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Networking LAN WAN WIFI

At Allstate Computers, our technicians have over 35 years of professional experience in network design and implementation. Our experience ranges from small wireless residential network setups so that everyone in the household can get on the Internet, to small business networks with 10 PCs and a server all the way up to large corporate networks that span the Internet with multiple offices with remote and mobile workers. If you’re in need of a solution to share information between computers, regardless of how much data and how may computers, give us a call. We’ll be happy to discuss your options and design a network for you!

What is LAN / WAN / WLAN?
LAN / WAN / WLAN are different network schemas.

LAN – Local Area Network (LAN)
LANs or Local Area Networks are the most common type of network for homes and small businesses. They consist of 2 or more PC’s connected to each other via an Ethernet switch. While it is possible to build a network without one, most small business networks have a server of some sort. These are called server / client networks. Networks without a server are called peer-to-peer networks and should be kept to 4 computers or less.

WLAN – Wireless Local Area Network
WLANs or Wireless Local Area Networks are common in homes and businesses. WLANs allow computers to talk to each other using wireless radios. WLANs can exist on LANs to extend access to mobile devices such as notebook and tablet computers, printers, PDAs and smartphones and even consumer devices such as televisions and Blu-Ray/DVD players. While WLANs can be very convenient and inexpensive to set up, they are also slower and less secure than a standard LAN. On a WLAN because your information is transmitted in a wireless signal, anyone with a wireless network adapter can pick up your signal. In a properly configured WLAN the data traversing the wireless network is encrypted. Because of these potential security issues it’s best to have a trained professional install and configure your wireless network.

WAN – Wide Area Network (WAN)
WANs or Wide Area Networks are used in conjunction with LANs and in many cases WLANs. WANs are large networks that in most cases use the Internet to connect smaller LANs with each other. This usually happens when you have a company that has multiple offices that need to share information. In addition WANs can be set up to allow home based workers and mobile workers to access information just as if they were sitting at their desk in their office.

Our network engineers are fully certified engineers capable of of designing networks from basic small business configurations all the way up to wide area networks utilizing advanced routing protocols such as OSPF and BGP.

Certified Network Associate
Certified Traffic Control Engineer
Certified Routing Engineer
Certified Inter-Networking Engineer

Our Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
*After hours appointments are available.

Allstate Computers, LLC

160 Toney Penna Suite #3
Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: (561)743-1521
Toll Free: (855) IT-GURUS (484-8787)

Service Areas

Palm Beach County and portions of Martin County including, Jupiter, Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Hobe Sound