Wireless networking is the best networking solution for networking an office. Why?
It’s cheaper to deploy; there aren’t any expensive cables to purchase, labour for cable pulling through tight conduits, purchasing matching socket faceplates, purchasing tools and devices for cable repair / troubleshooting. There isn’t any excessive wire clutter, no cables running too-an-fro on the desk for computer, printer, fax, phone or PDA. What’s left? A clean desktop with only the mere unnoticeable power cables. It’s very secure, in fact it is so secure it rivals it rival wire medium; with un-imaginable 1024 bit encryption, if the encryption key is lost, the data is no good for atleast a human generation. 802.11x Wireless networking simply put, is the most adequate solution for implementing a network within typical business office. As a designer, planner and implementer of 802.11x Wireless networks, I am to argue that this awesome technology can simply replace any typical business wired network today. In fact as advances continued to be made with this technology all traditionally wired networks will eventually be replaced. COST VS. BENEFIT
Ethernet cables must be run from each computer to another computer or to the central device. It can be time-consuming and difficult to run cables under the floor or through walls, especially when computers sit in different rooms. For most businesses, time is money, so the less time spent on installing the more money saved. A practical example: an office floor with twelve computers, a printer, fax and a file server; to connect all these devices together there would need to be twelve cable runs and depending on location within the office floor, there will be unsightly conduit. With a wireless network all the components can use 802.11x technology, whether “A” or “G” standards, to connect effortlessly together. The computers can use inexpensive internal wireless cards, while the printer and fax, if not standard with wireless, can use...
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