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No Free Wi-Fi For You!

No Free Wi-Fi For You!

As the quantity of Wi-Fi compatible devices increases, the demand for wirelessly-transmitted networks follow. While wired connections might seem inferior, Wi-Fi’s accessibility brings a new challenge -- security.

All businesses should prioritize security. Hoping your business doesn’t fall victim to a network breach is not an approach that is acceptable, no matter the size of the business. Putting your in-house most computer savvy employee in charge of your network security might seem like a cost-effective strategy, but what inexperienced IT personnel do not realize is the sheer quantity of threats attempting to plague your business. 

Whilst discussing wireless networking, typically trained IT staff is deterred from the inconvenience of setting up all the hardware associated with Wi-Fi. However wireless internet has become easier to install, faster to install, and a data breach via wireless network is exponentially less likely than it used to be, if set up correctly. Today we will discuss the thought process and course of action your business should take if implementing Wi-Fi. 

Identifying Need

Wi-Fi has very clear pros and cons. A wireless network is a much more cost-effective strategy than running individual wires to each device requiring a network connection. It allows for greater mobility by not tethering a user to an ethernet cable. Greater mobility fuels collaboration and flexibility. However, the need for network connections should not compromise security, and data sent over a Wi-Fi connection is more vulnerable to threats as opposed to a wired connection. Understanding that a more vigilant eye is required when establishing a wireless network is the first step in ensuring your business is not increasing vulnerability. 

Usability Radius

What’s worse, your wireless network not reaching where you want it to, or it reaching outside the confines of your office? Part of establishing a plan to implement a Wi-Fi connection is examining where ideal access point locations are. Your business should identify where coverage is needed, and where it is not wanted. 

Usage

While you might be satisfied with your newly implemented Wi-Fi connection, it isn’t uncommon for too many users to slow down, or worse shut down a connection. Estimating your organization’s bandwidth needs is a critical step in preparing. Too many users on not enough bandwidth will decrease productivity, which is the exact opposite reason you planned on implementing a wireless network in the first place. 

Hardware

Wi-Fi isn’t something we’re able to see, so where does it come from? Selecting hardware that will transmit your wireless network, of course, is determined by first establishing your business needs. You get what you pay for when it comes to hardware, so if you decide on a cheaper alternative you will have to expect slower internet speeds. An 802.11B is capable of transmitting Wi-Fi and won’t break the bank, however for higher speed wireless transmission an 802.11A or 802.11G is ideal. 

Implementation

Installing a network which will be transmitting critical data is not something that should be rushed. Before following through with an installation, site survey testing will allow your business to precisely locate where the ideal location for your hardware is in your office.  

Security

Once all of your research has been completed and you understand the needs of your business down to the approximate bandwidth that will be used, and hardware that will fit the needs of your users; it’s time to turn to the professionals. Computerware is your local IT expert when implementing a new network. Our experts know how to control a system's security, and understanding the best practices in order to safely integrate a new network. Changing SSID settings, filtering options, and setting up authentication are things that need to be done, but shouldn’t be changed without proper experience and training. 

Deployment

Once your network has been optimized with security in mind, it is time to add users who are able to access this new network. Whitelisting devices you want to allow is a much more efficient method rather than blacklisting anyone, and any devices you don’t want access given to. Computerware can save your business a lot of time by doing this for you, ensuring it is done correctly.

If you would like assistance setting up your business’ Wi-Fi network, call your local experts at (703) 821-8200.

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