Wireless Networking and WiFi
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is very common in businesses and requested to be used by many more. Employees want to do a lot of their work and are enabled to do so because of these devices. While it is a great thing to be able to work from so many different platforms, it becomes such a greater challenge for IT to be able to allow this.
Having more devices communicating wirelessly demands infrastructure to do more. More devices on the same network takes away from all the other devices. Users also have the need to seamlessly move to all different locations of the office while still maintaining network connectivity.
Many people have had the same complaint about their wireless service when it comes to their home networks – that is that the coverage and speeds they get aren’t very good. The reason for this is simple – the more devices connected to one specific device all take a portion of what that single access point is able to deliver. When you think about all the different devices that connect in the home wirelessly, it’s simple to understand how that service could quickly be degraded.
The same thing holds true in an office, yet the challenges in an office are even greater. A typical office user likely has at least 3 wireless devices. Multiply that by all your users and you have a significant amount of wireless signal need. Additionally, the physical office building presents more challenges. An office building is often built or converted with different building materials than the typical home and these materials affect wireless signal.
Another challenge regarding wireless networking is the security of a network. Almost all networks now have local resources made available to the local users, but visitors also need or request to have wireless access. You don’t want to give the same access to a guest that you would to a local user.
How it Works
Our technical staff will perform a technical site survey of your location. They will also need to be able to get blueprint drawings to see what materials exist in your building. Then a needs analysis will be performed with members of your staff to determine what types of workload will need to be handled.
Our staff will then present a plan based on the site survey and needs analysis to determine a project proposal that will include infrastructure scalability.
|Technical Site Survey||No guessing at the 'best place' to install access points. A physical and technical site survey is performed to identify all building materials and then locate optimal sized points for all designated coverage areas.|
|Support all your devices at the Maximum rate||With the technical analysis, all predicted device use is identified and calculated. Based on this calculation, room for growth is also calculated. This will allow the maximum number of devices to be added to the network to allow full bandwidth for each device as allowed by policy.|
|Guest Access Secured from the LAN||Setting up separate vLAN's and wLAN's allows complete separation of guest network access from LAN network activity.|
|Seamless Wireless Roaming||Wireless devices can move or roam throughout a facility while staying connected to the wireless network. Additionally, if a rogue access point was introduced, the existing network would notice a foreign device and shut down it's access for a specified time period.|
|Hotspot Capable||Guest networks can be setup to allow for a Hotspot portal that can control wireless access. Wireless access can be added by payment for some networks, authentication pages, and terms acceptance can also be added.|
|Guest Access - Accept Terms||Upon connection, a usage terms page can be used to allow or deny access.|
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Wireless Networking projects are highly customized and require some initial research on your specific needs and requests.