Businesses are using wireless networking more and more due to the flexibility that it can bring to your business and it's staff. Wireless networks bring great benefits and by using good wireless security using WPA or WPA-PSK encryption, along with other security measures, you can enjoy the benefits, without the worry of securiy breaches. 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 various networking options available for business, some are reliable and proven and some are not.
The more common networks like LAN (local area network) have been in use for many years and are a poular choice for reliable networking infrastructures. 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.
Wireless networking allows for devices to be connected without the hassle of wires everywhere. This can be a powerful proposition for many businesses and allows for maximum flexibility. 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. Wireless networks are usually more expensive to setup compared with wired networks, which means any costs saved (as mentioned in the second advantage) from the reduction in space required, will most likely be balanced out by the added expenditure required to set it up. Conclusion 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 want greater flexibility for your current network infrastructure, wireless networks could be the choice for you.
Lee Smith writes about wireless networks and wireless security Wireless Security