Have you ever heard of or know what a wireless network is? Maybe you understand the concept more than you think.
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What is wireless networking?
It is a network that uses radio waves to connect electronic devices such as mobile phones or notebooks to the Internet or to a business network and its specific applications.
You may have heard about it with the word Wireless.
Its concept is to use only these waves and not a wiring for the Internet connection or between a network, innovating access to a more modern process, without the use of cables.
What's the difference between wired and wireless Internet?
The watchword is always to modernize to generate greater technological and connection facilities.
This is what wireless networking is all about: a modern concept that allows devices to connect to a network, even without being connected to any cable.
What are called "access points", in Portuguese access points, amplify Wi-Fi signals so that an electronic device can connect even away from the router, remaining with network access.
For example, when you use airport Wi-Fi or any other public location, you're connected to a wireless network.
A wired network requires the use of cables to connect devices to the internet or any other network, as happens on older desktop computers.
This type of network has some disadvantages compared to a wireless one, such as the need for the device to be connected to a router.
Wired networks typically use cables connected to an Ethernet port of the network router and the device that will be used.
At first, a wireless network was seen as slower and unstable, and therefore insecure compared to conventional networks.
However, with the advancement of technology and constant improvements to its concept, this instability decreased and the speed variations as well.
Benefits of using the wireless network
There are many benefits that can be obtained through the use of this type of network.
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With your use, you can use the network resources in any area covered by it or with Wi-Fi access.
You can access the network without necessarily sitting at an office desk.
Both you and your company's employees can enjoy easier and more mobilized access.
Without the need to connect wires, the installation of this network is much faster, more practical and more economical.
Possibility of expansion
You'll be able to expand your network coverage much more easily than you would if you wanted to expand a wired one, which requires additional wiring.
Most commonly used wireless network products
To make up this type of network, there are basic equipment that will always be needed:
- Access points
These are the basic products of wireless networks, which enable different equipment to connect to it and communicate with each other and also with other networks.
How do I deploy a wireless network?
If you have come to the conclusion that deploying this network is the best solution for your needs, you can then choose as the next step among three different types of deployment: centralized, convergent, or cloud deployment.
In centralized deployment, which is the most common in the wireless network system, the network is consolidated, thus facilitating the necessary updates and enabling advanced wireless functions.
The drivers are installed centrally. This deployment is widely used on university campuses, for example, where buildings are often close to each other.
In converged deployment, there is the possibility of consistency in wired or wireless connections. Ideal for smaller locations, deployment converges the wired or wireless connection into a single network device, which is an access switch that will perform a dual function: the switch and also the wireless controller.
The cloud deployment system uses the cloud to manage network devices that are deployed on-premises in different places.
This deployment requires devices managed in the Cisco Meraki cloud that provide a full view of the network through dashboards.
How does wireless network product approval work?
The approval of products of this network is the responsibility of Anatel.
This process determines that a product has undergone all the required tests and was considered fit according to Brazilian standards, being adequate and compatible with the Brazilian telecommunications system.
Homologation is a mandatory procedure for any and all telecommunications products in Brazil.
Carried out by Anatel through a Designated Certification Body, homologation is the final step of the process of adapting a product to the required quality standards.
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Now you already know that wireless network is a breakthrough of technology to provide the ease of access to the network, used mainly for companies, and can be practical, economical and offering several advantages for those who need connection.
Evaluate all the pros and install a wireless network in your company, promoting greater practicality for you and your employees.