What are the benefits of a Wired Business Network?

When you are looking at setting up a new business premises or merely looking at upgrading your current business network, consider installing a Wired Network. Choosing a wired network could bring a whole range of benefits to your business, ranging from a performance boost to increased security.

Higher Speed

The biggest benefit of a Wired Network setup is boosting speed performance. Comparatively wired connections (Structured Cabling) will support faster speeds than wireless alternatives. Structured Cabling types will vary depending on your requirements, but options include Cat5e or Cat6 and the newly introduced Cat7 cabling. The general rule of thumb for cabling is not to run it more than 100 metres to keep full optimisation, so the length of cable you choose will be determined by the distance reach you require.

Reliability of Wired Network

The main benefit of a wired setup over wireless for your business network is that data cabling doesn’t lose bandwidth speed as the wired connection delivers up to the full speed. On the other hand, wireless bandwidth signal will degrade through thick walls, interference from other wireless routers or where wireless router is located in the home. This makes a wired network setup a superior choice for many complex workspaces.

Ease of Access

Wired connections are easier to set up as it’s just a case of plugging in a RJ45 connection to the end device.  Troubleshooting is often easier, since issues arising from installation tend to be around one issue alone – which is where the connection is plugged in. This is different to a wireless alternative, where there are more components to set up to make it work and function at optimum levels of efficiency.

What Structured Data Cable to use?

The only factor pre-installation is to determine which data cabling solution to choose, which will be fully support by us. There are 3 main types that we offer:

Cat5 cabling

Cat5 are the most common type of data cabling used within many office setups. These cables were the first Ethernet supported cables, supporting speeds up to 100mbps and they  are compatible with telephone and video.Installation of Cat5 cables is simple - just plugging an RJ45 connection (telephone / computer connection) is all it takes.

Cat5e cables

Cat5e cables are the updated version of Cat5 cables, except they are able to support higher Ethernet Speed of us to 1000mbps. This cable was introduced in 2001, and achieves higher speeds by using all 4 copper wire pairs within.

Cat6 alternatives

Cat6 cables do  the same as Cat5e but support even higher speeds of bandwidth. Another benefit is it’s a smaller sire and that has increased insulation that will protect the bandwidth speeds from potential electromagnetic inference sources.

If you’re interested in more detail please get in contact, and we can help you find the data cabling solution most suitable for your workspace.

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