Wireless Networks

  • Introduction

    Wireless Networks Offer Increased Flexibility and Productivity

    Businesses depend on the internet, and with the opportunities that wireless networking offers that’s more relevant now than ever before. Not only does effective wireless networking enhance the experiences between you and your customers, but it can also provide other opportunities within the business by making communication more efficient between colleagues and other team members and by offering additional productivity tools.

  • The challenges

    Wireless Networks Come With Some Risks

    Wireless networks offer a great deal of flexibility in the places they reach however with these rewards come additional risks:

    • Wireless networks are common, often used in homes as well as businesses so there are a lot of networks out there, often overlapping in the same frequencies which can cause congestion. Wireless networks can be a security risk to a business unless they are configured correctly.
    • Wireless networks have various levels of encryption which is often very easy to break into with simple network tools that can be downloaded from the internet which is why it is important to ensure that a wireless network is secure, otherwise you could be letting anyone with a bit of skill into your network.
    • Unless your business is inside a Faraday cage, you can’t control how far your wireless network goes which means it is often available outside the boundaries of your offices.

Featured Case Study

  • Sector / Category 01

    Tech tip - Outlook - receive important notifications only

    If you would like Outlook to only alert you when important emails arrive, here is how to do it:

    This involves a custom alert rule being setup for specific people who you feel are important and want to be notified about, for example Customers, mangers or the big boss!

    To set up a custom alerting rule:

    • Open Outlook
    • Locate an email from the person you want an alert from
    • Right-click the email
    • Select Rules
      • Create Rule
      • Switch on the checkbox by the sender’s name
      • Choose “Display In The New Item Alert Window” and/or “Play A Selected Sound”
      • Choose the sound file to play for the alert
      • Click ‘OK’ to set the rule

    Repeat the process for the other contacts you would like to receive alerts for...

    To set up a custom rule for a whole domain:

    • Click the Home tab
    • click on Rules
    • Manage Rules & Alerts
    • Click “New Rule”
    • Select “Apply Rule On Messages I Receive” and click the “Next” button
    • Scroll down and select “With Specific Words In The Sender’s Address”
    • Click the underlined “Specific Words” (underlined)
    • Add the domain you need to receive alerts for (@domainname.co.uk) then OK
    • The domain will replace “Specific Words”
    • Click “Next”
    • Choose whether you require a sound played, an alert displayed, or both
    • Click “Finish”
    • In “Rules and Alerts”, click “Apply” to turn on the rule
    • You will then get notifications if an email comes from the specific domian
    Tech tip - Outlook - receive important notifications only

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