Wireless Access For Your Business Network

by Lee Smith - Date: 2007-05-01 - Word Count: 512 Share This!

Wireless networks can be useful to your business and to your sales staff. More and more companies are utilising the power of wireless networking in their business and this leads togreater flexibility in your organisation.

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 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 lets companies reduce space when installing their network infrastructure and provides greater space for the business to operate in. Thi s also saves money.

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 flexibility than your current network setup provides, a wireless network might just be right for you.

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