Where should I place my SuperPods?

When it comes to getting the best performance out of your network, SuperPod placement is everything! While every business has a unique size, shape, and WiFi environment, here are some guidelines for maximizing your speeds.

The size of your workplace

We recommend starting with at least one SuperPod for small businesses of 1000 square feet or less, with an additional SuperPod for every additional 1,500 square feet. If your office occupies multiple levels or has several separate, enclosed offices, you might want to consider additional coverage.

Be sure to position SuperPods in central locations along the interior walls of your business to ensure a strong backhaul connection between each other.

Turn off additional WiFi networks

  • Parallel networks from an upstream router or additional access points increase interference, dramatically decreasing your network's performance.

  • If your secondary network shares an SSID and Password with those of your WiFi Your Way Work network, devices will often become confused and hop between the two networks, hurting their connectivity.

Steer Clear of Furniture

  • Dense padding and metal/wood framing in furniture can inhibit your WiFi performance. Try placing your SuperPods in open, exposed areas to improve your WiFi signal. Although be sure to keep your SuperPods out of reach from your guests if possible.

  • Similar to how mirrors reflect light, they also reflect WiFi signals, decreasing signal strength. Try to position SuperPods to connect around large mirrors and windows, rather than through them.

Avoid placement near appliances and equipment

  • TVs, refrigerators, commercial equipment, and other metal objects will degrade your WiFi signal. Avoid placing SuperPods too close to or behind these items.

  • Devices like microwaves, cordless phones, industrial, medical, or scientific equipment often share the same frequency as your WiFi networks, creating additional interference when placed too close to your SuperPods.

Work around the construction of your workplace

  • Just like mirrors, energy-efficient windows can negatively impact your WiFi signal.

  • Metallic blinds/shades can also prevent your network from reaching outside areas.

  • Avoid heavy metal doors directly in between your SuperPods that can severely impact performance.

  • Reinforced concrete floors and HVAC ducting can prevent WiFi signals from passing between floors in your workplace. Try placing SuperPods near stairs where they might have a more direct line of sight between SuperPods on other floors.

Avoid making SuperPods physically accessible to guests

  • SuperPods are easy to unplug from an outlet and may accidentally get unplugged by a guest looking for an outlet or out of simple curiosity.

  • Connecting a device to the Ethernet ports on a SuperPod will connect that device to the Secure Zone.

Use outlets that are out of your guests' immediate reach like those closer to the ceiling or behind a counter.

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