Today’s digital age means that fast Internet access isn’t just something to wish for; it’s a requirement demanded by most modern businesses. Advances in technology have meant that it’s now cost-effective for companies to upgrade to super-fast Internet access.
The trouble is, some firms aren’t aware that they must do some preparation work before they can introduce high-speed Internet access at their premises. The following will give you some hints and tips to enable high-speed Internet access in your office the right way:
1. Upgrade to Gigabit Ethernet
If you find that your wired Internet and network connections are somewhat lackluster, the first step on your journey to high-speed Internet access should be to upgrade to gigabit ethernet. Commercial cabling contractors can take care of the wiring upgrades for you.
But why does it make sense to upgrade to gigabit ethernet? Firstly, you’ll benefit from network transfer speeds of 1,000 megabits (around 125 megabytes) per second. Secondly, you won’t have to worry about network speed bottlenecks when transferring data locally.
Finally, it’s compatible with older technology that only uses “Fast Ethernet” speeds of 100 megabits (around 12.5 megabytes) per second.
2. Upgrade Your Computers
Let’s face it: there’s no point have super-fast Internet access if your computers take an age to do anything. That’s why it makes sense to upgrade your computing technology before supercharging your Internet access.
Powerful computers will make light work of processing information, and they won’t be network bottlenecks when viewing multimedia content or transferring gigabytes of data, such as large artwork files.
Thankfully, the cost of computing technology means that upgrade costs are cost-effective. Your business won’t need to take out a large bank loan to pay for new desktop and laptop computers for you and your staff!
3. Upgrade Your Internet Router
A standard home router isn’t the ideal solution for an office - especially one with tens or hundreds of staff at the premises. With that in mind, it’s worth upgrading your Internet router to an enterprise-grade product.
The router is your office’s electronic gateway to the Internet, so it’s vital you select a product that offers stability, flexibility, and scalability. Many enterprise Internet routers exist on the market, so you shouldn’t find it challenging to incorporate one into your workplace.
Avoid Internet routers that also serve as wireless access points (more on that in a moment). You need a product that can reliably serve your office users and boasts features like MAC and IP address filtering.
4. Upgrade Your Wireless Access Points
Lastly, you should invest in wireless access point technology that delivers fast and stable network and Internet speeds to all mobile device users. Ideally, you should consider an enterprise-level WiFi mesh system that eradicates wireless blackspots in your building. WiFi mesh systems aren’t like repeaters; instead, they cooperatively distribute data between nodes, so wireless users always stay connected to a single access point. You can install nodes in any room or open indoor space at your office for full WiFi connectivity.
This is a contributed post