With the rise in numbers of mobile workers and ‘truly’ agile working methods, an increasing number of businesses and organisations are investing in the setup of guest Wi-Fi environments at their premises.
With the primary focus on IT as an enabler, allowing visiting guests to effortlessly and securely connect to the internet the secondary and residual impact of this is the enhanced perception of guests to such work environments. I would go as far as suggesting that I would be personally surprised if I visited a client site or satellite office and found no provision for guest Wi-Fi. If an organisation is unable to provide Wi-Fi, then which other employee or guest need are they not considering? perhaps no guest toilets! Anyhow it is safe to say that for businesses and organisations, setup of Guest Wi-Fi is a must!
Here are the top benefits of setting up Guest Wi-fi:
- Supporting guests to connect their device to internet and then send/ receive corporate emails and files.
- Enhanced perception of your business or organisation
- Supporting privacy as dedicated guest Wi-Fi keeps guests/visitors away from your corporate network thus safeguarding your data and files.
- Directing guests to use a dedicated guest Wi-Fi ensures that no unplanned spike in internet use will occur, this is even more important if your organisation is dependent upon employees accessing web-apps.
Advantages of Wi-Fi implementation from Bizserv IT
- We shall conduct a site audit to find out current Wi-Fi utilisation and propose solution based on your requirements.
- Creation of updated existing network documentation to detail new Network devices and connections.
- Solution implemented will be secure and scalable.
- Providing of full training to site contacts on new infrastructure as well as how to administer Guest IDs to reduce management overhead.
- Cost effective solution will be implemented whilst still deploying latest high end Networking devices
Can you believe that it hasn’t even been a couple of decades since the beginning of the internet, and this innovative technology is now a part of our everyday lives.
However, these days, it isn’t just about helping people gain access to the internet, it’s giving them access in the most user-friendly manner. People will prefer to connect with the best possible WiFi for free from different business owners.
Setting up WiFi hotspots is simple, even for small businesses, to offer free internet connection to their customers. Free WiFi is also likely to boost the business’s prospects.
With advantages comes disadvantages, and WiFi is no different. WiFi hacking is an issue that small businesses will need to control efficiently. Small businesses will need to wary of being hacked, which is why it is important to secure their services properly!
Below, are some of the most effective ways of securing your WiFi:
Choosing your security option
If you own a small business, securing your WiFi should be a priority. The first thing that you will need to do is to decide what type of security you want for it. The different types of security options that you might have while using a small business WiFi include:
It is advised to avoid WEP, as WiFi hackers may be able to break through it. You can use both WPA and WPA2 for security purposes – this will confuse hackers, thus making it more difficult for them to break through your WiFi network.
These encryptions should be installed in the access points of the WiFi in the network.
Disable remote login
Does your WiFi allow remote login? It can be one of the best ways for you to have control fo the network without the necessity of fiddling the router, however, this can pose a threat to your WiFi security.
WiFi networks that allow remote login are often more vulnerable than other networks. This is why we urge you to disable remote login to your WiFi network.
Secure the Ethernet ports
No matter how well you protect and secure the remote login features of your WiFi network, it is also equally as important to secure the Ethernet ports, if not, you won’t be able to protect the network if someone plugs into the port and use your connection.