Checklist: Wireless Networking No-Nos Even tech-savvy businesspeople make costly mistakes in their implementation. Here are some common mistakes to avoid:
— Not reaching the entire workspace. Wireless signal strength will vary throughout any office or workspace. You should expect “cold spots” or locations with spotty reception in just about any wireless network, and have a backup plan for reaching these spots.
— Not changing the default password. Too many system administrators leave the default password in place when they set up a wireless network. If you do this with your network, you may as well ask to have your network hacked.
— Not knowing how to troubleshoot network problems. If you hire someone to install your network, make sure you test the system thoroughly before the installer leaves the premises. Also be sure you know what to do if something goes wrong.
— Neglecting network security. Don’t even turn on your network until it has been secured against hackers, viruses, and other malware.