Upgrade Cat 6


Howard Bros Joinery is a reputable company that specialises in the field of joinery and woodwork. With their extensive experience and expertise, they have become a trusted name in the industry.

They provide a wide range of services, including the design, manufacture, and installation of bespoke joinery products. Whether it’s a new build or a refurbishment project, Howard Bros Joinery ensures the highest quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Their team of skilled craftsmen is dedicated to delivering exceptional results, tailored to meet the unique requirements of each client. From stunning architectural joinery to custom-made furniture, Howard Bros Joinery is committed to exceeding expectations.

With a focus on professionalism, innovation, and confidence, Howard Bros Joinery has earned a reputation for excellence in the industry. Their deep understanding of joinery combined with their technical expertise makes them the go-to choice for new build or refurbishment projects in need of a trusted partner.


Howard Bros Joinery, a long-time customer of MPR IT Solutions and MPR Technical Services, recently encountered several technical issues that needed to be addressed. Howard Bros Joinery recognised the importance of maintaining a reliable and up-to-date IT infrastructure. By partnering with MPR Technical Services, they were able to future-proof their systems and ensure long-term efficiency and performance. These included:

  • Ageing Wireless Access Points & dead zones
  • Limited space in the Server Cabinet and new switches needed
  • Exisiting cable was CAT 5 and this was an opportunity to upgrade to Cat6
  • Faulty Electric Socket

With the expertise and experience of MPR Technical Services, Howard Bros Joinery knew they would be to overcome these challenges and ensure the smooth functioning of its technical systems.

Solution and Actions Taken

To address the technical issues faced by Howard Bros Joinery, MPR Technical Services provided comprehensive solutions and implemented the following actions:

  1. Wireless Access Point Survey: Our team conducted a thorough survey of the existing wireless access points to assess their performance and coverage. By identifying any areas that required improvement, we were able to strategically reposition and optimise the access points to ensure seamless connectivity throughout the building.
  2. Server Cabinet and Switches Installation: We installed a new server cabinet and switches to enhance the overall infrastructure of Howard Bros Joinery. This upgrade improved the efficiency and management of their IT systems, allowing for better integration and uninterrupted performance.
  3. Cabling Upgrade: Cat5 to Cat6: Outdated Cat5 cabling was expertly replaced with high-performance Cat6 cables, enhancing the Ethernet networking infrastructure at Howard Bros Joinery. This upgrade resulted in significantly improved data transmission speed, reliability, and overall network performance. The implementation of Cat6 cables ensures that Howard Bros Joinery has a robust and future-proof network infrastructure in place.
  4. WiFi Access Points Installation: New WiFi access points were strategically installed throughout the building to provide optimal coverage and ensure a reliable wireless network. By carefully planning the placement, we were able to eliminate any dead zones and improve connectivity for all devices.
  5. Main Switch and Server Cabinet Replacement: We replaced the main switch and all equipment in the server cabinet. This upgrade enhanced the efficiency and stability of the network, minimising disruptions and maximising productivity for Howard Bros Joinery.
  6. Faulty Electric Socket Repair: Our team took care of repairing a faulty electric socket that had been causing issues. By addressing this issue, we ensured a safe and reliable power supply throughout the premises.

By implementing these solutions and taking decisive actions, MPR Technical Services enabled Howard Bros Joinery to overcome their technical challenges and achieve a high-performing and reliable IT infrastructure. Our team’s expertise and experience in technical services played a vital role in ensuring the smooth functioning of their systems.

MPR Technical Services: Empowering Your Business with Cutting-Edge Solutions

At MPR Technical Services, we understand the importance of a seamless and efficient IT infrastructure in today’s competitive business landscape. That’s why we work closely with MPR IT Solutions to gain a comprehensive understanding of our customers’ needs. By leveraging our expertise and combined knowledge, we are able to provide tailored solutions that give your business a competitive edge.

Our team at MPR Technical Services specialises in delivering high-performance IT & Technical solutions, including gigabit networking, bandwidth optimisation, cable management, reducing cross talk, and implementing UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cables. With our in-depth knowledge and experience, we can optimise your network infrastructure to deliver the reliability, speed, and scalability required to support your business operations.

By partnering with MPR Technical Services, you can rest assured that your IT systems are in capable hands. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients. With our expertise and dedication, we can help your business unlock its full potential and stay ahead of the competition in today’s technology-driven world. Contact us today to discuss our services.