Guide

Wireless technology

Introduction

Wireless networking technology is being used as an alternative to cable and fibre optic networks. It removes the restrictions of being attached to expensive and messy wires and cables, both inside the office and out, and carries the capability of wired networks to areas that cables cannot reach.

This guide examines the benefits of wireless networking over cabling solutions, and some of the potential problems. It will also consider how you select and implement a network, and the heightened security concerns that accompany the use of wireless networks.

If you want to learn more about networking in general, see computer networking.