There are a few things you need to know when setting up a wireless network. You’ll need a business grade firewall, a business grade router, and a business grade access point. You will also need to set them up properly in order for your network to be secure.
A firewall is a security device that monitors and filters incoming and outgoing traffic to your network. It works in the form of computer equipment and software. You can set security policies on the firewall to help protect your network from the internet. Allowing you to manage your internet for more effective use internally.
A router is a device that forwards data packets between computer networks. It allows multiple devices to use the same internet. In order to have users connect wirelessly you will need to enable wifi functionality with a wireless router.
An access point creates a wireless local network in your office. It provides wireless internet in areas so you can access the internet anywhere in the office. Since a wireless signal can travel so far, an access point is installed to reach certain designated areas. Users with cellphones, tablets, and laptops can easily access the internet.
There are other components of having a secure internet connection as well as a secure wireless connection. And there are other factors in ensuring your internet works. Network cabling will need to be assessed, your switch will need to be upgraded, and your internet speeds need to be sufficient for your work environment. The most important thing is to set up security policies, create a guest and internal network with passwords, and update equipment ad software as needed.
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