Network security is becoming ever more important to keep clients’ and shared data secure, and is necessary to prevent downtimes and lagging.
Flex IT will make sure your network is secure, optimised and providing effective communication for remote users and hosted servers as well as interoffice connectivity, through ongoing support and networks performance monitoring that will allow us to spot potential failures and security threats quickly.
We design, install and maintain cabled and wireless network infrastructures for reliability and future capacity. The wider network to hosted services and interoffice connectivity is provided through wholesale and partner relationships so that the best possible solution can be selected.
Contact us if you’re experiencing problems with your current network or if you need to expand your organisation.
What is a Network?
A network consists of two or more devices, computers, routers or switches, that are connected, either through cables or wirelessly through radio waves, to exchange files and share data.
A computer network is composed of hardware and software, and based on the geographic location, a different type of network will be used to connect users.
Types of Networks
There are different types of networks available, depending on the size of the geographical area to be covered. Two very common types of networks include:
Local Area Network (LAN): A local-area network is a computer network that covers a small area. It is usually confined to a single room or single building. A LAN is connected to other LANs over any distance via ethernet, and has a high data transfer speed.
Wide Area Network (WAN): A wide-area network connects different smaller networks, including the local area networks (LANs). It usually covers a wide geographical area, and ensures that computers and users can communicate from different locations.
Contact us if you want to know more about other types of networks.
Network infrastructure design, implementation and support
We understand that the design of a network is very critical to business operations, as the infrastructure must be aligned with business goals and models. Our expert team at Flex can help maximize the value of your current network or design a new network infrastructure that will be cost-effective and fulfil its purposes. We implement the new design by procuring the equipment, configuring and installing the new system to connect multiple sites, and monitoring it on an on-going basis to spot potential threats.
At Flex we proactively manage your devices and software lifecycles to make sure your IT is reliable for team members to access anytime at any place and help you optimize your operations by enabling you to focus solely on your business.
How to get a better network signal?
- Place your router or access point in a central location of the area the network is covering, to provide a stronger signal to all devices.
- Use an ethernet connection instead of WiFi, by connecting your device to the router through a cable
- Limit the devices connected to your router
- Clear your cache, as broken cache can result in websites not loading or loading very slowly
- Turn the router off and back on again, you would be surprised at how well this works sometimes!
How does a network work?
A network is composed of connected computers, routers or switches, called nodes. Each device on a network uses an Internet Protocol (IP) – a string of numbers identifying a device, which represents a set of rules defining how communications are sent and received between devices.