Vodacom will install the Business Internet Wireless Air service by providing a Business router to which customers can connect over Ethernet or via the Wireless LAN interface. The Ethernet and Wireless LAN interface on the router will be demonstrated as being operational upon provisioning.
The business service is best effort due to the contended nature of business internet and Vodacom further does not provide any guarantee throughput over the WiLAN interface as we do not have control over numerous factors that influence the Wireless throughput between the router and the end device whether it is a mobile device, computer, CCTV camera as it is impacted by the capabilities of the end user device as well as various physical factors described below;
• The construction of the building where the devices are housed
• Location of the router in relation to the end-user device, router could be on a different floor to the end user device connecting to the router on the WiLAN interface.
• The distance between the router and the end user device.
• Doubling the distance between router and end device drops the throughput to one-third of its original value. If you are connecting to the router at distances exceeding 30 meters the deployment of a wireless repeater is advised.
• Objects filled with water also acts as a blockade (fish tanks, radiators) as well as metal objects (flower pots, sculptures).
• The number of simultaneous connections over the wireless interface also degrades the throughput.
• Interference in the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands also play a role as most Wireless devices operate in those bands.
• The maximum speed that one can expect from an 802.11 wireless device is between 30% - 40% of the contended, best effort access bandwidth.
It is for these reasons that the WiLAN connectivity should never be used as the primary interface.
Number of concurrent users allowed on the Business Router
The DN8245 router is wireless LAN-enabled and can handle up to 32 wireless or wired LAN connections.