How Do You Become a WiFi Hotspot?

Written by Michael Lemm

How Do You Become a WiFi Hotspot? WiFi is a very hot commodity worldwide...for both users & those wanting to cash in onrepparttar business potential. Below you'll find some things to consider if you're one of those interested inrepparttar 133347 business potential of WiFi. If you have more to add....please do.

I'll try to keep this as simple as possible.

Here's some simple ideas you should consider for becoming a WiFi Hotspot.

* To turn your business into a hotspot, you really only need 2 things:

- Hotspot Kit (which should include hardware, software, and remote monitoring) - High Speed Internet (whatever is appropriate for your situation....DSL, T1, or DS3 connectivity)

* Before you order your hotspot kit, you need to first determine what type of service you will need:

- Single Access Point OR - Multiple Access Point

The number of connection points you need is determined byrepparttar 133348 amount of area that you wish to make available for wireless internet access. For example....larger hotels will require one access point per every 20 rooms (on average) while a coffee shop can adequately service their clientele with just a single access point.

* The last decision you will need to make is whether or not to bill your clients for wireless internet access. Today, more and more enterprises are offering wireless internet access as a value-added service in an effort to attract more visitors to their hotels/shops. In today's competitive environment, offering complimentary hot zones can berepparttar 133349 determining factor when customers weigh your offering against that of your competitors.

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) 101

Written by Michael Lemm

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) 101 Asrepparttar VPN market approaches maturity at a brisk pace, vendors have been forced to rethinkrepparttar 133346 tradition identity of their IP Security-based technology for letting users securely access enterprise resources viarepparttar 133347 Internet. Most large companies in need of linking their offices together have done so on frame relay networks. Although frame is still a useful product many users have found thatrepparttar 133348 reduced cost of VPN gives them an attractive alternative.

Duringrepparttar 133349 last 18-24 months, vendors have pushed VPN technology into different devices, have lessenedrepparttar 133350 distinction between VPN and firewall products, and have demonstrated a strong willingness to deviate from standardized technology to meet corporate remote access requirements. VPN services now come bundled with many dedicated services and several service providers are using VPN products as a loss leader so they can sell circuits. When investigatingrepparttar 133351 use of VPN products make sure you speak with a professional who can guide you throughrepparttar 133352 strengths as well asrepparttar 133353 weaknesses ofrepparttar 133354 product. While it is a cost reduced alternative to is a different product and should be thoroughly researched.

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