Enhancing Wi-Fi Performance: Bringing Access Points Closer to Users

Enhancing Wi-Fi Performance: Bringing Access Points Closer to Users

In today’s world, reliable and fast internet connectivity is essential for businesses of all sizes. However, many organizations struggle with weak Wi-Fi signals, especially in large spaces with high ceilings. At Business Communication Solutions, we specialize in optimizing network performance for our clients. One effective strategy we employ is lowering access points (APs) from high ceilings to ensure they are closer to users. This blog post explores how this approach benefits our clients and improves their overall network performance.

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The Challenge: High Ceilings and Weak Signals

Many commercial spaces, such as warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and large offices, feature high ceilings. While this architectural design can be visually appealing and functional, it poses significant challenges for Wi-Fi connectivity. When access points are mounted too high, several issues can arise:

  1. Signal Degradation: Wi-Fi signals weaken as they travel through the air. The higher the access point, the more the signal degrades before reaching the users.
  2. Interference: High ceilings often mean more obstacles and potential interference from other devices, machinery, or structural elements.
  3. Coverage Gaps: Users on the ground floor may experience weak or spotty coverage, leading to frustration and decreased productivity.

Our Solution: Bringing Access Points Closer

To address these challenges, we have developed a systematic approach to repositioning access points for optimal performance. Here’s how we do it:

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  1. Site Survey and Analysis: We start with a comprehensive site survey to understand the unique layout and requirements of the client’s space. This includes analyzing the current placement of access points, signal strength, and coverage patterns.
  2. Strategic Planning: Based on the survey results, we create a strategic plan to relocate access points. Our goal is to position APs closer to the users while ensuring even coverage throughout the space. This often involves lowering the mounting height and selecting ideal locations for each access point.
  3. Installation and Testing: Our experienced technicians handle the physical relocation of the access points. We use high-quality mounting solutions to securely position the APs at the optimal height. After installation, we conduct thorough testing to ensure strong, consistent signal strength and coverage.
  4. Ongoing Support and Optimization: After the initial installation, we provide ongoing support and monitoring to ensure the network continues to perform at its best. This includes regular check-ins, performance assessments, and adjustments as needed.

Real-World Results

Our clients have seen significant improvements in their Wi-Fi performance after repositioning their access points. Here are a few examples:

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  • Increased Signal Strength: By lowering the access points, users experience stronger, more reliable signals, leading to faster internet speeds and fewer connectivity issues.
  • Enhanced Coverage: Strategic placement ensures even coverage throughout the space, eliminating dead zones and providing a seamless online experience for all users.
  • Improved Productivity: With a more reliable network, employees can work more efficiently, accessing critical resources and communicating without interruptions.


At Business Communication Solutions, we are committed to helping our clients achieve the best possible network performance. Lowering access points from high ceilings is just one of the many strategies we use to enhance Wi-Fi connectivity. If your business is struggling with weak or inconsistent Wi-Fi signals, contact us today to learn how we can help you achieve optimal network performance.

By implementing this strategy, we continue to support our clients in their quest for reliable, high-performance networks. Stay tuned for more insights and tips on optimizing your business’s IT infrastructure.

About Business Communication Solutions

Business Communication Solutions is a leading provider of managed IT services, specializing in network optimization, cybersecurity, and low voltage cabling. With a focus on the small business, we deliver tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of our clients in Austin and surrounding areas. For more information contact us today. 512.257.1433