5 ways to boost your business broadband speeds

Posted on 22nd January 2020 under Blog.

No business should have to suffer from slow internet connectivity that affects its daily operations and objectives. We have composed a list of 5 ways to boost your business broadband speed at the work place.


Install additional access points

The closer you are to an access point or wireless router – the higher the quality of your working internet connection. So, if you are lacking connectivity in certain areas in the working environment, consider installing additional access points to boost and share out more connectivity, allowing the weaker areas to now have a stronger quality of internet connection.

Improve your business broadband speed

Move your router / access points

Routers are often located in the corner of an office where an engineer might have installed your phoneline – however, by moving your router to a more central area of your working space means you are affectively transmitting an equal 360-degree signal of connectivity to the office.

Walls tend to prevent WiFi signals to spread, so if your router is positioned in a corner of the office it will not be benefiting from its full potential.


Switch to a different WiFi channel

Just like lanes on a road, there are multiple WiFi channels on which a WiFi router can broadcast. (1, 6, 11, and 14 are the common ones), many users leave their router set to a default channel, which is usually either Channel 1 or Channel 6.

Choosing the correct channel and avoiding conflicts with other wireless networks for your Wi-Fi is one of the most effective changes you can make to improve your business Wi-Fi setup.


Get a 4G router

Sometimes offices suffer from slow internet speeds – normally businesses that operate in rural or remote areas. However a 4G solution is ideal for users unable to get conventional ASDL or cable broadband – allowing these less connective locations to still run their businesses.

Additionally, with the recent launch of the next generation, 5G – which in time will supply ultra-fast internet speeds across the UK, businesses will be able to take advantage of this next stage in reliable connectivity.


Upgrade your WiFi technology

Sometimes the main cause of slow internet speed is down to the fact users have not updated their router and other WiFi technology for a very long time.

Here at DataKom we supply our customers with the latest internet and WiFi technology – ensuring businesses run as fast and efficient as possible, with very little disruption.

Additionally, we offer all customers our broadband protect plan, which provides customers with the following benefits:


  • Free of charge router replacement
  • Engineering site visits
  • Free router firmware updates
  • Out of hours 24/7/365 trouble shooting report


Our broadband protect is exclusive to DataKom customers and has been introduced to ensure that should customers experience an issue with their broadband they will receive the best possible service – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


So, what are you waiting for? Boost your businesses performance by contacting DataKom and speaking with one of our business connectivity specialists. Call us on 01656 33 44 55 or email – sales@datakom.co.uk.