Wireless technology can provide a cost-effective, secure network for home offices and businesses. Take a look at the most popular myths, and see how far wireless technology has come.
Myth: Wireless networks are not secure.
Dell wireless products use a series of security protocols that can provide users with the same type of security that exists on wired networks. You can set up your Dell wireless network even if you don't have an IT department. And because Dell wireless products were designed and built to industry standards, your data stays secure.
Myth: Wireless networks are costly to set up.
Wireless networks are generally less expensive to set up and maintain than traditional wired networks. A wireless network eliminates one of the most expensive parts of setting up and maintaining a network - Move, Add and Change costs. Setting up a wired network typically requires running Cat-5 cable through the ceiling and walls of your office to each workstation or computer. Any changes to your office layout or design (for instance, if you add employees) require changes to cable.
A wireless network can not only save you the cost of running this cable, it can save you the time associated with running cable to each computer or workstation. In addition, if your company ever moves to another building, your Dell wireless solution can go with you. A traditional wired network cannot.
Myth: Wireless networks are slower.
While wireless products cannot equal the speed of a wired Ethernet connection, Dell products allow users to transmit information at speeds up to 54 Mbps (megabytes per second), or nearly 100 times faster than 56K* dial-up connection. (Range and speed will vary according to environmental and other factors.)
*Download speeds are limited to 53 Kbps. Upload speeds are less (about 30 Kbps). Speeds can vary by line condition and modem manufacturer. Analog phone line and service required.