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What You Need To Know About Business-Grade Wi-Fi

A strong, steady Wi-Fi is critical in all businesses today with laptops, phones, and tablets all connected to same the network for many business applications. Since the Wi-Fi transmit power is limited by the FCC for safety, the faster frequencies will give a good signal at 50 feet; any device further than 50 feet from the Wi-Fi unit will have a poor connection. Walls, doors, and building structures will reduce the signal. Wi-Fi extenders are a consumer solution to increasing the range of the Wi-Fi signal, but they work by receiving and resending the signal which decreases the data speed in half. They also use the same radio channel which tends to confuse the devices that are connecting to them, providing very inconsistent results.

THE SOLUTION

A Mesh Wi-Fi Network with Business-Grade Wired Access Points
Access points are Wi-Fi units that can be installed in multiple locations in a building. They communicate with each other to provide the best connection to your devices using different radio channels. As you move around the building they will hand off the connection to a strong signal without any loss in connection. This is the same as cellular does with your phone call.

Most access points are designed to be installed on a ceiling with downward-facing antennas. A floor plan is used to determine how many Access points and where they should be installed. You have to take into account walls, doors, ceiling height, and other obstacles.

Business-Grade Access Points will let you set up several different networks. We recommend a company network that should only be used by company-owned equipment. A separate Guest network that does not allow any access to company systems. You should be able to limit the internet speed on the guest network so they don’t use up your Internet speed. If you need an isolated Wi-Fi network for compliance or credit card processing (Square, Toast, Clover, etc) that can be easily set up.

Set Up For Success

OPTIMAL ROUTER LOCATION

CHANGE ROUTER PASSWORD

STRONG, VARIABLE PASSWORDS

UPDATE & UPGRADE TO WPA3

FIREWALL & WIFI ENCRYPTION

USE VPN & VERIFY DEVICES

CREATE GUEST NETWORK

DISABLE REMOTE ROUTER ACCESS

PROACTIVE vs. REACTIVE

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What We Provide

We provide Managed Information Technology Services, Document Management, and Print Solutions. We offer free consultations to ensure you are maximizing your productivity workflow and network security. Our Specialists can put together a strategic plan that is impactful and cost-effective. Altek can analyze your current infrastructure and office technology to create a plan that aligns with your company’s needs while staying within a monthly budget.

IT Management

Security, Support, and Infrastructure

Ensuring business continuity with disaster protection, help desk support, on-site service, and integrated solutions to streamline processes and proactively safeguard your business.

Smart Office

Remote, Collaboration, and Automation

Work anywhere while integrating the software and technology you use everyday. Simplify workflows with with electronic document management software (EDMS) solutions.

Print Solutions

Production, Print, Copy, and Scan

A custom tailored solution is essential. Whether it’s office workflow or high volume color management, you need only the highest rated BLI products combined with award-winning service.

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