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We can provide a full range of wireless options to suit your needs.

With the increasing demand for reliable, high-speed internet, it is more important than ever to ensure that your home WiFi network is up to the task. But with so many devices and applications vying for bandwidth, it can be challenging to achieve the level of performance you need.

  • Multiple access points can allow you to cover a large area.
  • A wireless bridge can be set up to connect multiple locations that can be many kilometres apart. This can be used to share network resources or an Internet connection between sites or buildings.
  • Remote management makes it easy with a friendly user interface

Wireless Networking

Current Wi-Fi Standards

  • Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n): Also known as Wireless-N, it was the first Wi-Fi standard to support multiple antennas (MIMO technology), which increased the data transfer rate. Wi-Fi 4 operates on the 2.4 GHz frequency band and provides data speeds of up to 600 Mbps.
  • Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac): Introduced in 2013 and is also known as Wireless-AC. Wi-Fi 5 operates on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands and provides faster data speeds than Wi-Fi 4, up to 1.3 Gbps. In addition, it also supports MIMO technology, which provides higher data rates and improved coverage.
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax): Introduced in 2019. It operates on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands and provides data speeds of up to 9.6 Gbps. Wi-Fi 6 also uses MIMO technology and introduces new features such as Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), which increases network efficiency, and Target Wake Time (TWT), which reduces power consumption in devices.
  • Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax): Wi-Fi 6E operates on the 6 GHz frequency band in addition to the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. This allows for even faster data speeds and reduced congestion on the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. Wi-Fi 6E also uses MIMO technology and features like OFDMA and TWT.

Mesh WiFi Networking

Mesh Wi-Fi is a network system that uses multiple wireless access points (APs) to provide Wi-Fi coverage throughout a large area, such as a home or an office. In a mesh network, each AP is connected wirelessly to other APs, creating a single large network that covers the entire area. This allows for a more reliable and consistent Wi-Fi signal compared to traditional Wi-Fi networks that rely on a single AP.

Mesh Wi-Fi provides several advantages over traditional Wi-Fi networks, including improved coverage, reduced dead spots, and simplified network management. It's a great solution for large homes or office buildings where traditional Wi-Fi networks struggle to provide a consistent signal.

WiFi Bridge Networking

Wi-Fi bridge networking is a flexible and cost-effective solution for connecting two separate networks. It's especially useful in situations where running Ethernet cables between two locations is not feasible, such as remote offices or large properties with multiple buildings.

WiFi Security

With the increasing number of connected devices in homes today, it is more important than ever to ensure that your WiFi network is secure. Unsecured networks can be vulnerable to cyber attacks, data theft, and other security threats. In this guide, we'll provide you with the information you need to secure your WiFi network and keep your data safe.

To secure your WiFi network, you need to understand the different types of security available. The most commonly used types of WiFi security include WEP, WPA, and WPA2.

  • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is the oldest and least secure form of WiFi security. It uses a shared key to encrypt data transmitted over the network, but it can be easily cracked by determined attackers.
  • WPA (WiFi Protected Access) was introduced to replace WEP and is considered to be much more secure. It uses TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) encryption to encrypt data transmitted over the network.
  • WPA2 / WPA2 is the most secure form of WiFi security currently available. It uses AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption to encrypt data transmitted over the network and is considered to be very difficult to crack.