Just started a company or moved into a new office? Have an older network that needs upgrade or performance tuning? Your current network doesn’t fit your current need? No matter what kind of computer network help you need, we have the knowledge, skill and resource to help you. For more information on how a computer network will increase your productivity, read our Computer Network and How It Can Increase Your Productivity white paper. Contact us now and see how we can improve/increase productivity for your company.
What’s a computer network?
Computer network can be defined as “A set of computers that are connected and able to exchange data”. In a typical office environment, a local area network (LAN) is usually set up to allow data exchange and resource sharing (such as files, printers, fax modem, scanner, Internet broadband access) between computers.
What kind of benefit do I get from a computer network?
There are numerous benefits a computer network can bring to a business.
What kind of network do I need?
A wired network requires Network Interface Card (NIC) on each computer. A network cable then connects each computer to a network switch or router. Wire network offers the best reliability and security. Most wired networks have speed of either 10, 100 or 1000 Mbps (mega bits per second). Today’s computer networks should operate at a minimum of 100Mbps. If you experience constant network performance problem, you may have a slow network.
Wireless network is gaining popularity as its speed approaches wired network and the cost of equipment decreases. Wireless network requires a wireless router and wireless NIC on each computer. 802.11b and 802.11g are the most common standards. 802.11b offers speed up to 11Mbps and 802.11g offers speed up to 54Mbps. Most wireless routers allow installation professional to setup encryption key to protect the communication between the router and computers. Wireless network uses radio frequency technology to transmit data and therefore network speed depends on the physical environment and configuration. Wireless network offers the versatility that a wired network cannot provide. For places that a network cable cannot or is hard to reach (due to cost or other obstacles), wireless network maybe the sensible choice.
BayArea Systems can help setup or optimize your computer network!
With over 20 years of experience in wired and wireless network technology, our skilled professional can help you design and install computer network(s) that best suit your business. You are welcome to contact us to discuss potential network related issues, acquire information on computer network or need help on getting the most out of your existing network infrastructure. Call us now at (415) 397-2702.
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