One of the biggest challenges with indoor wireless installations is ensuring you have sufficient coverage - meaning no dead zones and good quality connections in all the necessary areas. While indoor wireless connections offer simple installation and very few cables, they are unpredictable and easily affected by numerous external factors such as walls (obstructions) and interference from other wireless devices. Thankfully, there are a few products available to users to easily extend existing coverage when it does not live up to your expectations.
When deciding on a home router solution it is often difficult to choose from the many different brands and options available. Is it advisable to have a dual-band router? Do I need multiple access points or will a single wireless router suffice? Do I have no choice but to go through the labour and expense of pulling unsightly cable all over my house in order to eliminate all the dead spots?
What is PoE? Power over Ethernet, or PoE, is the process of sending power & data over twisted pair Ethernet cabling to simplify power requirements. Ethernet cabling consists of 4 twisted pairs. In a FE (10/100mbps) network only two of the four pairs will transmit data, the remaining two are reserved for power. In GE (1Gbps) networks all four pairs transmit data, while two of these pairs transmit power and data simultaneously.