An important client connection: the WiFi guest network
You can provide an impressive, efficient work environment for clients who visit your office by setting up a WiFi network just for them.
Benefits of a guest network
- Gives your office guests secure Internet access
- Keeps your own business WiFi network private and separate
- Lets your guests access their documents and data without having to rely on cellular connections
- Saves your meetings from being sidetracked by poor connections
- Showcases your professionalism and client focus
How to get started
- Check with your Internet provider to find out if your service can accommodate a guest network.
- Review the instructions for your WiFi router to see if it offers a guest network option, and if so, how to set it up. If you have misplaced your user manual, you can probably find it online.
- If you do not currently have a guest network option, many wireless routers are available with easy set-up. The cost ranges from $70 to $200. Shop online or in stores for guest network-enabled WiFi routers.
- Try Apple’s AirPort Extreme or the Linksys E2500.
Be creative with your network name and password
- Your guest network name can help promote your business brand. For example, “yourbusinessname_guest.”
- The password to the network can also promote your business. It should be simple and memorable. More secure passwords include a mix of letters and numbers, as well as upper- and lower-case letters.
- If you are in a congested office environment, choose a name for your guest network that is easily identified as yours.
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