Connect802 is a nationwide wireless network equipment reseller providing system design consulting, equipment configuration, and installation services.

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Wi-Fi Wireless Networking for
Multi-Tenant Dwelling Units (MDU)

Connect802 can help with the selection and system design for many manufacturer's MDU Wi-Fi equipment including Mesh Routers, In-Unit Repeaters, and innovative cable and powerline options. We are also an authorized, value-added reseller for a number of major manufacturer's products.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to call us today! We'll be happy to provide you with any technical explanation that you need to help you assure a successful wireless networking deployment.

MDU 802.11 Wi-Fi HotSpot and HotZone Implementation


Nationwide Design, Installation, and Support for MDU 802.11 Wi-Fi

  • Full coverage - A proper HotSpot or HotZone design for a Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) assures that the WiFi network will have high penetration in key locations (such as airports and major hotels) in order to provide constant reliable service.
  • Ease of Use - Back-end web services must provide a simple user login system with appropriate capabilities to link to roaming services such as Boingo, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.
  • Security - The advent of technologies defined by 802.1x and RADIUS provide appropriate levels of security and authentication to prevent unauthorized use of the system and to maintain the privacy of user's data across the Wi-Fi wireless network.

The Connect802 MDU Design Philosophy:

  • We provide a complete design report in advance showing the coverage areas and radio placement
  • When outdoor antenna units are used we can provide digital photos of the site with mock-ups of the antenna systems overlaid on the photos (..thank you Adobe PhotoShop!). This allows building owners to assess the aesthetics of the installation and give their approval in advance - no surprises!
  • Our on-site installation team can be dispatched from over 200 locations nationwide to install the system
  • 24X7 support services are available, including system monitoring and remote diagnostics
  • Your tenants can be provided with: Free Internet Access, Local Authentication (billed to tenant), Subscription Access (credit card over-the-Net)
  • Complete control of the system: Access rights, times, locations
  • When it comes to the MTD environment: We've Got You Covered.

Managers and owners of multiple dwelling units / multiple tenant units (MDU/MTUs) property owners/managers are finding that they can better-attract tenants if they offer broadband Internet access services. An MDU/MTU is any facility that has more than one tenant, whether business or residential. Examples of MDU/MTUs include high-rise office buildings, commercial business parks, hotels, college and university campus dormitories, and apartment buildings.

From a service provider perspective, Internet access is a commodity service, because it's easy for property managers to shop for the lowest bidder. Consequently, offering Internet access merely gets your foot in the door. The real opportunity for profitability and customer stability lies in offering additional services on top of a basic connection. Internet service providers (ISPs), cable operators, and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) can leverage Internet access to offer a variety of value-added services to both business and residential subscribers, each available at an incremental additional fee or as part of a bundled services package. What's more, service providers also need the agility to change their services to meet shifting customer demands. This agility calls for a flexible, intelligent network infrastructure that requires few changes to provision new services.

As users discover how the Internet can enhance, simplify, or streamline their lives, they expect ever-improving services at competitive prices. Such services require lots of cheap bandwidth. Hence, traditional, low- speed analog modem access methods are rapidly falling by the wayside in favor of high-bandwidth, low-cost broadband access services such as digital subscriber line (DSL), cable, and wireless. Property owners can charge premium rents if they include broadband Internet access among their amenities. So the market is ripe for ISPs, CLECs, and cable operators who can provision and manage broadband Internet access connections and services for MDU/MTU owners and managers.

Service providers entering the multiple dwelling unit / multiple tenant unit market can expect the simplicity of dealing with a few real estate management groups and property owners on behalf of a number of potential subscribers. This gives them the flexibility to offer competitive rates to MDU/MTU owners and managers for basic access services. The bandwidth of a broadband connection gives service providers the versatility to deliver entirely new service types that are not possible through a bandwidth-tight analog modem. Because broadband connections are much less expensive than the T1 bandwidth formerly required for such services, the new services are affordable to markets such as residential users, small office/home office (SOHO) users, and branch offices of large enterprises.

Property owners and managers can even negotiate "bundled" services that individual tenants can opt to select. These services include:

  • Internet access—The broadband "pipe" that connects a tenant to the Internet; can be DSL, cable, wireless, or even Ethernet
  • Web hosting—Especially attractive to businesses that do not wish to invest in equipment, facilities, or expertise to establish a Web presence
  • Application hosting—An emerging market that offloads server and connection management for distributed application services for businesses such as mission-critical, e-mail, collaboration, or productivity applications
  • E-commerce—Allowing subscribers to participate in the Internet economy using applications such as transaction processing and supply-chain management
  • Intranet and extranet services—Providers can lease server space to businesses that do not wish to invest in equipment, facilities, or expertise to establish secured intranet and extranet connections to employees, partners, suppliers, and customers
  • Integrated telephony—Has the triple benefit of lowering overall monthly charges for tenants, creating additional revenue for providers, and laying a foundation for future multiservice applications for business and residential customers
  • Video services—Can take several forms such as multicast video, multimedia online gaming, or digital television for business and residential users for training, communication, or entertainment purpose