What’s the best way to reduce wifi interference?

We will design your wireless network to eliminate interference as much as possible. Wireless access points broadcast their signals on channels inside their respective band, which each channel has its own frequency.

We will design your wireless access points to be on non-overlapping channels, as well as a different channel than the nearest access point. Doing this helps eliminate things like “Co-Channel Interference.”

An example: Upgrades in wireless security and network installations become available as the technology progresses. For example: If your company has 802.11b devices, then your wireless network must be able to communicate with these devices. 802.11b networks work at 2.4ghz and have a max transmission speed of 11Mbps. Now, say that all of your client population has been upgraded to 802.11n devices. 802.11n networks work at 5ghz, and have a max transmission speed of up to 600Mbps using MIMO technology. Having all wireless network devices working in the same wireless standard will increase overall throughput.

However, it is important to note that having one 802.11b device in a client population of mostly 802.11n devices will lower your throughput due to wireless access points putting themselves in what’s called Protection Mode. This must be taken into consideration during your upgrade planning process. We can explain this process to you in detail, and let you decide what will work best for your business.

Whether you want us to manage simple moves, adds or changes, or design complete solutions and installations, the PF Communnications flexible approach and thorough work practices guarantee successful results. Whether you are looking for a few extra computer drops, a new office install, or a complete network re-wire, we have the perfect solution.

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