Category: Telecommunications Installation
About iConnect telephone & Wifi
iConnect has over 25 years of experience in handling telecom fault repairs, carrying out Broadband maintenance, installing wifi and network cabling for residential and commercial customers across North Somerset, Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas.
All our work is carried out to the highest standard and you can rely on our expertise.
Whether you require additional telephone or data sockets, or would like to extend your wifi coverage and connection speed or have issues with your Broadband, call Shane today to discuss and arrange a visit to your property.
These days, Wi-Fi has become more integrated into our daily lives. But for most environments, the Wi-Fi Router in the corner does not provide enough Wi-Fi signal to function effectively.
With the introduction and expansion of High Speed & Fibre Optic Broadband in our homes and offices, Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity has become more integrated into our daily lives. Many of the devices such as Smartphones, Smart TV's, PC's, Tablets and even Heating Systems now need Wi-Fi to operate effectively. We have come to expect good Wi-Fi whether we're at home at play or at work.
At iConnect telephone & Wi-Fi we can supply & install small or large Wireless Network. Systems that will connect your Computers, Media Devices, Smart Phones & TV's to your Wireless Network allowing simultaneous use of your Wi-Fi Internet connection anywhere in your home, garden, office or building.
iConnect telephone & Wi-Fi Cabling can supply and install Wi-Fi networks to allow seamless connectivity in your home, offices, farm and workshop.
For the most part, the stock standard Wi-Fi router is adequate for small homes and offices. Wi-Fi does not do well when expected to perform over large areas, through solid/stone walls and through metal (such as garage doors).
Wired and wireless networking
When looking into starting up a home or office network it is important to take into consideration your needs in order to work out what cabling systems you are going to need. Whilst wireless networks are convenient, performance can vary dramatically, dependant on the layout of your home or office. The thickness of the walls and even the weather can affect the signal strength.
Wired networking still has an edge over wireless as it is far more reliable, costs a lot less and offers faster connection speeds.
Data point installation
Through the rise in online business and an increase in the use of devices, more homes are having a greater demand for phone and internet access. Installing extra phone and data points for wireless access points throughout the home or office can eliminate the need for excessive cables, takes the load off wireless networks and allows for everyone to connect simultaneously without any performance loss in network speeds.
What are the differences between Cat 5, Cat 5e, and Cat 6 cables.
• Cat 5: This standard was the first data cable spec to attempt 100 Mbps data transfer. It was usually unshielded, so Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) had a greater influence on the signal. Because of the noise issue, Cat 5 is hardly used, in fact Cat 5 cable is not widely manufactured anymore and therefore not easy to come by.
• Cat 5e: This cable can be purchased as shielded twisted pair - STP, or unshielded twisted pair - UTP. Shielded twisted pair is essential in environments where interference is likely. E.g. if the cable will be laid in a cable trough running perpendicular to other signal and power carrying cables, there will more than likely be interference on an unprotected signal. Where your budget allows, it is best to use shielded when possible, even in a clean environment because interference could become an issue in the future.
• Cat 6: This was developed as an upgrade to Cat 5e by using better insulation and typically a thicker wire. Installs are a bit more difficult because the thicker wire and insulation take up more space in the conduit, and the cable doesn't bend as easily as the thinner Cat 5e cable. However, if it's a new install, it would be worth your while to consider installing a Cat 6 network. Noise cancellation and EMI protection is far superior to Cat 5e and as technology advances, Cat 6 will be able to keep your network running fast and smooth.
While Cat6 is new and more robust, bear in mind that Cat 5e should be sufficient to run any current network. Even with the high demand of graphics software and streaming video, a quality installation should provide a network infrastructure that is capable if keeping up with the devices that control it.
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