Networking and Accessories
Networking and Accessories. From switches & routers to long range wireless access points and Range Extenders, Wi-Fi extender plugs, Fiber optics , Kenya Gadgets is your ideal networking supply partner.
We stock networking solutions to suit all types of businesses, Homes, Small and Industrial Applications from DSL modems and ADSL modems from top brand names likeCisco, Ubiquiti, Mikrotiks, D-Link, Tp-Link, Hauwei , Tenda , Easenet and Much More
Wireless network such as LAN uses radio waves to connect devices such as mobile phone and laptops to the Internet. When you connect to a Wi-Fi Hotspot at an airport lounge, a hotel, café you are connecting to a public wireless Network.
A wired network uses cable to connect computer devices. A wireless network allows devices to be connected to the network. Access point amplifies signals especially when the device is far from the router. A wired network has some benefits over wireless network; one device is tethered to a router. Wired network were more secure and faster than wireless networks. Howbeit, continual enhancements to Wi-Fi networking and wireless network technology standard have eroded security and speed differences between wireless and wired networks.
Benefits of Wireless Network
- Convenience: You can access your network from any location within a wireless network area.
- Mobility: with a wireless network, you can go online in a conference room.
- Productivity: Wireless access to internet to an organization’s resources and applications helps employees to collaborate and get the job done.
- Easy Setup: No string of cables is needed thus installation is cost effective and quick.
- Expandability: wireless network can be expanded with the existing equipment as opposed to wired network which will require additional wiring.
- Security: Wireless networks provides ideal security protection
- Cost: Wireless network reduces wiring expenses and therefore costs less than wired networks.
Wireless Devices in a Wireless Network
When accessing a hotspot or your router, your device is the client and it is station mode. Some routers can act as clients as well; this allows them to act like a wireless card and connects other access points. Access pints make most of the wireless network that control and host the wireless connection for smart phones, tablets and laptops. When router is setup as an access point, it is said to be “Infrastructure” or “Master” mode. AP can stand as a bridge between wired and wireless network and can cover diverse areas. There are some APs that are designed for outdoor environment.
Some wireless devices supports Ad-Hoc Node. This allows the devices to connect together directly without an access point in between. In an Ad-Hoc devices are used to create a Mesh network. Mesh nod or Ad-Hoc is similar to a person in a roundtable discussion. Point to Point Link is used to connect long distance; it requires a focused antennas that can send a narrow beam in a certain direction. A long distance connection is referred to as PtP (Point to Point). Point to Multipoint combines two principles; many devices connecting to an access point and more powerful antennas in an outdoor environment. There are large scale access points with a single device (center) that controls the connected clients. Mesh takes the principle of Point to Multipoint, an extends to connecting a node to other nodes. In essence, this creates Multipoint-to-Multipoint. This requires that devices are in Ad Hoc Mode.