How To Guarantee Awful Wi-Fi Performance [Video]

By Danny Mareco

Danny is the Marketing Manager at SecurEdge Networks. This basically means it’s his mission in life to make sure you have the secure mobility tools and resources that you actually want and can use. P.S. He also loves a good craft beer.

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Our expectations today when it comes to wireless access is that it should work flawlessly, no matter where, no matter when and on any device we choose. However, deploying a reliable wireless network that can actually support those expectations is challenging, technical and at times frustrating if you don't know what you're doing. In a bit of a twist, this week's episode will focus on how we can achieve awful Wi-Fi performance based on some common mistakes we continuously see in the field.

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What's going on, everybody? My name is Danny. Welcome to the WiFi Minute. Today's topic: How to Guarantee Awful WiFi Performance. I know that sounds a bit strange, but stay with me. Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock, and let's do it.
 
First, access points. All you have to do is change out your current access points for the latest generation of APs, and then ignore the fact that these newer access points have different capabilities than your outdated ones. Boom. You're ready for some crappy WiFi performance. 
 
Any time you upgrade your wireless infrastructure components, in this case, your access points, for newer models, you have to revisit your WLAN design to make any necessary adjustments, to properly support the change. This can be placement, orientation, or even the number of APs that you deploy.
 
Second, who you choose to partner with. This is pretty easy. Hire the first consultant or wireless service provider you come across, regardless of whether or not they're certified, qualified, or experienced in networking or wireless design.
 
Now, take your money and literally throw it in the trash. No, really. Just throw it away, because it's gone.

Your wireless network is a mission-critical system today, and it takes a lot of money, time, qualifications, and experience to get it done right. There are many more ways to guarantee you end up with awful WiFi performance. These are just two of the most common mistakes we see.
 
Down in the description, I've included a link to our wireless network design kit, which will provide you with everything you need to know before you deploy a large-scale wireless network. If you like what you've seen so far, like, comment, subscribe down below. We've got so many more awesome videos coming out for you about wireless performance, wireless network design, network security, all kinds of stuff. It's gonna be awesome. So stay tuned, and we'll see you soon.

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