How to Decide?
Many clients ask us whether they should go for a wired or a wireless network. Since we do both we advise our clients according to their specific requirements. There are a number of factors that determine whether to go for wired networking or wireless networking:
- Size of Network: For a network over the size of 10 connections we recommend a wired network. The reason for this is that on a wireless network, all connected devices share the bandwidth, e.g. a 150mbps wireless network with 10 users on it will allow a maximum of only 15mbps per user
- Critical Business Applications: For any devices running a critical business application such as Pastel we would recommend connecting them to a wired network
- Data-Hungry Applications: Any applications that transfer a large amount of data between a server and the application should be connected to a wired network
The perfect setup for most companies is, in fact, to have a combination of both wired and wireless. Wired points in all offices for users with desktops and laptops to connect and a wireless network for roaming users and mobile devices such as iPads and Smartphones. Contact us for more information about network installations