foundations around the 5-year mark
  • Frustrations might not necessitate throwing the baby out with the bathwater, but its’s worth seeking advice from an expert engineer with a proven track record in your industry to determine whether its you or your network causing tensions
  • A site survey is an excellent way of giving your wireless a full audit to determine where the problems lie

Love takes work

  • Getting the best out of your wireless means investing time in it, and managing a network to ensure high performance can be a challenging and time-consuming task
  • As technology continues to advance, it’s important to keep up to date with how your network can deliver the experience users expect and rely on
  • If you’re struggling, don’t suffer in silence. Seeking out network support services is an excellent way of having help on tap from WiFi experts who know your solution inside out.

If you’re not in love with your WiFi, we hope this article has convinced you to give love another go by contacting our engineers for advice – there are plenty more wireless solutions in the sea!