Networks, Routers, Layer3, Switches, Layer 2, Power Over Ethernet PoE, ACL, Firewall, DHCP, vLAN, VPN, PPTP, L2TP, IPsec, Load Balancing, WiFi, 802.11ac, 802.11n, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, speed, RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, Broadcast, Multicast, etc.
A router connects different networks together, minimum two. In small networks these are usualy refered to as WAN(Wide Area Network) and LAN (Local Area Network). The router connects the computers and devices in your local network to the internet.
A network Switch connects multiple networking devices together (eg computers, printers, IP Cameras, IP Phones, Servers, NAS's, and other IoT devices). Either by wire or by wireless WiFi Protocol.
Most IoT devices require power. And they require Network. So PoE or Power over Ethernet, is a method used to send both network/ethernet and power to a device via the same cable and the same interface. This greatly simplifies and reduces provisioning and installation costs, while also saving on Power Supplies.
The network topology design should be done and finalized long before construction starts. Reason being many conduits and pipes need to be placed into the concrete, therefore this needs to be done at a very early stage.
The network is the backbone of everything IoT in your smart home or building. Networks come in many shapes and size therefore it is important to do the correct planning. And of course, you need to use solid, reliable, secure networking and WiFi equipment. That is why we are certified Engineer installers with nothing but the best manufacturers.
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