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Six Commonly Deployed Technologies for Wireless IT Infrastructure

A Review of Consultative Networking Services from Intech Southwest Services

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April 11, 2023
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Intech Southwest Services offers an array of network consulting, deployment, and management services to help identify and recommend solutions from a wide range of vendors. Services include:


• Network Evaluations

• Wireless Heat Mapping

• Designing and Implementing Networks

• Converged Wired & Wireless Solutions

• BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Solutions

• Guest Access Initiatives


Intech’s experienced team can help design and implement today's complex networks and integrate the newest wireless technologies into your environment’s IT infrastructure. 

We work with industry leading vendors such as HPE\Aruba to provide converged wired\wireless solutions that can be managed through simple web-based tools, or maintained in part or entirely by Intech’s team. 

Today, we review six types of wireless network infrastructures Intech most commonly develops and manages for our clients.

WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network)

Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) is a type of computer network that provides wireless access to the internet and other networking services. It can be used to connect computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, printers and other Wi-Fi enabled devices. WLANs allow for greater flexibility in connecting to the internet than wired networks due to their ability to provide broadband speeds at distances up to 100 meters from a single access point. It is one of the best wireless technologies for networking.

Overall, Wireless Local Area Networks are highly beneficial for IT environments looking for an affordable way to share resources between computers within a limited area while offering secure data transmissions over medium ranges and allowing scalability through multiple access points.

WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network)

Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) is a type of computer network designed to provide reliable and secure access to local resources within a much shorter range than traditional Local Area Networks. Unlike WLANs, WPANs are usually limited to distances of up to 10meters, making them ideal for use in homes and small businesses where greater wireless coverage is not required.

Overall, Wireless Personal Area Networks provide users with an easy way to securely connect two or more nearby devices without having the need for expensive infrastructure upgrades or ongoing maintenance costs associated with wired networks - this makes them ideal for small business applications where greater coverage than that provided by WLANs isn't required.

WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access)

Wireless Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) is an advanced wireless technology that enables highspeed internet access over large geographic areas. It is based on the IEEE802.16 standard, which defines a family of air interface technologies operating at various frequencies and distances, providing broadband access to users within a wide coverage area. WiMAX provides data rates up to 70 Mbps with latency as low as 10 milliseconds per packet.

Unlike WLANs and WPANs, WiMAX can cover larger areas using point-to-multipoint or star topologies. This makes it suitable for applications such as metropolitan area networks (MANs), which can provide internet access to an entire city or region without the need for physical cabling infrastructure. WiMAX also supports mesh networking, allowing nodes in different locations to communicate securely with each other without having to use more traditional base stations.

LTE (Long Term Evolution)

Long Term Evolution (LTE) is a state-of-the-art wireless technology that offers high-speed connectivity and data transfer rates, even in challenging terrain or over large distances. This next-generation cellular standard enables users to enjoy download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 50 Mbps. It also has lower latency, and it brings improved performance, scalability, and flexibility to the mobile network.

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5G Networks

5G Networks are the fifth-generation of wireless networks and promise to revolutionize the way we use technology. This advanced network technology uses a collection of different wireless frequencies, including millimeter waves, to provide significantly higher data rates than previous generations. 5G networks are expected to bring a number of benefits over other types of networks.

Mesh Networking Technologies

Mesh Networking Technologies are a type of wireless network that uses multiple nodes to create a self-organizing and self-healing mesh topology. Mesh networks have several advantages over traditional point-to-point or star topologies, including increased reliability, scalability, and flexibility.



Recognizing the importance of cost-effectiveness when making decisions concerning IT infrastructure, we at Intech Southwest Services strive to provide solutions tailored to meet specific budget requirements for each client. Finding the best networking technology is much easier when under the guidance of a team actively involved in the networking development space for over 20 years, both in education and corporate environments. Allow us to put that experience to effective use for your infrastructure!


Contact us today to find out how Intech Southwest Services can help you design and support your network needs.