Significance of Cabling in the Wireless Era

Significance of Cabling in the Wireless Era

Lester D'Souza, Enterprise Networking Mag | Thursday, June 24, 2021

Despite wireless's growing prominence, not all gadgets can or should use it. Adding cabling to the infrastructure is the greatest way to ensure that the internet and technological devices operate properly and that the business gets the most out of the internet.

FREMONT, CA: Technology evolves at a breakneck pace. As a result, there have been massive shifts in technology tools and infrastructure even in the last few years. One of these trends has been the increased usage of wireless networks rather than wired networks by electronic gadgets. And as wireless networks become more common—in both households and businesses—tempting it is to believe that one will not need cable in the future. However, cabling offers its own set of benefits that should be considered before making major network decisions.

Wireless vs. Wired Networks

Multiple technical devices can connect to the same Wifi network without the use of cords, cables, or other instruments. Access points generate a wireless local area network and then project Wifi signals in that region, allowing devices to join the network using radio frequency signals. The network can be expanded by adding more access points. On the other hand, a wired network connects devices to the Internet using hardware such as cables or wires. Ethernet cables, which are four sets of twisted cobble cables that may attain very high speeds by twisting the cables tighter, are a popular alternative for this cabling. Fiber optic cables, which employ light signals to project Wifi signals through the network switch or hub, which then connects to your devices, are another popular choice.

Both wireless and wired networks offer advantages and disadvantages, so how can one decide which is the best option? Combining both of these options is the best solution. One should be able to profit from wireless networks, but for the wireless network to be the best it can be, the architecture must also include cabling. Despite wireless's growing prominence, not all gadgets can or should use it. Adding cabling to the infrastructure is the greatest way to ensure that the internet and technological devices operate properly and that the business gets the most out of the internet. Consider the wiring and wireless options when thinking about the internet and network connections. After all, all IT systems are made up of interrelated pieces, and any single flaw can put the entire system at risk, affecting the organization.

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