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All you need to know about WIFI & Internet with Black Nova Designs
How much do you know about Wi-Fi and the internet? You probably use both every day, but did you know that they are actually totally different things, even though people tend to use the terms interchangeably? In this article Wiltshire-based IT specialists Black Nova Designs take a closer look at the difference between the two and reveal how working with a Wi-Fi specialist could help your agricultural business thrive.
What is Wi-Fi?
Let’s look at this in the context of your home internet and Wi-Fi. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is normally contracted to get the internet from your local exchange to your premises but anything beyond that master socket (the telephone socket in the wall) is where their obligation ends. Many ISPs will provide you with a simple router, which uses wireless networking technology to send and receive signals from nearby devices (so computers, game consoles, phones, laptops and even house alarms) to provide them with internet access. You pay them for internet access, but Wi-Fi is a totally separate issue.
So why do some people struggle with Wi-Fi access in their homes or places of work? Well, as a society, our demands on our Wi-Fi are getting ever higher. So many elements of home life are online (think ordering food online, watching Netflix, using Amazon Fire Sticks, Xboxes, Instagram, Facebook…. it’s endless!) and we need a consistently strong Wi-Fi signal for them to work properly. Plus, one little simple router isn’t always powerful enough to do all that, especially in homes with a big footprint or old stone walls and lots of floors! The same goes for agricultural businesses - one little router in an office isn’t going to help the internet reach wireless devices in a barn hundreds of feet away. If you’ve invested in wireless-enabled technology for your farm (think temperature or moisture sensors, livestock cameras, stock control systems or just office equipment), you might just need some Wi-Fi help!
Helping Wi-Fi go further
If you quickly Google how to improve your Wi-Fi, you might find articles talking about products which can extend or boost your signal and that promise the world. Here at Black Nova Designs we would strongly advise you not to go down that route. We’ve seen people try that and still have to call on us to help anyway! A Wi-Fi booster will simply amplify the output of your router so if that device is struggling with demand, the booster won’t help. Thankfully there is another way to make sure you have strong, reliable wireless access across your business, essential if you’ve invested in technology to bring your farm into the digital era…
How Black Nova Designs can help
Employing the services of a qualified Wi-Fi specialist will mean you can have Wi-Fi work across your home, garden, farm and even the car park! Black Nova Designs is one of the only qualified Ubiquiti specialists in the area, and we offer free site surveys to businesses and homes in Wiltshire. We have worked with several farming and equestrian businesses to help them better utilise the power of Wi-Fi and make their lives so much easier. The world is only going to become more reliant on the internet, so having a proper Wi-Fi setup is essential. Plus, it means no more having to dash to the office to log information or send emails!
Why not get in touch for a chat to see how we can help? https://www.blacknovadesigns.co.uk