facebook linkedin twitter

Computerware Blog

Do You Need to Extend Your Wireless Network?

Do You Need to Extend Your Wireless Network?

A wireless network is one of the most useful technologies you have in your home or office. Oftentimes, however, it is set up quickly and will have a hard time broadcasting a signal to the corners of your office. Today, we will discuss ways to ensure that your business (or your home) has the coverage you need it to have, and how to get it if it doesn’t.

Why is My Signal Weak?

Wi-Fi is simply the broadcasting of radio waves. On most of today’s routers there are two wavelengths that are supported: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The shorter the wavelength, the more apt it is to be able to penetrate obstructions. However, these broadcasts only go so far. So, the more obstructions and further away a device is, the more likely it will carry a weaker signal. It’s pretty simple for a complex subject. If you want a strong Wi-Fi signal, you’ll need to focus on a few elements when setting up your Wi-Fi network.

Access Point Placement

The first thing you’ll have to consider is where to place your wireless router. Of course, to avoid major obstructions, you’ll want to elevate the router, and you’ll want to place it in the middle of a room rather than in a corner. The reason for this is that there tends to be fewer obstructions in the middle of a room than in a corner. The closer to the access point you are, the better the signal will be. 

Your 5 GHz connection will be best for devices that have an unobstructed pathway to the router, while your 2.4 GHz will move through obstructions better for longer distances but won’t carry the same speeds capable with the 5 GHz connection.

If you have a large office or house, or your router isn’t powerful, you may run into coverage problems. For these instances, you may want to use a Wi-Fi extender, which are devices that are simply signal repeaters that extend the radio waves giving you more room to use your Wi-Fi connection. 

Device Degradation

If you are running old hardware, there is a chance they will start to lose effectiveness over time. Typically, they just stop working and you’ll have to go get a new router. Today, there are a lot of good options that can broadcast wireless Internet for city blocks if so inclined. 

If you need help with your Wi-Fi connection, or you want to talk to one of our technicians about the proper way to set up your company’s wireless network, give our IT experts a call at Computerware today.

What If All Data Was Leaked at Once?
Tip of the Week: Setting Up Excel to Track Changes
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Captcha Image

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.cwit.com/

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Business Computing Privacy Internet Software Cloud Data Hackers Business Management Hardware Workplace Tips Microsoft Network Security Backup Productivity Business Managed Service Provider Hosted Solutions Email Productivity Malware IT Services Saving Money Google Efficiency Innovation Small Business Collaboration User Tips Computer IT Support VoIP Quick Tips Data Backup IT Support Network Smartphones Mobile Devices Business Continuity communications Data Recovery Microsoft Office Disaster Recovery Gadgets Android Social Media Cybersecurity Smartphone Upgrade Mobile Office Phishing Communication Server Virtualization Miscellaneous Mobile Device Management Ransomware Mobile Device Passwords Users Holiday Windows Vendor Management Operating System Tech Term Outsourced IT Internet of Things Windows 10 BDR Apps Managed IT Services Unified Threat Management Remote Monitoring Facebook Automation BYOD Apple WiFi Mobile Computing Analytics Managed IT services Data Management Remote Computing Windows 10 Artificial Intelligence Browser Training The Internet of Things History Marketing Cloud Computing Save Money Help Desk Firewall Business Technology Covid-19 App Alert Health Big data Spam Encryption Two-factor Authentication Office Information Technology Managed Service IT Consultant Bandwidth Office 365 Budget VPN Printer Gmail Content Filtering Government Going Green Cybercrime Bring Your Own Device Managed IT Access Control Antivirus Hard Drives Information Windows 7 Blockchain Maintenance Healthcare Virus Tech Support Wi-Fi Best Practice Lithium-ion Battery Recovery Employer-Employee Relationship Retail Cost Management Wireless Technology Document Management Hiring/Firing Outlook Windows 8 Search Remote Work Networking Saving Time Computers Data Loss Customer Service iPhone Travel Education Storage Update Computing Project Management IBM Phone System Augmented Reality Conferencing Hacking Money Data Security It Management Humor Voice over Internet Protocol Intranet Wireless Twitter Regulations Data Breach Website Applications SaaS Risk Management Customer Relationship Management Law Enforcement Current Events Save Time Password PowerPoint Vendor Value Compliance File Sharing Solid State Drive Downtime Hard Drive Data storage Hacker Flexibility Administration Mobility Laptop Proactive IT Computer Repair Running Cable Avoiding Downtime Legal Patch Management Social Meetings Private Cloud Scam DDoS Paperless Office Sports Telephony Disaster Machine Learning Excel Employee/Employer Relationship Telephone Systems End of Support Digital Hosted Solution Net Neutrality Robot Word Websites Securty Chrome Business Intelligence Cooperation Cortana Digital Payment Router Software as a Service Monitoring Black Market Google Maps Comparison Tablet Cryptocurrency Company Culture Fax Server Management Social Engineering Business Growth Social Networking User Vulnerabilities Virtual Desktop How To Office Tips Network Congestion Documents Download Redundancy Entertainment YouTube Teamwork Heating/Cooling Pain Points Managed Services Provider Streaming Media Unified Communications Settings Microchip Taxes Evernote How To Virtual Assistant Distributed Denial of Service Smart Devices Managed Services Distribution Managed IT Service Public Cloud Licensing Start Menu Tech Terms eWaste IT service Video Conferencing User Error Co-managed IT Mobile Technology Gaming Console Cost Identity Theft Processor Computer Accessories Uninterrupted Power Supply Webcam Notifications Bluetooth Text Messaging Vulnerability Processors Solutions Virtual Reality Trending USB Politics Lifestyle Bitcoin Professional Services Mouse Automobile Google Docs Data Protection Multi-factor Authentication Employees Emails Memory Presentation Experience Chromebook Telephone Specifications Safety Inbound Marketing Integration Computing Infrastructure Statistics Hack Monitors Downloads Cleaning Programming Managing IT Services Pirating Information Holidays CIO Corporate Profile Leadership 2FA Fileless Malware Device security Hybrid Cloud MSP Rental Service Point of Contact Advertising Flash Microserver Time Management Freedom of Information Adminstration Staffing Google Wallet Cabling Telework Proxy Server Desktop Azure Finance Windows XP Web Server Assessment SharePoint Digital Signature Surveillance Modem Nanotechnology Strategy Social Network Tip of the week Remote Workers Electronic Medical Records Business Cards Transportation Service Level Agreement Administrator Displays Google Calendar IT Term Startup Asset Tracking Books Society Workers Get More Done Virtual Private Network Unified Threat Management Recording Backup and Disaster Recovery Optimization Recycling Micrsooft Printer Server VoIP Remote Directions Display Username Supercomputer Analytic Turn Key Touchscreen News Drones Worker Trojan Knowledge PDF FinTech Dark Web Free Resource Gamification Product Reviews Consultation Development SSID Screen Reader Customer Resource management Data Storage Health IT Piracy Upload Organize Technology Tips Best Available Keyboard Upselling Processing Smart Tech Reading Samsung Read Domains Procurement Video Surveillance Fiber-Optic Logistics Database Virtual Machines G Suite Audit HTML Wasting Time Permissions Employer Employee Relationship Language Fake News Device Management Saving ZTime Organization Bookmark Mobile Security Hacks Physical Security Data Warehousing Public Speaking Cyber security Telephone System Tablets Emergency Hard Drive Disposal PCI DSS Software License Employer/Employee Relationships Trends Banking switches Botnet Business Managemenet Writing Access Shortcut Communitications Google Play Multi-Factor Security Telephone Service Relocation Content Management Music Troubleshooting Supply Chain Management Debate Fraud Microsoft 365 Tactics Sync Upgrades Webinar Computer Care Entrepreneur Harddrive Devices Managing Costs Microsoft Excel Trend Micro online Currency Environment AI Browsers UTM Content LiFi CCTV Google Drive Windows Server 2008 HIPAA GPS Internet Service Provider Medical IT Reliable Computing Electronic Payment External Harddrive Regulations Compliance User Tip IT Plan Proactive Maintenance Enterprise Resource Planning Business Metrics Computer Malfunction Spyware Mobile Payment Competition IT Assessment Security Cameras Legislation Threats Error Business Owner Remote Working email scam Addiction In Internet of Things LinkedIn Deep Learning Electricity Printing Navigation Accountants Virtual Machine A.I. Work/Life Balance eCommerce Thin CLient Supply Chains Data Analysis Visible Light Communication IP Address 3D Ebay Scalability Archive Best Practives Human Resources Smart Phones Financial Data Printers Migration SQL Server Connected Devices IT consulting Motion Sickness Skype cache Television Application Electronic Health Records GDPR Wireless Headphones Managing Risk Network Management WannaCry Memes Tech Equifax Hypervisor Fleet Tracking Messenger Tracking CrashOverride Capital Reviews Personal Information Managing Stress Productuvuty Regulation Financial 3D Printing

toner1