The Internet has become one of the crucial facets of our daily lives and There are over 5.47 billion active internet users. Many ways have come up to access the internet. Almost every industry, be it education, health care, etc., is moving to adopt new-age technologies. Wireless networking technologies are the upcoming and growing genre for better internet access. Wireless networks exist nearly everywhere around us and WiFi and Bluetooth are some common and renowned examples. In this blog, we will understand the types of wireless network connections and their benefits. In the end, we will list some prominent differences between wired and wireless networks.
When different nodes in a network communicate through a radio frequency connection, it is known as wireless networking. Over time, multiple forms of wireless networks have been developed. Some common examples include Bluetooth, cordless phones, satellite communication, etc. It is considered to be an affordable way to establish an Internet network system.
It is a local area network that utilizes radio communication to provide mobility to the network users while maintaining connectivity to the wired network. Built by connecting the access points to the edge of the wired network, wireless performs better. HiperLAN, Wi-Fi, and IEEE 802.11 are the standards of WLAN.
According to IEEE standards, WLAN is of two types:-
Infrastructure: All the endpoints are connected with a base station and communicate through it. For example, home WiFi.
Ad-Hoc: Nodes are connected in a peer-to-peer manner without a base station. It needs two or more endpoints with built-in radio transmission.
WPAN works by interconnecting the devices through a wireless medium. It is a short-range network; wireless mice, motion sensors, etc., are some examples. According to IEEE, it is classified into three classes, i.e., High-rate WPAN (HR-WPAN), Medium-rate WPAN (MR-WPAN), and Low-rate WPAN (LR-WPAN). Moreover, Bluetooth, ZigBee, Infrared, Z-wave, and WBAN are some of the prominent technologies used in WPAN. It is more secure, portable, and stable in comparison to other wireless networking connections.
Easy Installation: Wireless network installation is easy to expand and establish. For businesses, it is the best way to stay interconnected without the need to establish a complex wiring system.
Remote Access: It can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and allows employees to work from any off-site location without sacrificing productivity or data security.
Efficient Network Planning: In a wireless network, networking planning is less complicated than in a wired network due to wireless software configuration of frequency, power, and other parameters.
Cost-Effective: As there is no requirement for the cables, it is easy to install and relatively inexpensive than wired networks.
Wired networks opt for copper, fiber, etc as a preferred medium for communication and are based on the IEEE 802.3 standard. It is highly secure and reliable. It works on the principle of CSMA/CD and operates by finding the collision occurrence. Furthermore, the installation activity is cumbersome and manpower intensive. Prominent devices used in this are switch, router, and hub.
Wireless networks use air as the medium of communication and are based on the standard of 802.11. It works on the principle of CSMA/CA; hence, the possibility of collision gets reduced. Moreover, in wireless networks, very little deployment time is required. Major wireless equipment used in this are wireless routers and access points.
Over time, the role of wireless networks will grow only. For instance, the COVID-19 pandemic shows the potential of wireless networks in healthcare where doctors can easily perform telehealth visits. Not only this, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) telehealth visits increased by 50% during the first quarter of 2020. Apart from this, the potential for wireless network installation is increasing among other industries as well.
For businesses that are looking for increased efficiency, productivity, and easy accessibility, the wireless network is a significant way to achieve this. RIAM Enterprises is a certified structured cabling and system integration company. We provide a range of services, such as server room setup, firewall & and security, wireless networking, and much more. We possess a team having over 20 years in the business. We assure you the best quality services at a competitive price.
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