Network Solutions

Network Solutions

Unraveling Wifi and Network Cabling.

Data cabinets can be easily forgotten about and neglected. Left alone in their store rooms or comms cupboards to gather dust and mess! Different contractors and I.T. Staff come and go and before you know it, your data cabinet is so untidy that moving a patch lead or trying to add services becomes a nightmare!

Problems you may have;

  • Data cables not labelled correctly
  • Patch leads crushed into cable management
  • No cable management
  • Network switches hidden behind a patch lead mess
  • Fibre patch leads in danger of getting broken
  • No space behind your rack to work on installing network gear
  • Limited space for cable management because you’ve slowly removed it all to fit more cables in! We’ve seen it all!

Ideas:

  • Upgrade the data cabinet – get more space in there!
  • Upgrade cable management to allow more space to tidy patch leads
  • Re-organise your comms room to allow more space around the rack
  • Label all of your patch panels with large clear and professional traffolyte labels
  • Replace untidy patch leads with correct lengths for ease of use
  • Have backbone cabling records and drawings made up to show where every fibre, phone and copper link goes to!

Your IT network lies at the heart of your business operations. To get work done every day, you need to make sure that your systems and network function properly. Network malfunctions or crashes harm your productivity and profitability and make your business vulnerable to security risks. Let 1Cyber provide you the network stability and reliability your business deserves.

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Data Cabling

Data and telecommunications are one of the most expensive assets of your business is extremely important for businesses and companies to run efficiently and profitably. Its’ availability, security and redundancy depends on the structure and effectiveness of your companies’ cabling and wiring solution (infrastructure). We can design and deploy a cabling structure that is built to grow along with your needs and sustains additions, changes and future moves.

Network Solutions can help you with:

  • Structured Cabling (Cat 5 and Cat 6 and Cat 6A)
  • Network Cabling (installation of new or repair to existing)
  • Phone and data cables to patch panel, phone system and socket
  • Test and repair faulty cabling, phone, and data sockets (phone jacks, phone points)
  • Expand existing phone and data cabling infrastructure
  • Install phone, data, EFTPOS, modem, ADSL, security and network points (sockets, jacks)
  • Install data racks and patch panels
  • Relocate phone systems to new premises
  • Cabling for security system and fax points (fax sockets, fax jacks)
  • Connect new phone lines including PSTN, ISDN and VoIP Lines
  • Connect Cable, NBN or ADSL services

Fiber Optics

Fibre Optics is more commonly used for the transportation of data where the links are longer than 200 metres. Many companies are now moving to fibre optics as the advantages outweigh other methods. Fibre optics has the ability to carry information for hundreds of kilometres faster and can handle the transfers of larger amounts of data. Fibre optics also has less interference over copper wire in long distance and high demand applications.

Network Solutions can help you with:

  • Fibre Optic Cabling (Single-mode and Multi-mode fibres)
  • Fibre Terminations
  • OTDR Testing to Australian Standards
  • Fusion Splicing

Wi-Fi Mesh System

A mesh Wi-Fi system is when two or more Wi-Fi routers work together to provide a wider Wi-Fi coverage than a single router can; this gives users a single Wi-Fi network even though in the background every device automatically connects and disconnects from the individual routers to find the best coverage for the particular device.

If you’re wondering whether a mesh Wi-Fi system can replace an existing router’s Wi-Fi the answer is no. In fact, you’ll have to attach one of the devices from a mesh Wi-Fi unit to a spare network port on the router and it will create a new Wi-Fi network, to which your devices will then connect; covering a much larger distance than a standalone router would and effectively coating your building with a Wi-Fi blanket.

Wi-Fi systems are multi-band networking devices that operate on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands and use 802.11ac wireless technology. Some models offer support for Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) technology, which streams data to multiple compatible wireless clients simultaneously rather than sequentially. Most Wi-Fi systems use band steering to automatically select the least-crowded radio band for the best performance and offer easy-to-use parental controls, guest networking, and device prioritization options.

While designed for ease of use, they usually let you configure port forwarding and wireless security settings but lack the advanced networking management options such as individual band control, firewall settings, and wireless transmission rate settings that you get with a traditional router. Nor can you use third-party WRT firmware to customize the system for enhanced performance and network monitoring.

Wireless mesh networks advantages include:

  • Using fewer wires means it costs less to set up a network, particularly for large areas of coverage.
  • The more nodes you install, the bigger and faster your wireless network becomes.
  • They rely on the same WiFi standards (802.11a, b and g) already in place for most wireless networks.
  • They are convenient where Ethernet wall connections are lacking — for instance, in outdoor concert venues, warehouses or transportation settings.
  • They are useful for Non-Line-of-Sight (NLoS) network configurations where wireless signals are intermittently blocked. For example, in an
  • amusement park a Ferris wheel occasionally blocks the signal from a wireless access point. If there are dozens or hundreds of other nodes around, the mesh network will adjust to find a clear signal.
  • Mesh networks are “self configuring;” the network automatically incorporates a new node into the existing structure without needing any adjustments by a network administrator.
  • Mesh networks are “self healing,” since the network automatically finds the fastest and most reliable paths to send data, even if nodes are blocked or lose their signal.
  • Wireless mesh configurations allow local networks to run faster, because local packets don’t have to travel back to a central server.
  • Wireless mesh nodes are easy to install and uninstall, making the network extremely adaptable and expandable as more or less coverage is needed.

Switching and Routing

 

Routing and switching are the basic functions of network communication. Routing and Switching are different functions of network communications. The main differences between Routing and Switching are as below.

The function of Switching is to switch data packets between devices on the same network (or same LAN – Local Area Network). The function of Routing is to Route packets between different networks (between different LANs – Local Area Networks).

Switches operate at Layer 2 of the OSI Model (Datalink Layer). A switch knows where to send a data packet by using Layer 2 addresses (MAC address – hardware address of a network adapter). A switch maintains a table of MAC addresses (MAC Address table or CAM Table) and what physical switch port they are connected to. The Switching function can be explained more simply that, Switching is the function of moving data packets (Ethernet Frames) within the same LAN (Local Area Network).

Routers operate at Layer 3 of the OSI Model (Network layer). A Router knows where to send a packet by using Network part of the destination IP address. A Router maintains a table called Routing Table and uses the routing table to determine the route to the destination network.



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