WIFI NETWORKING NYC
WHAT IS A HOME NETWORK
These days, it’s all about the network. We live in a totally interconnected world and the quality of our connection is of utmost importance. Whatever our mission might be, whether it is currency trading or Call of Duty™, it is critical that all our moves take place without missing a beat. First, you need a top quality ISP—internet service provider—preferably all-fiberoptic. Next, you need enterprise grade gear to interface between the World Wide Web and all of your many connected devices. Wherever possible, we recommend wired—or Ethernet—connections as the best performing and most secure. That said, every New York City residence also needs top quality wireless—Wi-Fi—to reach all those tablets, smart speakers, thermostats, video cameras, etc. By 2030, experts are estimating that every person will have 15 connected devices. Many of us are already halfway there!
COMPLETE NETWORK SERVICES
CWD offers an expansive network management and control portfolio that addresses the feature, capacity and architectural requirements of NYC homes of all types and sizes. The common element: networking simplicity.
RUCKUS® Cloud is a converged network management-as-a-service platform that enables IT to deliver exceptional user experiences, simply. With RUCKUS Cloud you can easily provision, manage, optimize, and troubleshoot wired and wireless networks .
It’s easy to underestimate the risk presented by the lack of strong network access security. Phishing attacks, botnets and ransomware may grab all the headlines. But failure to properly secure the way BYOD and guest users connect to the network leaves you open to data compromise.
With all that information flowing into and out of our homes, keeping it secure is no job for amateurs. Christopher William Design is expert at building robust security for your network. With more of us working from home, we will be happy to coordinate with your corporate IT team to make sure that working from home is as secure as the C-suite.
DATA BACKUP & STORAGE
When was the last time you took a picture on a film camera? How often do you access medical records from your doctor’s internet portal? Do you get your bank statements by mail or online? It is amazing how many of our important documents and priceless photos exist only in digital form. These precious assets need safe and secure storage, and we can help you setup and organize onsite and offsite—cloud—backup.
MODEM - ROUTER -SWITCH
The three primary components which bring internet access into our homes are modems, routers and switches. The modem is often provided by your ISP—internet service provider—and connects your NYC home to the internet. The modem connects to a router which creates and manages your network—often referred to as your LAN or local area network. Ethernet switches provide additional wired connections to your network, for instance in your home office.
WIFI ACCESS POINTS
Wireless access points—WAPs—are the devices that proved Wi-Fi coverage within and outside your home. In larger properties with multiple wireless access points, we often need a wireless network manager to keep you connected when you are moving around the house or yard. WAPs can be hidden in closets or concealed inside fake rocks out in your garden.
A properly implemented network requires forethought and planning. Like roughing out for plumbing or electricity, prewiring for the network requires that we think about how you will be using the various rooms in the house. Network cable is relatively inexpensive and extremely easy to run when your walls are open. Not thinking ahead forces us to rely on Wi-Fi, and as we have already discussed, wireless connections are usually outperformed by wired connections. As they say in the business, “there is no substitute for copper.”
While it is not a concern for a studio apartment, if you live in a penthouse, you will likely have outdoor spaces that need Wi-Fi coverage. In the suburbs, you may even have a very large outdoor area that requires coverage. Christopher William Design knows exactly where to place outdoor access points to blanket your terrace or backyard with Wi-Fi. We are also expert at concealing the necessary hardware to keep your gardens looking perfectly natural.
WIFI NETWORKS NYC
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Christopher Williams Design of New York City Designs, Installs, Programs and Services WiFi Network Systems in and around the following neighborhoods:
Battery Park City
Lower East Side
Marcus Garvey Par
SoHo South Street
Upper East Side
Upper West Side