In this article, we will be sharing some of the simple common mistakes that can be avoided and run the registration smoothly.
1) Avoid Wi-Fi Hiccups during the busy registration time
Have a dedicated Wi-Fi router just for the event registration use.
Have a standby separate Wi-Fi router as a backup in case if the primary one goes down.
Do not allow personal devices to connect to the Wi-Fi dedicated for registration. Personal devices can consume a huge bandwidth as they can be downloading software updates, synchronisation of personal photos and videos to the cloud such as iCloud, Dropbox, etc. as soon as it connects to a Wi-Fi.
Ensure the Wi-Fi power connector or cable is not loosely connected to avoid accidental power turn-off.
If printers can connect to the router via ethernet cable, we recommend connecting to the Wi-Fi network via ethernet cable to have a stable connection between the printer and the Wi-Fi router during the registration. In the event where there are lots of Wi-Fi hotspots, the connection via cable will never have an issue with signal noises interruption.
Some Wi-Fi routers or devices may have a sleep mode to save the battery after a certain inactive period of time. You may want to turn that off as well to be active all the time during the busy registration hours.
Test Test Test - speed and connectivity - You can go to Google and type "speed test" for internet speed
2) Have Duct Tape to avoid the power turn-off
After the registration set up, cover up all the power cables on the floor nicely with duct tape. It will be a nightmare during the busy registration time if all the power goes down because someone accidentally kicks the cable.
3) Check Badge Papers and Ink Cartridge (printing consumables) are filled enough in the printers to cover the busy registration hour
It's always a hassle to refill the ink cartridge or paper during busy hours and it can get the delegates frustrated if they have to wait long.
4) Printing consumables are on standby for refills
Printing consumables such as badge paper, ink cartridges, lanyards are always ready at the registration counters for a refill when the paper or ink runs out.