There’s no doubting the fact that wireless technology plays an important role in how businesses and average consumers operate today. From a business perspective, it’s tempting to keep up with or stay ahead of the trends and opt to go completely wireless. While there are plenty of advantages to this strategy, a VoIP technician will likely suggest you still keep your wired network. Here are some of the main advantages and benefits for wired networks.
Ease of Setup
When setting up a wired network, a VoIP technician typically just has to connect different devices using ethernet cords and other cables in order to get an entire organization up and running. Compare this to a fully wireless setup, where service may not extend to all areas of the office and potentially lead to slower speeds and the likelihood of poor network performance. It takes a lot more time and effort to go completely wireless, and the benefits of a wired network are better overall in most situations.
A VoIP system operating on a wired network is going to have faster and more reliable speeds. Things like the placement of your router, doors, walls and even furniture doesn’t have an impact on performance with a wired network like it does wireless networks. Since all devices are interconnected via cables, performance and speed are consistent throughout the office. This leads to better work productivity and less downtime as a result.
Anyone with network security jobs will tell you wired networks are much more secure than wireless networks. Cyber criminals have a much harder time hacking into wired networks and stealing bandwidth. In a wireless environment, cyber criminals could lurk nearby and hack into your network. Whereas in a wired network, they would have to be physically present in the building to have access to the network. The security alone makes wired networks much more attractive to business owners than wireless.
Anistar Technologies believes wired technology is going to be the basis of future technology, regardless of how much wireless capabilities evolve. Wireless technology still has plenty of pitfalls and has a long way to go before it catches up with all of the benefits and advantages a wired network has to offer. As an organization, hiring someone to fill network security jobs can be challenging depending on your requirements. We have access to some of the top professionals nationwide and can connect you to the people who fit your needs. Be sure to contact us at any time to start the conversation and learn more about wired and wireless networks and how they fit your infrastructure.