Networking

Poll: Do any of the business locations you support use only wireless networking for end-user access?

For many offices, wireless networking is an important complement to the wired network, and in some cases, may even replace it. Do you support offices that have gone totally wireless for end-user access?

Setting up a wireless network isn't as tough as it once was, but manually configuring the wireless settings on each and every Windows machine on your network can still take quite a while. And relying on end users to properly configure their wireless settings can be problematic.

Luckily, using the power and centralization of Windows Active Directory, you can streamline the configuration process. In the IT Dojo video, Configure wireless network settings via Group Policy, I show you the process.

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3 comments
Kyser Soze
Kyser Soze

One school site bought into the wireless hype. Against IT advice they made a new wing totally wireless. Two years later the taxpayers are footing the bill to have wiring added. When you pay someone for advice, you are a fool to ignore it. Education, you have got to laugh, because people stare when you cry at work.

mjd420nova
mjd420nova

Actually, my major client has no wireless installations. Everything is wired to an in-house network and no outside access is supported or allowed.

dgennello
dgennello

As an SMB provider, we encounter a lot of 2-10 computer offices. With shrinking budgets and the need for wireless anyway, we have found that it is the way to go

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