Public Wi-Fi networks are a fantastic resource for both consumers and businesses. They are a perfect way to draw more people into the business premises, and once they’re through the door they’re more likely to stick around if they have a good connection. However, setting up a public Wi-Fi network for your own business requires more than just switching on a router. Here, Amvia founder Nathan Hill-Haimes guides you through the process of creating a secure, stable and beneficial Wi-Fi network for your business.
DO ensure your network can manage the traffic
If you plan to simply hand out your password to anyone that enters your premises, then you’re sure to run into problems. In order for customers to make proper use of your network, you should ensure that your business broadband package is able to handle the amount of potential traffic that it will encounter every day. Even what sounds like large data limit may be used up quickly if there are lots of people logging on to your network freely – it’s therefore best to choose a package that provides you with an unlimited amount of data. For businesses with smaller premises, a fibre optic connection should be enough.
It’s recommended that you choose a package that offers very fast internet speeds, as a slow connection will leave customers frustrated and unlikely to use your service again in the future. For businesses with bigger premises, a faster leased line or Ethernet connection may be the best option as there will likely be a high volume of people trying to access the internet all at the same time.
DON’T put your customers and your team on the same network
Creating separate Wi-Fi networks for your team and your customers helps to ensure a higher level of security for both parties. It’s likely that each department

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