Your business probably has devices in the form of desktops, laptops, printers and other mobile devices connecting to a switch or router to get access to data.
Data networks are typically a number of devices joined together in a hub or cluster, sharing resources and transporting data to and from each other.
The way that a network is set up determines it’s speed. If you use technologies that allow for fast data transfer, but the network only allows a smaller amount of data to flow, then data flow will be limited by the network.
You always want to ensure your network allows for greater amounts of traffic to flow than your devices can add, not the other way round.
Data networks comprise of the following:
The stability of any network depends on the data being transferred onto the network and the ability of each device on the network to handle the receipt and processing of the incoming data. An older device will have less processing power than a newer device.
When you have instances of older devices being used on a network, you need to ensure that it is monitored and if it causes any blockage of data flow, it should be removed from regular activity or limit the amount of data sent to it.
To ensure that data flows optimally on your network:
Keep an eye on your network, see trends in the data flow, see peak traffic times. This will allow you to gauge when the network may be slower and it will help you make network management decisions, based on the data you extract from your monitoring efforts.
Regular audits of your network will help you identify which applications and processes require the most bandwidth on the network to function. Limiting the number of devices using the same type of application can greatly improve network performance.
You can’t physically see with your eyes, whats happening with your network. You’ll probably get a bunch of users bitching about how slow the network is, or you’ll get frustrated yourself and realize the network is slow.
To successfully manage a network, you need tools. I’ve done some searches and found a few PDF’s and some software you can go try if you don’t find it useful, go look for something similar till you find something that is better suited for your needs.
Manage Internet Access:
We tried to give you a broad range of information and resources to try. Like we said earlier, go try some of the stuff we’ve listed here. If it works for you, great! If none of the stuff we’ve listed here works for you, then go do research and find stuff that does work for you. We’re just trying to inspire you to find solutions for your own situation.
No two businesses are alike. Every network has different requirements, every device needs different resources to work. All that we do is help you set up networks that do the job of getting information to where it needs to go.
Planning a network isn’t a major task, but, for the uninitiated, it can seem like a daunting task. We make it simple for you.
All you need to do is:
That’s all there is to it. Give us the above information and we can hash out a rough network sketch in an afternoon. We’ll sit with you and go over the finer details once you made up your mind to use our services.
We help small to medium-sized businesses set up data networks. We do both cabled and wireless network setups. Give us a call on 082 765 8240, or WhatsApp us on 076 102 0460. Use the contact form or to the right is a red button on the right side of the screen where you can chat with us or leave a message if we’re not online.
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