Is Free Wi-Fi on the Menu?
These days it seems everyone has an Internet ready cell phone, tablet, or laptop. More and more it seems customers expect free wi-fi. If you’re planning to offer free internet access, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Be sure to protect your business network. Don’t offer customers free wi-fi on the same signal you use, rather set-up guest access. If at all possible, completely separate your clients' Internet connection from your primary business Internet connection.
If your business has good communication with your clients, consider setting up a passcode and then provide it upon request. This will help prevent "fringe" users from getting access.
Consider setting up a limited timeframe for Internet access during peak business hours. This will help eliminate someone parking on your network and chewing bandwidth while someone else just needs to check a quick email.
To learn more, contact Tim Nass, I.T. Systems Engineer.