Installing office network cabling can be a nightmare sometimes. Here’s a quick guide to the process.
What is a network?
A network is an essential part of an office environment: it allows computers to connect to the internet. It can also be used to enable communication between nearby computers in the building, in what is known as a ‘local area network’. Networks are a fundamental part of an office system and installing them correctly can be difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Tips for setting up office network cabling
If in doubt get a professional to do it
Installing an office network cable system can be tricky. It can also be dangerous if not completed properly. It’s always best to use a professional company to install a network if you aren’t completely sure of how to yourself. Here at Pure Comms, we’ve set up office network systems for hundreds of clients across the Somerset area. We’re experts when it comes to installing office network cabling. Find out more about our services here.
2. Pick a good wireless router
Wireless routers are the workhorse of your office network. They connect your office network to the internet and provide each device with an individual IP address, allowing communication between machines. Routers are also integral to the security of your network and often have inbuilt-firewall systems to help protect it from attacks. As such an integral part of the office network system, it’s best to pick the best wireless router you can afford: price often reflects quality.
3. Plan in advance
As the old saying goes, remember the 5 Ps: prior planning prevents poor performance. Carefully plan every aspect of your installation; from thoroughly researching the relevant products, to thinking in depth about the logistics of installation. It’s no good trying to install an office network cabling system whilst you’ve got clients in the office, or when all of your staff are in: choose a quieter period. Taking the time to plan can really help you in the long run.
4. Choose high quality ethernet cables
Believe it or not, but a computer or laptop sends and receives data faster over a wired Ethernet connection than through a wireless connection. Ethernet cables come in a variety of different types, designed to support different speeds of connection. Make sure that you choose the cable most suited to your internet speed.
5. Install a server
If you’re liable to be sending, receiving or processing a large amount of information through your office network system, installing a dedicated server could be a good idea. Servers are designed to let you control your network easily. They also enable information sharing between devices. You’ll have much more flexibility and control with your own server instead of that provided by other in-built file-sharing services.
Pure Comms: high quality telecomms and network services across Bristol and the South West
If installing office network cabling is your idea of a technological nightmare, Pure Comms can help. We’ve been installing office network systems, and providing telecoms solutions, to clients across Somerset and Bristol for several years To find out more about our services, give us a call on 0800 634 4733 or send us an email.