Event Wi-Fi Terms You Should Know


As an event planner, there are Wi-Fi terms you need to know so you don’t look like a mug when discussing a deal for your event Wi-Fi.

Today in this post, I am going to take you through the most common event Wi-Fi terminologies you should know as an event organizer. This will allow you to make informed decisions when choosing the right Wi-Fi for your needs.

Basic terms

Hotspot: A hotspot is a designated access point where people obtain Wi-Fi network. These are most popular in airports, malls and coffee shops. Guests can use Wi-Fi hotspots at your event.

Network: This is a wireless network that enables Wi-Fi devices to stay connected to the internet. It uses radio waves to connect the devices without using plugs. Therefore, your event network will connect attendees to the Wi-Fi hotspot.

Range: Range is limited by frequency, antenna type, transmission power, location, and the environment. It is simply the maximum distance that your event Wi-Fi can travel, or cover from an access point to a device such as tablets or computer.

Bandwidth: A wireless network bandwidth its maximum rate of data transfer, and it measured mainly in megabits per second, but in instances when there are strong connections, it is measured in gigabits.

Speed Test: This measures your internet connection and bandwidth speeds. Speed test reveals the amount of data that can be sent over a connection over a period of time. Knowing about your event speed test will allow you to know if you are being ripped off by the Wi-Fi vendor.

VoIP: This stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, and it allows your attendees to use the Wi-Fi connection for telephone calls. The voice data is sent in packets using IP instead of traditional phone SIM cards circuits.

IP Address: IP Address of a network is usually made of a unique string of digits that are separated by periods. The address is an identity used by each device to communicate. The IP address is important for identification purposes.

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