WIFI OPTIONS

Everything you need to know about WiFi

A common misconception is that internet and WiFi are the same thing but, whilst co-dependent, they are very much two separate services. Internet (most commonly broadband) is supplied to your premises by an ISP (internet service provider) whist WiFi, is the internal wireless distribution of your internet service. We have complied a jargon busting guide below, to help you understand the different options available to you.

We are one of the leading WiFi suppliers in the South East of England, particularly in the London area. We have setup and continue to manage WiFi networks for both domestic and business clients throughout Europe. Not only can we deliver secure, reliable and robust WiFi systems to your home or office, we can provide the underlying internet service too.

This is our comprehensive guide to the four most popular WiFi network options. The table below describes four options, the details of which are included in the descriptions below.

WIFI NETWORK OPTIONS

OPTION A
  • WIFI ACCESS
  • X
  • X
  • X
  • X
  • X
  • X
  • X
OPTION B
  • WIFI ACCESS
  • AUTOMATIC HANDOVER
  • SINGLE SSID NETWORK SUPPORT
  • DUAL BAND OVER SINGLE SSID
  • PoE SUPPORT
  • SURFACE MOUNTABLE
  • X
  • X
OPTION D
  • WIFI ACCESS
  • AUTOMATIC HANDOVER
  • SINGLE SSID NETWORK SUPPORT
  • DUAL BAND OVER SINGLE SSID
  • PoE SUPPORT
  • SURFACE MOUNTABLE
  • FIRMWARE UPDATES
  • CLOUD SUPPORT

OPTION A:

Utilises basic WiFi hardware which is generally available on the high street (brands such as Netgear, DLink, Buffalo etc.) Hardware costs vary from £30 to £80 per access point. We’d describe this as a cheap and cheerful solution providing basic wireless access. This is provided for illustration purposes only; We do not supply nor support this option.

OPTION B

This is our entry level option, providing reliable WiFi throughout your premises and powerful enough to support systems such as multi-room audio wireless (SONOS etc.) and Ring doorbell products. The costs are approx. £150 per access point.

OPTION C:

We’d categorise this an exceptionally reliable solution using cutting-edge WiFi technology delivering guaranteed wireless reliability and performance. The costs are approx. £270 per access point.

OPTION D:

This as good as it gets! If you’re looking for a robust system with guaranteed wireless reliability and performance, this is the way to go – you can honestly set it and forget it! The costs are approx. £340 per access point.

COSTS

The above costs do not include installation/setup costs. We will carry out a site survey at a fixed rate of £125 (the cost for which is deducted from your final project cost should you proceed). The purpose of the survey is to ascertain how many wireless access points are required to drive your entire space and to determine where necessary data cables, if any, should be installed. All required data cables are installed as discreetly as possible utilising external elevations, internal voids and celling spaces. We always aim to provide an installation which is aesthetically pleasing. Following our site survey, we’ll provide a system design which is yours to keep, as well as a fixed price for the entire project. A typical installation cost is between £450-£900.

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How it works

Contrary to popular belief, WiFi networks rely heavily on wires. This diagram of a WiFi network illustrates the internet service being supplied to the premises, either via the phone line (ADSL/VDSL) or via a cable (fibre optic) service. The internet router is configured to bring the internet connection into the property, to which all other devices must connect, in order to use the internet.

In the case of a wireless network, wireless access points are cabled back to the router, so that when wireless devices (iPhones, iPads, laptops etc.) connect to the wireless access points, internet data is passed back to the router and out to the internet.

WIFI TERMINOLOGY

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