Infrastructure Solutions for Wireless LANs

As wireless networking becomes more prevalent, several issues relating to how components are deployed must be considered and balanced against the requirements of a system that relies on radio signals. Clearly, wireless LANs do not function entirely independent of wires and cables. In fact, connecting one user via wireless requires just about as much cable - and cable management - as a hard-wired LAN. Where wireless enjoys an advantage is in eliminating the need for multiple plug-in connections, and allowing users the freedom to connect to the network anywhere the radio signal is available. Wireless access points do not require extensive infrastructure, but the selection of the right infrastructure to support them reduces their impact in both new and existing buildings.