By Jordan Simpson
What is a Wireless Network?
A wireless network is an infrastructure that’s accessible using wireless radio. You find these on your smartphones, tablets, PCs and laptops. It’s how wireless devices connect to local networks to access the internet.
Why Do We Need Wireless Networks?
Nobody likes cables. Wireless means convenience and smaller tech. Devices that don’t need an ethernet jack can be much slimmer. Tools like smart home automation work through wireless networks. It also means less infrastructure maintenance – no need to run 100 cables, just the five or six for access points. Wi-Fi is the standard these days, and people expect it wherever they go.
Our Recommended Platforms
Consumer grade, Google Wi-Fi is unbelievably good and considered to be the gold standard in consumer Wi-Fi. Setup is super simple and clean and the app gives you control over exactly what you want.
For a small business, we recommend Meraki. It’s backed by Cisco, which is an industry powerhouse, and can be controlled via the cloud. Updates are dependable and stable, and we have yet to see an update break anything. Merkari Wi-Fi is consistently reliable, and reliability is key.
Did You Know…
People density causes more interference than device density. A crowded room of people will impact your Wi-Fi network more than a large number of devices trying to access it.
Do you have questions or need help in setting up a wireless network? That’s what we’re here for.