The Pitfalls of Poor Wi-Fi Connectivity

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 10:57

Introduction

When it comes to the Wi-Fi component of a new product design, customers have a wide range of choices from various manufacturers. The product portfolio available from those manufacturers vary greatly in a number of ways: size, Wi-Fi specifications, supported features, and overall design quality. Your choice of wireless module has a huge impact on the overall performance of your device and on your customer’s experience.

Choosing a quality Wi-Fi component is a critical investment in your product – but for more reasons than you might think. Poor Wi-Fi doesn’t just mean a weak connection. The effects on the device are broad: insufficient battery life, shorter range, and low throughput. And the effects also extend beyond your device. In a worst-case scenario, an entire network suffers over a single underperforming client.

In this post, we’ll explore the many pitfalls of underperforming Wi-Fi. These include risks to your device and its network, and ultimately all the way through to your customer’s perception of your company at large.