The foundations of networking include:

  • Switches
  • Power Adaptors
  • Wireless access points
  • Bridges

Switches, power adaptors, routers, and wireless access points are the essential networking basics.

Switchers come in 2 types: None PoE, or PoE

So, what’s PoE?

PoE is an acronym for ‘Power over Ethernet’ which is a technology that lets network cables carry power to a device. Which many devices connected to the internet require power, such as IP cameras, Access Points, (WAPS), Internet bridges and so on.

It’s through these essential items, devices connected to your network such as computers, printers, mobile devices (phones/tablets) can communicate with one another and with other networks, such as the Internet.

What is a Power adaptor?

A Powerline adapter is a device which uses your homes electric wiring to transmit communications signals. The adapters (at least two) plug into your wall sockets and use Ethernet cables to connect to your router at one end and your device at the other (TV, games console, PC whatever it may be). 

This provides a physical connection between your device and router as opposed to the wireless connection provided by your Wi-Fi. Powerline is now a well establish technology and over time the speeds they are capable of has steadily increased and they now theoretically match the top speeds of Wi-Fi (1300Mbps).

Powerline Wi-Fi range extenders are also available, this is the same principle however instead of just having a plug for an Ethernet connection at the device end, they also transmit Wi-Fi. This means you can connect devices wirelessly as well as by Ethernet cable.

Wi-Fi Powerline adapters come in single or dual band mode, (the bands are the two frequency ranges used by Wi-Fi). If they are single band, they only have 2.4GHz and dual band has 2.4GHz and 5Ghz.

There are also pass-through Powerline adapters; they allow the electrical socket to be shared by the Powerline and another item that needs to be plugged in; this is especially useful in situations when every socket is in use.

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Whats a wireless access point?

An access point connects to a wired router, switch, or hub via an Ethernet cable, and projects/boosts a Wi-Fi signal to a designated area.

Our ceiling/wall access point boasts dual band technology and can simultaneously connect equipment to your LAN on both the 5.8 GHz and 2.4 GHz channels.

A fast data rate of 750Mbs means it’s a great Access Point for heavy Wi-Fi uses, streaming media and video files or linking CCTV equipment to a network.

With a maximum of 90 connected concurrent devices it’s aimed at professional, domestic or commercial installations.

What’s a wireless link, (Bridge)?

A wireless link is a great way of connecting 1 location to another, such as a farmyard/stable to your home/office. Theses bridges come in 3 ranges, with 3 speeds.

  • Business which can transmit up to 2Km @ 900Mps (5.8Ghz)
  • Professional which can transmit up to 700M @ 450Mps (5.8Ghz)
  • Standard can transmit up to 700M @ 300Mps (2.4Ghz)

What’s the difference between 2.4 & 5.8Ghz?

The 2.4 GHz band provides more coverage at slower speeds. The 5 GHz band provides less coverage but transmits data at faster speeds.

How using these items could work for you… .. .