Wireless Network Installations
Wifi installations fail for many reasons. They may have a bad initial design, suffer from interference, poor placement or coverage or have an insufficient capacity. They differ vastly to wired networks which, in comparison, are relatively easy!
Which is why you and your organisation should always use an expert when installing any wireless equipment.
We would always recommend starting with a wireless survey. Before an initial survey, you need to establish what the goals of your network are. Does it need to run VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)? And if so, what system do you require? Will you need video capabilities? How many extra client devices are likely to be present in meetings?
Next, you need to consider if you have any preference on the model or manufacturer of some of the components, such as access point, switches or firewalls. Knowing this in advance will help your network run as efficiently as possible.
Depending on the type of building, and whether you already have access to the premises (or is it a proposed development) we will recommend a survey that most suits your need. Once this is completed, your assigned project manager will get in contact regarding an installation date.
All equipment is pre-configured in our offices initially, before our team attend to your site to complete the install. Once finished, your onsite system is run rigorously through set-up tests to ensure it meets all requirements. At this point you will be asked to sign the paperwork, confirming that the installation has met your specifications.
If you have signed up for a Managed Service, then at this point Performance Networks will start monitoring the services and using the first few days of your new network to ensure everything is running optimally – looking at both internet connectivity (WAN) performance as well as the LAN (wired and wireless). We may recommend various tweaks at this point. If any of these are disruptive we will endeavour to arrange the most convenient time for the changes to take place,
This entire process ensures that your new network is running optimally for your site.
- Point to point links (to interconnect buildings). This is the wireless equivalent to running a single cable to join up two buildings, which would otherwise be impractical due to distance or cost.
- Outdoor WiFi covering holiday/caravan parks
- Indoor WiFi covering offices (SMB to Enterprise), Schools/Colleges, Warehouses, Pubs, Clubs, Restaurant, Cafes, Libraries, Care homes and Hospitals.