With user expectations rising, the performance of your wireless network has become a mission-critical service today. However, getting the most from your Wi-Fi is easier said than done. In this week's episode, we outline some of the many factors that will impact your Wi-Fi performance and offer some advice on how you can avoid running into problems.
What's going on, everybody? My name is Danny. Welcome to The Wi-Fi Minute. Today's topic: What Impacts My Wi-Fi Performance? Okay, we've got a long list to cover, so let's put 60 seconds up on the clock and get to it.
First, the physical environment.
This can include factors such as the number of buildings your business has on its campus, the materials used to construct the building, i.e., stud construction, drywall, reinforced concrete, cinder block, brick, the actual layout of the building, physical obstructions, especially in outdoor Wi-Fi, and even design materials that can cause RF interference. For example, metal racks in a warehouse, lead lined walls in hospitals, or even just some metal mesh curtains in an office building.
Second, devices and applications.
There are a number of factors at play here as well, from numbers of devices to types of devices and applications being used, their different capabilities, the device, and application mix, BYOD versus corporate-owned devices, bandwidth consumption, and various security threats that all impact your Wi-Fi performance. These challenges are why having a wireless system designed for capacity is a requirement today.
Finally, who you choose to partner with.
Deploying a fast and secure wireless system isn't easy to do, and your results can vary wildly depending on who you choose to partner with to design, deploy, and support that network. So to get it right the first time, you need to look for both the right amount of experience, as well as the right level of certifications before going forward. This will impact not only your performance but your wallet as well.
As you can see, there are a number of things that can impact your overall Wi-Fi performance. At the end of the day, you need the right system that's designed to match your devices and end users, allowing you to guarantee a happy and productive user experience.
Down in the description below, 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 have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them down below. Again, thanks for watching and we'll see you next time.