Wifi Network Solutions in the GTA
As a GTA business, an effective Wi-Fi network is not a luxury—it's a necessity. Being able to provide consistent, effective connectivity is essential for maintaining an agile and successful workplace.
What Wi-Fi Brings to Your Business
For businesses, Wi-Fi is an important tool and, like any tool, it can be put to myriad different uses within your organization.
The most immediate benefit of using Wi-Fi networks is that you do not need to lay broadband cables around your office. Not only is this a markedly cheaper option, but your business may be in an area or building that poses additional challenges to cable installations. For instance, local bylaws may prevent you from drilling holes in your building to allow the cable through (Toronto has a lot of heritage structures, for instance) or your office's geographic spot or ground makeup can make laying cable extra costly or unwieldy. In other words, Wi-Fi networks are not only the easier way to get Internet access, they may in some cases be the only feasible way of doing so.
Make Face-to-Face Collaboration Easier
It might seem counterintuitive that Wi-Fi networks, which enable e-mail and video calls and the like, can make face-to-face interactions more common, but it’s true. Think about it this way: If employees can have access to e-mails and presentation material or whatever else they need without needing to be chained to their desk, then they have full freedom of mobility. They can sit down with colleagues and go over reports in the cafeteria, pull up demos in a boardroom, and otherwise work and talk face-to-face rather than over e-mail chains.
Linking Equipment Together
Wi-Fi networks are not just for using the Internet or e-mail. Many useful pieces of office equipment can link together over Wi-Fi in order to expand your business capabilities. Wireless printers, for instance, are common in office environments and are just the tip of the iceberg in what your workers can be provided with. Another example is VoIP phone systems, which send telephone signals over the Internet. Not only does this mean you may be able to reduce your long distance charges, but Wi-Fi phones come with a number of business-friendly features like easy conferencing, transcribing, and more.
Improve Customer Experience
Although not applicable for all businesses, the benefits of offering Wi-Fi access to customers, members, or clients should not be underestimated. Being able to offer wireless connectivity not only makes you more attractive, but it can help extend the duration of a customer's stay and increasing the amount of business they do with you overall. Alternatively, having a form of guest Internet access means you can better support the needs of any visitors that you bring in from outside.
Although they require less infrastructure elements than broadband, establishing a Wi-Fi network still comes with certain equipment needsespecially if trying to provide coverage to an entire office building. Here is a quick list of some of the common devices and tools that get used in establishing a Wi-Fi network:
Wireless access points or adapters
Network testing probes, multimeters, etc.
Wireless LAN controller
For more information on Wi-Fi networks, benefits, and set-up, please feel free to contact us toll-free at 1-800-853-2335.