Poor internet connections disrupt business. From freezing on Zoom calls with important clients, to issues accessing the server files and folders you need, your on-site Wi-Fi connection matters. Without solid wireless connectivity, users are left frustrated and unable to complete tasks. But by conducting a full Wi-Fi survey, you can avoid these common internet issues altogether.
What is a Wi-Fi survey?
A Wi-Fi survey is the best way to test a building or site for potential issues and guarantee a high-performing wireless network all year round. Conducted by a qualified survey engineer, a wireless site survey helps you to plan your Wi-Fi network to ensure it meets your specific requirements, troubleshooting any issues before implementation. Essentially, it ensures that your Wi-Fi network design will work in practice. Not only does this optimise performance and connectivity, but it also achieves cost savings in the process. You only invest in the equipment and services you need.
If you have an existing network in place, but frequently experience issues with reach or managing a high volume of users, wireless site surveys can identify where the problems lie and provide cost-effective solutions. It could be as simple as re-routing your wireless access points (APs) to areas with stronger connectivity, which an experienced survey engineer can help you with.
How do Wi-Fi surveys work?
An engineer will arrange a suitable time to visit your site, office or business location to carry out a full assessment. The Wi-Fi site survey aims to:
- Identify the best (and worst) places to implement wireless APs
- Resolve prospective issues
- Optimise Wi-Fi coverage, performance and security
Using specialist equipment to assess radio frequency, Wi-Fi survey data can determine areas where weak signals, interference from other sources, or physical obstructions such as walls, columns or furniture may block signals and hinder performance. It can also pinpoint ‘dead zones’ without any reach at all.This helps to avoid poor connectivity later down the line.
Why you need a Wi-Fi survey
By implementing wireless APs in the best possible locations with strong signal, you ensure maximum coverage and optimum user experience across your site, while minimising downtime. The survey also takes power sources and cabling into consideration, to provide a complete, tailored wireless floor plan solution ready for installation. These detailed plans are especially useful for new buildings or sites where a wireless network connection has not yet been implemented, as you can make accurate predictions to secure performance while avoiding unnecessary expenses.
How can I book a Wi-Fi site survey?
Nortech offers full wireless site surveys, with certified engineers you can trust. Contact us today for a free quote and to book your on-site survey. For more information to see how we can help, please get in touch!
Telephone: 01604 259467