If you are hosting an event, it is important to ensure that your guests are well-connected at all times – which means offering fast, readily-accessible and glitch-free WiFi.

However, as many events organisers will know from past experiences, supplying WiFi on a large scale can often pose a few problems. Worse still, if a network goes down completely and your guests are cut-off from the internet, this can quickly result in the event itself falling apart altogether.

Here’s a list of some of the most common ways event WiFi can fail – along with SimpliWifi’s tips on what to do to ensure your event WiFi runs smoothly.

Poor design

Providing WiFi on a large scale is very different to setting up a network in your home or office. It is important to ensure that your network can be accessed far and wide and by hundreds – or perhaps even thousands – of users all at once.

Interference

When a lot of people are attending your event, you are sure to find that a lot of very different kinds of devices will be trying to access your network. This will increase the level of interference – an issue which can be exacerbated if guests are allowed to bring in and use their own wireless systems.

Coverage

Guests at your event might at first see a strong signal reading for your network when they check their devices, but if you have hundreds of people using the network all at once, the signal will quickly degrade. It is important to use several WiFi access points and position these in various locations on the outskirts of where the bulk of the action is taking place.

Speak to our experts today!

At SimpliWiFi, our talented team of event engineers and coordinators have been connecting the UK’s greatest festivals, trade shows, sporting events and launch nights for the best part of eight years. Whatever the event, we’ve been there and got the t-shirt (seriously). This experience allows us to integrate seamlessly with events professionals to deliver the latest in events technology. Call now to get a quote: 0800 298 9434.

May 4th, 2018|Wi-Fi|