Network design, installation, and administration

Any communication between two or more computers requires, by definition, some type of network.  That can be as simple as a wireless access point to share a home internet connection, or as complex as a dedicated office network between several different workstations in different rooms and a common server.  The first step in any network build-out, big or small, is to determine what type of network you really need to accomplish your main goals.

I work with customers through every stage of network planning and deployment:  from the initial planning session to help determine a customer's needs, to hardware purchase decisions, to routing physical wires through walls and testing communication from point to point.

Business Networks

I can help small businesses design both physical networks and network/computer usage policy for employees.  Proper technology policies will allow employees to accomplish all of their job functions while preventing them from harming or compromising your computers via software controls and restrictions. 

In addition to my computer and network experience, I have 10 years working in insurance, and am fully familiar with HIPPA requirements and how to properly implement a HIPPA-compliant network (hardware and policies).

Quotes for the building of new network infrastructure or supplemental infrastructure to existing networks includes all wire routing, testing, drywall finishing, and OEM-quality wall jacks at each network connection point.

If you are a business owner considering an upgrade to your existing network or installing a network for the first time, click here for more details.

Home Networks

Most communication between home computers can be accomplished effectively without physical wires.  Today's wireless routers using 802.11n standard can essentially share a single internet connection between 3 or 4 computers located throughout a house before maximum speed of the network becomes a limiting factor.  When setting up a wireless network, proper security is critical (and often overlooked). All communication across a wireless network is transmitted in every direction through the air, after all.

Wired networking allows for much easier security controls, and more reliable communication regardless of router location or building materials in the home.  There is more cost up front to run wired networks, but once the infrastructure is in place it can also be used to send television or stereo signals to different rooms of the house. 

Customers interested in having a home network installed can ask for a free evaluation of available options, costs, and benefits of each option.