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A Local Area Network (LAN):
When you network computers in one location you form a "LAN". There are many different components to a network but
basically each workstation needs a network card. Each workstation then is connected to a "Router". A Router provides
1) Computer connectivity for File and Printer Sharing.
2) Internet Sharing. This is so that everyone on a network can be browsing the web and sending/receiving emails at
the same time on one Internet Connection.
3) Firewall. As you know there are ways of "hacking" into computers over Internet Connections. You need a Firewall
to try to eliminate these intrusions.
A Wide Area Network (WAN):
When you have your business in more than one location you may need a LAN Extension or a WAN. Technically we can make
all of your locations look like they are under one roof. Whether it is file and printer sharing or email domains when
you grow to multiple locations your business is not hampered by technology.
Network cabling should be done by people that specialize in that area. A poor network cable connection can cause
slow network traffic and even corrupt data.