Wired and Wireless Network Setup Installation in Austin

Business Communication Solutions offers wired and wireless network setups for homes and small businesses. Feel free to call us if you need a simple cable run with one access point for your outdoor backyard area or a wired and Wi-Fi network installation setup with servers, radius, and VPN. We offer free consultations and estimates.

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Wired and Wireless Network Troubleshooting Services in Austin

Business Communication Solutions offers wired and wireless network troubleshooting services in Austin and surrounding cities. We service home and small businesses. Examples of network troubling services we offer include but are not limited to:

  • My Internet is not working or slow
  • My wifi signal are very bad in certain area of my homes or business
  • I can connect to my network, but I still don’t have internet.
  • My printer does not work.
  • I can’t access my servers, security camera, or certain IoT devices.
  • My network keeps dropping.
  • I can’t sign on to my network using my network credentials (can be radius, active directory, etc).
Wired and Wireless Network Security Services in Austin

Do you already have a wired and wireless network setup that you would like to evaluate whether or not it is secure?

  • Do you have a high turnover rate? All your employees including the one that left knows the wireless network password?
  • Do you have a domain controller or currently using azure AD?
  • Do you want to setup your wifi with AD authenication aka Radius Server or NPS server?
  • Do you want to setup Vlan for different departments?
  • Would you like to separate IoT devices from your network?

We offer free network security traffic studies, consultations, and estimates. Call us now.

Wireless Point to Point or Point to Multi-Point Installation Services in Austin:
  • Do you have a home or business that needs internet access from another building? We can help you setup a wireless point to point network, aka wireless bridge to help you extend network and internet access to your 2nd building, warehouse, or office. Wireless Point to Point normally works when clear line of site is available. We typically only use wireless Point to Point when physical cable run are cost prohibited, or requested by customer.
Wireless Point to Point or Multi-Point Troubleshooting Service in Austin

Do you already have a wireless point to point setup by another vendor? Are you having issues? Is the vendor not responding? We offer wireless point-to-point troubleshooting services, even if we did not installed it. Call us not for a free estimate.

Wireless Network Upgrade Services in Austin:
  • Do you have a wireless network that is overloaded? Are you getting complaints about interference? Are you getting complaints about dropped signal or packets? We offer troubleshooting and upgrading services. If you have an old wifi network that was setup a while back. The vendor or the IT person that setup is no longer around? Give us a call. Let us offer you a free consultation and estimate. If all the cabling infrastructure is already in place, upgrade are more affordable than you think.
Wireless High-Density Environment

Do you have a WiFi network that have lot of users in a small area? WiFi network have evolved in the last few years solving lots of issues and improving speed, connectivity, and reliability. We have solutions for weak signal or not working signal. A free consultation is just a call away. Call us now. 512.257.1433

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Wired and Wireless Network Security

What is wired and wireless network?

A convenient means of accessing information, the internet, and peripherals is contingent upon having internet and network connectivity. Home or office networking allows people to share access to files, printers, HDTV, data, audio files, collaborate, and web search. Business Communication Solutions is a one-stop shop for all your hardwired data cabling and wireless network installation and setup needs in Austin and the surrounding areas. Our skilled network installer will help you create the best solution. We are experts at installing wired and wireless equipment for businesses, homes, and commercial buildings using the latest materials to avoid losing time on repairs.

We provide cat5e, cat6 / 6a, coaxial, & fiber optic LAN cable installation & termination.

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What is a wired network?

When your PC or docking station is physically plugged into an Ethernet cord or wall outlet using different form of cables, it is connected to a wired network. In this scenario, you wouldn’t be establishing a wireless internet connection. A wired network’s equipment is physically connected to one another, which frequently produces a dependable and quick connection. In environments like offices or data centers, where dependable, high-speed connections are essential, wired networks are usually utilized. They are also frequently utilized in home networks, especially for desktop PCs and gaming consoles that need a steady internet connection. The speed and stability of wired networks is their key advantages. Faster data transfer speeds may be possible since there is less potential for interference or signal loss due to the physical connection between the devices.

Popular Features and Topics about Wired Network

Backup Internet: Losing an internet connection during an important meeting or while facing a project deadline is a situation many can relate to. Having a backup internet connection can resolve your issue. It seamlessly takes over when the primary connection fails, ensuring that your business or home remains online continuously, regardless of the duration of the outage. A backup internet connection is crucial for businesses with remote employees who require a constant internet connection, as an outage could lead to a loss of revenue. There are numerous backup internet options available, both wired (DSL, Ethernet cable, fiber optic) and wireless (Wi-Fi, LTE, 5G cellular, satellite), depending on the location of the business or resident.

SD-Wan: SD-WAN, or software-defined wide area network, is a networking technology that employs software-defined networking (SDN) principles to administer and enhance the performance of wide area networks (WANs). Traditional WAN architecture was confined to enterprises, branches, and data centers. However, when an organization embraces cloud-based applications through SaaS and IaaS, its WAN architecture must handle a surge in traffic to access applications that are distributed worldwide. SD-WAN enables IT to provide routing, threat protection, efficient offloading of costly circuits, and streamlined WAN network management. The business advantages may include: Better application experience, more security, optimized cloud connectivity, and simplified management. SD-WAN technology is perfectly suited for small to medium-sized businesses operating on limited budgets, offering access to the advantages of a large enterprise network without the need for substantial financial investment.

Vlan: Virtual Local Area Networks have become crucial as the complexity of networks has surpassed the capabilities of standard Local Area Networks (LANs). Initially, a LAN would connect a cluster of computers and related devices to a server through cables within a common physical space, which is why it’s termed “local.” Nowadays, numerous LANs connect devices through wireless internet instead of just Ethernet, though many still utilize both types of connections. As organizations expand, so do their networking demands, necessitating solutions that allow for increased network size, adaptability, and sophistication. VLAN is a logical overlay network that groups together a subset of devices that share a physical LAN, isolating the traffic for each group. VLANs are typically set up on switches by assigning certain interfaces to one broadcast domain and others to a different one. Each VLAN functions as a separate subgroup within the switch ports of an Ethernet LAN. VLANs can spread across multiple switches, with each VLAN being treated as its own subnet or broadcast domain. This means that frames broadcasted onto the network will be switched only between the ports within the same VLAN. The primary purpose of a VLAN is to enhance network performance by dividing large broadcast domains into smaller ones. When a device within a VLAN sends a broadcast Ethernet frame, it is received by all devices in the same VLAN, but not by devices in other VLANs. The advantages of utilizing VLANs include enhanced security, cost savings, improved performance, minimized broadcast domain sizes, increased IT staff productivity, and streamlined project and application management.

-IoT: The Internet of Things, is a network of interrelated devices that connect and exchange data with other IoT devices and the cloud. These technological devices can transfer data to one another using sensors and software without human interaction, ex. smart home devices, wearable technologies, personal medical devices, automated automobile, etc. Organizations in a variety of industries are using IoT to operate more efficiently, deliver enhanced customer service, improve decision-making and increase the value of the business.

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Firewall: A firewall is a network security system that monitors and filters both inbound and outbound network traffic based on an organization’s previously established security policies. At its core, it serves as a barrier between a private internal network and the public internet. A correctly configured firewall permits access to the network for authenticated users while blocking unapproved devices. Modern organizations exist in an environment full of digital threats. Each week, reports of fresh data breaches or ransomware attacks emerge, making network access control a critical priority for corporations. Firewalls are utilized in both enterprise and personal environments as a crucial element of network security. While most operating systems come equipped with a fundamental firewall, employing a third-party firewall application can offer enhanced protection. Benefits of firewalls include:

  • Monitoring and filtering network traffic.
  • Preventing virus infiltration.
  • Blocking unauthorized access.
  • Upholding data privacy.
  • Enhancing compliance adherence.
  • Enhanced user identity protection.
  • Control over application use.
  • Encrypted traffic security without privacy compromise
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-IP Address: IP which stands for Internet Protocol Address, is a unique identifier assigned to each device connected to the internet or a local network. It serves as a numeric label that allows devices to communicate and exchange information over the internet, directing data to the correct location. Every internet-connected device, be it a computer, laptop, IoT device, or even toys, is assigned an IP address. These IP addresses facilitate the efficient transfer of data between two connected devices, enabling communication across different networks. Two versions of IP addresses are commonly utilized on the internet: IPv4 and IPv6. An IPv4 address is a 32-bit number represented by four groups of decimal numbers, each separated by a dot, for example, An IPv6 address is a 128-bit number consists of eight sets of four hexadecimal digits, each set separated by colons, for example, 2001:db8:3333:4444:5555:6666:7777:8888. There are four distinct types of IP addresses: public, private, static, and dynamic. A static IP address is manually configured, rather than being assigned by a network. It remains constant, unlike a dynamic IP address, which is allocated by a DHCP server and can change. Dynamic IP addresses are the most prevalent form of internet protocol addresses and remain active for a specific duration before they expire. A public IP address is one that can be accessed over the internet and is assigned to your network router by your internet service provider (ISP). In contrast, your personal device has a private IP address that stays concealed when you connect to the internet using your router’s public IP. A private IP address is an address that your network router assigns to your device. Every device on the same network receives a unique private IP address, also known as a private network address, which allows communication between devices within the same internal network.

  • NGFW
  • Servers
  • File Sharing
  • Network Printer
  • VPN
  • Computers
  • MAC (Apple)
  • Mac Address
  • Subnet
  • LAG
  • SFP Module
  • Uplink Speed
  • Negotiation
  • Collision
  • Domain
  • DHCP
  • DNS
  • 7 Layer OSI Model
  • Jumbo Frames
  • PoE
  • 802.1x
  • QoS
  • Diffserv

What is a wireless network?

No physical connection is necessary for wireless networks to function. They transmit data instead using infrared or radio waves. Without requiring an actual cable or Ethernet connection, these signals enable wirelessly equipped devices to communicate with one another and the internet. In settings where comfort and mobility are valued, such as residences and cafes, this kind of network is frequently utilized. Generally, wireless networks are used to link devices like laptops, cellphones, and tablets to the internet. Wireless routers, which transmit a network signal that devices can connect to, are used to construct these networks.

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Types of wireless routers:

Wireless routers come in two varieties: mesh routers, which are a more recent design, and conventional routers.

Mesh Wi-Fi routers are residential networking solutions that choose to tackle the issue of local connectivity in a more decentralized method. Mesh Wi-Fi systems rely on several Wi-Fi nodes instead of requiring each device in your home to connect wirelessly to the internet through a single router. One node in a mesh Wi-Fi system is called the primary router and is connected directly to your gateway connection, with the remaining nodes functioning as satellites. When these nodes work together, they function as a single, smooth network. Your devices connect to the closest node based on your location, enabling improved performance and less network congestion.

Conventional Wi-Fi routers function as a single data transmission and reception point. The signal from the device must travel the entire distance to the position of the traditional router in order for it to communicate with it. In smaller residences, such as apartments or buildings with one story layouts, traditional routers can offer decent coverage. Wired connections are better supported by conventional routers. Four Ethernet connections are included in even the most basic models so that you can connect a PC, printer, network-attached storage (NAS), or another compatible device.

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Advantages of Wired Network:

Reliability & Consistency– Wired connections provide a constant and consistent bandwidth, in contrast to wireless connections which can be impacted by physical impediments or signal interference. The continuous connectivity that wired internet offers is especially advantageous for businesses that depend on VoIP calls, cloud-based apps, video conferencing, and other essential web services.

Speed and Performance– Data can be sent via a high-speed connection with no chance of interruption and at a faster rate than it can be sent over wirelessly. With a wired connection, massive file transfers, video streaming, and online backups become more faster and more efficient, saving valuable minutes for organizations handling data-intensive operations. Maintaining productivity and avoiding frustrating speed and bandwidth limitations that can impede everyday tasks are especially dependent on this.

Enhanced Security– A wired network is generally well-protected from unwanted and unauthorized access once the firewalls and other required security programs have been set up on the network. If the network is watched for any extremely questionable activity, this connection can offer your workplace sufficient security for regular business operations.

Privacy– Network devices can still communicate with one another since a wired network is invisible to other wired networks, preventing interference with its connection.

Disadvantages of Wired Network:

Limited Mobility– You are restricted to a certain area as you must keep your connection to the cable and the port in order to remain connected to the network.

Lengthy Time & Complex installation– It can be a time-consuming and complicated procedure to install the switches, routers, and hubs needed to directly link every device to the network. Running network cables in walls and attics will require tools and materials needed for this task. This is where BCS can assist you on the hard work. Call 512.257.1433 to schedule your experience installer.

Maintenance– A server may or may not be required while setting up a small, wired network. But, in order to manage the necessary bandwidth and network strain, you must install a server if you start expanding the network or adding additional devices to it. If setting up many servers is necessary, you might also need to hire an IT support team to supervise the upkeep. Not to worry, BCS offer IT support at an affordable cost.

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Advantages of Wireless Network:

High Mobility– All of your staff or family members can access the network from virtually anywhere in the office or at home once you set up a wireless network. As a result, they won’t need to rely on a set of wires to stay connected and can bring laptops and other devices where is convenient for them to get work done by accessing or download crucial files and reference materials for discussions. Although it might not seem like much, it could increase your teams’ output, particularly in meetings in a business standpoint.

Lower Cost– Reduces wiring and less physical hardware, with associated maintenance, reduces set-up and ongoing expenses.

Guest Access– While maintaining the security of your network resources, provide visitors such as clients and business associates with secure network access.

Smart Home– Convert your house into a smart home with suitable devices by using a wireless network. With just a touch of your fingertips or a voice command, life will be effortless and convenient.

Disadvantages of Wireless Network:

Security– The security of your wireless systems needs extra attention because wireless transmission is more vulnerable to attacks by unauthorized users.

Coverage– It might be challenging to provide reliable coverage in some buildings, which can result in “black spots” where the signal is unavailable. Network strength differs between sites, and obstructions to signals are another possibility. A connection’s performance and quality may be affected by this.

Slower and Unreliable Speed– Generally speaking, wireless networks are not as fast as wired networks. However, as the maximum speed capabilities of your present arrangement mostly determines the data transfer speed, you may always use a hybrid solution to increase the speed even further using both wired and wireless connections together.

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