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Expert Tips To Elevate Your WiFi Network Performance

In a world where seamless connectivity is vital, the performance of your WiFi network is crucial to business productivity. However, issues such as slowdowns and connectivity problems are common. Here we unveil essential tips to enhance your wireless network performance, ensuring optimal functionality for businesses.


Strategically position your router and access points

The placement of routers and access points (APs) significantly impacts WiFi network performance. Understanding six critical areas, including coverage, signal strength, interference, signal penetration, roaming, and capacity, is essential. Optimal positioning minimises dead zones, maximises signal strength, reduces interference, and ensures efficient roaming capabilities for a seamless user experience.

Choose the optimal WiFi channel

Effectively managing radio frequency bands is vital for reducing interference in densely populated areas. Selecting less crowded channels and leveraging enterprise-grade APs capable of dynamically managing channels minimises interference from neighboring networks, enhancing overall WiFi performance.

Secure your WiFi network

Guarding against malware, intrusions, and cyberattacks is paramount. Implement robust security measures such as WPA3 or WPA2 encryption, DDoS mitigation, Intrusion Prevention Systems, and Firewalls. Striking a balance between security and performance ensures network integrity without compromising efficiency.

Update router firmware regularly

Firmware updates are critical for addressing security vulnerabilities and enhancing router stability and performance. Regularly updating router firmware safeguards against potential threats, ensuring a secure and efficient network.

Reduce interference from other devices

Minimise interference by strategically positioning routers and APs away from devices operating in the same frequency range. Switching to different WiFi frequency bands and segregating networks for specific device types further optimises performance.

Limit the number of connected devices

Overloaded WiFi networks result in poor performance. Restrict the number of connected devices, connect fixed devices to Ethernet, and implement network access controls for efficient bandwidth distribution. Segregating networks based on requirements enhances overall performance.

Ensure underlying cables deliver sufficient bandwidth

A robust wired network is foundational for high-performance wireless networks. Ensure network cables provide ample bandwidth to routers and APs, preventing network sluggishness.

Regularly monitor and optimise your network

Continuous network monitoring is crucial for identifying and addressing issues promptly. Analysing performance data helps prevent disruptions, maintain network health, and determine optimal times for upgrades, ensuring an efficient and resilient network.

Upgrade your WiFi equipment

The rapid evolution of WiFi standards and the increasing demand from advanced devices necessitate regular network upgrades. The average lifespan of routers and APs is three to five years, making timely upgrades essential for keeping up with technological advancements and ensuring optimal network speed.


Future-Proof Your Wireless Network

At HBT, we understand the importance of reliable WiFi for businesses. That’s why we offer a cutting-edge WiFi Audit service, powered by a sophisticated scanning and analysis tool.

Our comprehensive audit includes a detailed site survey, precise signal strength mapping, and thorough interference analysis. This means we leave no stone unturned in identifying and addressing any weaknesses in your current WiFi infrastructure.

With our tailored recommendations, we’ll optimise your network’s performance and reliability, ensuring seamless connectivity throughout your business. Ready to take the first step toward better WiFi?

Talk to us today for more information on how we can help and schedule your WiFi Audit – email or phone 0800 423 834.