Wiring for Wireless

The use of wireless connectivity is ever growing in the home and workplace. Wireless technologies allow for flexibility, help boost productivity and efficiency when used properly. Wireless infrastructure, ironically, starts with wiring. Wiring for wireless is essential to assure seamless wireless connectivity.

In many cases, multiple wireless devices are used simultaneously. Additionally, there is a growing need for file accessibility on all device types. And since files are available on all devise, they need to be picked up where they were left off seamlessly.

Wiring for Wireless

A comprehensive wireless system should integrate workstations as well as building components. That includes HVAC systems, lighting, access controls etc. These building components or systems can be accessed and controlled remotely once they are wirelessly connected. Wirelessly connected building systems have low bandwidth requirements and will therefore not drain the wireless system.
3 factors to consider when preparing a network for wireless connectivity:

Weak connection

A weak connection can occur when too many users are connecting to a wireless network. Knowing how many people will use the wireless network is key to preventing weak wireless connection. Using business grade wi-fi access points and having enough bandwidth is a good place to start. Planning for future growth with additional access points is wise. carefully placed access points boosts wi-fi network capabilities and is there for important.

Back up wireless

While back up wireless is convenient, it is also unreliable even when set up properly. Devices critical to seamless business operation should be hard wired. That assures network connectivity for essential devices even in the wireless network is down. Use Cat5e or Cat6 cables as needed to hard wire essential devices.

Data security

A consideration when setting up a wireless network is security. Wireless networks are less secure than hard wired networks. Never-the-less, there are ways to dramatically reduce this risk. Wireless encryption and passcodes are standard security protocol that should be implemented.