How to select devices for WLAN

How to select devices for WLAN?

 

Access Point

Access point is one of the key elements of the infrastructure that makes up the WLAN network. In addition, it also consists of network cards, antennas and electrical equipment (such as cables, power supplies, etc.). However, APs are so important that signal quality and network capacity depend on their arrangement and configuration. In practice, it is the access points that determine the comfort of work. The choice of AP should depend on the rooms in which the WLAN is to operate. You can choose between indoor access points and outdoor access points. These indoor types work well in closed rooms with a temperature range of 5-40 degrees C and no nuisance such as rain or dust. On the other hand, outdoor APs can be used in the temperature range -20-50 degrees C, as well as in dusty conditions.

Switch

A network switch is a small device that affects the performance of the WLAN. It consists of the so-called ports – one device can be connected to each of them. The choice of the switch should therefore be made dependent on how many devices are to use WLAN. It is also worth paying attention to the visibility of LEDs informing about individual parameters of the device (data receiving and sending, bandwidth, speed of operation or possible errors).

WLAN technology

Modern technology can help improve WLANs. It allows you to ensure efficient, stable and secure communication. If the indoor arrangement of multiple access points with all necessary rules is not sufficient, this signal can be amplified. In this way, the signal can reach all rooms without obstruction.