Whenever we install a wireless network we always do a survey first. In general the reason people need us is because the simple kit does not work, and the reason the simple kit does not work is because the site is not simple.
In the last few weeks we have shipped out a number of Wireless Access Points direct to clients to install
In the last few weeks we have shipped out a number of Wireless Access Points direct to clients to install for working at home. and this has posed some interesting issues.
These have manly been to work with existing wireless home routers enabling additional range and security as well as a level of security for the Home Worker. Ensuring that only the Work Laptop/Mobile are connected to a secure signal gives the best posible signal.
Now one the end user has plugged this in onsite we configure it to dial back into out managed controller where the configuration is all set ready for them. After this we can scan the local network, configure the device to avoid the Sky and Virgin Media signals form the neighbors and reduce the power to a perfect level.
If the building is a bit bigger then we have been using some of the larger range units – but we aware that there is no point putting in the biggest radio if your devices cannot respond with the same power. Big units like this are best for the top of buildings.
For those lucky enough to have a large garden we can make use of the external Mesh devices. Secured outside, these units have great range and are also able to handle the Scottish weather.
Now while that is a Mesh unit, we prefer not to mesh them if we can. A wireless mesh is the use of one radio signal as a “back-haul” and another for clients to use. In general this only works well if you have control over the whole site can can block all interference. Otherwise everything else is a compromise.
So with all of this we are still