Most Effective Ways to Prevent WiFi Outages

Jan 11, 2024

Most Effective Ways to Prevent WiFi Outages

How to Prevent WiFi Outages

Having a reliable WiFi connection is crucial in our daily lives. However, WiFi outages can be frustrating and disruptive. Unfortunately WiFi outages are not uncommon and they are often due to a change in the environment or the basics of WiFI design not being followed.  In this article, we will explore effective strategies to prevent WiFi outages, ensuring a seamless connectivity experience.


One of the simplest ways to prevent WiFi outages is by implementing resilience. In any area requiring coverage, ensure you have at least two wireless access points with strong and quality signal levels. Connect them to different switches and have a secondary/backup internet connection presented via a second router. Also, connect your internet connections and network switches to UPSs (Uninterruptible Power Supplies) to eliminate single points of failure and increase network uptime.


A proper wireless design is crucial in preventing WiFi outages. Ensure you have the right type of access points, installed in the correct locations. Having too many access points can cause issues as well. Once you determine the number and placement of access points, optimize their power output and channel settings for optimal performance.

Optimize Channel Selection:

WiFi operates on different channels, and interference from neighbouring access points or external wireless systems on the same channel can disrupt your connection. To minimize interference, use tools that scan surrounding WiFi networks and recommend the least congested channel for your network. Adjusting the channel setting in your router’s configuration page can improve performance and reduce outages. You can download apps like Aruba Utilities from the Play Store on Android devices to assist with this.

Secure Your Network and Limit Unauthorized Access:

Protecting your WiFi network is essential to prevent unauthorized access and potential disruptions. Set a strong and unique password for your network to prevent unauthorized users from connecting. Choose a security method that meets your business requirements, striking a balance between security and usability. Additionally, consider implementing MAC address filtering or enabling a guest network to limit the number of devices connected to your network and reduce strain on network resources.

Update Firmware and Optimize Settings:

Regularly updating firmware is crucial for maintaining optimal performance and security. Manufacturers often release firmware updates that address stability issues. Check with your managed service provider or equipment manufacturer to learn how to keep your devices up to date and optimize their settings for maximum performance.

In summary, by following these preventive measures, you can significantly reduce the frequency of WiFi outages and enjoy uninterrupted internet connectivity. Proper positioning of equipment, regular firmware updates, securing your network, optimizing channel selection, and investing in a quality design are essential steps towards maintaining a smooth and reliable WiFi connection. Remember, a little effort goes a long way in preventing WiFi outages.

If you would like help, advice or support with any WiFi challenges that you’re having then please get in touch with a member of our team.

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