How To Set up Your Campaign Office's Network & WiFi

Once you've learned what tools are needed for your network WiFi, you can begin setting up. Be sure to place the router in a secure location, away from possible damage. Here, find out how to plan your WiFi preferences. 

Rename WiFi network, set up Guest Network

Leaving your WiFi network as its default name can be insecure. We suggest changing the name of your network. These instructions can help with Google WiFi. Additionally, you should change the default network password and if you’re not using Google WiFi, change the default admin password as well.

For passwords, length and complexity are key. For the staff network, use a password management tool like 1Password or LastPass to securely store long complex passwords that can be recalled as required. You can read about the reasons for a password manager and generating secure passwords.

Remember, your primary network should be reserved for staff and trusted volunteers. Set up a separate guest network for access by others: personal cell phones, guests to the office, etc. Follow these steps for setting up the Guest Network on Google WiFi.

Tip: To share the guest network with your volunteers, do not write information down where it is immediately visible to visitors to the office (like on a poster on the wall). Network access should only be given to trusted people. Write the wireless password on a card, collect it back once volunteers connect, and store that card securely. 

Set up a Dual Band Network

2.4 and 5 GHz

Most modern wireless routers support dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz. A majority of wireless routers can also run both bands simultaneously. Google WiFi broadcasts on both bands under one network name and connects your device to the best one automatically.

Submit a question if you need help setting up your Netgear Orbi Pro or Eero router’s dual band networks.

 

 

2.4 GHz

5GHz

Pros

Has a larger range of signal allowing for use in a “noisier” environment

Good for everyday use

Cons

Many more devices on this spectrum (tvs, bluetooth, phones) will output more noise to filter through.

Increased noise in the area will hamper connections.

 

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