Reasons to Implement a Wireless LAN

Each type of wireless network has its advantages and disadvantages, but wireless LANs remain the most common form of wireless networking for day-to-day business for several reasons.

Simple Fast Installation:

Installing a wireless LAN eliminates the need for complex cabling and construction, making it far easier and faster than a wired implementation.

Increased Productivity & Service Through Mobility:

LANs provide users with real-time data from anywhere in an organization, leading to increased productivity, faster decision-making, better service and lower costs.

Flexibility:

In addition to the flexibility a LAN provides users, it also provides installation flexibility. LANs can be created without disrupting the structural integrity of a building, making it possible to add wireless to historic sites or spaces that wired systems just can’t be implemented.

Expansion:

Wireless LANs can be configured and reconfigured to meet the changing needs of your organization. Networks can grow by simply adding additional access points.

Reduced Cost:

After the initial investment, the overall cost can be significantly lower than a wired network. The increase in productivity and ability to serve your customers better makes a wirless LAN an even more desirable investment as well.

This video by Motorola shows how easy a wireless installation can be, even in the most historic of places.

 

Wireless LANs are reliable, secure and considerably less expensive than traditional wired networks, making them a sound investment for a single office or a large enterprise. In a few days I’ll go over some of the basic hardware required to make the move to a wireless LAN.