Congratulations! Your business is on the grow! Perhaps it is time to consider how your additional staff requirements will place new demands on your wireless network’s performance. The question is, how can a business that is experiencing a growth spurt anticipate and meet their enterprise’s current and future network requirements? Also, what is the best, most efficient, and also most economical way to resolve this issue?
In the past, wired networks expanded by simply stringing together additional lengths of cable to hook up additional desktops, Internet TVs in conference rooms, media players, and other business tools. Today, smartphones, tablets, and laptops are used during business meetings and by staffers on the go. The best way to resolve this network expansion issue for a wired network is by first upgrading to a wireless bridge network. Wireless networks are easily scalable and will continue to grow as your business grows. When the time comes there may be further expanded at a relatively low cost.
How to Increase the Range of Your Router
Adding a wireless bridge to your WiFi network increases its range and will accommodate more users. A wireless bridge receives a signal from your wireless router which it sends out to all devices, even wired, to extend your existing wireless network. It does this without the need for a tangle of additional cables, or the inconvenience of having to string them manually. Just select the wireless bridge that will accommodate the current number of workstations, with room to grow. Be sure to place your wireless bridge within the range of your wireless router’s signal, as well as within a cable’s length of your wired devices.
Depending on which wireless bridge has been selected, connection to your company’s device is relatively easy. If your router supports a WiFi protected setup (WPS) just press the WPS button on your bridge and router to link them immediately. If not, you’ll be connecting the bridge to your equipment via Ethernet. This takes a few simple steps on any desktop, see your manual for instructions.
Once the bridge and router have been connected, you’ll connect your wired devices directly to the bridge via Ethernet. Then your wireless bridge will automatically connect any attached devices to your primary network over your WiFi network. Additional devices may be added at any time. Best of all, as your enterprise continues to expand, your business environment will be free from a snarl of additional and unattractive cables. To determine which wireless bridge network will serve your business well, contact the network professionals at GNS Wireless at (877) 209-5152.