Wireless

Wireless Network—What Is It?

A wireless network uses wireless data-connections to connect devices. It spares users from incurring a high investment cost that comes with introducing cables into a building and creating a wired connection between different equipment locations.

It uses radio waves to interconnect devices like laptops 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 that you go to like hotels, airport lounge and cafes. This is when you’re connecting to their wireless network.

Benefits of Wireless Network

Once you install a wireless network into your IT landscape, you can enjoy a plethora of benefits such as:

Convenience

Enjoy unmatched convenience to access your network resources from any WIFI hotspot.

Mobility

Go mobile, conduct business online from anywhere. Interact with employees online and have conference meetings. Simply put, get business done on the go.

Ease of Setup

Setting up a wireless connection is easy. You don’t have to hire a team of professionals to install wires in your building. Installation is quick, cost-effective and easy.

Improved Responsiveness

A wireless network offers improved responsiveness as it connects staff to the information that is needed on the spot without any delay.

Scalability

In a wireless network, you can easily grow and add new users to the network. You can easily move desks around to adjust new employees without making the effort or incurring the cost to run wires and cables.

Types of Wireless Networks

Wireless PAN

Also known as WPAN, wireless personal area network connects devices in a small area such as Bluetooth offers a WPAN for connecting a head-set to a laptop.

Wireless LAN

Wireless LAN or WLAN has the ability to link 2 or more devices within a small distance. Using a smart wireless-distribution method, WLAN provides a connection through a point of access for the internet. It sometimes utilizes OFDM or spread spectrum technologies, allowing users to move around a local-coverage area while enjoying an excellent network connection.

Wireless Mesh

This network comprises of radio nodes that are organised in a mesh-topology. In this type of wireless network, each node is responsible for forwarding messages on other’s behalf. Simply stated, mesh networks can have the tendency to self heal by automatically rerouting around the node.

Wireless MAN

Wireless MANs (Metropolitan Area Networks) are wireless networks that connect multiple wireless LANs together. A good example of a wireless MAN is WiMAX.

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