How Can You Best Prepare Your Home for Wi-Fi Calling?

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Extend the Reach of Your Signal with Professional Wireless Networking 

Are you looking for ways to deal with signal dead spots in your home? Unfortunately, adding boosters may not be enough when you live in an area like Mandeville, LA, where cellular networks drop regularly. Thankfully, cell phone providers have found a solution that doesn’t involve expensive infrastructure upgrades – Wi-Fi calling.

Wi-Fi calling allows you to make and receive calls using your broadband network. While this solution can be a lifesaver, it can also lead to additional headaches if not done properly. Wi-Fi calling will further congest your network traffic, and on a phone call, even the slightest lag in signal will disrupt the call. 

Here we outline the most important wireless networking features if you’re looking to integrate Wi-Fi calling and why Wi-Fi 6, in particular, is a must-have upgrade.

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Router Must-Haves When Using Wi-Fi Calling

The good news is most routers these days are compatible with Wi-Fi calling. The bad news is that sometimes it’s hard to decipher between those that say they can do the job and those that actually deliver. With that in mind, we’d like to outline some must-have features that you’ll need from your router for seamless Wi-Fi calling throughout your home. 

Most importantly, you’ll need a router compatible with the latest Wi-Fi standards (Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax) for optimal speeds and coverage. Traffic prioritization is also vital. Your network needs to know to prioritize the signal when making or receiving a call. Most routers include QoS features that allow for traffic prioritization, and a networking expert will help you set the proper rules to accommodate Wi-Fi calling. 

In the next section, we outline some of the ways Wi-Fi 6 helps address each of those requirements, but it’s also worth noting that the placement of the router and any wired access points makes a huge difference as well. A professional will develop a heat map of your property to ensure every corner has robust coverage to avoid dropped calls as you move from room to room.

How Wi-Fi 6 Improves Wi-Fi Calling 

Though Wi-Fi 6 offers a plethora of benefits for robust wireless networking, its upgrades regarding latency and traffic prioritization, in particular, will have a huge impact on the quality of your Wi-Fi calling experience. 

Wi-Fi 6 includes advanced data rates that allow for four times the connections while newly approved GHz bandwidths on both routers and access points reduce signal clutter to avoid lagging or dropped calls. 

When it comes to signal prioritization, Wi-Fi 6 is a significant upgrade. Its enhanced protocols let you differentiate devices within your network. Your router then implements a spectrum time-frequency segregation manager (OFDMA) to carve out time proactively for your high-priority devices or actions for optimal, uninterrupted performance.

 

Have peace of mind with a Wi-Fi calling solution that makes dropped or missed calls a thing of the past. Employ a professional wireless network for reliable coverage throughout your property. Simply call, fill out our contact form or chat with us below to set up a consultation with one of our networking experts. 

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