WiFi Design Tips

While it certainly helps, designing the best WiFi infrastructures doesn’t simply come down to having a lightning fast WiFi connection. If you are designing WiFi for a network environment which is high density, there are many factors to bear in mind if you want to come up with the perfect plan. In this article we offer some key WiFi design tips:

WiFi Design – Place your APs wisely

Where you position your access points (APs) is one of the single biggest considerations which you will have when designing a WiFi set-up. You should ensure that your APs are not blocked by physical objects, and to take into account the effect of thick walls inside a building. Aim to have clear lines of sight from APs to areas which are commonly used by people connecting, and try and keep them at a distance from water, such as pipe networks.

WiFi Design – ‘Aim high’ on your AP numbers

It might be said that you can never have too many APs, and while this could be exaggerating a little, it is undoubtedly the case that it is best to ‘shoot high’ and overestimate, rather than underestimate, the number of APs which you will need when you are planning the investment. If you do end up with surplus APs, you might need them in the long run should performance begin to degrade over time.

WiFi Design – 5GHZ radio bands

5GHZ radio bands are definitely the way forward when it comes to designing your WiFi set-up. You’ll be able to take advantage of much higher connection speeds than you would with 2.4GHZ, and get around the problem of the packed radio band which 2.4GHZ poses. You don’t want to end up competing with Bluetooth and other technologies for the same frequency range, so save yourself the hassle and use 5GHZ.

Those are just three pieces of advice from us on WiFi design. Especially where education WiFi is concerned, in the modern day, institutions require a high level of connectivity to meet the demands of many people on campus – from students to lecturers, administrators and guests – making optimum WiFi design all the more important. Contact us for more details.

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