Enterprise WiFi: 6 Quick Fixes

Follow these tips to improve WLAN performance without breaking the bank.

Let’s say that your company’s 2018 budgeting process came and went without funding to upgrade the wireless LAN. That means you're stuck managing your existing WiFi infrastructure for at least one more year. While it would be far easier to simply "rip-and-replace" your aging WLAN with state-of-the-art access points, it simply isn't in the cards this year.

At the same time, the pressure on your already overtaxed WLAN continues to mount. The number of devices it must support is skyrocketing, user expectation for seamless WiFi performance is growing, and corporate mobile demands are increasing.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways to quickly  boost WiFi performance using the existing WLAN architecture you have in production today. Moreover, these techniques are inexpensive, mostly requiring some time and effort rather than capital investments.

If you try one or more of our top WiFi boosting tips, you may just find that your existing hardware can indeed support increasing wireless demands until the next budget cycle. Let’s take a look at what you can do to help boost WiFi performance on your corporate WLAN.

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About the Author(s)

Andrew Froehlich, President, West Gate Networks

President, West Gate Networks

As a highly experienced network architect and trusted IT consultant with worldwide contacts, particularly in the United States and Southeast Asia, Andrew Froehlich has nearly two decades of experience and possesses multiple industry certifications in the field of enterprise networking. Froehlich has participated in the design and maintenance of networks for State Farm Insurance, United Airlines, Chicago-area schools and the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is the founder and president of Loveland, Colo.-based West Gate Networks, which specializes in enterprise network architectures and data center build outs. The author of two Cisco certification study guides published by Sybex, he is a regular contributor to multiple enterprise IT related websites and trade journals with insights into rapidly changing developments in the IT industry.

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