Guide

Wireless technology

Introduction

Wireless networking technology is an alternative to traditional cable and fibre optic networks. It is fast becoming a vital productivity tool for today's mobile workforce.

A wireless network uses radio waves instead of cables to connect devices such as laptops to the internet, or to your business network. It removes the need for expensive and messy wires, and allows you or your staff to access your company’s documents, emails and other resources from any location within your network's coverage area or any WiFi hotspot.

Wireless networks are usually easy to set up. By removing the need for wiring, they can be a quick and cost-effective small business networking solution.

This guide looks at the pros and cons of wireless networking. It examines the different types of wireless technologies, including personal area networks and cellular networks, and shows you how choose the right type of network for your business. Finally, it offers tips to help you set up effective measures for wireless network security.