Wireless network vs Wired network – which is best?
Network installation companies can install two common kinds of LANs, wired and wireless networks. Each installation setup has advantages and disadvantages. Which one would be the best choice for your company?
The installation of a wired network can be very time consuming and costly, involving a team of cablers. Network cabling has to be hidden away behind trunking and connected to large cabinets that hold the network server and hub or switch box. This is the central magic box that connects all of the workstations together, sometimes called spaghetti junction because of its many cables.
- There is no restriction from network cabling
- There are no cables to install so installation is far quicker.
- Workstations can be moved from one place to another easily.
- When moving to a new office complex, the whole network can be moved without the need of any complex cabling.
- It is easy to expand the network
- Visitors with laptops can easily connect with the Internet through your network.
The technology for wireless networks is improving month by month. Wi-Fi is not only the most obvious choice of network for the office, but also for the home, enabling you to check your e-mails or work on the Internet from anywhere within range of an access point. Early security problems that came with wireless networks have now been largely overcome and are dealt with on a separate webpage. If you would like further information regarding wireless networks vs wired networks, contact us here.