Everything You Need To Know About WLANs
A WLAN is a wireless local-area network that uses radio technology instead of a wired connection. You’re probably thinking right now, well isn’t that just WIFI? Well, just like all thumbs are fingers, but not all fingers are thumbs, Wi-Fi is a type of WLAN, however not all WLANs are Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is simply the most commonly one used. And with today’s modern lifestyle, managed wireless services are often the first choice for companies.
There are many benefits a WLAN can bring to your business, but navigating the information online can be daunting, so here’s a quick list of the top 5 reasons as to why you should use a managed wireless service.
1 Security and Network Management
These days, a managed wireless network can be monitored completely virtually. This means that at the click of a button, you’re able to see who is using your service and when, create login in credentials, manage users, collect analytics and even monitor network health. You can then take the data and use it as a benefit towards your company.
2 Wireless Access Points
In today’s modern world, no one wants to be wired to a desk. With managed WLAN services people can connect their devices and move between meeting rooms, office spaces and even work from the lunch room! It allows your employees the flexibility to access the network whenever and wherever they need to! By creating managed wireless service, it means that the hard work your employees do is safer than if they were to connect to another company’s free access point.
You can add as many users as you need to the network, allowing you to scale up or down as and when needed. It’s as simple as logging in, and adding or removing new users! No need to go hunting around for wires, the inconvenience has been replaced with more time to focus on your business!
4 Guest Wireless Access
Remember the free Starbucks Wi-FI you love to use? Well, with a wireless network manager, you can create separate access for guests just like this. It also removes the worry and potential security risks that come with wiring someone directly into your network. Remember the Network Management we mentioned? When you create a Guest Wireless Access you are able to collect in-depth analytics on their usage and footfall. This data can then be translated into tangible information as to whether the demands are being met, or that may need to be met for your business.
5 Device Flexibility and Reach
With a WLAN, you can extend the reach and capabilities of the network, ensuring you’re able to do your work whenever and wherever you need without worrying about it slowing down. It won’t slow down even when carrying high data loads or advanced web applications. Alongside this, you can connect to WLAN to any device imaginable, including ioT devices! That means no more waiting around, staring at a loading symbol.
Overall, WLANs are extremely beneficial as you can customise and mould them to your specific needs, from being proactive with data collection from usage, to limiting who has access. After all, why still plug in, when you can have a service that provides you with increased performance and reliability?
Still have questions, or want to know more about WLANs? Just head over to our contact us page and get in touch where we can discuss the best managed wireless solution to suit your needs.