How Installing a Wireless Access Point Can Benefit Businesses

How Installing a Wireless Access Point Can Benefit Businesses

Enterprise Networking Mag | Friday, October 01, 2021

Any company or organization that plans to accommodate a high number of wireless Internet users must deploy a wireless access point.

FREMONT CA:  The wireless access point (AP) has many advantages over a regular wireless router. Wireless is suitable for businesses due to having a stronger signal and broader transmission range. Additionally, for business purposes, they're more beneficial for employee safety.

Here is a list of advantages provided by wireless APs:

A more significant number of people reach: A standard wireless router may only serve 10-20 simultaneous users, whereas a wireless AP will accommodate 50 or more. A wireless AP provides additional advantages over a wireless router, especially in a larger area that needs wireless coverage. Additionally, it has a greater capacity to broadcast and receive signals.

More comprehensive transfer capability: Usually, the area over which a wireless router can communicate is only around a few dozen meters. If the router has a distance beyond that, its signal will be lost. But, anyhow, wireless APs can expand their range up to 300 meters. At the same time, the new wireless AP will boost network signal coverage in proportion to the extra distance, allowing customers to move around freely. This especially holds for large businesses, as they often have large spaces and may also need to communicate with workers in different buildings. As a result, their numbers of network users are significant, so a wireless network with adequate coverage is necessary to avoid the unnecessary hassle of managing cables.

More agile network configuration: Knowing that it is not the norm for commercial settings to employ only a few wireless devices and recognizing that networking patterns should be adapted based on a given environment and requirements, it is understood that one can assume that commercial networking incorporates multiple wireless devices. There isn't much variety in the wireless router's network capabilities. A wireless AP has several different operating modes, making it incredibly flexible to use, like, for example, Simplex AP, Wireless Client, Wireless Bridge, Multi-point Bridge, etc. It is also easy to operate because it can be centralized with the assistance of a wireless AP controller.

Multiple connections with multiple APs: The business can customize its wireless program according to the situation. The multi-AP interconnection can have a full advantage. Home users rarely encounter multi-AP applications in the workplace, while company owners see them very frequently. For enterprises, using multiple AP connections to support customers roaming in a network would be the most convenient method of extending a network's range.

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