Webcasts require a lot of data, and when members log in to the meetinghouse’s Wi-Fi network they limit the amount of bandwidth available for the webcast. Since webcasts access the internet directly through the meetinghouse’s wired connection, you can safely disable the building’s Wi-Fi without a negative impact to the webcast. This should be done at the broadcast site and at all your congregational receive sites.
Follow these steps to disable the Wi-Fi:
- Use Technology Manager (tm.ChurchofJesusChrist.org) to disable wireless access points. For detailed instructions please see Disabling Wireless Access. Please note that it may take several minutes for the access points to turn off.
- Check to make sure that the building has no unauthorized access points. Unauthorized or rogue access points are devices that have been installed without your permission or permission from the FM group. Finding these devices is easy if you use a “Wi-Fi sniffer.” Good Wi-Fi sniffers are available for your mobile phone through any app store. Download one of these apps and then walk through the building looking for access points. Consider checking this the day before your webcast in case anything was recently installed. If you do find a rogue access point, you can disable it by unplugging the ethernet cable.
Remember: Enable the wireless access points after your event.