How long will it take to install a new hotel network?
The time it takes to install and deploy your new network can depend on the size of your property, the kind of equipment that needs to be moved in and sometimes the geography or terrain where your hotel is located.
How much will it cost to install the network at my hotel?
Cost for a new network installation will depend on the size of your property, your needs and how much labor will go into the installation process. All network installations should include at least a site survey, network design and physical installation. You can always do your research and shop around with different providers.
Can I create a login portal for my hotel Wi-Fi?
Yes, you can create an online portal for guests once you have your Wi-Fi network installed. You can either work with your provider to find a solution that works or see if one already exists online to help you build your portal.
Can I hire a team to manage my hotel network?
Yes, and if you don’t have an in-house team, hiring a team may be a much more convenient option for you. Managed services teams can proactively monitor your network for security updates and perform basic maintenance remotely.
Is the hotel Wi-Fi system secure for my guests if it’s a public network?
The misconception that public Wi-Fi is unsafe to use is common, but you as the hotel owner or manager can secure your network with the right firewalls to proactively monitor your network for potential threats.
How much equipment will need to be installed for the new Wi-Fi network?
The equipment that will need to be installed as part of the new Wi-Fi network can involve switches, patch panels and new cabling. New access points may also need to be installed throughout the premises as well. A professional services provider can tell you exactly what equipment is needed for your property.
Will I need to close during the installation?
It’s possible that the physical installation could take a day and disrupt normal business operations. However, every situation is different, so you may not need to close your hotel for the day while the new equipment and cabling is installed.
Can the Wi-Fi be used in rooms as well as public spaces?
Yes! Your network’s coverage should be comprehensive no matter where they are in your building. Guests will have access to the internet whether they’re in their room or out in the hotel lobby.
I have a point-of-sale system and equipment that uses Wi-Fi. Can the network support that?
You can still use your POS system with your new Wi-Fi network, along with any other hardware that uses Wi-Fi, like a credit-card reader. Ask your IT services provider about your options.