Provident can help you plan your new Wi-Fi environment as well as optimize and troubleshoot your existing wireless infrastructure. Regardless of the size of your business, we offer a solution to address the coverage, performance, and security requirements necessary to meet your expectations.
With experience utilizing Cisco, Sonicwall, Ubiquiti, Cradlepoint, and Fortinet wireless products, Provident has the experience and expertise to analyze, troubleshoot, configure, and optimize your wireless environment whether you're using legacy equipment utilizing older protocols like 802.11b/g or the latest cutting-edge protocols like 802.11ax (WiFi 6/6E).
It's not always possible to keep all devices on your wireless network up to date with current technology. Some necessary equipment may only support older wireless protocols. For instance, the barcode scanner with custom software only supports 802.11b and there isn't a newer version that will work with your software requirements.
Provident can help optimize performance and security for legacy devices.
With Wi-Fi technologies always changing, it can get confusing keeping up with the advantages (and disadvantages) of migrating from what was current a couple years ago to the latest standards.
Provident can help with configuration to take advantage of the latest performance and security benefits of current Wi-Fi technologies including:
Channel Spectrum (2.4/5/6 GHz)
Channel Selection (Auto/Static)
Channel Width (20, 40, 80, 160 MHz)
Authentication Protocols (WPA, EAP/PSK)
4G/5G internet is a fixed wireless internet service, which means that the connection between your provider and your business is not wired. It's similar to satellite internet, but instead of beaming in a signal from satellites orbiting in the sky, it's relaying information from a much closer wireless hub. Even though you're using the same 5G network as your mobile phone, the gateway is specific to your location and cannot be used elsewhere.
4G/5G internet is ideal as a backup internet solution for businesses that need a continues internet connection for things like cloud-based resources as it is protected from primary internet provider issues (routing changes, hardware upgrade disruptions, and broken/damaged cables).
Wireless site surveys are necessary because radio wave propagation is difficult to predict, especially in non-open space environments. It is virtually impossible to consider all the variables that might affect the health and performance of your WLAN. Changing conditions, even something as seemingly minor as a door opening and closing, might seriously impact the WLAN performance.
Provident can help implement your new wireless deployment (or validate your current wireless implementation) to address requirements like:
Consideration for Least Capable / Most Important Devices
The issues caused by Wi-Fi interference can range from an intermittent connectivity loss to reduced data transfer and network speeds to a reduction in signal strength. When your business applications rely on Wi-Fi to work, interference can cause everything from a flood of help desk tickets for slow or no Wi-Fi to complete shutdowns of production lines and lost revenue.
Provident can help identify sources of RF spectrum interference like:
Rouge Access Points
Wireless Devices (printers, camera, etc.)
vSphere (vCenter, ESXi, VSAN) went End of General Support on 10/15/2022.
Provident can help to make sure you're protected so you don't miss out on technical support, bug/security fixes, and important patches.