Over the years, wireless networking has redefined intercommunication in homes and offices. Now businesses and individuals can exchange information or connect various equipment without the costly process of running cables into homes and offices. Wireless networking is enabled with the use of radio communication. In the OSI model network, the wireless network implementation occurs at the physical level.
A wireless router connects computers without using network cables. So, you can communicate directly with other wireless computers through a wireless AP.
This article will guide you on setting up a wireless network in your homes and offices.
An Overview of installation of wireless networking
The first step is getting all the products you need to get successful wireless networking. The products include, but are not limited to:
A wireless access point: is a device the broadcasts the Wi-Fi signal from your internet modem throughout your home or business. It can be a stand-alone device or a component of a router. An example is the Wi-Fi 6 access point.
Managed switches: are essential, as they let users adjust each port on the switch to any setting. It enables users to manage, configure and monitor the network in many ways. With managed switches, you have greater control over how data travels over the network and who can access that data.
PoE switch: has several network connections that support Power over Ethernet. It supplies power to the connected network via these network connections. For example, a PoE switch can supply an IP camera with power directly via the network cable.
TP-link smart switch: the smart switch replaces any standard light switch and helps connect your home Wi-Fi in no time. TP-link smart switch allows you to control your environment and can be connected directly to your home network without going through the hub.
A router: the router connects your devices to one and another and a modem in a hard-wired connection. It connects your modem to your devices via the ethernet cable or Wi-Fi signal.
A modem: the modulator-demodulator is a hardware device that converts data from a digital format into a format suitable for an analog device like telephone or radio. In simpler words, it takes signals from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and converts them into signals your devices can use and vice versa.
Ethernet cables: Although you are setting up a wireless signal, there will still be the need for an Ethernet cable. The Ethernet cable carries broadband signals between the modem and router in the wireless network.