Networking and wireless networks are an important part of business and personal electronic computing solutions nowadays and because of this, more and more people are putting in more hours to research, and corporate companies are funding such initiatives in a scale never seen before.
The act of being able to share information between computers without having to save that information to a disk, CD or DVD device and then manually transfer it over to the other computer has allowed users to save a lot of time during the transfers themselves as well as to save a lot of money in not having to purchase large amounts of removable media in order to facilitate smooth file transferring.
There are many different types of networks available for consumers, some of which are more recent in their development ladder than others. The old stalwart networks such as the local area network (LAN) have been around for a while and are very reliable in terms of the support and the versatility that they provide.
When you add this to the fact that many of them are very cost effective, they are a very good networking solution for most people. However, for users who prefer much more flexibility, the younger concept of the wireless network is one that could definitely help them in their networking endeavors.
Wireless networks have been around for just a short time on comparison to their wired counterparts and for this reason there isn’t as much technology and research available for them. Nevertheless, they offer amazing amounts of flexibility to their users, one of the other reasons they are becoming more popular by each passing day.
Advantages of Wireless Networks
Firstly, wireless networks provide a large amount of flexibility to their users. The idea of not having to be connected to another piece of equipment with a wire in order to network with that device is a very powerful proposition and one that allows for maximum flexibility in setting up your wireless network.
In addition to that, wireless networks usually require fewer components than wired ones simply because there aren’t any wires, nor are there any bulky hubs involved either. This allows companies to save space in setting up their network and dedicate that space to other parts of their business, ultimately saving them money in the process.
Disadvantages of Wireless Networks
However, there are two big disadvantages in having wireless networks in your business. Firstly, they are relatively young and because of that the technology is not as developed as it is with wired networks. If the network is not arranged properly in order to allow the signals to permeate properly, there might be frequent service disruptions which might be very frustrating for individuals trying to access the network.
Also, wireless networks tend to be more expensive to set up than their wired counterparts, meaning that any money saved (as mentioned in the second advantage in the previous section) from the less space taken up will most likely be cancelled out by the extra money required to set it up.
Wireless networking continues to get better and more reliable with each passing day and many businesses already use them heavily in their operations. If you are looking for more flexibilitythan your current network setup provides, a wireless network might just be right for you.
Network London provides wireless network security and wireless networks for companies across London and the UK.