Wireless

The future of wireless security encompasses a brave new world of existing technologies advancing to its utmost fullest potential. The future of networking is without bounds and wireless technology is in the foregrounds. It is now growing faster than anyone would have ever imagined with new and existing technologies, its future is limitless.

Wireless networks are moving out of business's conference rooms and becoming a primary method of connecting to the Internet in the office. But while putting a wireless access point (AP) in a conference room is fairly easy, setting up a pervasive wireless LAN for businesses requires careful planning. This is where our expertise is invaluable. So many mistakes can occur without expert advice and knowledge.

Our first step is to figure out how much capacity our client will need and where it will be needed. In many cases, just getting APs (Access Points) to cover the client's site isn't all that difficult; the challenge is to make sure there are enough access points, and in the right places, to accommodate the client's needs.

For instance, in areas where the WLAN will be used as the primary mode of accessing the LAN for mission-critical situations, you should ensure that there is enough redundancy so that no single point of failure or congestion can take down the connection; our network consultants can help you in determining this.

Some mobile or wireless devices may be used just for occasional email checks or light Web surfing, while others may be downloading streaming video. If you are considering a Voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) system, you should know how many devices will access the network and where they're likely to be concentrated.

Our consulting team will conduct a site survey that will consists of deploying APs in key areas of your site and then testing signal strength throughout the area. That is usually done by installing surveying software onto a laptop or other mobile device and walking around the site, letting the software log signal strength as you work.

Doing a site survey can prevent deploying a WLAN that ends up having some areas with poor performance or no coverage at all; it can also identify rogue access points that could pose a security risk. Most of the time, those aren't installed with any bad intent. An employee may have just brought one from home. Still, an unauthorized access point on the network provides an opportunity for hackers to break into the network.

interference with coverage can occur if a site with thick walls or lead shielding in radiology rooms that can interfere with radio frequency (RF) signals. If your site is just a standard office with open space except for a few steel beams, you should be OK. Stairwells can be extremely difficult in setting up wireless access points. The coverage can be terrible, here is where our expert consultants will advise you of what you should and should not do.