Wireless Networks

wifiA wireless network or WLAN (wireless local area network), is a very popular network option these days.  If you go to your local coffee shop or restaurant and you can access the Internet using your laptop, iphone, ipad, ipod or other device, you are most likely connecting using a wireless network connection.  Would you like to add a network to your home or business, but don’t want to run a lot of network cables, then a wireless network is your only option.

The main component of a wireless network is the wireless router, access point (AP) or similar item.  The main difference between the wireless router and the access point, is that the router will also contain wired connection on the back of the router while the access point will only have one wired port to allow it to be connected to your modem or network router.

NetGear Nighthawk AC1900 Router
Linksys Wireless Access Point


With most wireless networks, you can connect a large number of wireless devices to your network.  This can include laptops, iPads/iPods, printers, WII or just about anything else that has wireless connection ability.  If you have the wireless router/access point setup correctly, you can have up-to 253 devices connect to the network at one time.  We can assist you in developing your wireless network and help you develop the best system for your needs.

Regardless of what type of wireless network you have, one of the most important things is security.  All wireless routers or access points support some type of wireless security, whether its WEP, WAP, WAP2, etc.  This is a very important feature, as this is what protects your information that is sent back and forth across your wireless network.  If you do not use any type of wireless security feature, you are leaving your information wide open to the public.