Improving School WiFi


Modern schools are heavily dependent on WiFi in order to provide internet access for students and staff alike.  This means that having fast and reliable internet is vital in order for schools to function effectively.

Here are 4 great ways to ensure your school’s WiFi can handle the demand:

  1. Network Capacity

Making sure that every device and app have the throughput required to remain productive is vital.  Normally every device requires less than a gigabit per second. However school IT officials should look at the overall average peak use and traffic patterns and set up the system accordingly.  

2.  Educational Applications

Different types of applications have different tech requirements.  Many edtech programs are browser-based and only use small amounts of data.  However schools still need to regularly check their application mix for changes and adjust their system settings to meet the needs of each application.

3.  Management

The wireless LAN management console is a helpful tool when monitoring how your system is being used and how well it is performing.  Using the management console, school IT officials can look for issues, as well as set up reconfiguration alarms.

4.  Upgrades

Keeping your system upgraded will keep your school WiFi working in top condition.  As your school grows and has new technology demands, it will need additional access points and a larger capacity.  By checking to see if the new tech products you purchase are approved by the WiFi Alliance, you can keep your system up to date with the latest and greatest tech.

Story via EdTech