WLAN Internet – learn about good practices in building networks
Building a WLAN Internet Where to start? In order for the connection to gain quality, i.e. to be fast, but also secure, it is worth using a few good practices.
Step one – WLAN project
It is worth remembering about the WLAN Internet project. This one can show the possibilities of the network right from the start. In addition, it can also predict various scenarios that may prove helpful in the future. Such a preliminary design enables a quick response to any difficulties.
WLAN Internet – installation
It is also good practice to rethink the WLAN installation. It can be done in several variants – for example:
Wired connection of access points to a network switch
Via the Internet, setting up e.g. a VPN connection, etc. using the Internet provided by cable TV, xDSL or via Mobile Internet
Wirelessly building a bridge connecting 2 and more access points (point-to-point or point-to-multipoint)
MESH technology (lattice) willingly used in places where there is a problem with adding computer cabling. These can be, for example, opencast mines, transshipment ports, parking lots for newly produced cars
Location of access points:
- When designing a new or expanding the existing WLAN Internet network, it is worth considering, above all, the location of access points.
- It should be done in such a way that the signal level (or rather the signal strength to noise ratio) is at least satisfactory in each place.
- The thickness of the walls, for example, may be crucial here. Check that these are only partition walls that should not attenuate radio waves. Or thick walls, which unfortunately increase such risk.
- It is therefore worth carrying out a site inspection at the very beginning. Check how the Wi-Fi networks of neighboring rooms affect our WLAN network.
- Consider possible accumulation of electronic equipment. It can be an obstacle – if you apply a few basic principles. Remember that this problem can be solved.
WLAN Internet – security:
Once this issue is resolved, it makes sense to focus on security. These, of course, will vary depending on the needs generated by WLAN. It will look different in the production hall, differently in the generally accessible zone in the library, and even differently in a single-family house. For example, domain login, user identification via e-mail or SMS text messages or the use of a guest portal can be used here.
When building a closed network – one intended only for a specific group of employees – it is worth choosing access points and cards that are at least compatible with the WPA standard. However, when building an open network, it is good to pay attention to hardware designed for hot-spots, because it allows you to easily configure clients and provide protection against hacker attacks.