crn5000-inc2015 BPTW logo
Contact us today!
(918) 770-8738

Integrated Business Technologies Blog

Integrated Business Technologies has been serving the Broken Arrow area since 2007, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: How to Adjust Your Router to Improve Your Connections

Wi-Fi has been one of the single most useful innovations for the modern office. Connecting to your Internet without having to be physically connected to it via an ethernet wire has been an incredibly freeing process--one that opens up all sorts of possibilities of where (and how) you can get work done. How can you make sure that your Wi-Fi signals are as clear and reliable as possible?

The unfortunate part of Wi-Fi is that it’s so commonplace, people expect it to always be available, 100 percent of the time. Even the slightest interruption is enough to throw some folks into a frenzy. Perhaps you’ve experienced something like this yourself when your Internet at home is down in the middle of your favorite television show. In the workplace, a loss of Wi-Fi can contribute to far bigger problems than catching up on your soaps. Instead, it can mean a loss of productivity--a form of downtime that can cost your organization significantly.

There are countless benefits to keeping your Wi-Fi network both accessible and fast for your employees. In fact, 42 percent of employees have found that it’s a major contributing factor toward greater productivity in the workplace. This reason alone is enough to consider just how fast and reliable your own Wi-Fi connection is, as well as taking steps toward making it even better than before. Here are some ways that your organization can improve the quality of your Wi-Fi connection.

  • Test your speed: Before you can improve your speed, it’s crucial that you test it to see if it really needs improving. To do this, you can work with your ISP or run one of the assorted speed tests that you can find on the Internet.
  • Find the peaks and valleys: Once you know the Wi-Fi speed that you can expect, you can use this information to find out where your organization’s connection is strongest and weakest. A heatmapping application on your smartphone makes this process easier as well.
  • Reconfiguring your router: Your router could also be the cause of your wireless troubles. You can access your router’s dashboard through your computer’s web browser, allowing you to reconfigure it as needed. Of course, before you make any crazy changes to it, you should first discuss the changes with your IT provider.
  • Replacing your router: If your router is simply too old to be effective for your business’ needs, you can replace it. Remember that your technology should evolve and adapt as your organization does. If your router is older, it doesn’t necessarily have the most up-to-date wireless standards in place.
  • Check for firmware updates: If your router has outdated firmware installed, then it has plenty of untapped potential that you might not immediately notice. To access this potential, visit the manufacturer’s website and download the latest firmware. Again, it’s critical that you consult IT before doing this.
  • Move your router: Use your heatmapping tool to find the best place for your router. Doing so can help you improve signal strength throughout your space.

To learn more about how your business can improve Wi-Fi strength and signal, reach out to us at (918) 770-8738.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Monday, 22 October 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Free Consultation

      Sign up today for a
      FREE Network Consultation

      How secure is your IT infrastructure?
      Let us evaluate it for free!

      Sign up Now!


      Tag Cloud

      Security Technology Tip of the Week Privacy Managed Service Provider Business Management Cloud Internet Microsoft Business Computing Best Practices Saving Money Productivity Workplace Tips IT Services Hosted Solutions Hackers Backup Email Malware Business Software Mobile Devices Data IT Support Network Hardware Small Business Communication Server Smartphones VoIP Computer Upgrade Business Continuity Google Windows Efficiency Disaster Recovery Mobile Device Management Innovation Microsoft Office Virtualization Miscellaneous Mobile Office Tech Term Vendor Management Data Backup Outsourced IT Holiday Gadgets Social Media Passwords Network Security BYOD Quick Tips User Tips Browser Mobile Computing Android Smartphone Managed IT services WiFi Bring Your Own Device Productivity Internet of Things Windows 10 The Internet of Things Remote Monitoring Spam Ransomware Best Practice Data Recovery Save Money Wireless Technology Trending Operating System Apple Data Management Remote Computing Artificial Intelligence Alert Users Encryption Office Content Filtering Collaboration Going Green History Firewall Gmail Customer Relationship Management Unified Threat Management IT Solutions Lithium-ion Battery Facebook IT Consultant Router Big Data Printer Tech Support Information Technology Current Events Cloud Computing Managed IT App IT Support Analytics Employer-Employee Relationship Website Windows 8 Antivirus Humor Two-factor Authentication Document Management Mobile Device Saving Time Paperless Office Avoiding Downtime Phishing Applications Maintenance Hard Drives Managed IT Services Customer Service Hacking Compliance Computers Marketing Excel Bandwidth Project Management Cybersecurity Digital Payment Automation Apps Office Tips Application VPN Retail Risk Management Virus IT service Fax Server Chrome Outlook Business Growth Health Wi-Fi Phone System Government Administration Augmented Reality Office 365 Password Regulations Computer Repair Inbound Marketing Files Proactive IT Point of Sale Mouse Presentation Social Net Neutrality Budget Data Security File Sharing PowerPoint Unified Communications Social Networking Training Recovery Money Healthcare Tablet Help Desk Running Cable Licensing User Error Infrastructure iPhone Co-Managed IT Managed Service Vulnerability Data loss Statistics Piracy BDR Competition Scam Sports Internet Exlporer Storage Redundancy Network Congestion Smart Technology eWaste Downtime Mobile Security Twitter Machine Learning Company Culture IoT Flexibility Search Hosted Solution Virtual Desktop USB Business Owner Data storage IBM Mobility Robot Hacker Windows 10 User Programming Wearable Technology Conferencing Printing Analyitcs End of Support Tip of the week Education Display LiFi Alerts Computing Specifications Safety Settings Remote Workers Cost Management Wireless Cybercrime Save Time Intranet Information Business Intelligence Blockchain HIPAA Hiring/Firing Recycling Adminstration PDF People CIO Enterprise Resource Planning Permissions 5G IT Technicians Scary Stories Unified Threat Management 3D Politics Solid State Drive MSP Legal Screen Reader Black Friday Meetings Bluetooth Mobile Fraud Mirgation Virtual Private Network Access Control Consulting Telephony Online Currency Alt Codes Proactive Smart Tech Cyber Monday Domains Fun How To YouTube Managing Stress Computer Accessories SharePoint Word Managed Services Provider Typing Remote Monitoring and Management Google Drive Connectivity Public Speaking Identity Theft Scheduling Cortana Assessment How To Enterprise Content Management Migration Downloads E-Commerce Cryptocurrency WPA3 Google Docs Distributed Denial of Service Knowledge IT Management Networking Environment Vulnerabilities Touchscreen Hotspot Chatbots Business Technology Multi-Factor Security Features Private Cloud Bitcoin Fleet Tracking Samsung Star Wars Managed IT Service Experience Network Management Troubleshooting Debate communications Geography Language Identity Google Calendar Heating/Cooling Electronic Health Records Public Cloud Hacks Asset Tracking Consumers Crowdfunding Utility Computing Break Fix Techology High-Speed Internet Computing Infrastructure OneNote Legislation Cyberattacks Sync Macro Dark Web IP Address Software Tips Cooperation PC Care Disaster Resistance Virtual Reality Development Employee-Employer Relationship Value Motherboard Refrigeration Read Only Mobile Device Managment Disaster Monitors Hard Drive eBay Data Warehousing Staff Leadership Server Management IT Consulting Gaming Console SaaS Deep Learning Cables Remote Support Google Wallet Streaming Media Modem New Additions Software as a Service Bookmarks Digital Signature Skype Writing Memory Print Server Cache Text Messaging Microsoft Excel Operations Laptop Data Breach Chromebook Wires Work Station Drones Cookies Congratulations Technology Tips Favorites G Suite LinkedIn Documents Social Engineering Law Firm IT Buisness Management Video Surveillance Halloween Patch Management Technology Laws Entrepreneur Windows 8.1 Update Identities Backups Monitoring Nanotechnology Comparison Undo Instant Messaging Travel Best Available

      Top Blog

      Basically, any machine that uses fans and vents to cool itself can overheat if airflow is restricted. If you have used a laptop on your lap for an extended session, then you know what we are talking about when the computer becomes hot to the touch. Every portable device is designed a little diffe...