February 28, 2020
How to Connect Multiple Cabins with WiFi on a Construction Site

How to Connect Multiple Cabins with WiFi on a Construction Site

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Connectivity is important for every business, and this is no different in the construction sector. Providing staff on site with reliable WiFi can be useful for downloading technical drawings, doing general site admin, answering emails and more.

Often, larger construction sites have multiple cabins on site at any one time. So we’re going to discuss how you can get a WiFi connection to each individual cabin with ease.

How do I get WiFi on my construction site?

Firstly it’s important to understand how you can get WiFi on your construction site in the first place. Using our construction site WiFi solution, you can provide on site cabins with fast and reliable 4G WiFi.

Setting up WiFi is very much ‘plug and play’. We will send you a specially designed, industrial grade 4G WiFi router. This router will come to your construction site pre-configured and ready to go, with your data SIM loaded into it already.

All you have to do is plug the router into a power outlet, and connect your devices using the WiFi password, just like connecting to any other WiFi router. You can also plug devices directly into the router using an ethernet cable, for a faster, wired connection.

4G WiFi Diagram
How our 4G WiFi works

How to connect multiple cabins with WiFi.

As I say, it is common that construction sites have multiple cabins on site at any one time. Often they’re stacked to create a small site office for staff.

Connecting multiple cabins has never been simpler. If you let us know how your cabins are arranged, then our expert team will be able to provide the exact right amount of WiFi routers for your construction site.

We will ensure that each cabin has a good, reliable signal.

If you have multiple cabins, we can also provide you with a ‘data pool’. For example, let's say you have three WiFi routers that each require 100GB of data. Instead of having that data individually assigned to each router, we can provide you with a ‘site allowance’ of 300GB. Which means that if one of your routers only uses 50GB, and one of your routers uses 150GB, then you’re not paying over the odds.

Another thing to consider when connecting multiple construction site cabins with WiFi is what the cabins are made from. Often, portable cabins are made from corrugated metal. This metal can inhibit the WiFi signal from reaching other cabins.

This won’t be an issue, as often site cabins are very close together. But our team are here to advise on the best option for you.

What if my construction site has bad 4G coverage?

A very common question we’re asked about our construction site is “what if I have bad 4G coverage in my area?” It’s a very good question, but it’s not something you should be concerned about.

We can supply you with a small external antenna which sites on the outside of your cabin and strengthens the weak signal, ensuring that you have a strong, reliable connection. If required, we can also provide dual SIMs on multiple networks, which ensures you have a fail safe if one SIM has a weaker connection.

If you have any questions, or would like some more information about how Bytes Digital can help your business, email hello@bytesdigital.co.uk give us a call on 03331 301 021.

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