FAQs

Q?I want wireless connectivity at my home/office. Wireless routers are cheap and someone told me I could just plug it in and it would work. Why would I need a consultant to help me?
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Wireless networks are actually more complex than wired LAN’s especially when it comes to security. Wireless network set up by amateurs are typically left vulnerable to passersby that can use compromise that wireless network connection without a moments notice. Properly configured and secured wireless networks are critical for businesses with data assets to protect and just as important for the casual home user. If you’re a casual home user that would not like a stranger sharing your internet connection to person why risk letting one do this electronically without your permission?

Q?My company is moving to a new building which isn’t wired for a network. Should we just make everything wireless?
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We recommend keeping as much of a LAN cabled as possible. As wireless networks become more crowded with more and more users, performance and reliability go down. If your network is important to your business, continuing to use a cabled network wherever possible will help maintain better availability.

Q?I have a laptop, do I have wireless capability?
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While some laptops have built-in wireless adapters, wireless connectivity requires special components and should have a matching wireless access point and wireless card to ensure top performance.

Q?What is an SSID?
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SSID is an acronym and is used to refer to the name given to a wireless network. The acronym actually stands for Service Set Identification.

Q?What is a “wireless network”?
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Networks traditionally used cables to send data between computers, but with current technology it can be done without these cables or “wirelessly” via radio frequencies that carry the data between computers instead.