An SMB Wi-Fi Primer

ITBusinessEdge: An SMB Wi-Fi Primer

When Paul Mah’s own home office router gave up the ghost, he went shopping and researched some of the issues small businesses need to consider when setting up a Wi-Fi network.

“Earlier this week, the wireless router in my home office gave up the ghost. Beyond the obvious inconvenience and disruption to my work, I used the opportunity to explore the various wireless solutions on the market, even as I hunted for a replacement. From my findings, I highlight some facts that SMBs should be aware of before deploying Wi-Fi networking in their organizations.

Recognize the Inherent Challenge of a Wireless Environment

There is no doubt that Wi-Fi has entered the mainstream. Every laptop and netbook now comes with Wi-Fi, and we’re not even counting tablet devices and an increasing number of smartphones. Compared to the single-digit count in most home deployments though, the use of wireless in the office might not be as straightforward as one might think.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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