Wire or Wireless

@ahnah69 (141)
Singapore
May 17, 2007 2:15am CST
Hi all, My Office LAN current are all running under CAT6 Cable and we are moving to a new office location but my boss very keen to go into Wireless LAN (Either G or N) What do you think wireless ? What are the disadvantage of wireless over wire ? We had almost 10 servers and 100 personal computers. 4 sub-net with 2 different domain name.
4 responses
• United States
17 May 07
Really the only thing you have to worry about is security, but if you use 128 or 256 bit encryption there should never be any problems. The only other issue I can think of would be range. If your computers are spread WAY out there might be connection issues unless you set up additional access points or repeaters.
@ahnah69 (141)
• Singapore
17 May 07
Maybe those case study is not application intensive as our office environment, our in-house account package need to connect to SQL Server all the time.
• United States
17 May 07
What you are connecting to really don't matter though. Functionally speaking a wireless router works identical to a wired router (it is only the connection type that is different).
@ahnah69 (141)
• Singapore
17 May 07
is that we can't afford slow sleep and any disconnection of the network, we are doing real time business.
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
24 May 07
Hello brother! how? made a decision on which solution to use yet? Lots of things to learn rite? Isn't this exciting? new technology implementation means new toys to play with!
@ahnah69 (141)
• Singapore
25 May 07
All Wired and only 'N' wireless inside the conference room. But again ... back to the Chinese tradition cultural again... cheap or not. Sigh ~ not the 1st time already.
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
25 May 07
ha ha ha... i am not surprise if you boss ask you if the solution is cheap or not. Reducing business cost is always the priority of managers and bosses. The question I would ask is, what is the projected expansion of the network? If it is going to be quite a big scale expansion of the network to include more people, then it is more feasible to use a solution that incorporates both wireless and wired, as this will save you a bunch on hardware upgrades and cable laying in future. Bottom line is whether your boss is willing to invest now or whether it is more feasible to do the upgrade in future.
@ahnah69 (141)
• Singapore
9 Oct 07
Bought a Linksys Wireless Switch $200++ Transport claim $30 Over Time - FREE .. :( Configure and work already.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
17 May 07
i think wireless is not so stable. wired is still the best for me. wireless is convenient cos can have meeting whereever. so i think wireless for meeting rooms. and stil keep wired for your workstation. best of both worlds. but of course more cost if have both?
@ahnah69 (141)
• Singapore
17 May 07
Yes it is not as stable as Wired, it only had the big advantages of seeing lots of wire running underground (rise floor) ..or drop down from the ceiling. True to be more cost if have both, so I propose and let the OLD MAN (BossES) to decide. This had been dragging since few years back and he haven't give up the idea. This is the problem when working with some 60++ yrs old man in a company.
• Pakistan
17 May 07
Hello buddy Wireless Rocks. yeah it do have some distortion issues but if u got and adopte a good provider such as Linksys/Cisco u will felll the magic of wireless. By the way in performance wired networks are fasters but messy where wireless neat and clean.
@ahnah69 (141)
• Singapore
17 May 07
Noted. thank you.