Routing & Switching
Specialized routing and switching solutions executed by certified technicians.
Networks operate by connecting computers and peripherals using two pieces of equipment - switches and routers. These two pieces of equipment let the devices connected to your network communicate with each other as well as talk to other networks.
Switches are used to connect multiple devices on the same network within a building or campus. A switch can connect your computers, printers and servers, creating a network of shared resources. The switch can serve as a controller, allowing the various devices to share information and communicate with each other. Through information sharing and resource allocation, switches save you money and increase productivity.
There are two basic types of switches: managed and unmanaged.
- An unmanaged switch works out of the box and does not allow you to make changes. Home-networking equipment often will have unmanaged switches.
- A managed switch allows you access to program it. This provides greater flexibility because the switch can be monitored and adjusted locally or remotely to give you control on how traffic travels over the network and who has access to your network.
Routers are used to tie multiple networks together. A router can be used to connect your networked computers to the Internet and thereby share an Internet connection among many users. The router will act as a dispatcher, choosing the best route for your information to travel so that you receive it quickly.
Routers analyze the data being sent over a network, change how it is packaged and send it to another network or over a different type of network. They connect your business to the outside world, protect your information from security threats, and can even decide which computers get priority over others.
WZC Networking offers specialized solutions from certified technicians to ensure your switching and routing solutions are implemented efficiently and effectively, along with support solutions to help them stay managed properly post-installation.