Linking Your Devices Together – Networking for Home and Office.
These days networking ability is built into almost everything that is computerised – smart phones, TVs, routers, DVD/Blueray players, servers, tablets, projectors, laptops, printers, scanners, video casting devices, game stations … the list goes on. With Internet connectivity, potentially any of these devices can talk to each other from anywhere in the world.
This connectivity allows:
Sharing an Internet connection
Seamlessly sharing equipment e.g. printers and scanners
Remotely accessing another computer
Running a website or file sharing site
Video and music streaming
Sharing files and document collaboration
Getting this equipment to talk well to each other, and to get seamless reliable network connections, especially over a large area, can get complex. For example WiFi can seem like a good idea until your neighbours get the same idea and crowd out the spectrum. I have seen a 30Mb/s NBN connection reduced to less than 1 Mb/s over 5 metres due to neighbouring WiFi access points interfering with the signal.
Simply getting an Internet connection to the back shed can often need a good knowledge of all the options in order to pick the one that would work the best.
The options to get good networking include:
Whether it is accessing and sharing an internet connection, accessing servers, sharing printers, or remotely connecting to systems, most businesses end up using a computer network in some form or other. With our experience in networking we can advise on, and select the equipment that will allow you to most effectively connect any two or more computing devices. We can sort out the complexity of routers, modems, switches, access points, VPNs, cabling, wireless protocols and servers to get the connectivity you require.
Servers are expected to be available 100% of the time during working hours. Sometimes this means being available almost 24 hours a day seven days a week. To achieve this servers tend to be built with more reliable (and more expensive) components than your standard PC. Their heavy duty cooling systems can make them big and noisy compared to a PC. Servers also come in several different form factors, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.
Oranda IT can advise on the specifications that would best suit your needs, or else build a server to your requirements.
We can service your choice of Windows or Linux operating systems, and configure the systems you need.
We can upgrade existing PCs and systems as required, or advise on purchases of new PCs.