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Make sure your wireless LAN can support the growing number of mobile devices and the increase in complex data traffic

A wireless network delivers several advantages for small businesses: convenience (no wires!), mobility (access the network from anywhere), and cost (wireless is cheaper to set up and reconfigure than a wired LAN), among others. If you’re already a wireless user and are using it for your small business, you’ll want to take steps to manage and improve the performance. After all, the amount of complex data being transferred over networks today demands high performance—not to mention the proliferation of various  mobile devices relying on your wireless network.

Research shows that, in recent times as the number and type of mobile devices have exploded, wireless network performance has become more critical than ever. For instance, IDC recently forecast that shipments of applications-capable, non-PC mobile devices (e.g., smartphones, media tablets) will outnumber PC shipments in the next 18 months and that 25 billion mobile applications will be downloaded in 2011—that’s up from 10 billion in 2010.

How can you maximize wireless performance? We recommend concentrating on three areas: performance, coverage, and security.

Performance

Coverage

Security

What steps have you taken to improve a wireless network plagued by poor performance?

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3 Comments.


  1. I’ve always been partial to getting routers with detachable antennas and then swapping them out with aftermarket ones with a higher dbi.

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  2. The problem is with the hardware, they just don’t handle the work load very good, a small business most of the time can’t spend to much money in equipment, what they need is good devices at good price.

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