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- How to choose the appropriate router for your business?
The main factor to consider when purchasing a router is how many computers and Wi-Fi devices is the router supporting? Typically if you need to support only a dozen computers and devices, a consumer or small-business wireless router will provide sufficient coverage for a 2000-square-foot office space. If you're considering supporting more than a dozen computer and devices, or if security of information is vital in your day-to-day business activates then you may want to consider a VPN (Virtual Private Network) router.
- What is a Network switch used for?
A switch connects directly to the router by acting as an intermediary between devices and router for internet access. The switch enables networked devices to communicate to each other more efficiently through information sharing and resource allocation. Typically a switch is utilized when the proximity of the router is too far for a direct connection so the devices would have to connect to the switch to obtain internet access from your internet service provider.