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The main benefit in linking computers in a local area network (LAN) is the sharing of resources such as printers, files and internet access.

It is relatively simple to create a small network of 2 or 3 computers by connecting them via a cable connection to an ethernet switch and/or via a wireless connection to a wireless access point. This is known as a peer-to-peer network.

A peer-to-peer network of 4 or more computers starts to become unwieldy and usually requires a different type of network known as a client-server network. In this type of network one or more computers are designated as servers and the others are clients.

A server can be responsible for managing network resources such as files, printers, internet access, email and even telephones. A server can also manage services such as remote access, mobile email and synchronisation, virus and spam filtering.

The greater the number of networked computers the more complex the server architecture becomes and, therefore, the task of server management.

There a number of different server operating systems including those from Windows, Apple, open source Linux distributions and those found on proprietary NAS devices.

We can assist with the design, implementation and ongoing management of your computer network.

Our assistance would take full account of the needs of the business and would include:

  • network design and implementation planning
  • supply and installation of network equipment (e.g. servers, switches, routers, cabling, wireless etc)
  • configuration of services such as email, mobile access and remote access
  • integration with existing facilities such as telephone system and legacy equipment
  • ongoing management of the network.

Please get in touch using the Contact Form if you require your computer network to be upgraded or to arrange a no-obligation review of your existing network.

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