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Need advice on improving guest wireless for a restaurant


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#1 baltoeric

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:45 PM

Hi everyone!

 

One of my business clients is a small restaurant. They currently have a comcast router (DNS - 10.x.x.x) for their office and they have a Netgear N600 Wireless Band Gigabit router (model WNDR3700v4) plugged into it to provide a guest wireless network. (DNS - 192.x.x.x).

 

The customers frequently complain about poor, slow performance. This is not my area of expertise. I'm used to simple home-based wireless networks.

 

Where should I start? New router? Add wireless APs to dining room? Both?

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks,

 

- Eric



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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 11:06 PM

There are some key aspects to consider:

1. coverage: your phone show max bars where ever you go in the restaurant? Square footage and in the square where is the router located?

2. Wifi signal: 2.4G and 5G?

3. Most importantly: what is your internet data plan down/up?

4. This same internet link being used by the POS system?  Phones?



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 08:37 AM

Thanks for the info! Sorry for the delay in getting the answers...

 

1 - The coverage does drop when you leave his office and go out onto the restaurant floor. 3 bars total on avg.

2 - yes

3 - 16/3 mbps . I'm assuming this is a big part of the issue. What should he upgrade to?

4 - No. The POS has it's own separate internet connection.

 

I appreciate any additional help. Thanks!



#4 Wand3r3r

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 04:38 PM

I would put some APs in the restaurant area to increase bandwidth and coverage there.  Once you have done that you will know if you need to up the isp subscription to something larger.



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Posted 25 February 2016 - 08:03 AM

Maybe you need to check your coverage, you know,  to make some survey. Try NetSpot or Tomograph . You may discover that you just need to remove your AP to increase coverage.






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