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