If you’re just getting started with setting up your own network for either your home or business, the seemingly endless array of possibilities and decisions to make can be daunting. The good news is that actually deploying your network is often less problematic than getting an initial handle on what your network needs for operation. This Webopedia slideshow can help you narrow down the options and streamline the decision-making process for you.
“Wired networks offer many advantages over wireless networks, especially in terms of speed and cost, although if your home or business isn’t pre-wired with Ethernet cabling it can often end up being quite expensive to add new wiring. Wired networks also offer security advantages over wireless networks, but most of the security risks of wireless networks can be mitigated with advanced encryption and other wireless security options. The main advantage to deploying a wireless network, on the other hand, is simply the lack of needing any wiring at all.
“In most cases, a combination of both wired and wireless network connections will serve you best, especially if your facility is already wired. Assuming you’ll be deploying either a wireless-only network or a network that combines wired and wireless technologies, let’s take a look at the type of wireless network that will best suit your needs.”