LAN Networks for Business in Gauteng


LAN Networks are only as good as the equipment you’ve used to create the network.  Choosing the right components is important.  The cabling, switches, routers, and server are all of paramount importance to the performance of your network.

If any component of your network is reducing or blocking the flow of traffic, you could end up with problems which may cause your network to freeze or shut down.


Gauteng LAN Networks


Here at Technoserv, we help you find solutions to networking problems.  We conduct networking audits to find out where your network resources are being used the most, how your devices connect out of the network and what bandwidth is used by applications on each device.


Typically, every network consists of:


  • Devices on which data is created – desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, etc
  • Connection methods – cable or wireless connection
  • A Management Hub – Server
  • An internet Connection – Router
  • Security hardware and software – Firewalls and antivirus software


Some networks are as simple as having a few devices connected to a switch with a router attached.  Other networks have thousands of devices connecting to a data center housing hundreds or even thousands of servers.

Every network has different needs and has a different way of being set up.  It’s just the fundamentals that are the same for each network.


How do Devices Send Data Into Networks?


Desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices are used to create data that is sent onto or shared across networks.  Data is just about everything we do, it comes in many,  many forms:


  • Voice
  • Text
  • Video
  • Documents
  • Images
  • Scripts


The list goes on and on.  Every single thing you do can be interpreted as data.  When this data is sent or shared with another device close to you or within your business, you’re sending it on the network.

Every email, every click of the mouse on the web, it’s all data.  It can be tracked, analyzed and scrutinized by any tech-savvy person if need be.


Network Connection Methods


Connecting to a network can be done in any number of ways:


  • Fixed LAN cable connection
  • Wireless Connection
  • Remote Desktop
  • 3G


Typically you’re either physically connected to a network, or you’re connected to a signal broadcast from a router or other access point which allows you access into a network.


What’s the best connection method?


A fixed connection is the best method of connecting to any network.  You might be wondering why.  To simplify it, here are the points you need to know:


  1. For a wireless connection to exist the device connecting to an access point must have a unique IP/MAC address
  2. The router/access point manages the distribution of IP addresses on wireless connections
  3. The router refreshes and reallocates IP addresses every so often, causing a break in transmission/connection
  4. Wired connections don’t have this, the LAN port is assigned an IP once and is associated with the network card MAC address
  5. You can manually assign a static IP, but if the router manages IP allocation, then it allocates as necessary
  6. Fixed LAN connections are normally more stable because there are 8 or sometimes more data strands to communicate directly between devices
  7. Wireless connections have to content with EMF, Radio, Audio, Infrared and any number of other frequencies to content with


This is not to say that wireless connections are not useful, they are.  As technology advances, wireless technology is getting better and better.  For mobility and productivity, it is a great tool to have.


Your business probably employs at least one of these technologies on your business network.


Are you experiencing:


  • Connection breaks
  • Corrupted data freezing your database
  • Loss of data
  • Slow performance


These could point to errors on your network, or just poorly configured devices that are communicating badly on the network.  We can help solve these and many other issues for your business.


Why not book a free network consultation with us.  Contact us and discuss your needs on 082 765 8240WhatsApp 076 102 0460.  We’re on Facbook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Google+.


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