Router Setup

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Router Setup

What is a router? It’s a device that sits between the internet and your company’s computers. Its primary job is to take incoming information from the internet and route it to various computers within your business network. We proficiently connect this device into the network system to enhance effective communication of your network assembly.

Routing

Routing is part of every computer network. As your business grows, so will the complexity of your network, which means that you need to have devices that will manage your network. Routing is the road map to your network. Routing tells your computers where to find the Internet, a server, or a printer. If your network is properly routed, then all your information will be timely seen on the network.

Bandwidth

Bandwidth is vital in today’s business network. Consider the bandwidth that a network can handle both inside and outside. For most networks today, a gigabit ethernet environment is preferable because of the need of your workstations, servers, and software.

Access to the internet is an issue with many businesses, because their bandwidth out does not meet the requirements of the business. At Global IT Network Services, we can help you find the right solution that meets your business needs.

Firewalls

The firewall of a router is the first defence of your network. A firewall scans the outgoing and incoming data traffic of the network to the Internet. This prevents undesirable sites or hackers from accessing your network to interfere with your data. Firewalls are also used in routing setup; by placing firewalls between networks, you can divide the network into pieces which blocks users for different areas of the network. If your company needs more security between users, then a firewall can help to prevent unwanted access.

Security

Computer security for a company is a frequent battle. Most companies have a type of security for their networks. Some of the security features are the following:

  • Network password
  • Usernames and passwords
  • Network filtering
  • VPN (Virtual Private Network) Etc.

LAN (Local Area Network)

A LAN is the environment that runs your company. A LAN is made up of the computers, servers, printers, and other network devices you may use. This internal network allows your employees to communicate with each other.

WAN (Wide Area Network)

A WAN network brings many locations of your business together. This requires you to route your network through the internet using a VPN for secure network transfers. WAN networks have to be used by many businesses to increase employee productivity.

VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network)

A VLAN is part of your LAN. VLANs are a way of breaking your network into pieces so that each VLAN can be managed separately. VLANs are not a physical device but are virtual network setup on a router. Each network can be allowed access to the other network or closed from all networks. This is another way of controlling the access of information.