80% of today’s population have and use Wi-Fi capable electronic devices. There is a real expectation that all businesses will provide a seamless high-powered Wi-Fi access system for guests and employees alike.
The ARM Group is Northern California’s premier Wireless Expert
Wi-Fi is not just for hotels, coffee shops and waiting rooms. Travelers head out on vacation with laptops, iPods and cell phones expecting to work, play, chat, and continue life as if it was a standard day in the office or at home. The business traveler is critically dependent on connectivity. A top complaint of visitors to hospitality-based businesses is the lack of sufficient Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi systems have dramatically changed over the years
Aging systems often encounter coverage and strength issues. These connectivity issues vary in nature and stem from a variety of circumstances. Wi-Fi is complex and requires a specific skill set to assess and resolve issues such as wireless network dropouts, hidden nodes, frequency interference, rogue access points, channel interference, signal inconsistency, gross overlap, lack of strength, dead spots, DHCP server issues, network storms, and on and on.
Performing an annual wireless Wi-Fi survey on an existing wireless network is the only way to gauge your wireless performance
Your wireless network environment is forever changing. Performing a wireless health check identifies issues and allows you to understand and repair your system before it adversely affects clients, guests and end users. Don’t let Wi-Fi negatively impact your business; use your Wi-Fi system as a way to give a positive enjoyable experience.
Spectrum Analysis / RF Interference
A spectrum analysis is a core tool used in our Wi-Fi audit. Spectrum analysis detects measures and records the presence of RF Interference. RF interference is one of the main culprits that could degrade the performance of a wireless network. Interference such as microwaves, PIR sensors, Bluetooth, and legacy wireless devices can have a serious impact on your wireless network.
Find Rogue Access Points
Rogue access points are a serious threat to the security of a business network as well as the overall security of corporate data. A lack of wireless coverage throughout a building can result in a rogue access point. This happens when a typical employee takes control of a situation, often looking to satisfy his or her own needs; the employee plugs a Wi-Fi into the business’ corporate network. Well, this Wi-Fi satisfies the employee because he or she can now use their personal wireless device; however, this common occurrence creates access to the network and therefore exploits sensitive data to any wireless device user in proximity of the rogue access point.
Locate Wireless Dead Spots
Dead spots in your wireless network can be hard to find. Dead spots are usually the result of poorly designed wireless networks. A second and common cause of dead spots is co-mingling Wi-Fi devices. Co-mingling occurs when there is equipment replaced due to the failure of the original equipment or Wi-Fi sprawl / expansion. Our wireless health check will map out all of the coverage holes in your network.
Security should be at the top of everyone’s agenda and that should be no different for your wireless network. WEP and WPA encryption is no longer acceptable in a corporate environment to ensure a secure wireless network. Our wireless survey will evaluate and document your security strengths and weaknesses. The ARM Group will give you the right recommendations to secure your data!
The ARM Group Wi-Fi Health Check Survey includes:
- Detection, measure and recording of the presence of RF Interference
- Diagnostics of common wireless problems – Hidden Node, Near Far, Sticky Client, etc.
- Recommendations for fault resolution
- Security evaluation
- Heat map and coverage map
- IP documentation and access point identification
Call us today to schedule your FREE Wi-Fi Health Check.