IT Support 101: Choosing a WiFi router for your office


How to choose the right router for your office? 2019 it block it support singapore
IT Support 101: Choosing a WiFi router for your office

Choosing a router for the office is a piece of knowledge all IT support professional must know. But this does not mean you have to be an IT support professional to choose a capable router for your office. How do you choose it? There is mesh, and it is 5G, and wireless G, N, AC is thrown around a lot without any explanation as to what that is. Confusing? Yes, it is. Here we break down what you are supposed to look for when choosing the right WiFi router for your office. It is not going to be easy, but With our breakdown, we are confident in a perfect execution from you.

Space - placement of router in your office

The main factor to take into consideration is space. Is your office long or round or square or rectangle or maybe an obtuse triangle? The middle or centre of the office is the best place to distribute signals from, but it is not always the most convenient location when you think of power (since your WiFi router will need power). Most power points are along the walls, and your landlord most likely has not installed one nor a LAN point in the middle of the office. We are assuming you have a nice landlord when we mention LAN. Depending on your luck, there may or may not be a ready to use LAN infrastructure, if there is, great. Regardless, please have a look at the diagram we have drawn here.

How to choose the right router for your office? 2019 it block it support singapore space plan
IT Support 101: Choosing a WiFi router for your office

So how would the size and shape of your office affect your network?


Excuse us for the less than professional drawing. The green dot is the ideal placement for a Wifi router in the office because it evenly distributes your connection bandwidth and retains most of the signal strength within the confines of your space. Wifi routers placed in the spots we have marked red are to be avoided at all costs, what is happening here is most of your bandwidth, almost seventy percent of it is wasted.


The spots marked yellow or amber are the next best thing, even if your connection point or modem is at the red point, you can simply use an extended ethernet cable to bring your WiFi router as close to the centre of your office as possible. What we want here is to distribute your signal as evenly and maintain signal integrity within your property.

Budget - Choosing the most affordable WiFi router for your office