Mid-Atlantic Computer Solutions

WiFi is common in many homes, but adding WiFi to a business brings some unique concerns. Buying off the shelf components and plugging them into a business network can introduce potential dangers to the network. Whether or not you have already added Wireless routers to your business network, there are a number of things you should take into consideration. We’ll talk about those coming up next.

With so many new ways of hacking networks, introducing wifi into your business must be well planned in order to minimize outside risks. Let’s look at 3 things to consideration when adding wireless to your site.

1. Security - It’s important to select a wireless router or access point with robust security features. There are a number of security protocols you will see on the market. Look for AES encryption, AES is considered to be more secure and should be your first choice.

2. Type - Wireless comes in a variety of 802.11 standards. 802.11N, and AC are the newest. While N is a highly popular choice, AC is the fastest and has the longest range, consider AC if speed and distance are requirements.

3. Single or Dual Band – WiFi Networks operate on two frequencies: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Single band equipment is more susceptible to interference from other wireless devices giving it a disadvantage. If possible, choose a dual band device to avoid this issue.

The advantages of having a wireless network in your business are far reaching. Wireless networks can make employees more productive, increase mobility and improve connectivity in your office. If you would like help designing a wireless system for your network, give our team a call and we can put together the right solution for your business.

Mid-Atlantic Computer Solutions
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