What is a Wireless Network?

What is the difference between a Wi-Fi network or wireless network and a wired network.

Wireless networks allow devices to remain connected to the network, but can roam free from wires. Access points amplify Wi-Fi signals so that a device can be disconnected from a router, but still connected to the network. Connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots in cafes, hotels, airport lounges, and other public places will allow you to connect to the business’s wireless network.

A wired network connects devices such as desktop or laptop computers to the Internet or another network using cables. There are some drawbacks to wired networks compared with wireless networks. Your device must be tethered with a router to avoid the biggest problem. Most wired networks are made up of cables that connect to the router’s Ethernet port and to the computer or other device at the other end.

What are the advantages of Wi-Fi wireless networks?

Businesses will enjoy many benefits from a Cisco wireless networking network.

Convenience Access your network resources anywhere within the coverage area of your wireless network or from any Wi Fi hotspot.

Mobility With a wired connection, you’re not tied down to your desk. For example, you and your employees can meet online in conference rooms.

Productivity Your staff will be able to access the Internet and other key resources through wireless. This allows them to work more efficiently and encourages collaboration.

Installation is quick and easy.

Expandability Wireless networks can be easily expanded with existing equipment. Wired networks might need additional wiring.

Security: Wireless networks offer strong security protections.

Lower cost: Wireless networks are less expensive to run than wired networks.

How to set up a wireless network

There are three options available for creating your wireless network: centralized deployment (converged deployment), cloud-based deployment (cloud-based deployment), and centralized deployment (converged deployment). You need help choosing the right deployment for your company. Talk to an expert.

Centralized Deployment

Centralized deployments are the most popular type of wireless network system. They are typically used on campuses that have buildings and networks within close proximity. This deployment consolidates wireless networks, making it easier to upgrade and enabling advanced wireless functionality. The controllers are located in central locations and are built on-premises.

Converged Deployment

Converged deployments are ideal for small campuses and branch offices that require consistency in wired and wireless connections. This deployment converges wired, wireless and on one network device–an Access Switch–and serves the dual roles of switch and wireless controller.

Cloud-Based Deployment

The cloud is used to manage network devices at different locations. Cisco Meraki cloud-managed devices are required to solve the problem. These devices provide full visibility into the network via their dashboards.

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