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Wireless Access Points

The most common WAP solution is wireless traffic encryption

Modern access points come with built-in encryption. WEP, the first generation encryption scheme, proved easy to crack; the second and third generation schemes, WPA and WPA2, are considered secure if a strong enough password or passphrase.

An Access Point (AP) connects directly to a wired local area network, typically Ethernet. The AP then provides wireless connections using wireless LAN technology, typically Wi-Fi, for other devices to utilize that wired connection. AP's support the connection of multiple wireless devices through their one wired connection.

Ad hoc connections are generally not recommended for a permanent installation. Internet access via ad hoc networks, using features like Windows' Internet Connection Sharing, may work well with a small number of devices that are close to each other, but ad hoc networks do not scale well. Internet traffic will converge to the nodes with a direct internet connection, potentially congesting these nodes. For internet-enabled nodes, access points have a clear advantage, with the possibility of having a wired LAN.

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Why use structured wiring?

  To avoid future disaster and Downtime

  Most business have at one time or another felt the pain of IT failure. No matter the source, preventive disaster control can be achieved with a correctly labeled and wired wiring rack. Cat5 VoIP to giga-bit fiber cable are subject damage over time and a well documented clean installation with labeling will get your IT systems back online.

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Should structured cabling be used?

  Yes, Because it will save money and time in the future.

  Structured cabling is the implementation of a precise design for infrastructure cabling system that will support multiple hardware uses and be fitting for today’s requirements and the demands of the future.

With an accurately installed IT system, current and future requirements can accept new hardware that will be required for the future to support growing needs.

Structured cabling design and installations have a set of standards that specify wiring data centers, offices, buildings for voice or data communications utilizing numerous kinds of cable.

The most commonly used cable is category 5e (CAT 5e), 6 (CAT 6), 6a (CAT 6a), and fiber optic cabling.

These standards define how to lay the cabling in various topologies to meet the needs of the customer, typically using a central patch panel 19-inch rack-mounted.

All device outlets get patched into a network switch for an IP or PBX (private branch exchange) telephone system.

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