From the name itself, a wireless network uses wireless data-connections to connect devices. It prevents users from incurring additional investment cost that comes with using cables into a building and creating a wired connection between different equipment locations.
It uses radio waves to interconnect devices like laptops and mobile devices to your internet connection, business network, and applications. A good example of a wireless network would be the WIFI connections that you enjoy on your laptop at public places such as hotels, airport lounges, and cafes. Once connected to their wireless network, you can do internet browsing and surfing.
Benefits of Wireless Network
Once you install a wireless network into your IT landscape, be it in your office or at home, you can enjoy a plethora of benefits such as:
Enjoy outstanding convenience to access your network resources from any WIFI hotspot.
Go mobile, conduct business online from anywhere. Interact with employees online and have conference meetings at the same time. In other words, get business done on the go.
Ease of Setup
Setting up a wireless connection is a piece of cake. You don’t have to shell out additional money and hire a team of professionals to install wires in your building. Installation is self-explanatory, quick, cost-effective and easy.
A wireless network offers improved responsiveness as it connects staff to the information that is needed on the spot without any delays.
In a wireless network, you can easily connect and add new users to the network. You can easily go within the scope and be connected to the internet. No need to stay in a fixed position since you do not need to plug wires and cables into their machines.
Types of Wireless Networks
Wireless Personal Area Network or WPAN connects devices in a small area. One example is the Bluetooth that offers a WPAN for connecting a headset to a laptop.
Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks or WMANs are wireless networks that connect multiple wireless LANs together. One good example of a wireless MAN is WiMAX.
Wireless Local Area Network or WLAN has the ability to link 2 or more devices within a small distance. Utilizing a smart wireless-distribution method, WLAN provides a connection through a point of access for the internet. It occasionally uses OFDM or spread spectrum technologies, enabling users to move around a local-coverage area while enjoying an excellent network connection.
Wireless Mesh is a network comprises of radio nodes that are organized in a mesh-topology. This type of wireless network makes each node responsible for forwarding messages on others’ behalf. Basically, mesh networks can have a tendency to self-heal by automatically rerouting around the node.