setting up wireless network for small busines

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April 27, 2010 at 21:08:25
Specs: Windows xp
I’m looking to set up a wireless network for a small company. They have 5PC’s, 4 laptops and 1 server. I don’t know what operating system they are currently running, or what type server they have. They want to set up a very high level of security and encryption with the wireless setup. They also are concerned about speed because they do a lot of digital imaging that requires large files to be moved across the network. I picked the cisco 4410N wireless router for this setup. Will this work? What I’m looking for is what would be the best way to set them up for wireless and meet the requirements of encryption and speed of moving large files without bottlenecking there system.

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#1
April 28, 2010 at 06:06:47
https://www.myciscocommunity.com/thread/5228

Read that first.

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#2
April 28, 2010 at 08:27:41
Feel free to take a look on this wireless network setup tutorial, see whether can give you more ideas.

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#3
April 28, 2010 at 09:01:00
"they do a lot of digital imaging that requires large files to be moved across the network"

Then forget wireless. It would be absurd to expect large images to go across wireless without huge lag times.


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#4
April 28, 2010 at 09:29:11
What wanderer said!

No matter what level of wireless security you use, it will never be as secure as wired connections. Our security guy can crack WEP encryption in under 30 minutes and he told me recently that WPA can be cracked too if you have the right tool and enough CPU cycles.

In the same vein. Wireless cannot compete with a wired solution for bandwidth. Wireless has inherent lag/latency issues and cannot provide the same kind of reliable bandwidth as a wired solution.

So, in light of the fact you want security and bandwidth I highly recommend you explain to your client that in this case, wireless is not the way to go.


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#5
April 28, 2010 at 14:13:01
I worked with a company that did animation. For speed they
went to fiber optic. Maybe 1000 mbs would do. No wireless.

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#6
April 28, 2010 at 18:23:02
Exactly right wizard-fred! Wired at gigabit is the way to go for large images.

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