Go anywhere, go Wireless!

Be Free, Go Wireless

Tied down by lengths of pesky and annoying wires? Tangled in miles of Ethernet cables?
Then be free… go wireless!

If you’re stuck in a boring and uninspired cubicle day after day, now you can break away from the boundaries of your office walls and get inspired in your new open air office.

Maybe you’re a professional always on the go… take your office space on the road!

Not only are traditional wired network cables cumbersome, but they are also aesthetically displeasing, so say goodbye to the ugliness, clutter and annoyances of your existing wired network and bring the freedom of wireless computing to your home or office.

What is a Wireless Network?
Wireless Networking is a technology that allows multiple computers and other peripherals to communicate with each other without the hassle of being tied down by those obtrusive cables. This technology is also commonly referred to as Wi-Fi. Recently the popularity of wireless networking has been on the rise thanks to the ever emerging faster Wi-Fi standards, and the ability to seamlessly integrate with other networking architectures.

How can having a Wireless Network help me?
A wireless network will help you break free from the limits imposed on you by ester years wired network. Wireless networking will give you the freedom and flexibility to use your devices where you want, when you want ! No longer will you have to worry about hiding those long, unmanageable unattractive cables that are detrimental to the décor of your home or office environment.

Wireless networks not only allow you to share resources like storage space, printers, scanners, fax machines wirelessly but they are also highly scalable empowering you to change the dynamics of your network structuring.

Great, But what equipment do I need to setup a Wireless Computer Network?
The requirements to setting up a Wireless network are quite similar to those of a wired network, without having to do anything with the wires.

For setting up a wireless computer network you’ll need the following equipment:

  • More than one computer or a laptop.
  • A wireless network card, either built-in or Add-in.
  • A wireless computer router or an ADSL Modem with a built-in router.

What is the typical range of a wireless network?
The range of a wireless network depends on several factors such as the environment, type of equipment and the wireless standards used. Typically the manufacturers state both the indoor and the outdoor ranges to give a reasonable indication of the range that can be obtained. Typical indoor ranges are 150-300 feet, but can be shorter if the building construction interferes with radio transmissions. Longer ranges are possible, but at the expense of performance.

Can someone else break in to my wireless network and get access to my files?
Intruders, or hackers, are people that hack or break into other computers and access information that they are not authorized to. Often the process of hacking is done remotely, i.e. from a far away remote location or from another computer network. The hackers try to break into computers using the flaws and holes found in the operating systems themselves or other software that the users might be using on their systems.

So what about security? Are wireless networks as secure as wired networks?
The nature of the wireless networking technology facilitates for people to connect to the network from a remote location within the range of the wireless network. As physical access to a wireless network is not necessary, it becomes very easy for intruders to target unprotected networks and break in.

Though wireless networks have numerous benefits over the traditional wired networks, it’s worth nothing that an unprotected or unsecured wireless network is more at a risk than its wired counterpart.

What steps can I take to avoid my wireless network being compromised?
It’s very important to secure your wireless network using strong means of encryption techniques. Amongst a few techniques that have a great chance of success in keeping the intruders at bay are:

  • Keeping your operating system updated with the latest security and software patches.
  • Have an updated copy of a good antivirus and an anti malware/spyware application with the latest definition files installed on each computer on the network.
  • Have a firewall system in place with robust security policies to detect and prevent most of the attempts on hacking your network.
  • To secure and protect a wireless network from being eavesdropped it’s very important to apply WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) 128bit or WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption techniques to the network.

How can Tech iT eZ help me create a sound and secure wireless network system?
With its vast experience in the field of computer networking, we can provide you with the highest quality expertise required to setup technologies such as ADSL, Cable Internet, Wireless Internet, Dialup Internet, Firewalls, Proxy Servers, VoIP systems and even secure your network.

Tech iT eZ can provide you with the following services:

  • Install a new wireless network, troubleshoot or expand your existing network system so you can enjoy the various benefits such as share an internet connection and centrally manage printers and devices.
  • Seamlessly migrate your existing restrictive wired network to the freedom of a wireless networking environment.
  • Analyze and optimize your existing wireless computer and identify the bottlenecks hindering the performance of your network.
  • Setup sophisticated routers, firewall policies and encryption techniques to ensure your wireless computer networks are impenetrable.
  • Wirelessly stream your digital media content onto the big screen enabling you to enjoy all your digital media on your BIG Plasma, HD or LCD TV.