Wired vs. Wireless

By: Jartinez Boston on November 21st, 2013

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Wired vs. Wireless

wireless  |  networking  |  wireless installation  |  cable

To use network cable or not to use network cable, that is the question.  This article will cover the magic transportation layer that data travels over networking cable or via RF microwaves. There are advantages and disadvantages to both.  Each method certainly has it criteria that make them ideal. Cost, performance, and security are often driving factors.

Wired Pros:

tangled wires
  • Faster connection speed
  • Easy to secure
  • Simple to connect

Wired Cons:

  • Exposed cables to manage/protect
  • Costly to bury/hide in industrial applications
  • IEEE 802.3 distance restrictions

Wireless Pros:

  • Freedom to place device is convenient  remote location
  • No tangled wires
  • Freedom for wireless mobile applications

Wireless Cons:

  • More complicated to set up and secure
  • Wireless best practices knowledge not easily available or common knowledge
  • Trouble shooting RF interference

AvaLAN has many decades of experience in the wireless business. Having survived and conquered challenges of making wireless Ethernet bridges user friendly. With our built in spectrum scanning tools our radios arm technicians (novice to expert) with a tool to allow a successfully deployment from the out of the box experience.  Wireless is often a viable solution for old or existing deployment where a $50,000 average quote to trench and repave over cables that require protecting from vandalism and weathering.  IP devices are gaining popularity and in some cases require a lot of bandwidth. AvaLAN Wireless goal is to address this market to compliment IP devices and allow secure, reliable, and robust solution. 

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