Homes, schools and businesses connect to the Internet today using a variety of different methods. One method,wireless Internet service, provides Internet access to customers without the need for underground copper, fiber, or other forms of commercial network cabling. Compared to more established wired services like DSL and cable Internet, wireless technology brings added convenience and mobility to computer networks. The below sections describe each popular type of wireless Internet service available.
The increased prominence of wireless devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets in the workplace means that small business owners are taking a new look at wireless local area networks (WLAN) and the positive impact wireless networks can have on the bottom line. Today’s wireless networks are faster, and the technology is more affordable than ever. Wireless also improves employee satisfaction by increasing productivity, flexibility and accessibility. From the sales force and warehouse to manufacturing and inter-office communication, wireless computing lets employees work from anywhere at any time to review data, take notes, send and receive emails and do research on the spot.
|Physically setup and configure network settings for 1 router|
|Complete ISP (Internet service provider) setup and connect router to modem|
|Update router firmware (if needed)|
|Give network a unique name (SSID)|
|Enable wireless encryption on network to safeguard your personal information and secure your broadband signal from use by others|
|Change administrator username and password|
|Enable devices to share the Internet, files, printers and other media (including photos, videos and music)|
|Connect two networkable devices to the network (including network-enabled computers, gaming consoles, Blu-ray/DVD players, televisions and more)|
|Add one (1) additional device|
|Test and repair network and internet connectivity (if needed)|
Wireless LAN Services
The invisibility and the uncertainty of RF propagation can make wireless LAN performance and network planning a complex task. Whether investing in a new 802.11ac WLAN network, migrating from a legacy 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN network or using a mixed environment, proper planning keeps critical applications running at peak performance and sensitive data secure.
AirTight Networks offers a comprehensive set of professional services that cover the entire wireless implementation lifecycle including planning, design, site survey, installation, configuration, and security.
Customers will benefit by optimizing WLAN performance without unnecessary capital expenditure, minimizing help desk calls from unsatisfied users and maximizing performance of critical applications while securing the network from wireless threats.
Predictive RF Planning
Deploy your WLAN with confidence. AirTight’s Predictive RF Planning services deliver a detailed WLAN pre-deployment planning report that includes:
- Guidance on WLAN settings to achieve your WLAN performance and security goals
- Recommended device placement
- RF coverage maps
- Complete bill of material
ONSITE Live Survey
Maximize the return on your existing WLAN investment. Benefit from a live onsite RF site survey conducted by AirTight RF experts that includes:
- Fine-tuning of WLAN predictive planning
- Troubleshooting of wireless performance problems if any
- Spectrum analysis to detect live RF interference
- Guidance on continued reliable operation of your WLAN
Wireless Security Audit
With over 25 patents granted, AirTIght is recognized as the leader in WLAN security. AirTight’s professional services team can provide assistance in defining your wireless policies that follow industry best practices. Key deliverables include:
- Evaluation of your WLAN performance and security requirements
- Planning of fresh deployments or upgrade of existing ones (including migration to 802.11ac)
- Considering regional regulatory requirements
WLAN Product Selection
Evaluating available WLAN solutions can be overwhelming. Leverage AirTight’s WLAN expertise for recommendations on specific product solutions to match your organizations wireless needs. AirTight experts can provide guidance on all aspects of your wireless network design including:
- Type of WLAN protocols, APs, and WIPS sensors
- Type of antennas
- Cabling and power (including PoE)
- Other accessories such as weatherproof enclosures, lightning arrestors, etc. if necessary
Ensure the success of your wireless LAN rollout. AirTight’s detail oriented project management skills can assist with even the most complex network designs to ensure that your project is delivered on-time and on-budget while meeting all of your organizations performance and security requirements. AirTights’ wireless installation services include:
- Timeline for BoM procurement, installation, and testing
- Logistics about availability and shipping of equipment
- Resource allocation at each site
- Installation and configuration of your WLAN
- Full documentation and labeling of installation for inventory and maintenance.