Are you searching for a way to expand your internet coverage but don’t have access to wifi? If so, consider purchasing a Grandstream device. These devices are access points that can be plugged into an existing network and used throughout a building. Whether you need an access point for your expanding office or for guest use, Grandstream devices are a great solution.
What is an Access Point?
There are many reasons why a business or residence may not have access to reliable wifi networks. For instance, if you work or live in a rural area, coverage may be spotty. Many people will use cable internet as an alternative.
Wifi customers sometimes need to use signal boosters to expand a signal throughout a large business or home. Similarly, cable internet users will often use devices called access points in order to bring an internet signal to parts of a building that would otherwise not have a signal.
The access point device is plugged into an existing cable internet network and provides a wifi signal throughout its coverage area. Creating multiple access points allows you to go from one area to another without losing coverage.
Considerations to Make When Setting Up Multiple Access Points
The power settings on your access point device should be set to whatever strength you desire. However, it is important to keep in mind that having a signal coverage area that overlaps too much with another can cause roaming. It can also affect the quality of service.
One way to keep this from happening is to get a site survey done by your provider before setting up the access points. An experienced provider will make recommendations regarding the number of devices and set up of each one. Their recommendations take into account factors like the size of the building you are in.
When setting up multiple access points, it is important to consider the placement of those devices. Certain building materials can interfere with signals, so you will want to think about how to place each device so that you can go from room to room without an interruption in signal.
You can place access point devices indoors or outdoors. However, there are specific versions that should only be used in one location or the other. For example, not all access point devices are okay for use outside. Check with your NTS Direct representative to learn about all of your options.
Ethernet Cable Length
Most providers will recommend keeping your ethernet cable length to three hundred feet or less. Having a longer cable than that can result in a drop in signal strength or a break in service. However, if your building is quite large and requires a longer cable, fiber optics are another solution you might consider.
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Grandstream devices offer reliable and secure coverage through new or existing networks. Furthermore, these devices are known for being easy to set up. If you need assistance, our team is always here to help.