Wireless Networking WLAN

Let Roanoke Computers connect you to the Internet, so you can work and play wirelessly via Wi-Fi and securely in your home or business. We do simple home Wi-Fi installation to fully meshed wireless installation throughout whole buildings such as warehouses, hospitals, schools, etc. Roanoke Computers offers expert advice and services as you plan, design, implement, operate, and optimize your wireless network. Our consultants and engineers have direct experience in all phases of deploying wireless network infrastructures (WLAN). We are Microsoft and Cisco experts and have experience with companies ranging from small firms to global enterprises. With specialized tools and knowledge of the latest wireless networking technology, Roanoke Computers can gain an in-depth knowledge of your business objectives to assist you in successfully deploying your wireless network. With us you will be able to Safely share Internet access, files, programs, printers, music, photos, movies and more. Get advice on the best broadband Internet solution for your particular area. What about if you are having problems with your current wireless (W-Fi) connection? No Problem! We can troubleshoot your current wireless network setup and secure it to prevent unauthorized users from accessing your connection. Anytime, anywhere you can access your network resources with the same quality of experience that a wired network delivers, it is now easier with wireless networks. Our wireless services include the best in class electromagnetic waves to carry the wireless signals to different communicational paths with the help of our security and efficiency monitoring devices. At Roanoke Computers we strive to provide you with excellent wireless networking services, installation and maintenance. We will evolve your infrastructure to enable secure, seamless and scalable network experiences.

Do you have a need for a collaborative environment with a wireless LAN assessment? We have all of your wireless networking needs, focus on great speed with safety and interference detection. Whether it is wireless broadband mobile or wireless broadband internet services, we are the most efficient providers and installers of both services according to our clients’ needs.

Some of the Major Benefits That You Can Have With Us:

Mobility: with wireless LAN systems we can provide the LAN users with access to real-time information anywhere in their organization. This mobility supports productivity and service opportunities which can’t be performed with wired networks. It brings the independence of working from anywhere.

Installation Speed & Simplicity: Installing a wireless LAN system can be fast and easy and can eliminate the need to pull cable through walls and ceilings.

Reduced Cost-of-Ownership: While the initial investment required for wireless LAN hardware can be higher than the cost of wired LAN hardware, our overall installation expenses and life-cycle costs will be significantly lower. In other words, with us the long-term cost benefits are greatest in dynamic environments requiring frequent moves and changes.

Scalability: Our wireless LAN systems can be configured in a variety of topologies to meet the needs of specific applications and installations. Configurations can be easily changed and range from peer-to-peer networks suitable for a small number of users to full infrastructure networks of thousands of users that enable roaming over a broad area.

How to Set Up a Wireless Network

Because setting up a wireless network requires an understanding of the systems that will make up that network, using computer diagnostics on each system before you begin is smart. For example, do you know the specifications for each computer? While it is not overly difficult to manually inventory each computer, computer diagnostic software can do it for you automatically with just a click of a button. Once an inventory has been generated for each computer, you can then print your inventories out and quickly see potential problems.

For example, you might realize that some of the computers run Windows XP while others run Windows Vista, Windows 7, or even Macintosh. You may also notice that some computers have wireless network adapters while others do not. You may even discover that some of the older network adapters do not support the wireless standard that your new wireless network will be running on.

Armed with this knowledge, you can prepare for the network set up. You may need to run down to the computer shop and buy a few wireless adapters. You may want to upgrade the operating systems of a few of the PCs to ensure compatibility. By running computer repair software beforehand, you can make these decisions and adjustments before setting up the network.

Once you have run the diagnostic computer repair software and know what you’re dealing with, you can then start planning the network design. You will need a wireless network router and compatible wireless network adapters for each computer. The router physically connects to your broadband Internet connection, so place it near your cable modem or DSL outlet. Initially, you will need to connect a computer to the router using a cable in order to configure the network. This is temporary. Once the network is set up, you can untether the computer and work wirelessly from that point forward.

During the configuration process, you will use Internet Explorer to access the router. Use the documentation that came with your router for the specific address and password. For example, if you have a Linksys router, you will enter “” into Internet Express’s address bar and use the username of “admin” and the password of “admin” in order to access the router’s configuration interface.

While the specific steps will vary, the process is similar. You will need to give your wireless network a name in the SSID field, choose an encryption type and passphrase, and set an administrative password.

Once the basic configuration has been set up, the next step is to connect the computers to the network. Assuming the network adapters have been installed and are turned on, turn on each computer and connect each one to the network individually. Do this by going to Start > Connect To and then selecting the network from the list. You will be prompted to enter the passphrase you specified earlier. That is it. Your network has been set up.

If any of the computers have problems connecting to the new wireless network, check to make sure that their network adapters are turned on and consider using computer diagnostics to rule out problems with the wireless network adapter.