wirelessWireless networks are becoming increasingly popular among both small and large businesses, mainly due to their convenience, cost efficiency and ease of integration with other networks and network components. The increased convenience of wireless networks, boosts productivity as users can access the network anywhere in a building from portable devices. Wireless networks are also easily expanded to accommodate a growing number of users. As this does not require cables being physically run to each location, this can greatly reduce labour costs.

As every network has different requirements, wireless networks may not be suitable for every given situation due to some inherent limitations of wireless technology, such as speed and security.

The cost of installation is very low in comparison to wiring individual network cables to each user location.

With the ever increasing use of laptops and tablets, wireless technology allows employees to freely move around a building while still connected to their network via a portable device (laptop, tablet, phone) This means important information is always at hand.

It goes without saying that having constant access to the network, anywhere in a building, will greatly improve productivity.

Initial setup of an infrastructure-based wireless network requires little more than a single wireless access point (WAP). As a company grows and expands, additional WAPs can easily be added to the existing network to accommodate more users.