How to Set Up a Small Business Wireless Network

By Eric Geier | Posted July 28, 2011

If the freedom of a wireless network appeals to you -- and makes sense for your small business -- the first item on your to-do list is to understand what goes into setting up a Wi-Fi network. This article by our colleagues at Wi-FiPlanet covers the basics of planning, hardware, security and file sharing.

Just click on the title link below, and you'll be well on the way to creating a small business wireless network.


If you want to set up a wireless network at your small business, one of the first things you need to understand is the difference between a wireless router and a wireless access point, commonly just called an AP.

A wireless router is designed for the smallest deployments: homes and small offices. It provides Internet sharing and network services. An AP lacks these features and simply provides wireless access. A traditional network requires a wired or wireless router. Then if additional wireless network coverage is needed, APs can be added to the network throughout the building.

Read the complete article: Setting Up Wi-Fi for a Small Business

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