In a connected world, it is not surprising that the demands for Wi-Fi connectivity are on the rise in exhibition stands. Exhibitors and visitors alike like their devices to be connected all the time. As demand grows, exhibition stands try to give the service for free to their visitors. Exhibition stand staffers also need to be connected to their office mail and other services.
Exhibitors face a problem when they set up a Wi-Fi network in their exhibition stands. The main problem faced in exhibition stands is when demands increase and their networks are not able to cope up with the demand.
Networks in exhibition stands can be unreliable, but there are solutions available today to take care of this problem. By making a few changes, exhibitors can get excellent connectivity even when demand is high. Providing good speed to users in exhibition stands is easy and can make your exhibition stand an excellent gathering point for visitors.
Check your spectrum band.
If you are using the older 2.4 GHz band then it is advisable to move on to the newer 5.0 GHz band in your exhibition stand network.
What about devices?
Most devices available nowadays are compatible to the 5.0 GHz band. New versions of laptops, smart phones or other hand held devices used in your exhibition stand can connect to the new spectrum.
The 5 GHz hotspot has more channels.
Compared to the 3 channels available on the 2.4 GHz hotspot normally used in your exhibition stand. The 5.0 GHz spectrum has 21 channels and can handle a lot more traffic at your exhibition stand.
Check the Wi-Fi access point.
The Wi-Fi access point provided for your exhibition stand should be broadcasting in the 5.0 GHz band.
Take help of a technically competent person.
Many exhibitors may not be aware of what can make their exhibition stand a high speed Wi-Fi hotspot. In such a case taking technical help from a professional is your best bet.
Purchase your bandwidth from a reliable service provider.
You must buy your bandwidth from a reliable source. Preferably use service provided by the show organizers for your exhibition stand. If sourced from an unreliable source you and your visitors can be open to data theft or hacking.
Proximity to the access point.
Wi-Fi signals can get affected by physical barriers. While setting up a personal Wi-Fi hotspot in your exhibition stand, be sure that the access point is as close as possible to your exhibition stand. The closer your exhibition stand is to the access point, the higher the speed of your personal network.
Providing a fast and reliable Wi-Fi network at your exhibition stand can help you attract more visitors to your exhibition stand. It can also help your team to access data and mails more efficiently. Knowing the right devices and bandwidth to use is essential. A High speed browsing experience in an exhibition can go a long way in achieving exhibiting success.