It is not possible to overstate how significant the internet is nowadays, both for individuals and companies as a whole. With the COVID-19 pandemic exposing severe loopholes in our home and office networks, and most of us requiring to work from home has led to the realization of having a dependable internet connectivity, and just how thin our patience can be stretched if things go awry.
While setting up an office network, a common practice is to look up for a router online, and purchase it on the basis of popularity, price, reviews etc. Usually a Small office or Home office (SOHO) router like Tenda or TP-Link can comfortably host a maximum of 10-12 concurrent devices over WiFi and use multiple of them if there are more than 12 users on the premises. This setup is viable when only a few people are to be connected to the internet, after which it becomes difficult to manage with frequent disconnection and speed issues.
At this point hiring an outsourced IT manager either full-time or on-call becomes the next obvious step. The IT manager will be in charge of managing the entire network and resolving daily internet issues. For bigger setups (>100 seating capacity), usually the only option is to opt for a License-based, Enterprise-grade Networking Setup that includes special hardware and software requiring timely licence renewal, the cost of which is usually not very economical to the companies using them.
This has been the only way of doing it since time immemorial, either buy a cost effective product and invest in having someone to be physically available to handle it or pay exorbitant amounts for features that you don’t understand let alone use in an enterprise grade setup.
However, the spaces need to optimize their costs as well as internet experience to maximize their profits with 100% customer satisfaction. Below setup guide can drastically reduce your WiFi network cost with almost ZERO maintenance or license costs.
If you wish to get a budget friendly enterprise grade network (customized for your own space) you can follow this simple guide or you can get in touch with us to get a FREE Network survey for best recommendations for your space.
Here are few recommendations for the WiFi network setup of a maximum 100 concurrent devices-
This Setup will give you a basic enterprise grade network for a fraction of the cost and would not require any recurring license costs. However, if you wish to have a centralized setup to manage internet connectivity at multiple locations and optimize your internet spends, then you can also explore our cloud portal. We’d be happy to offer a FREE Trial of our product which handles the next part of having a robust enterprise grade network and providing 100% Uptime for any kind of network.
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