Think about all of the outdoor places you visit and events you attend, how often did you expect there to be available Wi-Fi? For example, when you're at an outdoor concert venue, at a café, or even walking between classes on a college campus, I'm sure one of the first things you did was make sure you could connect to the wireless, and like most people if you couldn't get on or it was slow you would instantly become annoyed. The truth is, there is a growing gap between user expectations and the ability for businesses and organizations to support those demands; this is especially true when it comes to outdoor wireless networks. Many colleges and healthcare facilities today rely on outdoor wireless networks for their everyday operations. While to some, the idea of creating an outdoor wireless environment that doesn’t include a plethora of cables and wires seems daunting, it can be done. There are a lot of options out there to help you successfully design and deploy an outdoor wireless network, however, there are some essential best practices you should be aware of that will help you when upgrading your outdoor connectivity.