Networking devices are the backbone of your business. They help you to connect multiple systems, devices, and other pieces of hardware together so that they can communicate with each other. This is essential if you want to create a secure network for your office or home. There are many different types of networking devices that you can use in your business, but there are five types that stand out from the rest:
A Network Switch
A network switch is a device that connects multiple computers on a network. It’s the center of the network, and it allows you to connect your computer to other computers.
A switch can be either hardware or software (or both). In most cases, switches are hardware devices–small boxes with ports in them. Switches come in different types: some have fewer ports than others; some have more; some have special features like VLANs (virtual local area networks) or QoS (quality of service).
A Wireless Access Point
If you want to connect devices that don’t have wireless capability, a wireless access point (WAP) is the perfect solution. A WAP allows you to extend your network’s range by connecting it directly to an Ethernet cable. This can be helpful if you need to connect multiple computers and other devices in different rooms of your office or home, but want them all on the same network.
A WAP also lets you connect devices with built-in wireless adapters without needing additional hardware like an external antenna. However, this method isn’t always ideal because it requires installing software drivers for each device–and those drivers aren’t always compatible across different operating systems and brands of hardware products from different manufacturers who may use different internal components within their products’ designs (such as chipsets).
A Network Router
A router is a device that …