Understand more about WI-FI
Wi-Fi is a wireless networking protocol that allows devices to communicate without internet cords. It’s technically an industry term that represents a type of wireless local area network (LAN) protocol based on the 802.11 IEEE network standard. Understanding Wi-Fi and How it Works
No wires not only means no clutter but it means you can take devices with you maintaining internet access so your connection doesn’t have to drop and no wires need to be taken with you if you are on the move.
Wi-Fi can be combined with existing Ethernet cables as special Wi-Fi media adapters can be used to convert a wired system for wireless use which is less hassle than replacing the cables in a building.
If the Wi-Fi network should go down at any point, the Ethernet cables can provide internet access until the Wi-Fi connection is recovered.
Wi-Fi offers a faster and cheaper alternative to Ethernet cables and can be installed without major work taking place within a building.
The range covered by Wi-Fi routers isn’t as reliable as a wired connection; everywhere you know there’s a network cable, there’s network access. It may be that some areas of a building have a weaker, slower connection than other areas of the building.
The speed of your internet may vary depending on how many devices are making use of the Wi-Fi connection at one time.
If the Wi-Fi network goes down, there is no alternative to keep using the internet except to manually connect each device to the internet through a wired connection until the problem is solved.
Wireless networks are at risk of security breaches given the fact that anybody in the vicinity can try and connect to it without having to physically do anything in the building.
Incorrectly placed routers can lead to dead zones or cause overlapping signals which will have an effect on your connection.
These cons should be discussed when a Wi-Fi network is being installed to prevent them from ever being a problem. A skilled professional can assess and help you with providing a suitable router to cover range radius, speed capabilities and security. This is where Wi-Fi surveys are useful.